Introduction to Modern Dance Techniques


…His research is thorough…At the college or high school level, this would be a text that student might be asked to purchase in their freshman year in a dance program. It could then be used throughout the typical four years of study. Or, it could be 
 well-used for a one-semester survey course of modern dance techniques. Overall, this book is a welcome addition to the small number of textbooks for modern dance. Although modern has often in the past been taught without a text, in an era of increased attention to the documentation of learning experiences, having a good text on record and using it is becoming more and more necessary. With its accessible and informative style, this book will help fill that need.

— Elizabeth McPherson, Journal of Dance Education (Volume 12, Issue 4, 2012. Pg. 149)

Ideal for an undergraduate dance history of pedagogy course…[Legg] compares each artist’s methods through historical, cultural, pedagogical and aesthetic lenses. He also calls attention to the way the training of dancers has shifted [over time]…

— Dance Teacher magazine (online January 2013, offered as contest prize)

Faculty Endorsements:

I believe every public school dance teacher should have a copy in her classroom.

— Pamela Sofras, Professor & Chair, Dance Department, UNC Charlotte

Much needed concepts in one book for next generation teachers!

— Susan Kirchner, Professor & Chair, Dance Department, Towson University

Useful for students in understanding roots/influences of contemporary dance. 

— Nada Diachenko, Professor & Co-Director, Dance at University of Colorado


Listen to Dr. Takiyah Amin interview with Joshua for her New Books in Dance pod cast ︱27 August 2013. [listen here]

Read Bethany Dzielski’s interview with Joshua in West Virginia Living ︱27 June 2013. [read it here]

International Reviews & Endorsements:

Reviewed in Germany’s Tanz magazine︱July 2012

Recommended Resource in Modern Dance – Focus Course Profile.
Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators, Canada︱2012