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About the author:
Debra Webb Rogers has been teaching dance at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville Florida since the school began in 1986.
She graduated from Florida State University in 1976 with a B.S. degree in Education, and is a multiple-year honoree listed in Who's Who Among America's Teachers. In 2010 she served as the Dance Department Head for the Georgia Governor's Honors Program.
Ms. Rogers received her early dance training via a Harkness scholarship, studying under Ruth C. Petrinovic at The Academy of Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale. She continued her dance education at Florida State University, performing with their dance department while earning her education degree.
She danced professionally for almost twenty years as a company member with The Birmingham Ballet, The Israel Ballet, and The Florida Ballet. She has been a guest artist and teacher at schools and companies throughout the southeast, and has appeared in Bride's magazine and in a commercial that won both an Addy and an Emmy award. She was also a finalist in international ballet competition.
Ms. Rogers writing credits include three works of nonfiction: The Boone Connection, a genealogy; San Marco, a history; and Choosing a Dance School: What Every Parent Should Consider. She has also written articles for the national magazines Guideposts and Dancebag. Her first novel, Dancing in Time, is available from The Wild Rose Press.
When she is not teaching or writing, Ms. Rogers enjoys hiking and exploring the Appalachian Mountains with her husband of 13 years, Samuel Rogers.
You can contact Ms. Rogers via her website:
Dancing Between the Ears
Technical Tips and Images for Dancers
Debra Webb Rogers
Dancing Between the Ears focuses on a powerful, but often under-utilized tool of dance instruction: imagery. The body learns movement best through visual imagery: pictures in the mind. This book presents chapters full of images such as: "To keep the hips squarely to the front, imagine your hips as headlights on a car, and keep them focused on the road."' and "Plie as though you are going up and down in a toaster."
Dancing Between the Ears is an invaluable handbook for dance teachers, dance students and professional dancers. It is a practical companion to the usual scholarly textbooks on dance technique, with tips and images organized in a user-friendly format with chapter headings such as: Posture and Alignment; Traveling Steps; and Images Using Props.
Dancing Between the Ears is an at-your-fingertips resource, bull of ideas dancers and teachers can actually use on a daily basis.
- Publication Date:
- 0980191912 / 9780980191912
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Performing Arts / Dance / Reference