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Dance: Count Me In!

By | Copyright Year:2015 | ISBN-13: 9780170346887

Written by award-winning author, Barbara Snook, this colourful new edition of Dance: Count Me In! Has been updated with all new content. This second edition includes dance theory, history, ICT and a huge range of new activities, all of which are written to the Australian Curriculum – The Arts. Two new chapters have been added – Somatics and Creative Activities, the latter of which is a bonus chapter exclusively devoted to new activities.

Dance: Count Me In!, second edition, is designed to inspire and stimulate students’ interest in dance through the inclusion of a range of new technology and multimedia in the form of videos, songs, online crosswords, and links to external websites housing further media.

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1 Before we begin: warming up and safe dance practice
2 Elements of dance
3 Creative activities
4 Choreographic devices
5 Modern dance
6 Somatics
7 Dance companies of Australia and New Zealand
8 Community dance
9 Ritual dance
10 Popular dance
11 Social dance
12 Dance on screen
13 Postmodern dance
14 Ballet
15 Dance in musical theatre


Dr. Barbara Snook has a PhD in Dance Education and is currently a Professional Teaching Fellow at The University of Auckland within the Dance Studies Programme. She was nominated for an Ausdance Award in 2005 for services to Australian Dance Education and was the recipient of the Osmotherley Award for her contribution to the development of dance education in Queensland in 2007. During 2008, Barbara was the Caroline Plummer Fellow in Community Dance at The University of Otago, New Zealand. Barbara is the author of several dance textbooks, including Dance: Count Me In! and Dance for Senior Students. She has furthermore authored numerous academic articles related to Dance education.


Written and mapped to the Australian Curriculum: The Arts

Full colour design with all new content

Two new chapters – Somatics and Creative Activities

The first chapter, Before We Begin, covers safe dance principals, anatomy, warming up and preparing for dance

All new activities throughout. The Creative Activities chapter has been written with clear links to other learning areas (as per the Cross-Curriculum Priorities). In this chapter , other curriculum areas are also featured using the introductions of dance as a kinesthetic learning tool

Teaching notes are included for further hints and tips

Updated with new technology and multimedia.