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Teaching Dance for Understanding
"Teaching Dance for Understanding is a learner-centered approach that helps educators draw from students' knowledge, creativity and personal interests, while delivering a purposeful curriculum that develops physical literacy and fundamental movement skills." Also see this open access article in JOPERD.
using 360 videos for 4-wall dances
Software that comes with 360 degree cameras (at least mine) allows you to take a 360 degree video and edit it into a "Point of View" (POV) video. Why is this important? Traditionally, when 4-wall dances changes directions (rotates 90 degrees) the view changes from watching the dancers from behind (matching), to a side view, then to a front view (mirror), to another side view, and then back to watching from behind. With a POV video students will always see a matching perspective, which should be much easier to follow along. Use a projector for one wall and use yourself for the opposite wall (this ensures students can always see a demonstrator).
Original 360 Video (use the mouse cursor to change the view)
After Editing into a POV (view rotates on its own)
Using 360 Videos for Dance Showcases
This dance was filmed with the camera hanging from the ceiling. This technique allows you to showcase all students and is great for parents. It can also be used to assess students' performances. Use the mouse cursor to change the view.