In this chapter, we describe three strategies we adopted to help students in an online dance appreciation course develop the ability to write about dance with specificity and clarity. The course begins by having students develop a specific lexicon to describe dance. We scaffold the use of that lexicon into increasingly complex writing tasks and provide opportunities for students to embody course concepts as a way to enrich their writing. We believe that these strategies give students the tools to support the analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of complex choreography with specific, clear, and appropriate descriptions of the dance.
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The Use of an Analytic Framework to Scaffold Student Writing in an Online Dance Course
Cinotto, Rhonda, Matthew Henley, Jennifer Salk. Corbett, Steven J., Jennifer Lin LeMesurier, Teagan E. Decker, and Betsy Cooper, Eds. Writing in the Performing and Visual Arts: Creating, Performing, and Teaching. "The Use of an Analytic Framework to Scaffold Student Writing in an Online Dance Course" WAC Clearinghouse/University Press of Colorado, Fort Collins, CO. 2019. https://wac.colostate.edu/books/atd/performing/