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Basics of Modern Dance

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

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...One of the most stimulating and challenging parts of a modern dance class is learning new movements and ways to put movements together. Some of these movements overlap with other genres of dance, and some are unique to modern dance. Once...

Five Major Styles of Modern Dance

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

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...Modern dance is an umbrella term covering many distinct kinds of dance techniques rather than one cohesive style of dance. This chapter presents a more in-depth look at five of the styles of modern dance: Humphrey-Limón, Graham, Cunningham,...

Introduction to Modern Dance

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

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...Welcome to the art of modern dance! The class you are taking will be a journey into an art form that will teach you not only new movements but also new ideas. You will learn to respond to music with your body, gain greater control over your...

Performing and Responding to Modern Dance

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

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...Many dancers take dance classes because it is fun and challenging. Going to technique class is a rewarding activity in and of itself, but many dancers also take classes in the hopes of performing modern dance. You might have a chance to do...

Preparing for Class

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

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...Learning a new art form is an exciting time in your education. By taking a modern dance class, you have the opportunity to express yourself in a new way and explore a world of movement that connects you to some of the most innovative...

Basics of Dance Composition

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

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...Modern dance, like every form of dance, is not just about producing or perfecting movements but also about making dances. The pioneers of the art form created dances to express themselves as individuals and to reflect changes in society...

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

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...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...

History of Modern Dance

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

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...A wonderful thing about dance is that not only can you connect to it physically in the studio, but you can connect to it emotionally and intellectually as well. The more you know about the history and philosophy of modern dancers, the more...