DANCE EDUCATION

These videotapes and videodiscs ofdance, dance education, dancers & choreographers, and dance history are available in the University of Oregon Knight Library's video holdings.
The University also subscribes to Dance in Video, which provides online access to full videos for UO students, staff and faculty. In the near future, the UO Dance Videography will also include notation about connections to this collection.

    Dance Instruction: Individual Dance Types

    Argentine tango: Daniel Trenner collection
    Las Vegas, NV: Dance Vision USA, c1993.
    4 videocassettes (ca 320 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in.
    CAST: Taught by Daniel Trenner assisted by Brooke Burdette.
    CONTENTS:Tape 1. An introduction to the unique language of the Argentine social dance. It begins with exercises for the development of movement technique for the leader and follower. Dance Frame or position is introduced. Games are taught for practicing lead and follow in walking and turning vocabularies. The concepts of basic phrasing and navigation of the dance floor are introduced-- Tape 2. The art of step creation explains how to phrase sequences of elements into complex combinations in both walking and turning figures. The concept of step decoration or adornment is introduced -- Tape 3. Lapiz, Boleo, Arrastre, Llevada, Sacadas, Ganchos, Paradas, Calesitas,and advanced decorations are taught. Ideas from the "new tango" of varying dance position, and exchanging of lead and follow are introduced -- Tape 4. Explores the salon style dance of the close embrace referred to as Milonguero, Club, or Cafe style tango. Changes of technique, embrace, lead and follow, and walking turning figures are covered.
    [VIDEOTAPE 03962 Tapes 1, 2 and 4]

    Ballroom.
    Memphis, Tenn.: Alan Meyers and Associates, c1985.
    1 videocassette (60 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS format.
    SUMMARY: Teaches three traditionally standard ballroom dances: foxtrot, waltz, and cha cha. For beginning and intermediate students.
    [VIDEOTAPE 01395]

    Bases de baile flamenco de la luz.
    Madrid: Videos Flamencos de la Luz, c1987.
    1 videocassette (45 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS format.
    CAST: Pilar Perez de Guzman, Cintia, Fernando Villalobos, dancers; Rafael Fajardo, singer.
    SUMMARY: Demonstrates and analyzes three 12-beat rhythms of flamenco dance: solea, alegrias and bulerias; explains steps, arm/hand motions and individual artistic interpretation.
    [VIDEOTAPE 02828]

    Country/western.
    Memphis, Tenn.: Alan Meyers and Associates, c1985.
    1 videocassette (60 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS format.
    SUMMARY: An introduction to cotton eyed Joe, Texas two-step, San Antonio polka, and Tennessee stomp. For beginning and intermediate students.
    [VIDEOTAPE 01396]

    Curso de Sevillanas.
    Madrid, Espana: Videos de la Luz; New York, N. Y.: Distributed in North America and the Caribbean by Alegrias Productions, [1985]
    l videocassette (60 min.): sd.,col.; 1/2 in. VHS
    NOTES:In Spanish.
    CAST:Rafael Fajardo, Pilar P. Guzman, Cintia, Paco Prado, Juan Moro, Angel y Pilar.
    SUMMARY:Instructions and demonstrations in what is considered to be the national dance of Spain, the Sevillanas. The Sevillanas are the refined result of folk song and dance as they evolved from Andalusia to the rest of Spain and abroad.
    [VIDEOTAPE 02275]

    Jitterbug-- beginners.
    [S.l.]: Distributed by Maier Communications, c1992.
    1 videocassette (56 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS
    CAST: Dance instruction by Kyle Webb ; with partner Susan Parisi.
    SUMMARY: Teaches basic jitterbug plus slower East Coast (triple) swing and West Coast swing.
    [VIDEOTAPE 02113]

    Jitterbug-- intermediate.
    [S.l.]: Distributed by Maier Communications, c1992.
    1 videocassette (60 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS
    CAST: Dance instruction by Kyle Webb; with partner Susan Parisi.
    SUMMARY: Teaches intermediate jitterbug plus more stylish moves for the East and West Coast swings.
    [VIDEOTAPE 02138]

    Swing & bop.
    Memphis, Tenn.: Alan Meyers and Associates, c1985.
    1 videocassette (60 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS.
    NOTES:An introduction to dancing to the music of the 1950's and 1960's for beginning and intermediate students.
    [VIDEOTAPE 01397]

    Dance Instruction: Ballet

    Ballet floor barre. /with Nicole Vass.
    Pennington, NJ: Dance Horizons Video, c1989.
    1 videocassette (45 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS format.
    SUMMARY:"A program of exercises which progressively warm up, strengthen, and stretch the body in a ballet-specific way."
    [VIDEOTAPE 02807]

    Basic principles of partnering: with Patricia Dickinson and Densil Adams.
    Pennington, N.J.: Dance Horizons Video, c1994.
    1 videocassette (47 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS format.
    SUMMARY: Includes strengthening exercises for both the male and female dancer.
    [VIDEOTAPE 02629]

    Bournonville ballet technique: fifty enchainements.
    selected and reconstructed by Vivi Flindt and Knud Arne Jurgensen.
    Pennington, N.J.: Dance Horizons Video; Pennington, N.J.: Princeton Book Co., 1992.
    1 videocassette (38 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS.
    CAST: Rose Gad, Johan Kobborg.
    SUMMARY: "Offers a new approach to the study of the technique of the great nineteenth-century Danish choreographer August Bournonville.
    Presents fifty school exercises, selected and reconstructed from the notations of Bournonville's sucessor, Hans Beck."
    [VIDEOTAPE 02666]

    David Howard presents his do along ballet class.
    San Rafael, CA: David Howard/Pattie Bryson Productions, c1991.
    2 videocassettes (147 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS.
    CONTENTS: Class A/Intermediate -- Class B/ Intermediate.
    SUMMARY: Each class includes warm-up, barre and center work.
    [VIDEOTAPE 02114]

    How to improve your pointe technique.
    [S.l.]: Roni Mahler, c1994.
    1 videocassette (60 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS.
    SUMMARY: Ballerina, Roni Mahler, demonstrates how to prepare your toe shoes and teaches exercises and techniques to improve dancing en pointe. A viewing of the Russian ballet, "Raymonda" provides a demonstration of techniques learned.
    [VIDEOTAPE 02817]

     

    Dance Instruction: Methods

    Discovering your expressive body with Peggy Hackney: basic concepts in dance training utilizing Bartenieff fundamentals.
    [s.l.]: Peggy Hackney and Diane Ramsey, 1981.
    1 videocassette (60 min.): sd., col.; 3/4 in.
    [VIDEOTAPE 00020]

    The Gutelius class: contemporary dance training.
    Geismar, La.: gge productions, c1989-1991.
    2 videocassettes: sd., col.; 1/2 in. + 2 study guides. VHS format.
    CONTENTS: Tape 1. Off center -- The Gutelius class : definitions, how to do it, and why. Tape 2. The Class.
    SUMMARY: A visual textbook of contemporary dance.
    [VIDEOTAPE 02397]

    Jose Limon technique: volume one, as taught by Daniel Lewis.
    New York: Video D Studios, [1986?]
    1 videocassette (60 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS.
    NOTES:Demonstrated by Charton Boyd, Jane Carrington, Emilie Plauche, Kirk Ryder; accompanist, Reed Hanson.
    [VIDEOTAPE 00439]

    Journey through dance with Gay Cheney .
    Pennington, NJ: Dance Horizons Video, Princeton Book Co., c1994.
    1 videocassette (73 min.): sd., col. ; 1/2 in. VHS.
    NOTES: Companion video to the book Basic concepts in modern dance by Gay Cheney.
    CAST:Narrator, Gay Cheney; dancers, Jan Van Dyke and the Gamble/Van Dyke Dance Company.
    SUMMARY: Dance educator Gay Cheney is your guide through this overview of modern dance training that takes you from the basic elements of technique through improvisation and choreography to performance.
    [VIDEOTAPE 04511]

    Rushes (Siobhan Davies): an analysis of three duets.
    Guilford, Surrey: National Resource Centre for Dance [publisher]: Television Service, University of Surrey [production company], c1987.
    1 videocassette (PAL) (25 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. + notes. VHS.
    SUMMARY:Stephanie Jordan analyses three duets performed in Rushes under three headings : the nature of the material in the duets, spatial organisation and the rhythmic principle on which they are based. She also relates the duets to the rest of the work.
    [VIDEOTAPE 01656]

    Teaching advanced dance improvisation.
    Salt Lake City, UT: Ririe Woodbury, c1993
    4 videocassettes: sd., col.; 1/2 in. + 1 workbook (xi, 90 p. :ill. ; 28 cm.) VHS
    NOTES: Includes bibliographical references (p. 89-90) in workbook
    CONTENTS: Part 1. Group work -- Unison -- Folk forms -- Ritual -- Pt.2. The voice: sounds -- Voice production -- Echoing and passing sounds -- Sound orchestration -- The voice: words -- Illogical word exercise -- Fantasy word tossing -- Abstract sentences -- Pt.3. Gestalt -- Shape -- Motion -- Music quality -- Thematic phrases -- Masks -- Pt.4. Vehicles, props, and scores --Limitations on a grid -- Partnering -- Line of action -- R.S.V.P. cycle
    CAST:Shirley Ririe, Joan Woodbury, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company
    NOTES: Ririe and Woodbury use their dance company to teach an advanced class in dance improvisation
    [VIDEOTAPE 03286]

     

    Dance Instruction: Teaching Children

    The Children of Theatre Street.
    Sea Bright, N.J.: Kultur International Films, 1978, c1977.
    1 videocassette (92 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS.
    CAST: Princess Grace of Monaco.
    NOTES:"Ballet performances filmed and recorded live at the Kirov, Bolshoi and Maly Theatres U.S.S.R."
    SUMMARY:This is the story of the Vaganova Choreographic Institute in the Soviet Union, originally the Imperial Ballet School of Russia, as told through the lives of several of its students. An indepth look is taken at the entrance procedures, the lifestyle and training of the student upon acceptance and the future of the student upon graduation.
    [VIDEOTAPE 00624]

    Creative movement: a step towards intelligence
    West Long Branch, N.J.: Kultur, c1993.
    1 videocassette (80 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. + 1 guide.
    SUMMARY: Melissa Lowe presents a dance class for children ages 2-8. The class is designed to improve body awareness and foster self- confidence, emphasizing motor skills development, coordination skills, limbering, and muscle-toning.
    [VIDEOTAPE 02112 & Guide]

    Dance and grow.
    Pennington, NJ: Dance Horizons Video, c1994.
    1 videocassette (60 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS format.
    CAST: Annette Gaithright, Anita McBeth, and Virginia Shuker, instructors; Martin Bejerano, piano.
    SUMMARY:"Based upon Betty Rowen's book Dance and grow, this video shows the viewer how primary grade children can learn activities to heighten awareness of the basic components of dance ... while at the same time demonstrating the relationship to language development and number concepts. Filmed on location at a Broward County, Florida, school with a multi-ethnic group of six and seven-year-olds and three teachers who display different teaching styles"
    [VIDEOTAPE 02528]

    I can dance!: Introduction to ballet for children.
    [Woodland Hills, CA?]: Surefoot Partners; West Long Branch, NJ: Distributed by Kultur International Films, c1989.
    1 videocassette (VHS) (30 min.): sd., col., 1/2 in.
    SUMMARY:A new and exciting way to introduce your child to the wonderful world of ballet and the joys of dance... Professional dancer Debra Maxwell, has designed this video specifically for girls and boys aged seven years and up by following a child's first ballet lesson through a series of progressive levels of ballet - Plies, Center Work and the Five Basic Positions are covered to familiarize your child with both the fun and techniques of ballet.
    [VIDEOTAPE 02388]

    Teaching children dance video.
    Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Publishers, 1994, c1993.
    1 videocassette (31 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS
    NOTES:Based on the book: Teaching children dance, by Theresa Purcell.
    CAST: Teachers: Liz Jones, Cindy Wilkerson, Jack Yantis.
    SUMMARY:Three condensed lessons that provide real-world examples of effectively teaching dance to children. Lessons, geared toward either primary or intermediate levels, include the balloon dance, the shag dance, and the clouds in the sky dance.
    [VIDEOTAPE 02371]

    Teaching dance improvisation.
    Salt Lake City, Utah: Ririe-Woodbury, c1989.
    2 videocassettes: (ca. 111 min.) sd., col.; 1/2 in. + workbook. VHS format.
    CONTENTS: Pt. 1. Beginnings -- Pt. 2. The elements of dance.
    CAST: Shirley Ririe; Joan Woodbury; Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company.
    SUMMARY: Ririe and Woodbury use their dance company to teach a class in dance improvisation.
    [VIDEOTAPE 01260]

     

    Dance Anatomy, Exercise and Medicine.

    Anatomy as a master image in training dancers
    Santa Cruz, CA: University of California, Santa Cruz, c1988.
    1 videocassette (59 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS
    SUMMARY: Demonstrates how to work with individual students and their particular movement characteristics. Ruth Solomon & Gus Solomon.
    [VIDEOTAPE 02139]

    Beyond words: a program for movement observation and analysis
    Laban Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies; produced by Carol-Lynne Moore.
    New York, N.Y.: Gordon & Breach Science Publishers, c1988.
    2 videocassettes (90 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. + 1 text (305p.) + 1 instructor's guide (104 p.) VHS format.
    CAST: Carol-Lynne Moore.
    SUMMARY:Exercises designed to enhance the understanding of human body movement. Must be used with text "Beyond Words" by Carol-Lynne Moore and Kaoru Yamamato.
    [VIDEOTAPE 01251]

    Bob Rizzo's 50 turns & jumps.
    New York: Riz-Biz Productions, c1994.
    1 videocassette (39 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS.
    CAST:Dancers, John Corella, Lori Holmes ; photographer, Eduardo Patino.
    SUMMARY:International teacher and choreographer, Bob Rizzo, teaches viewers over 50 turn and jump variations for beginners through advanced dancers.
    [VIDEOTAPE 02385]

    The Constructive rest position.
    Exeter, U.K.: Arts Documentation Unit, c1993
    1 PAL videocassette (50 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS format, PAL standard; requires special PAL machine to view
    NOTES: Eva Karczag provides commentary as she works with dancers in the Constructive Rest Position. This technique helps dancers to move with more ease and efficiency
    [VIDEOTAPE 03575]

    Exercise with Billie: chair exercises to keep you moving.
    Pennington, N.J.: Dance Horizons Video, 1991, c1990.
    1 videocassette (VHS) (60 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in.
    CAST: Billie Kirpich.
    SUMMARY:A comprehensive and enjoyable exercise program to accommodate the special needs of all those with movement impairment, the elderly, and the homebound. All exercises are performed either in or with the support of a chair.
    [VIDEOTAPE 02630]

    Introduction to dance medicine: keeping dancers dancing.
    Jackson Heights, N.Y.: Dance Medicine Education Fund, c1992.
    1 videocassette (50 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS format.
    CAST: Colter Rule.
    SUMMARY:Interviews orthopedist Dr. William Hamilton, physical therapists Marika Molner and Katy Keller, and dancers who have suffered injuries, and shows their progress in physical therapy.
    [VIDEOTAPE 02395]

    The Language of movement.
    Tucson, AZ: Mettler Studios, c1985.
    1 videocassette (23 min., 37 sec.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS.
    CAST: Dance director, narrator, Barbara Mettler.
    SUMMARY:Depicts a student dance group, whose members have come from various countries, to study at the Tucson Creative Dance Center in Tucson, Arizona. Discusses the free approach to dance as a creative art activity and the use of improvisation in dance to stress natural body movement in expressing individuality.
    [VIDEOTAPE 01345]

    Lester Horton technique: the warm-up.
    Long Branch, N.J.: Kultur International Films, LTD, c1990.
    1 videocassette (45 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS
    NOTES:Artistic directors, Ana Marie Forsythe and Marjorie B. Perces ; composer Larry Hochman.
    SUMMARY:Horton protegee Marjorie B. Perces and Ana Marie Forsythe lead a group of young professional dancers through leg swings, metatarsal presses and fortifications.
    [VIDEOTAPE 01314]

    Lower extremity dance medicine : orthopedic examination.
    Jackson Heights, N. Y.: Dance Medicine Education Fund, c1994.
    1 videocassette (55 min.): sd., col.; l/2 in. VHS.
    SUMMARY:Dr. William Hamilton, orthopedic surgeon, discusses the evaluation of the dancer's alignment and technique with special emphasis on the physical exam of the foot, the ankle and the lower leg.
    [VIDEOTAPE 02809]

    Steve Condos' tap dance work-out.
    [Hollywood, FL]: Performers Workshop, 1989.
    1 videocassette (47 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS
    SUMMARY: Steve Condos leads a tap workout that progresses from basic rudiments to combinations of steps that provide a physical workout with an interesting difference.
    [VIDEOTAPE 01973]

     

    U. of O. Dance Productions

    Chimera.
    [Eugene, Or.: distributed by Independent Video Services, 1993]
    1 videocassette (63 min., 30 sec.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. + 1 credits ([1] leaf ; 28 cm.) VHS format.
    Music composed and performed by The Pacific Rim Gamelan under direction of Robert Kyr; initial script, Lorilyn Jirges; final script, Janet Descutner, Elizabeth C. Ramirez, Jerry Williams.
    [VIDEOTAPE 02529]

    Metaphors of the invisible.
    1 videocassette (ca. 18 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS.
    NOTES: Choreographed by Lisa Arkin
    NOTES: Recorded at the University of Oregon; support for this choreography was provided by a grant from the Center for the Study of Women in Society
    [VIDEOTAPE 03378]

     

    Dance & the Disabled

    Dancing from the inside out : three stories from AXIS DanceTroupe.
    Boston, MA: Fanlight Productions, c1994
    1 videocassette (28 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in VHS
    NOTES: Three dancers from the Axis Dance Troupe tell how they became injured and what it means to them to be able to express themselves through dance with the use of wheelchairs
    [VIDEOTAPE 03281]

    Touchdown dance.
    Exeter, U.K.: Arts Documentation Unit, c1993
    1 videocassette (120 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS format, PAL standard
    NOTES: American dancer Steve Paxton and psychologist and theatre director Anne Kilcoyne provide comment about a contemporary dance form called contact improvisation while documenting a workshop introducing this dance form to the visually impaired. Blind woman Kirin Saaed provides additional comment as a student participant
    [VIDEOTAPE 03626]

     

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