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Teaching Beginning Ballet Technique

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ISBN-10: 0873229975

ISBN-13: 9780873229975

Edition: N/A

Authors: Gayle Kassing, Danielle M. Jay

List price: $28.95
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Teaching a beginning ballet class can be a challenge. Even dancers who have studied ballet for many years may be intimidated by the idea of teaching ballet technique. Teaching Beginning Ballet Technique puts new teachers at ease by explaining exactly what to teach and when and how to teach it.The authors couple ballet pedagogy with motor learning, teaching styles assessment, and instructional strategies to offer valuable insight and advice for teaching beginning ballet. With its inviting layout and easy-to-read format, Teaching Beginning Ballet Technique facilitates the learning process for both the instructor and the student.Part I gives instructors the tools they`ll need to teach the content in Part II. It provides specific information about the teaching/learning process, understanding the theoretical foundations of ballet, constructing and managing the class, and assessing student progress.Part II presents a logical, sequential plan that guides instructors through the actual teaching of exercises, steps, principles, and progressions. The authors outline four instructional units, each representing three to four weeks of a high school or college term. Each unit includes objectives, teaching strategies, assessment tools, teacher responsibilities, and performance test content. In addition, each exercise and step is accompanied by a detailed description consisting of- a definition with pronunciation cues,- a verbal depiction,- arm positions,- standard introductory movements or preparation,- proper breathing or breath phrasing,- teaching cues and images,- an assessment checklist, and- much more.The book also contains 215 photos that illustrate proper beginning ballet technique.A related CD-ROM, Interactive Beginning Ballet, provides another power visual tool for understanding techniques and terminology. The book and CD-ROM are available separately, or you can save money by buying them as a package. See Companion Resources for more information.
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 7/6/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Preparing to Teach Beginning Ballet Classes
Facilitating the Learning Process
Utilizing Teaching Styles Effectively
Developing Foundational Principles
Constructing the Beginning Ballet Class
Managing the Ballet Class
Assessing Student Progress
Teaching Progressions for Beginning Ballet Classes
Teacher's Planner for Unit I
Teacher's Planner for Unit II
Teacher's Planner for Unit III
Teacher's Planner for Unit IV