a practical guide for all teachers of dance
by Natalie Gordon
In recent years, both our society and the field of contemporary dance have changed to such an extent that dance educators are required to critically rethink traditional teaching methodologies. Communication, attitudes, expectations, and personal ambitions have all evolved and there is a necessity to develop a range of personal skills that supports the diversity in our society as well as dance-specific skills.
DANCEchARTS is a practical guide for all teachers of dance, for all ages, abilities, and levels. This handbook provides a framework for dance education aimed at training today’s dance students. Its ideas are transferable across the many disciplines and styles that dance embraces.
Published by Boekly
DANCEchARTS is published in both Dutch and English
Natalie Gordon, the author, is co-artistic director of the Bachelor dance and Educational Master in dance programmes at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp in Belgium. She trained at the University of Roehampton in London, took advanced notator training at the Labanotation Institute at the University of Surrey and qualified as a Certified Laban/ Bartenieff Movement Analyst in the Integrated Movement Studies programme based at the University of Utah, USA. Natalie is a co-director of Retina Dance Company and previously managed and notated works of Random Dance/ Wayne McGregor. Her ongoing research is concerned with teaching methodologies and the role and development of vocabulary within contemporary dance education.