Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Storyboard anyone?

I want to teach my students about Alwin Nikolais, who was a dance pioneer. I know that there are many videos about him, but I want my students to just learn a very small and specific portion of his life, which is why I created a video.

Click here for the link to the storyboard.

wanna learn to dance???

This is a great source for teachers as well as potential dancers! You can watch dance videos here, post your own videos, watch instructional videos that teach you how to dance, get videos for your classroom and much more! Great resource I think!

Click here for the site.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Copyright Laws--good and bad examples!

The video above is a bad example of copyright. Even though I love this show, and want to see the performances over and over again, the person who posted this is violating the law. They would have needed to buy the rights for the music and from the show for this specific performance in order to post this entire performance on YouTube. However, if they would have only done a 10% of the performance, than it would have been ok.

The Video below is a great example of using good copyright because, they only use about 10 seconds from each movie to describe the "ten best movie kisses." However, with the choice of song, they probably would have needed to buy the rights of the song.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Need help with Dance and Technology?

So when it comes to dance and technology, a lot of us dance teachers don't really know where to go! There is a teacher in the dance department by the name of Ric Chitwood who actually teaches a dance and technology class! He teaches dancers how to better utilize technology i.e. video techniques, garageband, etc. He said he often helps out high school teachers, it's just whether or not they ask him for help! So here is his info if you ever need it!

Ric Chitwood:


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My new Website!

I just created a new website about my dance classes. Feel free to check it out. It's not quite finished yet, but hopefully I can work out a few of the bugs with my teacher, Rick West.

Find my website here


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

More dance and technology!

This is a great article about a University that incorporated technology into their dancing.

Find the article here.


Dance Technology Resources!!!

This is a great website that emphasizes the need for technology in the field of dance right here. This website shows you what kinds of dance and technology programs there are.