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 Post subject: Highschool Dance Class That Includes Critiquing
PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2000 8:58 pm 
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Here is a story about a dance class for high-school students that include writing critiques:<P> <A HREF="http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/education/stories/37sun17_20000517.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/education/stories/37sun17_20000517.htm</A>


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 Post subject: Re: Highschool Dance Class That Includes Critiquing
PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2000 12:47 am 
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good article, azlan. <P>i've taught this kind of class in high schools and they're not easy - especially when the kids have no basic dance training background, and their image of dance comes only from video clips!<P>it's a challenge - put it THAT way! Image

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 Post subject: Re: Highschool Dance Class That Includes Critiquing
PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2000 11:21 am 
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We have a large dance program at my high school. We do two concerts a year and all the classes are very popular. I've learned a lot about choreography from taking it, since there aren't a lot of opprotunites for dancers to chreograph where I dance. A lot of expirenced dancers take it too because it's a good way to develop fundamentals and learn about ballet notation.


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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2000 3:46 pm 
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i'm fascinated, bea, that you're learning about notation...i assume that would be laban? tell us more! Image<P>also, we have a thread about notation here (i am trained as a benesh notator). it's at <A HREF="http://www.criticaldance.com/ubb/Forum8/HTML/000010.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.criticaldance.com/ubb/Forum8/HTML/000010.html</A>

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 Post subject: Re: Highschool Dance Class That Includes Critiquing
PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2000 4:24 pm 
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Our teacher is certified in Laban/ Bartenieff movement analysis. It's a facinating system. As far as notation goes, we will usually just take a barre in class and then our homework will be to go home and write it down.


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