Dance. Creative Dance for All Ages, has had a long history of providing a dance curriculum to teachers and students preparing to teach creative dance. It demystifies expectations when teaching creative dance and provides the theory, methods and lesson ideas for success in a variety of settings and with students of all ages. It offers dance teachers everything they need, including a sequential curriculum, lesson plans, instructional strategies, assessment and other forms. It represents a complete package for teaching creative dance that includes the theory, methodology and lesson plans for various age groups that can be used in a variety of settings. Gilbert also offers an entire dance curriculum for sequential teaching and learning.
Anne Green Gilbert founded the Creative Dance Center and Kaleidoscope Dance Company in Seattle, Washington in 1981 and the Summer Dance Institute for Teachers in 1994. She has had a varied teaching career, starting as an elementary school teacher, moving on to dance and pedagogy classes and then children's dance. She is an adjunct professor at Seattle Pacific University for many years and taught for Lesley University's Outreach master's programme.
Part I: Fundamentals of Teaching Creative Dance; Chapter 1. Introduction to Creative Dance; Chapter 3. Developing Your Teaching Skills; Chapter 5. Locomotor and Nonlocomotor Movements; Part II: Concepts and Sample Lesson Plans; Chapter 7. Level; Chapter 9. Direction; Chapter 11. Focus; Chapter 13 Rhythm; Chapter 15 Weight; Chapter 17 Body Partsms, Hand, Pelvis, Spine, Trunk, Legs, Feet; Chapter 19 Relationships; Chapter 21 Specialized Lesson Plans.