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Brain-Compatible Dance Education. Anne Green Gilbert. RestonVA: NDA/AAHPERD, 2006. order online

Creative Dance for All Ages, Second Edition. Anne Green Gilbert. Human Kinetics; 2 edition (February 27, 2015). order online

Teaching The Three Rs Through Movement. Anne Green Gilbert. NDEO, 1977/2002. order online

Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction Is Hijacking Our Kids-and How to Break the Trance. Nicholas Kardaras, Ph.D. St. Martin's Press. 2016.

Red Flags for Primary Teachers. Neurodevelopmental and Vision Issues that Affect Learning.Katie Johnson. 2012.

Amazing Babies. Beverly Stokes.

Retro Baby, Cut Back on all the Gear and Boost Your Baby's Development with More Than 100 Time-Tested Activities. Anne H. Zachry, PhD, OTR/L. American Academy of Pediatrics. 2014. Available through Amazon.

Baby Bare. Stephanie Johnson.

Kids Learn from the Inside Out. Shirley Randolph and Margot Heiniger (541-575-2413), 1998.

Smart Moves. Carla Hannaford. ArlingtonVAGreat Ocean Publishers, 1995.

What's Going on in There? Brain Development and Early Learning. Lise Eliot. Bantam, 1999.

The Art of Changing the Brain. James E. Zull. SterlingVA: Stylus Publishing.

Teaching With The Brain in Mind. Eric Jensen. ASCD, AlexandriaVA, 1998.

Arts with the Brain in Mind. Eric Jensen. ASCD, AlexandriaVA, 2001.

Brain Rules. John Medina. Pear Press, 2008.

The Brain That Changes Itself. Norman Doidge, MD. Viking Adult; 1 edition, 2007.

The Brain's Way of Healing. Norman Doidge, MD. Viking Penguin; 2015.

Move to Greatness. Focusing the 4 Essential Energies of a Whole and Balanced Leader. Ginny Whitelaw and Betsy Wetzig. Nicholas Brealey Publishing,

Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain. John J. Ratey, MD. Little, Brown and Company; 1 edition,

Learning and Memory: The Brain In Action. Marilee Sprenger. ASCD, AlexandriaVA, 1999.

Brain Matters: Translating Research into Classroom Practice. Patricia Wolfe, ASCD, 2001.

The Learning Revolution. Gordon Dryden & Jeannette Vos. The Learning Web (800-637-6893), 1999.

A User's Guide to the Brain: Perception, Attention, and the Four Theaters of the Brain. John Ratey. San Juan CapistranoCA: Vintage, 2002.

A Celebration of Neurons: An Educator's Guide to the Human Brain. Robert Sylwester.

Powerful Learning. Ron Brandt.

Active Start: a Statement of Physical Activity Guidelines for Children Birth to Five

Sparks of Genius: The Thirteen Thinking Tools of the World's Most Creative People. Robert and Michele Root-Bernstein. Houghton Mifflin, 1999.

Making Connections, Total Body Integration through Bartenieff Fundamentals. Peggy Hackney. London: Routledge, 2002

Partnering Dance and Education. Judith Lynne Hanna. Human Kinetics, 1999.

Sensational Kids: Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder. Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR. Hardcover, Putnam Adult, 2006. Paperback, Perigee Trade, 2007.

Raising a Sensory Smart Child: the Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Integration Issues. Lindsey Beil, MA, OTR/L and Nancy Peske.

Sensory Integration and the Child. A Jean Ayres. Western Psychological Services, 2005.

A Moving Child Is a Learning Child. Gill Connell, Cheryl McCarthy. Free Spirit Publishing, 2014.

Why Motor Skills Matter. Tara Losquadro Liddle, M.P.T. with Laura Yorke. McGraw-Hill, 2003. Available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and many other booksellers.



Current Articles by Anne Green Gilbert

 “Dance Education in the 21st Century: A Global Perspective”
National Dance Association 2005 Scholar/Artist Lecture JOPERD, Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, Volume 76 No. 5, May/June, 2005.

"Toward Best Practices in Dance Education through the Theory of Multiple Intelligences"
Journal of Dance Education (Special Issue) Volume 3 Number 1- 2003

"The Male Myth"
Dance Teacher February 2003 Issue


BrainDance, Anne Green Gilbert, 2003, 2016 order online

Teaching Creative Dance, Anne Green Gilbert, 2002 order online

Amazing Babies/Amazing

The Moving Child, Hana Kamea Kemble,
The Moving Child film teaches about the interrelationship of children’s physical, emotional, social and mental development. Our story explores the importance of dynamic movement in a child’s wellbeing and offers best practices for parents, caregivers and teachers of children. The Moving Child draws on interviews with experts in developmental movement, psychology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, neurology, psychiatry, dance/movement therapy, and cognitive science, including Dr. Carla Hannaford, Dr. Annie Brook, Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Susan Loman, Myrna Martin, Dr. Martha Eddy, Kalila Homann and Dr. Bruce Perry, among others. Integrating approaches from diverse movement therapies, The Moving Child shares best practices to support children’s naturally unfolding movement ability from in the womb through elementary school.

Organizations, People, Arts Ed

Dance Educators Association of Washington –
DEAW is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to the advancement of dance education as a basic and integral component at all public and private levels of education in the state of Washington. DEAW acts as an effective voice for the dance education community in Washington State.

National Dance Education Organization –
National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) advances dance education centered in the arts. NDEO provides the dance artist, educator and administrator a network of resources and support, a base for advocacy, and access to programs and projects that focus on the importance of dance in the human experience.

Dance and the Child USA –
Dance and the Child International (daCi) is a nonprofit organization aiming to promote growth and development in dance for children and youth internationally, irrespective of race, color, sex, religion, and national or social origin. DaCi recognizes that every child and young person has the right to dance and strives to preserve the cultural heritage of all forms of dance for children.

Arts Education Information – Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) –
Dance Standards, Assessments, Arts Posters, information from the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Anne Banks, Program Supervisor for the Arts.

Language of

Language of Dance® (LOD), created by world renowned movement specialist Dr. Ann Hutchinson Guest, is a teaching approach that facilitates movement, dance experience, and understanding through the Movement Alphabet, the building blocks of movement. The Movement Alphabet is represented by basic Motif Notation symbols together with the corresponding movement/dance terminology.

American Dance Therapy

The benefits of dance/movement therapy as a psychotherapeutic intervention are well-established. The American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA), founded in 1966, is a professional organization dedicated to the profession of dance/movement therapy.

InspirEd Arts

InspirEd Arts provides arts-based educational resources and services that promote creative and fun learning experiences and offer opportunities for self-expression and personal growth. Resources and products include, The Ultimate Dance Ed Kit and The Elements of Dance Posters and Flashcards.

Jill Randall – writer, educator, dancer, blogger

Wonderful blogs include Life as a Modern Dancer, Dancing Words (children's books about dance and books that inspire dancing, and Dancers Using Technology.

Health and Wellness

Child Mind Institute –
The Child Mind Institute is an independent nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Insights and advice on common concerns and tips for facing challenges many families share. Educators can find insights on learning, behavior, and classroom management techniques. Tips to help all kids succeed.

Parents Active for Vision Education (P.A.V.E) –
P.A.V.E.® is a national non-profit education 501(c)3, resource and support organization whose mission is to raise public awareness of the crucial relationship between vision and achievement. P.A.V.E.® finds it unacceptable that children and adults continue to suffer needless frustration and failure because too often parents, educators, and medical professionals are unaware of the critical link between VISION and efficient learning. After P.A.V.E.® was founded by Marjie Thompson, it grew nationally by the reciprocal support of parents and teachers with children in their homes and classrooms who had suffered the effects of undiagnosed vision problems. After years of searching for answers to their children’s learning problems, their children were finally diagnosed and successfully treated by a >Developmental/Behavioral Optometrist> through a form of treatment called  VISION THERAPY!

College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) –
The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) is a non-profit, international membership association of eye care professionals including optometrists, optometry students, and vision therapists. Established in 1971, COVD provides board certification for eye doctors and vision therapists who are prepared to offer state-of-the-art services in behavioral and developmental vision care, vision therapy, and visual rehabilitation. These specialized vision care services develop and enhance visual abilities and correct many vision problems in infants, children, and adults. Vision care provided by all COVD members is based on the principle that vision can be developed and changed. For example, we know that infants are not born with fully developed visual abilities and that good vision is developed through a learned process. This website provides resources, locates Doctors, and answers many questions about vision and vision therapy.

Alderwood Vision Therapy Center –
Alderwood Vision Therapy Center has the equipment, special therapy rooms and staff to provide the following comprehensive vision care services: eye examinations for all ages, including infants and preschoolers; vision therapy; treatment for vision problems related to learning; visual rehabilitation for special populations; treatment for stress-related visual problems. There's more to healthy vision than 20/20 eyesight! Learn more about symptoms of visual problems which affect reading, learning, school success and sports. Dr. Nancy Torgerson, Developmental Optometrist.

Family Optometry and Vision Therapy –
Dr. Kinney is an optometrist specializing in pediatric and family vision care. Her practice is located in downtown Seattle and offers eye examinations, vision therapy, eyeglasses, and contact lenses. A full-scope optometric practice dedicated to providing the highest quality vision care to children and adults in a friendly, comfortable, and professional atmosphere. With a highly trained staff and state-of-the-art equipment, we go beyond 20/20. Dr. Kathleen Kinney, Optometric Physician.

Pathways Awareness–
Everything you need to know about tummy time can be found at this incredible website. Pathways Awareness is dedicated to the early detection of motor delays and early intervention for children with motor delays. Resources, articles, and great tips about the importance of tummy time.   

Seattle Therapy Network –
Seattle Therapy Network is a pediatric therapy center created by Sherryl DeVries and Carey Goldenberg. We provide a family-centered and collaborative therapeutic community to address the holistic needs of your family. Our pediatric occupational and physical therapy services are offered in a unique, urban community space designed to elicit child-directed activity and family-centered practice. We specialize in sensory integration, yoga for for children with special needs, myofascial release and cranialsacral technique, and interventions for children with autism. While focusing primarily on infants, children and adolescents with special needs, Seattle Therapy Network also offers services to adult caregivers to optimize their health and ability to nurture.

Developmental Movement Consultants –
Bette Lamont, MA/DMT – The Brain Nanny.
Create better futures for infants, children, parents, and families with in-home therapeutic programs and our Brain Nanny© services for infants. Find real solutions to emotional, academic, behavioral, and physical challenges. Treatment is non-invasive and based on normal neurological development.  206-417-1072 or email:

MOSAIC Center for Therapy
MOSAIC Center for Therapy Services — Children's Therapy Clinic, specializes in providing evidence-based, cutting-edge physical, occupational and speech/language therapy, social/thinking groups, nutrition, behavioral and educational consulting and child psychology services for birth — adolescents. MOSAIC Center for Therapy Services serves individuals in need of therapy due to congenital disability, developmental delay, trauma, disease, surgery or acquired neurological conditions.

Pediatric Physical & Occupational Therapy Services – The practice specializes in working with children presenting with challenges associated with disorders of relating and communicating such as autism spectrum disorder, aspergers, sensory processing disorders (sensory integration disorders), regulatory disorders, dyspraxia, learning, behavioral and neurological disorders. Owned and directed by Rosemary White, OTR/L.

Seattle Feldenkrais, Janelle Keane
Feldenkrais® private sessions and classes focus on restoring functional, efficient, and comfortable movement, whatever the limitation or concern. Janelle Keane Campoverde, Feldenkrais teacher® for 22 years, uses sophisticated techniques of gentle touch to reorganize posture, movement, and self-image. Sessions alleviate pain and movement restriction, and expand mental and physical functioning. Classes offer effortless exercises that create dramatic, immediate improvements in flexibility, posture, coordination and comfort. 
Child’Space Seattle, Janelle Keane
Janelle Keane Campoverde, certified Feldenkrais teacher® and Child’Space parent educator, supports and stimulates neuromuscular development, providing the missing “ingredients” for babies to roll, crawl, sit, and walk during the critical window of development from birth to walking. Parents awaken their confidence in their own parental instincts, by acquiring skills of observation and touch while also gaining a better understanding of the stages of their infant’s development.  Child’Space, developed by Dr. Chava Shelhav, is based on the theory of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais. Appointment can be in your home. 

Amazing Babies/Amazing Toddlers –
Encouraging babies to move naturally during the first year of life builds the movement foundation for them to become body-confident explorers, expressive communicators and self-motivated learners. Our educational programs, DVDs and books are designed to help parents, educators and professionals expand their body awareness and movement repertoire in play sessions with babies. Enhancing these neuro-physical movements that emerge naturally during the first year of life will build the brain, body and joy of each baby.

The Emily Project
Founded in 1993, The Emily Program has become nationally recognized for our compassionate and personalized approach to eating disorder awareness, treatment, and lifetime recovery. At The Emily Program, we treat people of all ages and all genders who struggle with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating, compulsive overeating, obesity, and other specified feeding and eating disorders (OSFED). Our approach to treating eating disorders is based on the belief that individuals are unique and that they intuitively seek meaning, value, and creativity in life. Effective treatment requires awareness of the genetic, biological, psychological, social, and cultural impacts on each person. Simply put, we believe that treatment with you in mind can help you get better. Schedule an eating disorder assessment. We're here to help.

Moves 4 Greatness –
This is the home of Coordination Patterns™, originated by Betsy Wetzig. Coordination Patterns™ Training can improve the way you live, behave, deal with people, handle stress and exercise. Many people know the Patterns as "Thrust, Shape, Swing, and Hang". These names for the Patterns came from the movement side of their function as the movement-mind link. However, the purpose of this site is to understand how to harness the whole movement-mind link of the Coordination Patterns™.

Center for Kinesthetic Education –
The Center for Kinesthetic Education was founded and is directed by Martha Eddy, RSMT, Ed.D., CMA. Through private sessions, lectures, classes, programs and training Martha Eddy and the CKE professional team seek to enhance body-mind-emotional (somatic) awareness, with the goal of enabling a wide range of people to more fully enjoy the satisfactions of life. The website includes information on K-12 education, professional training, and resources.

Moving on Center –
Co-founded by Martha Eddy and Carol Swann, MOC offers training programs which embrace a holistic view of the body and engage the whole body/mind through cooperative learning and an interdisciplinary focus. The curriculum draws on dance, theater, voice, and a wide variety of somatic research to activate creativity and health in both the individual and the community. The website includes information on certification programs, workshops, and more.

S'cool Moves –
Workshops, books, and resources for bringing meaningful movement into the classroom to refocus all learners. S'cool Moves uses techniques proven effective with ADHD, dyslexia, sensory processing disorder, autism spectrum, and developmental delays. Debra Em Wilson, Founder and Reading Specialist.

Aikido Kokikai South Everett –
Aikido Kokikai South Everett is a martial arts school dedicated to the art of Kokikai Aikido. Our practice typically focuses on understanding why a movement is correct, as opposed to simply memorizing a response to an attack.

Autism Resources
Families for Effective Autism Treatment
Seattle Children's Hospital Autism Center Resources
Autism Resources for Families
CDC Autism Links and Resources
Temple Grandin's Teaching Tips
Academic Accommodation Resources
Sesame Street Autism Resources for Parents


Aventurine Music – CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes
CDs by Eric Chappelle. Music for Creative Dance Volumes 1-5 feature contrasts in tempo, texture, and other musical elements that correspond to the elements of dance. Suitable for all ages, these original compositions and arrangements are used by classroom teachers, music and P.E. specialists, families, and dance educators worldwide. BrainDance Music CD contains 8 diverse pieces exploring the BrainDance as developed by Anne Green Gilbert. Included are pieces with spoken cues assisting movement as well as completely instrumental pieces AND the nursery rhyme BrainDance! DanceMakers is available now. Composed from 2003 to 2008, DanceMakers features his unique mastery of the electric violin.

Peter Jones
Excellent rhythmic, instrumental, and ambient music for modern dance. Jones's musical creations are based upon his many years of work as pianist, composer, teacher, and performer in the field of modern dance. The music is a blending of innovative rhythms with open and inventive harmonic progressions. Gradual Motion is a classic! 

Mad Robin Music and
Mad Robin Music and Dance offers high quality teaching resources and musical instruments for classroom, home and studio use. Our products support educational experiences that are inspired by the Orff, Kodály and Dalcroze approaches to teaching music, and by Brain-Compatible, conceptual, and community-centered approaches to teaching folk, creative, and modern dance.

Treefrog Productions –
Music and movement workshops, books, CDs, classes. Kerri Lynn Nichols, Artistic Director.

Marian Rose –
Step Lively CD's. Lively collections of tunes and time-tested dances from traditions such as folk dancing, square dancing, contra dancing, and singing games. All are suitable for classroom instruction (K-12), or for family-oriented events. Designed for use by non-professional dance leaders, Step Lively features charming illustrations and clear, explicit instructions.

Laurie Berkner –
Whimsical, catchy children's songs in a folksy rock style.

Hap Palmer –
Hap Palmer is an innovator in the use of music and movement to teach skills and encourage the use of imagination. His recordings and videos have received numerous honors including the Parent’s Choice Award and the National Parenting Publications Award.

Paul Lippert –
In the Same Boat, Rainbow in the Sky, Humpty Jumpty. Great CD's from a wonderful singer/songwriter. Fun for dancing and singing at home and in dance classes!

Caspar Babypants – CDs, CD Baby; CDs and MP3s, Amazon; iTunes; Pandora;
Caspar Babypants is the stage name of children's music artist Chris Ballew, who is also widely known as the singer of The Presidents of the United States of America. Fun, creative, quirky, and witty songs by a Seattle legend!

West Music –
Resources for dance, music and classroom educators – books, DVDs, CDs, and more.


Display and Costume –
Scarves, plastic, costumes, and props; catalogue available. 11201 Roosevelt Way NESeattleWA, 1-888-562-4810.

Dye-namic Movement Products, Inc. –
Dyenamic Movement Products designs and manufactures stretchy movement tools and props for creative dance, exercise, and therapy. Props include Stretch-eze, Co-Oper Blanket, Body Sox, ElastaBlast, and more.

Music in Motion –
Elements of Dance posters and flashcards by Alan Pietsch. 6 large posters define and illustrate the core concepts of Movement, Time, Space, Energy, Body, & Relationships used in all movement activities. Music in Motion has over 6000 music, movement and dance education resources and music-related gifts for all ages.

Dancing Colors –
Workshops, classes for children and adults, dancing scarves and props, videos and more. Emily Day, Founder.
The Octaband® is a fun, interactive tool which promotes individuality and group cohesion through movement for people of all ages and abilities. The stretchy material, bright colors, and innovative design stimulate self-expression, spontaneity, and awareness of others.