Body, Mind & Spirit in ACTION: a teacher’s guide to creative dance, 2nd ed. (paperback)


by Patricia Reedy

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Body, Mind & Spirit in ACTION: a teacher’s guide to creative dance, 2nd edition, 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.

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

ISBN: 978-1-4951-7205-2

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