Dancers Among Us: A Celebration of Joy in the Everyday

Dancers Among Us: A Celebration of Joy in the Everyday By Jordan Matter Workman Publishing, 2012 231 pages One thing dancers love more than watching dance is watching dancers do ordinary things—in a dancerly fashion, of course. Which is exactly what you get in the...

Merce Cunningham: 65 Years

By David Vaughan, edited by Melissa Harris and Trevor Carlson App for iPad, Aperture  August 2012 No matter how strongly you recommend that your students read about the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, the experience will never be as compelling as actually viewing the...

Tap Dance Flash Cards

By Janet Jerger Dance Teacher Press, 2012  23 cards Accentuate your beginning tap lessons with Tap Dance Flash Cards. Whether you use them to introduce new steps or to play games at the end of class, young students will love reading the names aloud and practicing the...

Starting Your Career as a Dancer

Starting Your Career as a Dancer By Mande Dagenais Allworth Press, 2012 304 pages When your 17-year-old star student tells you that she’s leaving for Los Angeles to start her career, make sure this guide gets packed in her suitcase. Though written for all dancers, the...

Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery, Second Edition

Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery, Second Edition Eric Franklin Human Kinetics, 2012 429 pages If the purpose of proper alignment is to promote a healthy and efficient way of moving, it only makes sense to improve one’s alignment through movement, rather than static...

Summer Dance

Summer Dance By Lynn Swanson CreateSpace, 2011 260 pages When 13-year-old Sara Sutherland lands a dream spot at the prestigious Lakewood Dance Camp, she knows it’s time to work. Her parents can only afford to send her for one year, and she must win a scholarship for...

German Lineage in Modern Dance

German Lineage in Modern Dance Dancetime Publications, 2012 DVD; run time: 58 minutes “It was wonderful to abandon oneself to the craving for evil,” Mary Wigman said of creating her dark and masked landmark work, Hexentanz, in the early 1900s. In the new dance history...

Teaching Children Dance, Third Edition

Teaching Children Dance, Third Edition By Theresa Purcell Cone, PhD, and Stephen L. Cone, PhD Human Kinetics, 2012 206 pages, includes CD   Whether you’re revamping your creative dance program or designing a new elementary dance curriculum, the third edition of...

Ballerina Swan

Ballerina Swan By Allegra Kent Illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully Holiday House, 2012 32 pages     Allegra Kent’s Ballerina Swan is the newest book to add to your list for pre-ballet class or birthday party story-time. Little girls will love the story of...

More Balachine Variations

More Balanchine Variations By Nancy Goldner University Press of Florida, 2011 156 pages, including photos   In a nutshell: A compelling discussion of 20 ballets choreographed by George Balanchine from 1941 to 1981.   “Orpheus interests me for personal reasons;...

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