The book seeks to help early childhood educators and parents in very practical ways and provides guidance based on a sound theoretical understanding.
Chapter 7: Creating, Performing and Appreciating Dance
Creating, Performing and Appreciating Dance
Through dance the child can discover the body as an expressive instrument and develop the aesthetic and creative side of its nature.
Children as Creators, Performers and Appreciators
Photograph 55 Dancing is a special sort of movement
Although there may be a few variations in the precise naming of the activities it is generally accepted that the triumvirate of creating, performing and appreciating dance as a conceptual basis underlies all phases of dance education. However, during the 1960s and 1970s the professional model, influenced by the world of professional dance, and the so-called child-centred [Page 156]framework, stemming from the ideas of Laban, existed as separate, and sometimes opposing, approaches related to teaching dance in schools. The first ...