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Sheridan Global Arts and Communications School /

FAIR School

  Location: Minneapolis, MN /Crystal, MN
  Grade: 6, 7, 8
  Disciplines: Dance & Science
Dance & Math
  Description: Physical forces and geometric concepts are explored through dance and movement.



Additional Resources

Selected Unit Materials

"The Circle Project" Unit Overview: Examples and explanation of typical topics students study during this interdisciplinary unit (PDF)

"The Circle Project" Criteria and Scoring Guide: Criteria and scoring system for the circle project (PDF)

Print Resources

Blom, Anne & Chaplin, Tain L. The Intimate Act of Choreography. Pittsburgh, Pa.: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1982. ISBN: 0822953420

Boal, Augusto. Games for Actors and Non-Actors, (2nd edition). London and New York: Routledge, 2002. ISBN: 0415267080

Calais-Germain, Blandine. Anatomy of Movement. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1993. ISBN: 0939616173

Hartley, Linda. Wisdom of the Body Moving. Berkeley, Calif.: North Atlantic Books, 1995. ISBN: 1556431740

Humphrey, Doris. The Art of Making Dances. Chicago, Ill.: Independent Publishers Group, 1991. ASIN: 0802130739

McGreevy-Nichols, Susan, & Scheff, Helene. Building Dances: A Guide to Putting Movements Together (book and access edition). Champaign, Ill.: Human Kinetics Publishers, 1995. ISBN: 0873225732

Mirus, Judith, White, Elena, Bucek, Loren E., & Paulson, P. Dance Education Initiative Curriculum Guide, (2nd edition). Golden Valley, Minn.: Perpich Center for Arts Education, 1996.

Vaganova, Agrippina. Basic Principles of Classical Ballet, (revised edition). Mineola, N.Y.: Dover Publications, 1969. ISBN: 0486220362

Web Sites

Science News Online
A weekly science news magazine with many articles about circles

Dave's Math Tables: Circles
Circular definitions and formulas

Stone Circles of the Gambia

Photographs, essays, and diagrams about Gambian stone circles

Math Forum at Drexel
A lesson plan for drawing circle designs, part of an extensive math resource site for teachers, students, researchers, parents, and citizens

Manipula Math Applet Collections
More advanced circle mathematics

The Exploratorium: Museum of Science, Art,
and Human Perception

Circles of magnetism, a lesson plan for making a magnetic field stronger than the Earth’s

Circles: An Essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson
An essay for background information about the significance of circles

Visual Fractions
A math site with lessons and examples of fractions and circles

Dance Educator’s Coalition (DEC) of Minnesota
A network formed in 1986 to provide emotional and professional support to dance educators

The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO)
Represents the field in legislatures, schools of dance, preK-12 schools, and institutions of higher education throughout the country

Journal of Dance Education (JODE)
Advancing knowledge in dance education, encouraging practical application of current research, and promoting quality dance instruction

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