Teaching Dance Studies


Teaching Dance Studies



Edited by Judith Chazin-Bennahum.

Includes chapter by College at Brockport Visiting Professor/Guest Artist Bill Evans. Teaching movement analysis.

Also includes a chapter for College at Brockport former faculty member Susan Leigh Foster: Dance theory?

A practical guide, written by college professors and dancers/choreographers active in the field, introducing key issues in dance pedagogy. Many young people graduating from universities with degrees – either PhDs or MFAs – desire to teach dance, either in college settings or at local dance schools. This collection covers all areas of dance education, including improvisation/choreography; movement analysis; anthropology; theory; music for dance; dance on film; kinesiology/injury prevention; notation; history; archiving; and criticism.



Publication Date


Publication Information

New York : Routledge, 2005.

xvi, 252 p. : illustrations ; 23 cm.






Located in Drake Library at: GV1589 .T43 2005

CONTENTS: Introduction / Judith Chazin-Bennahum -- Teaching movement analysis / Bill Evans -- Dance theory? / Susan Leigh Foster -- From improvisation to choreography : the critical bridge / Larry Lavender and Jennifer Predock-Linnell -- Wild speculation and simple thoughts : teaching music to dancers / Jeffrey Stolet -- Dance on film / Beth Genné -- Teaching dance history : a querying stance as milennial lens / Linda Tomko -- Teaching dance criticism / Mindy Aloff -- The anthropology of dance : textural, theoretical, and experiential ways of knowing / Jill Sweet -- Standing aside and making space : mentoring student choreographers / Larry Lavender and Jennifer Predock-Linnell -- Kinesiology and injury prevention / Virginia Wilmerding -- Labanotation / Ilene Fox and Dawn Lille -- Documentation, preservation, and access : ensuring a future for dance's legacy / Elizabeth Aldrich -- Reflections on educating dance educators / Susan W. Stinson.

Teaching Dance Studies