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Mad About Dance: Book 2

Motivation, Action, Discovery

Written by a highly skilled dance teacher, Mad About Dance Book 2, offers creative, ready-to-teach units in dance to help middle to senior 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: 9-11 | Pages: 56 | Code: 0368 | ISBN: 9781877440687

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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.

Contents

Introduction4
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: It's how you play the game10
Suggested curriculum links11
Lesson 112
Lesson 214
Lesson 315
Lesson 417
Lesson 518
Ideas for taking it further18
Unit 2: Stand together19
Suggested curriculum links20
Lesson 121
Lesson 222
Lesson 324
Lesson 426
Other options27
Unit 3: Celebration for Rinaldo28
Suggested curriculum links29
Preliminaries and warm-ups30
Lesson 131
Lesson 232
Lesson 333
Lesson 434
Lessons 5–6 (optional)35
Final presentation35
Unit 4: Renewable energy36
Suggested curriculum links37
Lesson 138
Lessons 2–339
Lesson 440
Final presentation (optional)40
Resource vault41
Action words41
Dance elements43
Words to remember48
Student-directed assessment sheets54
Greg's top 10 CDs for creative dance work56