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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: DAN2013 Module Title: DANCE FACILITATION
Module Provider: Dance,Film & Theatre Short Name: DAN2013
Level: HE2 Module Co-ordinator: HOUSTON S Dr (Dnc Flm Thtr)
Number of credits: 20 Number of ECTS credits: 10
Module Availability
Semester 1
Assessment Pattern
1.                  A series of lesson plans and an accompanying commentary (2,000 words) (50%)
2.                  Project proposal in report form (2,000 words) (50%)

Assessment rationale:
            There are two assignments to address the skills and understanding for the two strands within dance facilitation, arts management and leading/teaching dance. A series of lesson plans will demonstrate clearly an understanding of the principles and practice of leading dance sessions in a specific context. An accompanying commentary will highlight the rationale for the choices made. A report is a very common medium used within arts management. The project proposal will bring together many elements of the content covered and practised and so will test understanding and application of the principles and practice of project management.
Module Overview
Module Aims
·        To introduce students to the principles, skills and techniques required to facilitate dance through project management and in a variety of teaching contexts.
·        To develop specialist knowledge of theory and skills in preparation for practical experience of dance facilitation in further HE2 study, in Level P and/or in a work environment where skills in facilitating dance are required.
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge and understanding:
·        Identify and discuss different models and concepts of dance facilitation.
·        Distinguish between a variety of learning contexts in dance practice.
·        Describe and debate key techniques for promoting, implementing and leading dance.
·        Identify and discern appropriate marketing principles and strategies used in the arts sector.
·        Recognise strategies for obtaining funding.
·        Outline useful, ethical and accountable working practices in arts organisations.
Cognitive/Intellectual Skills:
·        Assess several management and leadership/teaching strategies for their relevance to a variety of contexts.
·        Devise appropriate ways of implementing an arts project.
·        Apply management and teaching/leadership theory to hypothetical situations.
·        Formulate effective strategies for delivering dance in a variety of contexts.
·        Examine key challenges in delivering dance in different contexts.
Practical/Key Skills:
·        Communicate ideas and methods effectively through speech, the body and written forms.
·        Apply teaching/leadership and management theories to a variety of hypothetical situations, requiring an understanding of a range of techniques.
·        Work individually and as part of a team through suggesting and listening to ideas and strategies.
·        Identify practical problems and analyse options for change.
Module Content
·        Principles and practice of project and arts management. For example, marketing strategies that have particular relevance for arts organisations, how to achieve funding for arts projects, budgeting and writing project proposals.
·        The nature and function of dance in different contexts. For example, private and state dance education sectors, community, health and fitness, disability, recreation.
·        Models for facilitating dance in practical contexts. For example, dance in education, dance in communities.
·        Theories and real life situations inform practical tasks given to students.
Methods of Teaching/Learning
Seminars, role play, student observation and practical activities
Selected Texts/Journals
Required reading:
Benjamin, Adam. Making an Entrance: Theory and Practice for Disabled and Non-Disabled Dancers. London:            Routledge, 2001.
Brinson, Peter. Dance as Education: Towards a National Dance Culture. Basingstoke: Falmer Press, 1991.
Brinson, Peter & Dick, Fiona. Fit to Dance? London: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 1996.
Dance UK. Dance Teaching Essentials. London: Dance UK, 2002.
Diggle, Keith. Arts Marketing. London: Rhinegold Publishing, 1994.
Early, Fergus, Hansen, Sophie & Davies, Sally. Growing Bolder: A Start up Guide to Creating Dance with Older            People. London: Green Candle Dance Company, 1996.
Gough, Marion. In Touch with Dance. Lancaster: Whitlam Books, 1993.
Hill, Elizabeth, O’Sullivan, Catherine & O’Sullivan, Terry. Creative Arts Marketing. Oxford:   Butterworth Heinemann,            1995.
Hill, Leslie & Paris, Helen. Guerilla Performance and Mulitmedia. Poole: Continuum, 2001.
Jasper, Linda & Siddall, Jeanette (eds) Managing Dance: Current Issues and Future Strategies. Hordon: Northcote            House, 1999.
Matarasso, Francois. Regular Marvels. Leicester: CDMF, 1994.
Maitland, Heather. The Marketing Manual. Cambridge: The Arts Marketing Association (3rd edition), 2000.
_____________. The Golden Guide. London: Arts Council of England, 1998.
Payne, Helen. Creative Movement and Dance in Group Work. London: Winston Press, 1990.
Professional Journals
Animated; Arts Professional; Dance Matters; Dance UK News; Disability Arts Magazine
Last Updated

25th November 2009