An Introduction to Community Dance Practice

An Introduction to Community Dance Practice

By: Diane Amans (author)Hardback

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This is an introductory textbook aimed at undergraduates studying community dance, drawing on high profile contributors. The contributors are all established artists and practitioners with a high profile in the field and are names students will recognize. It includes a substantial resources section including practical materials such as lesson plans, risk assessment tools and good practice guidelines. The Foundation for Community Dance (the professional organization for community dance practitioners) have written the foreword for the book and will be marketing it to their members.This introductory textbook is aimed at undergraduates studying community dance. Drawing on high profile contributors, the book is packed with case studies, interviews and examples that students can use to explore issues in contemporary dance practice. A resources section includes session plans, evaluation tools and questionnaires.

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DIANE AMANS is the founder of Freedom in Dance, and an experienced practitioner and training consultant. She writes regularly for a range of professional publications and is an invited speaker at conferences around the world.


List of Illustrations and Figures Foreword by Foundation for Community Dance Preface Acknowledments Notes on Contributors PART I: DEFINITIONS AND CONTEXTS Introduction Community Dance - what's that? Diane Amans Dance in the Community Sara Houston Community Voices Diane Amans PART II: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES Introduction Love Difference Ken Bartlett Whose voice is it anyway? Louise Katerega Reasonable Care Penny Greenland PART III: COMMUNITY DANCE PERFORMANCE Introduction Community Dance in Performance Heidi Wilson Aiming for Stewardship not Ownership Rosemary Lee Yes- but is it dance? Helen Poynor Meetings with Strangers Adam Benjamin PART IV: COMMUNITY DANCE PRACTITIONERS Introduction The Dynamic role of the Community Dance Practitioner Diane Amans Getting to where you want to be Sue Akroyd Career Pathways and Employers' Perspectives Keyna Paul Partnership Working Diane Amans PART V: COMMUNITY DANCE DELIVERY Introduction Planning a Session Diane Amans Giving Value? Diane Amans Project Co-ordination Diane Amans Challenges and Tension Lines Diane Amans Index to resources section Diane Amans RESOURCES Notes References

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/07/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780230551688
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9780230551688
  • weight: 593
  • ISBN10: 0230551688

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