ONLINE DANCE RESOURCE HUB:

DANCE via the NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE

 The Dance segment of the National Arts Centre Website (a Canadian based site) is an incredible resource for students, instructors, and parents. The site can be found here.

The dance-centered information on the site shares the following topics  in a detailed, easy-to-understand, and visually engaging format:

Dance 101

  • Why People Dance
  • Dance Forms & Styles
  • Dance Facts
  • Dance Glossary
  • Glossary of Human Anatomy Terms
  • Dance Links & Resources

Understanding Dance

  • See Dance
  • Appreciate Dance
  • Read About Dance

Making Dance 

  • Choreographic Process
  • Choreographer’s Toolbox
  • Studio to Stage
  • The Inside Scoop
  • Dance Professions
  • Expert Advice
  • Becoming a Dancer
  • Youth Commission

Meet the Artists 

  • Dancing Through Time: Past, Present, & Future
  • Dance in Canada: a Rich and Varied Art
  • Biographies

The site also includes a Mediatheque section (featuring videos, photography, and interviews) and a Your Turn section (where students can quiz themselves, submit dance news, and choreography in the virtual studio).

The site has great formatting and in a wonderful resource for students, parents, and teachers (the music and theatre segments are worth exploring, too). Check it out and share it with your studio!

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