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
In this new second edition you will find expanded sections on: human development, Laban movement principles and Universal Design for Learning.
“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
Our Video Series: Perfect Imperfect Lessons
Ever wonder how children react to a creative dance lesson you’ve thought about or experienced as an adult at a Luna workshop? Watch a Luna teaching artist lead a class through exploration, improvisation, composition, performance, and response, and hear her reflect on the process as she sparks the creative rigor of these choreographers-in-the-making. Follow along with the accompanying lesson plan.