Monday, October 25, 2010


This week has been full of discovery. This time, in video, cinematography, splicing, music, storyboards. imovie come automatically with any mac computer and is such a resourceful tool that can be used in the classroom. It is straightforward and easy to use, so in dance I will be able to video and edit my students performances, create DVDs of shows, or even produce commercials or advertisements. It will also be useful to teach my students how to use it as a tool for producing good audition videos that will be more professional, but also simple to complete.

Check it out!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Freeplay Music

I know this one was introduced to us in class, but I'm seriously just so excited cause it'll assist in dance so much!!

so often you'll be working on a piece and you need to find appropriate music, but want something that's not necessarily well known. This is perfect cause you can search for music by the feeling and it's completely legal and free!!


This first video evidently violates copyright laws as this is a professional performance that has been videoed from an audience member from the audience and then posted on youtube. In order to first video this and then to post it, they would have to obtain the rights to the music and the choreography, neither of which they had.

This next video is better with copyright because it never uses more than 10% of the video and it's very spliced up, however I think that they would need to have rights to use the song and then posting it on the internet. Also, they title it "Disney Love," however not all this footage is Disney.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Why creative dance?

  • build balance and coordination
  • increase muscle strength
  • increase muscle endurance
  • build flexibility
  • encourage team work, co operation and group skills
  • develop an awareness of beat, rhythm and movement to music skills
  • develop an understanding of musical qualities and the relationship of music to emotion and mood

  • Teaching Children with Disabilities

    Choose some music options that have a strong beat, are age appropriate, and are not too fast

    Think through how your students might move to the music, and predict any problems or issues

    Check your room or venue for safety and ease of access

    Locate any props, aids or equipment needed for your session (such as silk ribbons, needed for this activity)

    Read entire article:

    This article gives some really good basic concepts to know and teach before teaching students with disabilities how to dance.