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Mad About Dance: Book 1

Motivation, Action, Discovery

Written by a highly skilled dance teacher, Mad About Dance Book 1, offers creative, ready-to-teach units in dance to help middle primary students explore, express, create and think about issues and problems that humans face. It contains units based on appealing and accessible sources of motivation.

Ages: 7-9 | Pages: 56 | Code: 0367 | ISBN: 9781877440670

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Greg Pearce

Over the 15 years he has been a teacher, Greg Pearce has worn many hats. He has been a classroom teacher, specialist arts teacher, lecturer and adviser in schools. He has developed performing arts troupes and cultural groups, as well as being involved in musical theatre as a performer. He enjoys finding ways to make dance accessible to all teachers and students. A particular interest is promoting boys in dance. Together with Ginny Thorner, Greg teaches performing arts classes privately with Momentum Performing Arts. He is also a key member of the Learning Through the Arts team and is a co-director of the highly successful Christchurch Original Dance Festival.


Using the MAD model4
Motivations needed for this series5
Other support materials5
Tips for working in dance7
Some fundamentals of doing dance8
Clarifying your rationale for dance8
Demonstrating that you value dance8
Developing quality9
Unit 1: Welcome home10
Suggested curriculum links11
Lesson 112
Lesson 214
Lesson 316
Lesson 417
Unit 2: What can you do, Wombat?18
Suggested curriculum links19
Lesson 120
Lesson 222
Lesson 324
Lessons 4–525
Lesson 625
Optional extra: taking the unit further26
Unit 3: Please rescue me!27
Suggested curriculum links28
Lesson 129
Lesson 230
Lesson 331
Lesson 432
Unit 4: Space – the final frontier33
Suggested curriculum links34
Lesson 135
Lessons 2–337
Lesson 438
Some successful additions and alternatives39
Resource vault40
Action words40
Dance elements42
Words to remember47
Student-directed assessment sheets54
Greg's top 10 CDs for creative
dance work56