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Occasionally I will highlight on this blog resources for dance teaching artists, and resources helpful for anyone who wants to incorporate movement into your classroom. The children's books recommended on this site are to supplement, enhance, enrich, and inspire your dance curriculum.
Visual and Performing Arts Standards for PreK-12
There are national, and state specific, sequential dance standards. Here are links to standards from the National Dance Education Organization and the State of California:
Books on Teaching Dance
There are only a handful of books on teaching dance, and many I have read, used, referenced, and recommended year after year over the past 16 years. I highly recommend purchasing some of these for your own bookshelf.
Creative Dance for All Ages by Anne Green Gilbert
Body, Mind, and Spirit: A Teacher's Guide to Creative Dance by Patricia Reedy
Dance for Young Children: Finding the Magic in Movement by Sue Stinson
Step by Step: A Complete Movement Education Curriculum by Sheila Kogan
Wonderplay by Fretta Reitzes and Beth Teitelman
Wonderplay, Too by Fretta Reitzes and Beth Teitelman
Books on Arts Education
Framing Education as Art: The Octopus Has a Good Day by Jessica Hoffmann Davis
Why Our Schools Need the Arts by Jessica Hoffmann Davis
Here's to a great start of the new school year, and more dancing!