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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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E. Moncell Durden

E. Moncell Durden is a dance educator and historian who specializes in the cultural and historical context of American Afro-Latin social dance. Durden is an assistant professor of practices for the Glorya Kaufman School of Dance at University of Southern California and has been a senior lecturer of hip-hop at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He was also part of the adjunct faculty at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Wesleyan University in Connecticut, Yale School of Drama in Connecticut, and the Eugene Lang New School in New York City. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beginning Hip-Hop Dance : Interactive Dance Series

Human Kinetics, 2019

Ebook Chapter

...Hip-hop dance is generally a fun and safe activity. However, as with any physical endeavor, injuries sometimes occur. Fortunately, you can prevent many of them by taking appropriate safety precautions and developing your understanding...

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James Robey

James Robey, MFA, is assistant professor of dance and department chair at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he received the Messing Faculty Award in 2015. He was director of the prestigious Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance for 10 years, during which he also created the Robey Jazz Dance Technique and Syllabus. He has taught as faculty or adjunct faculty at numerous universities, schools for the performing arts, and dance studios. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beginning Jazz Dance : Interactive Dance Series

Human Kinetics, 2016

Ebook Chapter

...You now know what to expect when you walk into the jazz dance class and what the teacher expects of you. The next question to answer is, “Do you know what to expect from your body?” Jazz dance is an exciting and physically demanding...