Dance Studies: The Basics is a concise introduction to the study of dance ranging from the practical aspects such as technique and choreography to more theoretical considerations such as aesthetic appreciation and the place of dance in different cultures. This book answers questions such as: Exactly how do we define 'dance'? What kinds of people dance and what kind of training is necessary? How are dances made? What do we kw about dance history? Featuring a glossary, chrology of dance history and list of useful websites, this book is the ideal starting point for anyone interested in the study of dance.
Dr Jo Butterworth is currently Professor of Dance Studies at the University of Malta where she established a new department in 2010. Formally Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds, she was also responsible for the MA in Choreography at Fontys Dansacademie, The Netherlands.