Diagnosing levels of dance composition skills in the study process

Rita Spalva
Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy, Latvia

Introduction

Both the rapid cultural processes in the world and in Europe and the high empirical level of the art activities in the society have developed preconditions for the analysis of dance composition in the correlation between theoretical and empirical findings (???????, 2008). It has cleared the way to the research of dance composition skills within the study process. Development of dance composition skills is one of the most significant tasks of the study process in the education of dance teachers and choreographers. It stimulates personality development and creative skills of students in the development of socially significant art objects. Diagnosing levels of dance compositions skills gives wide possibilities for the development of such skills by using the experience and abilities of each individual student. Lasīt vairāk "Diagnosing levels of dance composition skills in the study process"

Analytical methods in the process of learning music

Imants Mežaraups
Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy, Latvia

Introduction

Learning to perform any new musical work is a multi-dimensional task for any musician, young or old, experienced or novice. In most academic situations (as opposed to improvisatorial situations typical for jazz and popular music), the musician must acquire all of the needed musical information from the notated score, and translate that to actual performance. This process can be expedited and made more accurate if analytical methods are employed in studying the musical score.

The Aim of the Study

To briefly illustrate analytical methods that have been proposed by music theorists, but here not for the sake of music theory as such, but rather to enhance the learning process for any practicing musician. Analysis can be a practical tool that enables musicians to learn more quickly. Lasīt vairāk "Analytical methods in the process of learning music"

Development of Youth Sensomotoric Coordination in Acquisition of Playing Percussion Instruments

Tālis Gžibovskis, Māra Marnauza, Daina Voita, Viktorija Perepjolkina
Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy, Latvia

Introduction

In playing percussion instruments, the main activity takes place through movement or motorics, it requires a developed sensomotor coordination.

Aim of the Study

Study and verify development of youth’s sensomotor coordination in acquisition of playing the percussion instruments. Lasīt vairāk "Development of Youth Sensomotoric Coordination in Acquisition of Playing Percussion Instruments"

Development of Cooperation Skills During Acquisition Process of Jazz Singing

Inga Bērziņa, Māra Marnauza
Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy, Latvia

Introduction

During jazz studies, a student develops not only the skill to play the chosen instrument or the vocal technique, but also participates at sessions of playing music in groups. To successfully incorporate in this creative process, theory-wise, practical and psychological readiness is needed, as well as cooperation skills.

Aim of the Study

To find possibilities to develop cooperation skills during acquisition process of jazz singing. Lasīt vairāk "Development of Cooperation Skills During Acquisition Process of Jazz Singing"

Development of Professional Competencies Within the Further Education of Dance Teachers

Rita Spalva, Sandra Vītola
Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy, Latvia

Introduction

The perfection of the competencies as integrative pedagogical category in the education of the dance teachers is an innovative approach to the common social-cultural space. As perceived by the authors of the article, the competencies of the dance teachers in their objective contents’ structure arise from their individual experience and the opportunities of gaining the experience by life action.

Aim of the Study

To establish the dance teachers’ competences and to construct a model for the further education of the dance teachers on the basis of the theoretical and empirical research. Lasīt vairāk "Development of Professional Competencies Within the Further Education of Dance Teachers"