Essential Guide to Dance, 3rd edition

Author: Linda Ashley

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 1444169750

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 356

View: 7989

This third edition of the bestselling text ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO DANCE is thoroughly updated to meet the new AS/A2 specifications and relevant Applied A-levels, BTEC and other Dance qualifications. Now in full colour, highly illustrated, and packed with tasks and activities to cover all aspects of current courses, this text will appeal to both teachers and students. Students are brought right up to date with clear explanations of choreography, performance and appreciation of Dance, as well as recent examples of new set works and choreographers. With further video and photo interactive analysis tasks, the addition of short revision tests and updated professional examples alongside many contemporary photographs, ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO DANCE Third Edition provides students with comprehensive support and guidance. With its emphasis on the practical aspects of Dance and its interactive features that encourage effective learning, ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO DANCE Third Edition will be essential for all students of Dance and their teachers. Linda Ashley has extensive experience as a writer, choreographer, performer and teacher of Dance. Linda is currently Dance Research Leader at AUT University, New Zealand, Linda has written several Dance titles, published in the UK and New Zealand, including the two previous bestselling editions of ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO DANCE, both published by Hodder.

So, You Want to Be a Dancer?

The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Dance Industry

Author: Laurel van der Linde

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1582704503

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 3954

A comprehensive guide to pursuing a career in the world of dance profiles jobs ranging from professional dancer and choreographer to technical director and costume designer, incorporating tips by industry insiders and inspiring stories by young people. Simultaneous and eBook.

Every Man's Survival Guide to Ballroom Dancing

Ace Your Wedding Dance and Keep Cool on a Cruise, at a Formal, and in Dance Classes

Author: James Joseph

Publisher: Bluechip Publishers

ISBN: 9780930251444

Category: Music

Page: 148

View: 5824

Satisfy a woman on the dance floor. Learn the basic principles common to all dance, enabling you to walk onto any dance floor and perform an admirable dance, with any partner, to any music, with confidence and grace. Free video at http://ihatetodance.com

What is Dance?

Readings in Theory and Criticism

Author: Roger Copeland,Marshall Cohen

Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195031970

Category: History

Page: 582

View: 2823

Essays explore the nature of the art of dance, discuss the development of dancing styles, and examine the role of dance in society

College Guide for Performing Arts Majors

The Real-World Admission Guide for Dance, Music, and Theater Majors

Author: Carole J. Everett,Peterson's

Publisher: Peterson's

ISBN: 076892698X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 464

View: 573

Describes graduate programs in art, dance, music, and theater, and lists undergraduate programs.

The Routledge Dance Studies Reader

Author: Alexandra Carter,Janet O'Shea

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135173478

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 424

View: 452

The second edition of The Routledge Dance Studies Reader offers fresh critical perspectives on classic and modern dance forms, including ballroom, tango, Hip-hop, site-specific performance, and disability in dance. Alexandra Carter and Janet O’Shea deliver a substantially revised and updated collection of key texts, featuring an enlightening new introduction, which tracks differing approaches to dance studies. Important articles from the first edition are accompanied by twenty new works by leading critical voices. The articles are presented in five thematic sections, each with a new editorial introduction and further reading. Sections cover: Making dance Performing dance Ways of looking Locating dance in history and society Debating the discipline The Routledge Dance Studies Reader gives readers access to over thirty essential texts on dance and provides expert guidance on their critical context. It is a vital resource for anyone interested in understanding dance from a global and contemporary perspective.

DJ Skills

The essential guide to Mixing and Scratching

Author: Stephen Webber

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136123091

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 3784

DJ Skills: The Essential Guide to Mixing & Scratching is the most comprehensive, up to date approach to DJing ever produced. With insights from top club, mobile, and scratch DJs, the book includes many teaching strategies developed in the Berklee College of Music prototype DJ lab. From scratching and mixing skills to the latest trends in DVD and video mixing this book gives you access to all the tools, tips and techniques you need. Topics like hand position are taught in a completely new way, and close-up photos of famous DJ's hands are featured. As well as the step-by-step photos the book includes an audio CD to demonstrate techniques. This book is perfect for intermediate and advanced DJs looking to improve their skills in both the analogue and digital domain.

Ballet and Modern Dance

Author: Susan Au

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500204115

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

View: 3812

Traces the development of ballet; describes influential choreographers, dances, and dancers; and looks at modern dance and other contemporary trends in dance.

AQA GCSE Dance

Author: Maggie Clunie,Liz Dale,Lyn Paine

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9781408504192

Category: Dance

Page: 136

View: 6408

AQA GCSE Dance is the only resource to have been developed with and exclusively endorsed by AQA for the new 2009 specification. With a real focus on tracking individual progress, you can improve your studentsa chance of exam success through a unique blend of print and online resources. a Provides an exact match with AQAa s new GCSE specifications a The best possible exam preparation with online and printed assessment materials including exam-style questions and tips from AQA examiners and support for non-specialist teachers.

Appreciating Dance

A Guide to the World's Liveliest Art

Author: Editors of Dance Horizons,Harriet Lihs

Publisher: Princeton Book Company

ISBN: 9780871273956

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 3865

Appreciating Dance is a thorough and accurate history of various forms of dance, analyzing everything from social dance, and ballet to modern dance, tap, jazz, theatrical dance and contemporary dance. In it readers will find: a brief biography of notable dancers and choreographers; information needed to expand the enjoyment of performance; the intersection of dance and religion; the history of dance through the beginning of the 21st century; and budding dance trends. Every chapter in this fifth edition has been updated and revised with new information, including suggestions for YouTube viewing at the end of each chapter.

The MIDI Manual

A Practical Guide to MIDI in the Project Studio

Author: David Miles Huber

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136119183

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 394

The MIDI Manual is a complete reference on MIDI, written by a well-respected sound engineer and author. This best-selling guide provides a clear explanation of what MIDI is, how to use electronic instruments and an explanation of sequencers and how to use them. You will learn how to set up an efficient MIDI system and how to get the best out of your music. The MIDI Manual is packed full of useful tips and practical examples on sequencing and mixing techniques. It also covers editors/librarians, working with a score, MIDI in mass media and multimedia and synchronisation. The MIDI spec is set out in detail along with the helpful guidelines on using the implementation chart. Illustrated throughout with helpful photos and screengrabs, this is the most readable and clear book on MIDI available.

The Performing Arts Major's College Guide

Author: Carole J. Everett

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780671884178

Category: Performing arts

Page: 301

View: 7209

An insider's guide to performing arts programs at colleges and conservatories worldwide Winning rave reviews at every edition and created by the former admissions director of the world-famous Juilliard School in New York City, here's the only guide offering an unparalleled source of hard-to-find information on hundreds of college and conservatory programs in every major performing arts specialty. Features include: -- In-depth profiles of 250 teacher-recommended programs at colleges and conservatories worldwide -- Inside advice on succeeding at the all-important admissions audition -- including what to perform -- Expert recommendations for the best programs in each specialty -- from acting to tap dancing

Ballet & Modern Dance

A Concise History

Author: Jack Anderson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439505618

Category: Performing Arts

Page: N.A

View: 7863

Traces the history of dance from the ancient world to the present and discusses the contributions of influential dancers and choreographers

Voice and Vision

A Creative Approach to Narrative Film and DV Production

Author: Mick Hurbis-Cherrier

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136067655

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 552

View: 6081

Voice & Vision is a comprehensive manual for the independent filmmakers and film students who want a solid grounding in the tools, techniques, and processes of narrative film in order to achieve their artistic vision. This book includes essential and detailed information on relevant film and digital video tools, a thorough overview of the filmmaking stages, and the aesthetic considerations for telling a visual story. The ultimate goal of this book is to help you develop your creative voice while acquiring the solid practical skills and confidence to use it. Unlike many books that privilege raw technical information or the line-producing aspects of production, Voice & Vision places creativity, visual expression, and cinematic ideas front and center. After all, every practical decision a filmmaker makes, like choosing a location, an actor, a film stock, a focal length, a lighting set-up, an edit point, or a sound effect is also an expressive one and should serve the filmmaker's vision. Every decision, from the largest conceptual choices to the smallest practical solutions, has a profound impact on what appears on the screen and how it moves an audience. "In Practice" sidebars throughout connect conceptual, aesthetic and technical issues to their application in the real world. Some provide a brief analysis of a scene or technique from easily rentable films which illustrate how a specific technology or process is used to support a conceptual, narrative, or aesthetic choice. Others recount common production challenges encountered on real student and professional shoots which will inspire you to be innovative and resourceful when you are solving your own filmmaking challenges.

Dance Music Manual

Tools, Toys, and Techniques

Author: Rick Snoman

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136115749

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

View: 3799

So you want to learn the ins and outs of creating dance music and looking to improve your production? Then this book is just for you. No matter what genre you are interested in- trance, techno, garage, chill out, house or what tool you are working with- Abelton, Reason, Reaktor or Absynth, Snowman covers every aspect of dance music production- from sound design, compression and effects to mixing and mastering to help you improve your music. No matter what you level of experience the Dance Music Manual is packed with sound advice, techniques and practical tips to help you achieve professional results. The CD provides demo tracks showing what can be achieved when applying the advice contained in the book, including examples of the quality difference before and after mixing and mastering. The CD also contains free software demos for you to download. For even more advice and resources, check out the book's official website www.dancemusicproduction.com

How to Shit in the Woods, 3rd Edition

An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art

Author: Kathleen Meyer

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607740184

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 136

View: 3334

It’s the feisty third edition of How to Shit in the Woods, jam-packed with new information for outdoor enthusiasts of every stripe. Hailed in its first edition as “the most important environmental book of the decade” by Books of the Southwest, and in its second as “the real shit” by the late, great, outdoor photographer Galen Rowell, this bestselling guide is often called the “backpacker’s bible” and has sold more than 2.5 million copies in eight languages. Author Kathleen Meyer continues to pioneer the way with her inimitable voice—at once humorous, irreverent, and direct—examining the latest techniques for graceful backcountry elimination, and answering a desperate cry from nature concerning environmental precautions in our ever-shrinking wilds. World changes come fast and furious, and in the backcountry it is no different. The practice of “packing-it-out,” adopted to protect high use areas and fragile eco-systems, is here to stay. We are now often urged to haul our poop home. Or with increasing frequency, the whole business is mandatory. To assist with all this responsible human waste disposal, Meyer’s new edition features the latest in product innovations, from classy high-tech to inexpensive do-it-yourself. She covers the most current solutions to the health risks of drinking straight from wilderness waterways; presents a raft of natural substitutes for the purist swearing off toilet tissue; and offers a wealth of new recommendations for ladies who must make do without a loo. This down-to-earth guide has been employed as a training aid for scout troops, outdoor schools, and wilderness programs for inner-city youth; for rangers with the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, and Bureau of Land Management; as well as for whitewater rafting guides, backcountry outfitters, and members of the military. In rowing hundreds of urbanites down whitewater rivers, Meyer honed her squatting skills and found she “wasn’t alone in the klutz department.” Her delightfully shameless discussion of a once-shameful activity, her erudite examination of its associated vocabulary, and her unapologetic promotion of its colorful vernacular make How to Shit in the Woods essential and vastly entertaining reading for anyone who’s ever paused at the edge of the forest and pondered: “Where do I go to go?” From the Trade Paperback edition.

Becoming a Supple Leopard 2nd Edition

The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance

Author: Kelly Starrett,Glen Cordoza

Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing

ISBN: 1628600888

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 480

View: 8169

Updated and expanded with more than 80 pages of new content! Improve your athletic performance, extend your athletic career, treat stiffness and achy joints, and prevent and rehabilitate injuries—all without having to seek out a coach, doctor, chiropractor, physical therapist, or masseur. In Becoming a Supple Leopard, Dr. Kelly Starrett—founder of MobilityWOD.com—shares his revolutionary approach to mobility and maintenance of the human body and teaches you how to hack your own movement, allowing you to live a healthier, more fulfilling life. This new edition of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller has been thoroughly revised to make it even easier to put to use. Want to truly understand the principles that guide human movement? Becoming a Supple Leopard lays out a blueprint for moving safely and effectively through life and sport. Want to learn how to apply those principles to specific movements, whether you are doing squats in the gym or picking up a bag of groceries? Hundreds of step-by-step photos show you not only how to perform a host of exercise movements, such the squat, deadlift, pushup, kettlebell swing, clean, snatch, and muscle-up, but also how to correct the common faults associated with those movements. Frustrated because you can't perform a certain movement correctly due to range of motion restrictions? Breaking the body down into 14 distinct areas, Starrett demonstrates hundreds of mobilization techniques that will help you resolve restrictions and reclaim your mobility. Unsure how to put it all together into a program that addresses your individual needs? This updated edition lays out dozens of prescriptions that allow you to hone in on a specific limitation, a nagging injury, or an exercise fault that you just can't seem to get right. It even offers a 14-day full-body mobility overhaul. Performance is what drives us as human beings, but dysfunctional movement patterns can bring the human body to an abrupt halt. Often, the factors that impede performance are invisible even to seasoned athletes and coaches. Becoming a Supple Leopard makes the invisible visible. Whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or simply someone wanting to live healthy and free from physical restrictions, this one-of-a-kind training manual will teach you how to harness your athletic potential and maintain your body. Learn how to perform basic maintenance on your body, unlock your athletic potential, live pain-free…and become a Supple Leopard. This step-by-step guide to movement and mobility will show you how to: - Move safely and efficiently in all situations - Organize your spine and joints in optimal, stable positions - Restore normal function to your joints and tissues - Accelerate recovery after training sessions and competition - Properly perform strength and conditioning movements like the squat, bench press, pushup, deadlift, clean, and snatch - Build efficient, transferable movement patterns and skill progressions from simple to more advanced exercises - Identify, diagnose, and correct inefficient movement patterns - Treat and resolve common symptoms like low back pain, carpal tunnel, shoulder pain, and tennis elbow - Prevent and rehabilitate common athletic injuries - Use mobilization techniques to address short and stiff muscles, soft tissue and joint capsule restriction, motor control problems, and joint range of motion limitations - Create personalized mobility prescriptions to improve movement efficiency

Dance Technique and Injury Prevention

Author: Justin Howse,Shirley Hancock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136791841

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 7461

Dance Technique and Injury Prevention has established itself as the key reference for everyone involved in dance injury and treatment, physical therapy, and dance instruction.

The Place of Dance

A Somatic Guide to Dancing and Dance Making

Author: Andrea Olsen

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819574066

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 1140

The Place of Dance is written for the general reader as well as for dancers. It reminds us that dancing is our nature, available to all as well as refined for the stage. Andrea Olsen is an internationally known choreographer and educator who combines the science of body with creative practice. This workbook integrates experiential anatomy with the process of moving and dancing, with a particular focus on the creative journey involved in choreographing, improvising, and performing for the stage. Each of the chapters, or “days,” introduces a particular theme and features a dance photograph, information on the topic, movement and writing investigations, personal anecdotes, and studio notes from professional artists and educators for further insight. The third in a trilogy of works about the body, including Bodystories: A Guide to Experiential Anatomy and Body and Earth: An Experiential Guide, The Place of Dance will help each reader understand his/her dancing body through somatic work, create a dance, and have a full journal clarifying aesthetic views on his or her practice. It is well suited for anyone interested in engaging embodied intelligence and living more consciously.