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A 10-part series that explores what dance is, why people dance, and how dances are created. Designed for middle and high school audiences, the programs use performances, archival photographs and footage, and interviews to explore the elements of dance, dance styles, dance in a multicultural and historical context, and dance as an art form. A 2001 KET production.

TV Schedule

Watch Online! Understanding Dance #101
Explores the reasons why people dance.

  • KETKY Monday, November 17 at 1:15 am EST

Watch Online! The Dance of Culture #102
Looks into the origins and functions of dance in various cultures.

  • KET Thursday, November 20 at 2:14 pm EST
  • KET Thursday, November 20 at 2:15 pm EST
  • KET Friday, November 21 at 5:15 am EST
  • KETKY Friday, November 21 at 2:15 pm EST
  • KETKY Monday, November 24 at 1:15 am EST
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Pages about this series:


   Price available upon request.
   PDF format. Individual chapters also downloadable from series web pages.
   KET Online

   Price available upon request.
   An enhanced version of the series, including specially produced additional segments, is part of the Dance Arts Toolkit, available to Kentucky educators.
   KET Duplication Services
   (800) 945-9167
   600 Cooper Drive
   Lexington, KY 40502-2296

   KET Duplication Services
   (800) 945-9167
   600 Cooper Drive
   Lexington, KY 40502-2296

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