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Age and Dancing

Older People and Community Dance Practice

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Red Globe Press

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15 January 2013

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16 September 2017

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This highly readable introduction to dance with older people combines key debates and issues in the field with practical guidance, as well as a resources section including numerous 'toolkit materials'. Diane Amans, leading...

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This highly readable introduction to dance with older people combines key debates and issues in the field with practical guidance, as well as a resources section including numerous 'toolkit materials'. Diane Amans, leading practitioner in Community Dance, provides the ideal beginners' guide for students, practitioners and dance artists alike.

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Diane Amans is a leading practitioner in this area, and she has brought together a range of diverse resources and high profile contributions
This is the first textbook to focus specifically on dance with older people

List of Contributors
Acknowledgements
Foreword; K.Bartlett
Preface
Introduction; D.Amans
PART I: SOCIETIES AND CULTURAL CONTEXTS
Definitions; Diane Amans
Ageing and Society in Britain; S.Houston
Ageing, Creativity and Dance in the United States; P.Vissicaro
Ageing and Society in Other Cultures; D.Amans
What Sort of Dance and Who is Dancing?; D.Amans
Contexts, Partnerships and Funding; D.Amans
The Beauty of Reality: Older Professional Dancers; F.Early
Cross Generational Dance or Just Communities Dancing?; R.Pethybridge
PART II: PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS
What Happens When We Age?; E.Coleman
Conditions Which May Affect Older People; E.Coleman
Dance and Dementia; D.Amans
Dance and Parkinson's Disease; D.Amans
Duty of Care Keeping Older Bodies Safe; D.Amans
Continuing Professional Development, Training Opportunities, Gaining Skills and Qualifications; D.Amans
Evaluation; S.Houston
Choreography and Performance with Older People; D.Amans.

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DIANE AMANS is the founder of Freedom in Dance, and a leading practitioner and training consultant. She writes regularly for a range of professional publications and is an invited speaker at conferences around the world. Her career has included working in education (schools, FE and Open University), managing dance projects in diverse community settings and continuing professional development in the arts as well as in health and social care.

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DIANE AMANS is the founder of Freedom in Dance, and a leading practitioner and training consultant. She writes regularly for a range of professional publications and is an invited speaker at conferences around the world. Her career has included working in education (schools, FE and Open University), managing dance projects in diverse community settings and continuing professional development in the arts as well as in health and social care.

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