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  1. page Dance in Education edited ... Canadian Dance Teacher's Association Syllabus Dancing (40%) Part B - Theoretical Theoretic…
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    Canadian Dance Teacher's Association Syllabus
    Dancing (40%)
    Part B - TheoreticalTheoretical questions (30%),
    Part C - General

    General
    teaching questions (20%)
    Part D - Overall

    Overall
    presentation (10%).
    Demonstration of Dancing (Part A), you will dance a routine for each dance containing all the figures from your syllabus.
    Theoretical portion (Part B), you will be asked to identify the theoretical elements such as: footwork, amount of turn, etc. of the syllabus figures.
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  2. page Dance in Education edited ... Solo Seal- Must hold their Advanced 2 with distinction Canadian Dance Teacher's Association S…
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    Solo Seal- Must hold their Advanced 2 with distinction
    Canadian Dance Teacher's Association Syllabus
    Part A - DancingDancing (40%)
    Part B - Theoretical questions (30%),
    Part C - General teaching questions (20%)
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    presentation (10%).
    Demonstration of Dancing (Part A), you will dance a routine for each dance containing all the figures from your syllabus.
    Theoretical portion (Part B), you will be asked to identify the theoretical elements such as: footwork, amount of turn, etc. of the syllabus figures.
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  3. page Dance in Education edited ... This program is designed to accommodate the expertise of teachers with varying backgrounds in …
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    This program is designed to accommodate the expertise of teachers with varying backgrounds in dance. The approved dance types for Dance 10, 20, 30 are Aboriginal, ballet, cultural, jazz, modern, and social. Teachers should plan from the module descriptions according to their own strengths and particular knowledge of dance technique. Each course may be taught by one teacher or by several teachers with different areas of knowledge in dance. Teachers of this course are encouraged to broaden their knowledge of the approved dance types and to enhance their programs by drawing on community resources.
    The Role of Performance
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    ultimate product. Discretion must be used in order to ensure that students are not exploited and that their dance education is not jeopardized as a result of an undue emphasis on performance commitments.
    Royal Academy of Dance (R.A.D) Syllabus
    As an awarding body, the Royal Academy of Dance Examinations Board offers an internationally recognized portfolio of examinations and assessments. They are designed to motivate and encourage students of all ages and levels of ability, through a systematic measurement of progress and attainment.
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    Part D - Overall presentation (10%).
    Demonstration of Dancing (Part A), you will dance a routine for each dance containing all the figures from your syllabus.
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    of turn, CBM, etc. of
    General teaching questions section (Part C), you will be asked specific questions about music, how to teach certain elements (frame, etc.) to students, and will be asked to conduct certain aspects of a group class. This will enable the examiner to evaluate your general teaching skills. Be sure you know how to start a group class to music for each dance.
    Overall presentation (Part D) Finally, you will receive a grade for your overall presentation, which will encompass your poise, demeanor, vocal projection, and clarity throughout the exam.
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  4. page Benefits of Dance edited ... Dance movement therapy has been successfully used by residential treatment center employees in…
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    Dance movement therapy has been successfully used by residential treatment center employees in charge of retraining children in the mental health system who demonstrated chronic maladaptive behaviour. Integrating dance movement therapy techniques proved useful in stress reduction and injury avoidance.
    Dance builds confidence, socialization skills, and is a means of communicating emotions and one’s thoughts through movement. It is a form of artistic freedom as well as a great physical activity that maintains good health. It builds strength, flexibility, endurance, balance, coordination, and releases endorphins. Endorphins are among the brain chemicals known as neurotransmitters, which function to transmit electrical signals within the nervous system. In addition to decreased feelings of pain and stress, secretion of endorphins leads to feelings of happiness, modulation of appetite, and enhancement of the immune system.
    [Information retrieved from: Ward, S. (2008). Health and the power of dance: more than art and more than fun, dance can improve one's health. The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 79 (4).]
    A video of Mark Ballas explaining why dance is good for the general public and how it benefits the entire body.
    A video of Ashley Bouder explaining why she dances from a professional point of view.
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Saturday, April 2

  1. page Mock Lesson Plan edited ... - Self- expression and less stress - Physical activity leading to a healthy lifestyle 3. Wha…
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    - Self- expression and less stress
    - Physical activity leading to a healthy lifestyle
    3. What changechanges can dance
    - A healthier you
    - A body that is strong, supple, and active
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    Activity #2: Why is dance good for you?
    Lesson Three: Learn a simple dance sequence taught by the instructor. This dance sequence should start off easy and gradually become more invigorating. You will have time to learn it, don't worry about stumbling! Observe how you feel after a full class of movement. Feeling energetic? Less stressed? Happy?
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    #3: What changechanges can dance
    Lesson Four: After a few classes, you should be able to decide if dance is for you or if it isn't. In a manner of weeks, you will begin to notice changes in your body. Muscles will start appearing and you will sleep better, thus waking up energetic and fulfilled. These changes are only the beginning. A lifelong dance commitment can bring less health problems later on in life.
    An example of what would be taught in the class.
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  2. page The Basics of Dance edited Elements of Dance ... the sentence. The elements of dance identified in the dance program are…

    Elements of Dance
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    the sentence. The elements of dance identified in the dance program are based on the movement theories of Laban (1975), and the later work of Preston-Dunlop (1980a, 1980b) and Boorman (1969). The elements
    Actions
    Actions are what the body is doing. A rich movement vocabulary increases the capacity to express through dance. Actions can travel (locomotor) or move on the spot (non-locomotor/axial). They fall into the following categories: travelling, stillness, gesturing, jumping, falling, turning, twisting, contracting, expanding, and transferring weight. The following is an action word list (by no means complete):
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  3. page Mock Lesson Plan edited ... Activity #1: Understanding your body Lesson One: Close your eyes. Move to the music and try t…
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    Activity #1: Understanding your body
    Lesson One: Close your eyes. Move to the music and try to convey the feelings the lyrics are saying.
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    Two: Everyone on the floor and sit in a large circle.circle on the floor. To the
    Activity #2: Why is dance good for you?
    Lesson Three: Learn a simple dance sequence taught by the instructor. This dance sequence should start off easy and gradually become more invigorating. You will have time to learn it, don't worry about stumbling! Observe how you feel after a full class of movement. Feeling energetic? Less stressed? Happy?
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  4. page Mock Lesson Plan edited Art Therapy Well Being, Healing, Personal Change Medium Dance Broad Aims Three Main Focuses …
    Art Therapy
    Well Being, Healing, Personal Change
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    Dance
    Broad Aims
    Three Main Focuses and Goals
    To show how dance can contribute to a healthy lifestyle as well as lead to personal change and growth through its emotional release and artistic freedom.
    Conversations
    Goals:
    1. The values of dance
    - Understanding your body
    - Understanding your emotions and integrating them into movement
    - Making yourthe dance your
    2. Why is dance good for you?
    - Artistic freedom
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    Lesson Three: Learn a simple dance sequence taught by the instructor. This dance sequence should start off easy and gradually become more invigorating. You will have time to learn it, don't worry about stumbling! Observe how you feel after a full class of movement. Feeling energetic? Less stressed? Happy?
    Activity #3: What change can dance bring?
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    on in life, including lowering your chances of cancer, Alzheimer's, and obesity.life.
    An example of what would be taught in the class.
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  5. page Dance Curriculum Guide edited ... Courtesy of the Saskatchewan's Arts Education Curriculum Guide The above is a general breakdo…
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    Courtesy of the Saskatchewan's Arts Education Curriculum Guide
    The above is a general breakdown of what an educator may teach in Dance Education in a high school setting. Dance 10 is meant for children aged 15-16 in Grade 10 of their high school education. Dance 20 and 30 is open for any high school student who has passed the prerequisite of Dance 10, with higher levels of learning and expectations in dance proficiency.
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    of yet. I also want to integrate creativity and freedom, as that is what dance should be foremost about. Technique and background knowledge comes second to having fun and expressing yourself, especially for the younger grades. The following
    Elementary level Dance Education:
    Introduction to Movement: learning the full motion of the body
    IntegratingIntroduction to Creativity: discovering the creative ways the body can move and working with the process rather than the product.
    Integrating
    Music into Movement: Basiclearning basic choreography and becoming more aware of connecting movements to music.
    Showcase: Present a dance
    (Final weeks leading up to the end of school year)
    Middle-Years level Dance Education
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    to Dance VocabularyVocabulary: having learned about the creative process and the full range of motion of the body from elementary school, one can now move on to the basic vocabulary of dance up to the advanced, depending on level of experience.
    Introduction to ChoreographyChoreography: a step ahead of the choreography learned in elementary. This choreography will contain more intricate steps but still leaves room for artistic expression and fun.
    Introduction to
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    History of DanceDance: as dance becomes more academic, students will learn the history of dance and do a research report on a contemporary choreographer or dancer of their choice.
    High School level Dance Education
    Dance 10: Introduction to Movement, Introduction to Dance Vocabulary, Introduction to Basic Choreography
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