Dance Analysis Guide


Have you ever shown an amazing dance concert to a student, only to have them respond, “I don’t get it?” Do your students have difficulty interpreting the intent of concert dance work  and expressing their opinion about it? Can they organize their thoughts in performance reflection essays and discuss their peers’ choreography – and they own – objectively? The Holistic Guide to Dance Analysis will help students view, describe, interpret, and form thoughtful, articulate opinions about dance performances. The ready-to-use guide poses questions about the movement, choreographic form and structure, spectacle and theatrical elements, historical context and creative team involved in a dance work to allow students to view, understand, and appreciate concert dance in new ways.



Help your students view, describe, interpret, and form thoughtful, articulate opinions about dance performances with The Holistic Guide to Analyzing Dance Performance. This 4-part tool provides an ideal template for to help students write performance review papers, journal about their choreographic process, and discuss their peers’ choreographic projects. The guide makes a great resource for dance appreciation, dance history, introduction to dance, choreography, and dance composition courses in K-12 schools and colleges. It can also bring a new depth and perspective when used for watching concerts or videos in studios and performances companies. The guide is recommended for students age 12+ with some dance experience. Also appropriate for older beginners, such as students in introductory college level courses.

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