Summer Reading for Dance Teachers

Dance Ed Tips | 19 June, 2018

            Summer Reading for Dance Teachers

By: Olivia Mode-Cater 


It is summer! School is out and dance classes are over! It is finally time to rest, recover, and begin planning for next year. The summer is a wonderful opportunity to read and be inspired for 2018-2019 dance season. Here is my list of recommended summer reading: 


  • Buckroyd, J. (2000).The student dancer. Emotional aspects of teaching and learning of dance. London: Dance Books. 


  • Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1990).Flow: The psychology of optimal experience.New York: Harper & Row. 


  • Gibbons, E. (2007).Teaching dance: The spectrum of styles. Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse. 



  • Green-Gilbert. A. (2006). Brain-compatible dance education.  Reston, VA: AAHPERD. 


  • Green-Gilbert. A. (1992). Creative dance for all ages. Alexandria, VA: National Dance Association. 


  • Joyce, Mary. (1984).Dance technique for children. Palo Alto, CA: Mayfield Pub. Co. 


  • Kimmerle & Cote (2003). Teaching dance skills: A motor learning and development approach.Andover, NJ: Michael J. R. Publishing. ($40 at University of Windsor Bookstore 


  • Minton, S. C. (2003).Dance, mind & body. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.  


  • Sophras, P. (2006). Dance composition basics. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. 


  • Smith-Autard, J. M. (2002).The art of dance in education (2nd ed.). London: A. & C. Black. 






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