How to teach dance (or any physical skill!)

This class is a mixture of lecture and discussion on the theory of how to teach dance and other physical skills. We will focus on: 1) Four stages of teaching a physical skill: describe, demonstrate, practice, and feedback; 2) Sequencing: Beginning with simple skills, and building to more complex. 3) Spiraling: ways to assess starting point, then add new skills, go back to review and reinforce the skills, add more skills, go back again to re-integrate. (Note: if you have taken this class at a past KWDS, this class will have some overlap, but also have fresh content. We will be focusing on a slightly different set of skills than past classes. Because it is partially discussion-based, the class always adapts to the needs/interests of the participants.)

Other classes by the teacher(s) listed above are highlighted yellow below.

Schedule for KWDS VII

Deadline for Class Submissions: July 2, 2009

General or unrated classes
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European Dance Class
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Middle Eastern
Dance Class
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Music Class
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Beginner's Class
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Intermediate Class
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Advanced Class
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Day 1: Thursday


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