Children love to express themselves through movement and with this great new resource, you can guide them through a range of actions and dances that will help them develop both physically and mentally. "Lesson Plans for Creative Dance" is a resource for physical education teachers, classroom teachers and dance specialists as well as a useful supplement to students on teacher training courses. Author Sally Carline has tested and refined the creative movement activities she has prepared and includes background material that will ground you in understanding how to best teach and incorporate movement activities in a variety of classes and settings.
Sally Carline, qualified as a teacher at I.M. March College of Physical Education in the UK and taught in secondary school before moving to Canada. Sally has taught creative dance to children ages 4 through 12 since 1975 and is head of the Children's Creative Dance Program in Edmonton.
Chapter 1. Teaching and Assessing Creative Dance; Chapter 2. Introductory Activities; Chapter 3. Dances With Action Words and Visual Aids; Chapter 4. Dances With Action Rhymes; Chapter 5. Dances With Poetry; Chapter 6. Dances With Rhythm; Chapter 7. Dances for Ages 4 to 6; Chapter 8. Dances for Ages 5 to 7; Chapter 9. Dances for Ages 6 to 8; Chapter 10. Dances for Ages 7 to 9; Chapter 11. Dances for Ages 8 to 10; Chapter 12. Dances for Ages 9 to 11; Chapter 13. Dances for Ages 10 to 12.