Dancing from the Inside Out: Lessons in the Body as Text

Pamela Young

Abstract


Teachers who have been literally “born and raised” into the tradition of print-based literacy teaching may experience difficulty with conceptualizing and implementing multiple literacies and multiple texts into their classrooms. In this article, the author enrolls in a jazz dance class to gain “inside out” experience with dance as literacy and the body as text, and considers how dance can broaden the world of the literacy classroom.

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