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An Introduction to Community Dance Practice (2nd Edition)

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This popular core textbook offers a clear introduction to community dance practice today, preparing students for the realities of employment in this dynamic and widely studied field. The text is edited by a highly-regarded...

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This popular core textbook offers a clear introduction to community dance practice today, preparing students for the realities of employment in this dynamic and widely studied field. The text is edited by a highly-regarded professional with an international reputation for best practice in community dance, and includes chapters written by an expert panel of contributors, comprising dance artists, practitioners and academics. It combines lively discussion with practical advice on the duty of care, inclusive practice and project coordination. With its stimulating range of case studies, interviews and resources, the reader is encouraged to apply the facts and theories to their own practice.

This text is aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students on Community Dance degree programmes, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students of Dance, Theatre and Performance Studies who are taking specific courses on Community Dance. It is also accessible to emerging and professional community dance practitioners. 

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  • Offers expanded coverage of community dance practices throughout the world, including in the US, Australia, Japan and Scandinavia
  • Provides updated guidance on entering the profession, giving readers the most recent and relevant information and contacts
  • Contains greater emphasis on enterprise and employability throughout, responding to a need for more career-minded texts within Performance Studies
  • Its new case studies shed light on topical issues including, age, gender, sexuality and disability
  • Resources section has been adapted to reflect the experiences of students today, including the use of digital technology in learning and practice

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Contributors
PART I: DEFINITIONS AND CONTEXTS
Introduction
1. Community Dance What's That?; Diane Amans
2. Dance in the Community; Sara Houston
3. Community Voices; Diane Amans
PART II: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES
4. Love Difference: Why is Diversity Important in Community Dance?; Ken Bartlett
5. Whose Voice Is It Anyway?; Louise Katerega
6. Reasonable Care; Penny Greenland
PART III: COMMUNITY DANCE PERFORMANCE
Introduction
7. Community Dance in Performance; Heidi Wilson
8. Aiming for Stewardship not Ownership; Rosemary Lee
9. Yes, But Is It Dance?; Helen Poynor
10. Second Time Open; Adam Benjamin
PART IV: COMMUNITY DANCE PRACTITIONERS
11. The Dynamic Role of the Community Dance Practitioner; Diane Amans
12. Getting to Where You Want to Be; Sue Akroyd and Anna Leatherdale
13. Career Pathways and Employers' Perspectives; Chris Stenton
14. Partnership Working; Diane Amans
15. International Dancing Communities; Diane Amans
PART V: COMMUNITY DANCE DELIVERY
16. Planning a Session; Diane Amans
17. Meaningful Measurement; Diane Amans
18. Project Co-ordination; Diane Amans
19. Challenges and Tension Lines; Diane Amans
Resources
Glossary
References
Index.

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Diane Amans is one of the leading practitioners in community dance. She is a dance artist, lecturer and consultant whose career has included working in education, managing dance projects in diverse community settings and training staff in arts, health and social care. 

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Diane Amans is one of the leading practitioners in community dance. She is a dance artist, lecturer and consultant whose career has included working in education, managing dance projects in diverse community settings and training staff in arts, health and social care. 

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