Announcement : Morgan James’s new release, The Spark: The Legacy that Changed the Dance World by Cheryl Ale in book stores April 2018
A Dancer’s Guide to Teaching
NEW YORK— April, 2018—Morgan James’s new release, The Spark: The Legacy that Changed the Dance World by Cheryl Ale, teaches accomplished dancers how to become empowering dance teachers. Already masters of their craft, dance teachers will learn how to translate their talent and creative insights into a curriculum that is appropriate and inspiring to every age and skill level.
Eager to share their passion for the arts with young aspiring dancers, many dancers go on to become dance teachers later in their career. However, talent and creativity do not always easily translate into the structured format needed to teach the accuracy and principles of movement that a good dancer must master. Offering a solution for struggling dance teachers, The Spark: The Legacy that Changed the Dance World provides instructors with the practical tools needed to develop a program that will inspire a love for learning and dancing in their students.
Professional dancer, choreographer, and teacher Cheryl Ale touches on a range of subjects and dance techniques, providing readers with the information they need to pair with their passion to make them great instructors. She shares her own experiences with teaching, as well as the stories of Kneeland, Petrinović, and Harkness, three courageous women who documented and developed an evolved approach to dance techniques. Additionally, Ale guides readers to overcome past experiences, rediscover their artistic intelligence, and ultimately use their shared passion for dance to bond with their students and help them reach their full potential as artists. Through all of these insights, The Spark: The Legacy that Changed the Dance World shows dance instructors how to develop a curriculum that will effectively teach pure, fluid movement at any age.