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Dance for Senior Students

By | Copyright Year:2016 | ISBN-13: 9780170354783

Dance for Senior Students, second edition, has been updated to include a range of contemporary dance works, companies and choreographers.

It includes four brand new chapters: Safe dance practice, Anatomy, Production, and Technique and Performance, along with new end of chapter revision activities.

There are new activities throughout the whole book that integrate a range of choreography tasks, as well as contemporary technology and multimedia such as videos, songs, recording software and choreographic software.

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PART A Analysis: examining the dance works of Australian, New Zealand and international dance choreographers

1. Articulating initial aesthetic responses to dance works
2. Discerning the success or otherwise of choreographic intent
3. Analysing dance in context
4. Identifying choreographic style and examining influences on choreographic works
5. Writing a review
6. Making social or political statements through dance
7. Analysing dance for screen
8. Using technology in dance
9. Interviewing in dance

PART B Dance traditions, cultures and styles

10. Early modern dance
11. Ballet
12. Australian, Asian and Pacific Islander dance
13. Social and community dance
14. Postmodern dance
15. Musical theatre
16. Popular and youth dance
17. Integrated dance

PART C Principles of performance

18. Safe dance practice
19. Anatomy
20. Technique and performance
21. Production


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.