Publication

Body, Mind & Spirit in ACTION: a teacher’s guide to creative dance

2nd edition, by Patricia Reedy

BMS Cover v2 small (800x547)Body, Mind & Spirit in ACTION: a teacher’s guide to creative dance, written by Patricia Reedy as a companion to Luna’s workshops, provides theory and practice in an accessible manner for those who seek to teach dance to children ages pre-K through middle school. Currently at the publishing house, the second edition of this book is available for pre-order, with an estimated delivery date of December 2015.

Body, Mind & Spirit in ACTION offers a reflective, interactive process to bring dance learning to life. It will help YOU, the teacher, bridge gaps of confidence in your own creativity, access your imagination and learn to use dance to facilitate creative learning. Its approach to creating curricula is aligned  with the National Core Arts standards while recognizing students’ diverse individual needs and honoring the teacher’s curricular goals, cultural background and personality. Written for dance-teaching artists. as well as school and community-based educators, this book contains:

  • Reflective exercises for you, the teacher
  • Content ideas from artists and teachers like you
  • Theoretical rationale
  • Structures for preparing lessons, units and assessments
  • Resources

In this new second edition you will find expanded sections on: human development, Laban movement principles and Universal Design for Learning.

What practitioners and educators are saying:

“Body, Mind & Spirit in ACTION has the practical tools for any person to understand the language of dance, structure cohesive lessons and units, and teach material in ways that are relevant and challenging. This book is a must-have for any teacher wanting dance movement to empower their students to think creatively, act sensitively, and most of all feel embodied!” – Juliana Monin, Head of Upper School Dance, Bentley School

“Patricia Reedy’s book is a powerful toolbox to develop skills for creative dance instruction. The reader will find articulated theory and creative process strategies for the youngest child through teenage years. Body, Mind & Spirit in ACTION not only matched our university’s dance major curricula but helped guide the prospective dance teacher through inspired sample lessons matched with the national dance standards.” – Susan Whipp, Professor Emerita of Dance, San Francisco State University

“. . . I take it everywhere I go!” – Phoneicia Pettyjohn, Dance Teaching Artist, San Francisco Ballet

To order the ebook

Purchase here Our ebook is available in both MOBI and EPUB versions for $34.

To order single copies (1-5 books)

Single copies can be purchased for $44 each, plus tax (9.5% in Berkeley) & shipping/handling ($8.50/book for domestic shipping). To order, contact Nia, nwomack-freeman@lunadanceinstitute.org or 510.883.1118. NDEO/CDEA and Dancers’ Group members can receive 10% off when membership number is provided.

To order in bulk (5+ books)

To purchase multiple copies of Body, Mind & Spirit in ACTION, please call the office 510.883.1118 or email Nia, nwomack-freeman@lunadanceinstitute.org. We require full payment in advance or a viable purchase order before shipping.  To be accepted, all purchase orders must indicate intent to pay for cost of books plus tax (9.5% in Berkeley) plus shipping and handling net 10 days. We no longer ship out of the continental United States without advance payment. 10% discounts on orders of full boxes (22 books).

Shipping, handling, sales tax & return policy

Shipping and handling for bulk orders (more than 5 books) is exact reimbursement for media mail plus $20. For orders of 5 books or less, shipping and handling is $8.50/book. UPS, FedEx or other overnight delivery methods require payment in advance or your account number.

We are required to charge sales tax on all book orders (regardless of  purpose) unless shipping to company/organization with valid California State Sales Tax Exemption certification faxed in advance.

Please contact us for inquiries about international shipping.

We are not a publishing house and do not accept returns nor complicated orders.  Also, effective 7/1/2011, we are exercising our right to refuse purchase orders on customers who have consistently delayed payment.