Recent scientific research supports the important role movement plays in developing the brain. This highly anticipated text reviews this research and describes how to effectively present holistic lessons to engage all learners and help dancers "to think as well as to move." Explores innovative teaching methods for infants through seniors. Includes the "BrainDance." A must for all interested in creative dance - from the novice to the experienced dance educator!
"Anne Green Gilbert knows kids: how they grow, how they learn, and how they dance. Weaving together three decades’ of experience working with children and cutting-edge research on brain development, [the author] presents this volume on teaching creative movement. Personal recollections appear side-by-side with innovative lesson plans, which break down academic research into digestible and instantly useable tidbits. In a nutshell: Helpful advice from a veteran dance educator.” -Dance Teacher, April 2006.
TOPICdance, physical education