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This is where teachers personalise the learning by setting tasks that meet individual and group needs so that every child is challenged and is able to achieve his or her personal best.
Assessment for learning is “the process of seeking and interpreting evidence for use by learners and their teachers to decide where the learners are in their learning, where they need to go and how best to get there.” Assessment Reform Group 2002.
Collaborating with a partner, find a way to communicate simple directions to others in a nonverbal manner. Share and discuss the experience with another set of partners.
Close your eyes. Visualize a traditional dance pose or step from a specific culture. Open your eyes and show it to your classmates. Ask them to identify the country by your demonstration of the pose or step.
Create a dance phrase that would be appropriate for a performance at a senior citizens’ center. Create a dance phrase that would be appropriate for a kindergarten class to watch. Create a dance phrase appropriate for an audience at a juried dance festival.
Repeat the simple jazz arm exercise shown in figure 1.3 until your muscles get tired. In this way you will be able to identify which muscles are doing the work in this exercise.
Dance composition is learning how to make a dance. During the dance composition process you explore a movement idea by creating dance movement or selecting steps in some dance genres, then you manipulate these elements and materials of dance into movement modules of various lengths to compose a dance.
Dance has been called the universal language; you live in a world that dances.
As you read the introduction to this chapter, you may have recognized some of the forms of dance as entertainment that you knew or have even taken part in. Some of these forms are live performances, and others are performed for recorded media, yet others focus on commercial dance.
Moving in new ways, remembering movement sequences, and executing them in time to music within changing formations and pathways is challenging.
Dance is one of the most powerful yet undervalued solutions for school reform. Children aged 5 to 11 are natural movers and are uncomfortable sitting at desks for long periods of time.
Thanks to the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, a national group of business and education leaders came together as a catalyst to position 21st-century skills at the center of U.S. education.
Dance is a fundamental means of human expression. It requires no equipment apart from the body itself (the instrument) and a space in which to move (the medium).


Complete Guide to Primary Dance With Web Resource
Written by Lyn Paine, a highly regarded teacher trainer and author of many dance resources, this book and accompanying web resource will enable you to plan and deliver age-appropriate learning experiences for your students.
Discovering Dance With Web Resources
Is an ideal introductory text for students with little to no dance experience, teachers can adapt this course to meet students where they are, whether they are new to dance or already have some dance experience.
Experiencing Dance 2nd Edition With Web Resources
This updated text, with its solid instruction and comprehensive lessons, new resources, and extended learning experiences, will help students at levels II, III, and IV increase their understanding of, expertise in, and enjoyment of dance.

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