Your Move: A New Approach to the Study of Movement and Dance establishes a fresh and original framework for looking at dance. In examining the basic elements of dance - the Alphabet of Movement - and using illustrations of movement technique and notation symbols it provides a new way to see, to teach and to choreograph dance. This book gives a list of primary actions upon which all physical activity is gased, focusing on both the functional and expressive sides of movement.
It draws upon the author's broad experience in ballet, modern and ethnic dance to reinterpret movement and to shed new light on the role of movement in dance. Your Move is an important book not only for dancers but also for instructors in sport and physical therapy. Each copy of Your Move comes complete with exercise sheets, which can also be purchased separately. A teacher's guide has also been designed providing notes on each chapter, approaches to the exploration of movement, interpretation of the reading studies, additional information of motif description and answers to the exercise sheets. An optional audio cassette, with music written and recorded especially for use with the book, is also available.

chapter |15 pages


chapter 1|3 pages

Movement; Stillness; Timing

chapter 2|4 pages


chapter 3|3 pages

Variations in Travelling

chapter 4|2 pages

Absence of Support: Jumping (Elevation)

chapter 5|11 pages

Direction - Definition of Space

chapter 6|2 pages

Flexion; Extension

chapter 7|2 pages

Rotations, Revolutions, Turns

chapter 8|3 pages

Supporting, Change of Support

chapter 9|5 pages

Balance, Equilibrium

chapter 10|6 pages


chapter 11|6 pages

Part Leading, Guidance

chapter 13|1 pages

Direction: The Diagonals

chapter 4|2 pages

teen - Aerial Steps: The Five Basic Forms

chapter 15|3 pages

Turning of Body Parts: Rotation, Twist

chapter 18|3 pages

Destination, Motion

chapter 19|3 pages

Specific Directional Actions

chapter 20|4 pages

Direction: Systems of Reference

chapter 21|2 pages