Access relevant and recent research on dance and dance education through the National Dance Association. Our research site is updated regularly with articles by NDA interns, members, and dance professionals.
After 25 years of research, best-selling author and retired PE teacher Frank Russel Ross has compiled a thorough collection of African American folk and social dances for students from pre-K through adult. Highly recommended for the school curriculum- never to be forgotten and always to be enjoyed. These lesson plans, with historical background, align with the National Dance and Physical Education Standards! From Ring Plays to popular Line and Hand Dances, this great "how-to" book introduces all kinds of African American cultural dances along with a brief introduction to each time period.
The NDA Scholar/Artist award is presented annually to a member who consistently demonstrates creative work in dance research and artistic presentations. The Scholar/Artist speaks before arts groups, as well as to those in the Alliance disciplines and presents an inspiring lecture at the AAHPERD National Convention.
This 2-part volume, listed here, contains the wisdom of the past 33 Scholar/Artist award recipients from 1978-2010. The lectures represent dance in diverse ways, from the creative process to research in science and somatics. They also represent a lifetime of experience, knowledge, and insights. Future dancers and dance educators will be inspired to build upon these great works in their own personal paths within the many dance fields.
Additional information about the Scholar/Artist program
In addition to posting dance research online, the National Dance Association offers the following opportunities for members to be published:
To submit research materials for review, please contact the National Dance Association Headquarters:
National Dance Association
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Reston, VA 20191