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Dryburgh, Jamieson – Journal of Dance Education, 2019
Learning through dance technique has the potential to transform students, both in terms of their bodily capabilities and their sense of self in the world. By exploring the "how" of dance pedagogy, this research study investigates dance technique learning through the accounts of undergraduate students and teacher-researcher reflexivity at…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Dance, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students
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Thomas, Tamara – Journal of Dance Education, 2019
It is my belief that a prevailing colonial mentality in higher education dance spaces, as it relates to jazz dance, is responsible for the lack of serious engagement and appropriate regard. This article makes the argument for the decolonization of higher education spaces, advocating for fuller engagement with the jazz genre and positioning it to…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Music, Higher Education
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Prichard, Robin – Journal of Dance Education, 2019
In embracing lingocentric educational methods, dance has reinforced dichotomous thinking and traditional dualities of mind/body and language/movement. Formal structures of critical responses to choreography have left out reflective methods that are generative, embodied, and participatory and those that challenge lingocentric methods of feedback.…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Dance, Dance Education, Reflection
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Lehikoinen, Kai – Journal of Dance Education, 2019
Dance pedagogy has expanded into hybrid contexts such as the arts and health in elderly care, calling for a review of the current state of the role and professionalism of dance ambassadors in Finnish society. This article addresses dance ambassadors as a specific brand of training and professionalism in Finland. In addition, framed by theories on…
Descriptors: Dance, Older Adults, Dance Education, Foreign Countries
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Martin, Rose – Journal of Dance Education, 2019
This article investigates sustaining dance education in light of the Syrian Civil War, exploring questions such as: How might dance education continue when one is in exile? What happens when exile, dance, and education intersect? This article seeks to untangle these broad queries in relation to the experiences of three dancers from Syria--Sara,…
Descriptors: Dance, Refugees, Foreign Countries, Dance Education
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Pardo, Matt – Journal of Dance Education, 2019
Research on the choreographic combination of jazz dance movement vocabularies with minimalist choreographic constructs has led to many pedagogical advances in undergraduate-level jazz dance classroom. Perhaps the most important of those developments is the identification of a construct for teaching a practice of performance. Although it might be…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Performance, Undergraduate Students, Observation
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Mabingo, Alfdaniels – Journal of Dance Education, 2019
As globalization endures onslaughts from neo-state nationalism, examining the role that dances from non-Western cultures play in facilitating intercultural education is necessary. This article critically examines the intercultural reflections and meanings that student performers constructed from learning and performing the movements, techniques,…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Dance Education, Singing, Music
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Schupp, Karen – Journal of Dance Education, 2019
In the United States dance competition culture and commercial dance are both highly visible. Although connections between the two distinct dance worlds are implicitly present, they remain largely unexamined. To begin a conversation about how commercial dance and dance competition culture relate and their influence on dance education, this article…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Dance, Competition, Aesthetics
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Gibbs, Lisa E. – Journal of Dance Education, 2019
The 2001 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act defined dance as an art form, designated the arts as core academic subjects, and called for highly qualified instructors in every classroom. These developments provided new opportunities for dance faculty in higher education preparing their students for life after college.…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Undergraduate Students, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Hermans, Carolien – Journal of Dance Education, 2019
In this article we take a social, embodied stance towards autism that includes both the celebrating of difference as well as the notion of vulnerabilities. The hypothesis of Hanne de Jaegher (2013) serves as the main starting point of present research study. This hypothesis states that children with autism have a different embodiment and as a…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Young Children, Males, Autism
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Heiland, Teresa; Megill, Beth – Journal of Dance Education, 2019
This article focuses on the development of a theoretical framework for jazz dance in which researchers hypothesized how motif notation concepts from Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) and Language of Dance┬« (LOD) could be used to help learners understand how the roots and branches of jazz dance styles are related. We began by investigating the…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Aesthetics, African Culture, Cultural Influences
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Henderson, Bryant – Journal of Dance Education, 2019
By critically reviewing and discussing existing scholarship, this article considers how individuals construct their embodied performances of gender while navigating the diverse teaching--learning paradigms experienced within dance discourses. The inherent relationships that exist between dance education and gender have been substantially…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Dance, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Gose, Rebecca Lynn – Journal of Dance Education, 2019
Undoubtedly, every young dancer aspires to be an expert technician and artistically dazzling. Working toward that end, a dancer is aware that he or she needs to spend many hours of practice in technique classes and on the stage. However, a dancer might not consider the fact that to become the best dancer possible, he or she needs equal abilities…
Descriptors: Dance, Cognitive Style, Motor Development, Skill Development
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Huskey, Sybil; Latulipe, Celine; Word, Melissa; Lottridge, Danielle – Journal of Dance Education, 2018
This case study looks at the use of focus groups as a reflective pedagogical tool in a collaborative project at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The study involved the DanceDraw project, a collaboration between choreographers and computer scientists investigating the intersection of dance and technology. Eight dance and technology…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Dance, Case Studies, Computer Science
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Weidmann, Chelsea – Journal of Dance Education, 2018
Current research into reflective pedagogy in dance almost exclusively discusses the tertiary education population. Additionally, the research is primarily focused on concert modern dance and creative dance pedagogies, techniques, and choreography. Ballet technique programs in precollegiate populations have, so far, been left out of the…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Reflective Teaching, Educational Philosophy, Teaching Methods
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