We live in a world of motion. Waves roll onto beaches. The wind rustles the leaves. The sun moves from one side of the horizon to the other. People move, too: We run, jump, skip, slide, shimmy from one place to another. Our hearts pump, our lungs expand and contract, our eyes open and close. And we danceto celebrate, to worship, or simply for the pure joy of moving.
DanceSense explores the how, what, and why of dance, traveling across cultures, ethnic groups, and time to illuminate its elements and styles. Throughout the 10 programs, youll meet, observe, and learn from choreographers, tappers, ballet dancers, modern dancers, folk dancers, jazz dancers, and young dancers just starting out. Youll hear from those who teach or write about dance or accompany it on their instruments. And in the end, youll understand a little more about dance as communication, dance as art ... and dance as a celebration of life itself.
A downloadable teachers guide is now available.