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Tag Games

Student-Designed Games : Strategies for Promoting Creativity, Cooperation, and Skill Development

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter

...Tag games are those where the players try to "tag" a certain place on an opponent's body. In some tag games, the tag is made using the hands, as is the case in boxing. In others such as fencing, the tag is made with an implement...

Net and Wall Games

Student-Designed Games : Strategies for Promoting Creativity, Cooperation, and Skill Development

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter

...Net and wall games are those where players take turns to send an object (usually a ball) back and forth over a net or to a wall. In games such as tennis and volleyball the players are separated by the net and occupy their own space, while...

Striking and Fielding Games

Student-Designed Games : Strategies for Promoting Creativity, Cooperation, and Skill Development

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter

...Striking and fielding games are those in which two teams take alternate turns at attempting to accumulate runs by striking an object. A run is usually defined as a successful progression from one point to another following a designated...

Safety and Participation

Christine J. Hopple

Christine J. Hopple, MS, has taught elementary physical education for eight years in Florida and Virginia. She has also taught physical education teacher preparation courses at Ithaca College for five years. Hopple authored Teaching for Outcomes in Elementary Physical Education: A Guide for Curriculum and Assessment, and she coauthored the first edition of NASPE's Developmentally Appropriate Physical Education Practices for Children. Hopple, currently at work on her PhD, has presented on assessment and other topics at numerous state and national conferences and has worked with numerous teachers and school districts across the country on this subject. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Elementary Physical Education Teaching & Assessment : A Practical Guide

Human Kinetics, 2005

Ebook Chapter

...By the end of elementary school, students should be able toapply appropriate safety and emergency rules both in and out of physical education class;recognize the time, effort, and feelings that are part of participating in activities...

Invasion Games

Student-Designed Games : Strategies for Promoting Creativity, Cooperation, and Skill Development

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter

...Your goal in this strategy game is to recruit troops and send them to destroy an enemy castle. You must use tactics to decide what troops to have for each level and when to deploy those troops so that they can best attack the castle...

Target Games

Student-Designed Games : Strategies for Promoting Creativity, Cooperation, and Skill Development

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook Chapter

...If you have ever gone bowling or if you have played pool or darts with friends, you have played games belonging to the target games category. Target games are those where a player releases an object in order to hit a specific target. We...

Safety and Health

Diana Dart Harris

Diana Dart Harris has more than 24 years of experience teaching dance to students of all ages. She is a professor and musical theatre choreographer at the University of New Haven. She is trained in ballet, modern, jazz, and tap dance and has performed in musicals. Harris was artistic director of New Haven Ballet’s Nutcracker and assistant director of a musical theatre organization. She is a board member of the Connecticut Dance Alliance. Harris earned a bachelor of arts degree in dance education from Goucher College and a master of science degree in exercise physiology from Southern Connecticut State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beginning Musical Theatre Dance : Interactive Dance Series

Human Kinetics, 2016

Ebook Chapter

...Musicians learn how to care for their instruments before they play their first notes. In the same way, dancers need to learn about their instruments: their bodies. Dancers need to have a strong understanding of how the body works, how...

Safety and Health

Miriam Giguere

Miriam Giguere, PhD, is the dance program director in the department of performing arts at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Giguere has been teaching modern dance in higher education for 22 years. Before teaching at the university level, Giguere danced professionally with three modern dance companies. As dance program director at Drexel, she created the curriculum for the dance major to include multiple styles of modern dance. Using her experience as a dance teacher in an academic setting, she developed 11 new courses and associated teaching materials. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beginning Modern Dance : Interactive Dance Series

Human Kinetics, 2014

Ebook Chapter

...Whether you are an experienced dancer or new to dance classes, you will need to know how to keep yourself safe and healthy in the dance studio. Since your body is your artistic medium as a dancer, it is especially important to understand...

Safety and Health

Gayle Kassing

Gayle Kassing, PhD, taught beginning ballet through advanced ballet for more than 25 years at four universities. Kassing earned a BFA in ballet and theater, an MS in modern dance, a PhD in dance and related arts, and an MAT in K-12 curriculum integrated with technology. She was the 2010 National Dance Association (NDA) Artist Scholar. She is a member of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO). She is the author of History of Dance and coauthor of Teaching Beginning Ballet Technique. Kassing is an acquisitions editor at Human Kinetics. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beginning Ballet : Interactive Dance Series

Human Kinetics, 2013

Ebook Chapter

...Ballet is a demanding physical activity that requires attention to safety and health. The safety and health considerations covered in this chapter apply to ballet and other dance forms; they are all factors related to a physically active...

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Lisa Lewis

Lisa Lewis, PhD, is an associate professor in the health and human performance department at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee. Originally from North Carolina, Dr. Lewis started her professional dance training under master teachers Mallory Graham and Danny Hoctor, and later she studied in New York City under the legendary jazz teacher Frank Hatchett and tap professional Maurice Hines at Hines-Hatchett studio (currently Broadway Dance Center). Dr. Lewis developed online tap dance components for beginners while instructing tap dance at Middle Tennessee State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beginning Tap Dance : Interactive Dance Series

Human Kinetics, 2013

Ebook Chapter

...Tap dance is generally a fun and safe activity. However, as with any physical activity, related injuries sometimes occur. Understanding safety precautions along with basic movement, nutrition, and anatomy can help you prevent many of those...