Unique guide to teaching dance in the primary school

2 April 2014, 10:12

If you think you lack the necessary training for teaching dance in the primary classroom and are searching for resources to support teaching and learning, then look no further.

Complete Guide to Primary Dance, provides all the insight, expertise and confidence you’ll need to teach dance to children from reception to year 6.

Regardless of your experience, this book and accompanying web resource will enable you to plan and deliver age-appropriate learning experiences for your children by offering a wealth of practical and creative ideas that you can use in your teaching.

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Book early for Dance and Sport conference

21 February 2014, 09:56

Dancer Kofi Aidoo Appiah School Tring Park Photo Brian O' CarrollAesthetic athletes and dancers; Training and optimising performance.
Royal Society of Medicine, London
7th April, 2014.

If you are planning to visit this new event you should book before 10th March to get early bird discount tickets >>

Dance UK’s Healthier Dancer Programme, in partnership with the Royal Society of Medicine is hosting this conference which is dedicated to the aesthetic performer.

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The unique and expressive artistry of modern dance

8 January 2014, 13:11

For those new to modern dance, this book provides a friendly orientation on the structure of a modern dance technique class and includes information regarding class expectations, etiquette and appropriate attire.

Students also learn how to prepare mentally and physically for class, maintain proper nutrition and hydration and avoid injury.

Beginning Modern Dance supports students in understanding modern dance as a performing art and as a medium for artistic expression.

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Using imagery to improve dancing and artistic expression

6 November 2013, 09:28

Renowned master teacher Eric Franklin has thoroughly updated his classic text, Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance, providing dancers and dance teachers with a deep understanding of how they can use imagery to improve their dancing and artistic expression in class and in performance.

It contains 300 illustrations covering the major topics in the book, showing exercises to use in technique, artistic expression and performance.

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Studying ballet as a performing art

10 October 2013, 13:32

Beginning Ballet and the accompanying web resource introduce students to the study of ballet as a performing art and provide instructional support in learning foundational ballet technique.

The book features more than 80 photographs and concise descriptions covering basic foot and arm positions, barre exercises and centre combinations.

It introduces students to the structure of a ballet class, including expectations, etiquette and attire. Students also learn how to prepare for class, maintain proper nutrition and hydration, and avoid injury.

Beginning Ballet is a part of Human Kinetics’ Interactive Dance Series which includes resources for modern dance, ballet and tap dance that support introductory dance technique courses taught through dance, physical education and fine arts departments.

Price: £26.66 I €34.67

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HK Europe’s New Titles Catalogue available to download now

25 July 2013, 15:29

New-Titles-Jul-Dec-2013-Cover-150pThe latest New Titles Catalogue is now available for download from the Human Kinetics website.

In it you will find details of all the exciting new books, DVDs and CDs that we will be publishing from July until the end of December 2013.

It covers the whole spectrum of interest and subject areas including academic, physical education, sports, and health and fitness.

The printed version will be sent out to UK and European customers in the next few days, but if you can’t wait until then or live outside Europe, then you can get an electronic copy right now. Download it here >>


Dancing skills on tap

5 July 2013, 12:08

Designed for novice tap dancers, Beginning Tap Dance helps students learn tap dancing and appreciate it as a performing art.

It contains concise descriptions of exercises, steps and techniques. Featuring more than 70 video clips of tap steps with verbal cues, it also provides a web resource to help students review content learned in class and other relevant material.

It also contains learning features to support and extend students’ knowledge of tap dance. Students also learn about etiquette, proper attire, class expectations, health and injury prevention for dancers.

Normal Price: £31.99 I €41.60
HK Rewards Members Price: £25.99 I €33.28

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Date for your diary

9 May 2013, 09:43

fiep Logo8th FIEP European Congress
“Physical Education and Sports Perspective of Children
and Youth in Europe”
Bratislava, Slovakia

29th August to 1st September, 2013

The 8th Congress will focus on trends in physical education and the role of physical education and sport professionals in a changing society.

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Understanding dance as an art form

11 March 2013, 10:43

Music Fundamentals for Dance is currently the only book to explain essential concepts of music and examine them in relation to dance performance, composition and teaching.

This valuable reference helps professional choreographers, dance teachers and dancers expand their knowledge of music and understand the relationships between music and dance.

It helps dancers understand the various elements of music, such as form and structure, musical time, melody, texture and score reading and how they relate to dance performance and choreography.

Normal Price: £26.49 I €34.45
HK Rewards Members’ Price: £21.19 I €27.56

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Dancing step by step

10 January 2013, 09:22

This third edition of Social Dance: Steps to Success allows novice ballroom dancers to learn all the moves for 10 of the most popular dance styles.

The first few learning stages introduce the foundational skills and concepts needed for success on the dance floor, with each stage moving seamlessly onto the next.

Using the book and accompanying DVD, dancers progress through a series of steps, learning how posture and footwork affect balance, how to connect footwork with the music, adjust to a partner, make the transition between partner positions and create sequences from variations of each dance’s specific rhythmic step pattern.

Normal Price: £17.99 I €21.60
HK Rewards Members’ Price: £14.39 I €17.28

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