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Appreciating Dance is a thorough and accurate history of various forms of dance, analyzing everything from social dance, and ballet to modern dance, tap, jazz, theatrical dance and contemporary dance. In it readers will find: a brief biography of notable dancers and choreographers; information needed to expand the enjoyment of performance; the intersection of dance and religion; the history of dance through the beginning of the 21st century; and budding dance trends. Every chapter in this fifth edition has been updated and revised with new information, including suggestions for YouTube viewing at the end of each chapter.
About the Author
Harriet Lihs was Associate Professor of Dance at Lamar University, Beaumont,Texas.
"Concise - easy to teach. Questions at the end make it easier to keep class directed. Totally complete." —Professor Lawrence Singer, Los Angeles City College
"Although I have used other books, I prefer this one because of the detailed information." —Professor Bernice Boseman, El Camino College
"...a fully updated and revised fifth edition with new information, including suggestions for YouTube viewing at the ends of each chapter... impressively informed and informative... thoroughly 'reader friendly' in organization and presentation... especially and unreservedly recommended." —Midwest Book Review