Educational programs for dance

Keitha Donnelly Manning (
Sat, 31 May 1997 13:01:58 -0500

First true post. I've been listening, assessing, and feel it is time to
address some specific needs that have been voiced to me recently.

I receive messages, from dance educators k-12, hi ed, and studio owners,
requesting a complete listing of dance education software. We already
have a listing of Poser, Life Forms, A.D.A.M., etc. software. What we
are seeking is software which teachs dance-specific subjects, databases
on dance history, etc. We already have a Nutrition CD ROM by Mila
Parrish, the _Shadow project_ by Norma Sue Fisher-Stitt (by the way I
need her email - the one I have gets bounced), and the Ballet CD ROM
series I'm awaiting Susan Gillis' (married name, unknown) early modern
dance software to be released on CD ROM. Lazer disc format is also

Educators are awaiting the software for dance history, dance medicine,
aesthetics, criticism, and dance technique instruction in various
types/forms/styles of dance. I know there was a project to videotape the
Hawkins technique, but don't know if it every made it's way to ROM. At
this point I have over ten requests for this information.

I thank you in advance since I have found the contributors on this list
to be very generous.

Input on recent conversations -

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the pleasure of personal contact, but the ability to save the message
granting me permission. If I am ever questioned, I have the message.

I also have no difficulty with a hardcopy or archive of conversations by
date. Although persons may enter the discussion at various stages, and
be unaware of previous messages by others, it does refelect the
ethnology of email/listserve communications. I also save the
converstations as a resource. Occasionally I revisit topics, especially
when they become relevant to my work. Contacting the author with a
copy/paste version of the message usually aids in discussion.

Hold copyright to internet conversations? No. It's not the nature of
the beast unless you have an article posted to an online publication,
and don't be naive regarding any copoyright posting.

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Citations of comments? Ethics. Yes.
Why would anyone want to misrepresent information when others are
chronicling who said what/when.Reputations have been distroyed for less.