An Introduction to Community Dance Practice

An Introduction to Community Dance Practice

By: Diane Amans (author)Paperback

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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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About Author

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.


Foreword; C.Thompson Preface Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors PART ONE: DEFINITIONS AND CONTEXTS Introduction Community Dance - What's That? D.Amans Dance in the Community; S.Houston Community Voices; D.Amans PART TWO: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES Introduction Love Difference; K.Bartlett Whose Voice Is It Anyway? L.Katerega Reasonable Care; P.Greenland PART THREE: COMMUNITY DANCE PERFORMANCE Introduction Community Dance in Performance Aiming for Stewardship not Ownership; R.Lee Yes - But Is It Dance? H.Poynor Meetings with Strangers; A.Benjamin PART FOUR: COMMUNITY DANCE PRACTITIONERS Introduction The Dynamic Role of the Community Dance Practitition; D.Amans Getting to Where You Want to Be; S.Ackroyd Career Pathways and Empoyers' Perspectives; K.Paul Partnership Working; D.Amans PART FIVE: COMMUNITY DANCE DELIVERY Introduction Planning a Session; D.Amans Giving Value? D.Amans Project Co-ordination; D.Amans Challenges and Tension Lines; D.Amans Index to Resources Notes References

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/07/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780230551695
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9780230551695
  • weight: 455
  • ISBN10: 0230551696

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