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Petsilas, Phaedra; Leigh, Jennifer; Brown, Nicole; Blackburn, Catriona – Research in Dance Education, 2019
Dance education in the twenty-first century has started to shift with the evolution of contemporary dance techniques and the introduction of more holistic somatic practices into dance training. Nowadays, the idea of developing 'professional self-sufficiency' is at the heart of the learning experience for young dancers. We believe that in response…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Teaching Methods, Creative Teaching, Holistic Approach
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Kaufman, Eric – Research in Dance Education, 2019
Beginning in the 1980s, and throughout years of employment on Broadway and beyond, I was an unwitting participant-observer to scenes of sexual harassment in musical theater dance workplaces. I experienced being a target of sexual harassment, not as trauma, but as an uncomfortable and accepted aspect of the employment landscape. The…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Theater Arts, Drama, Dance
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Cisneros, Rosemary E.; Stamp, Kathryn; Whatley, Sarah; Wood, Karen – Research in Dance Education, 2019
The focus of this paper is on the WhoLoDancE EU Horizon 2020 project and the tensions between the technology and the potential impact on dancer education -- the aspirations versus the realities. We explore how neuroscientific concepts can help to understand the embodied experience of working with digital tools in a mediated learning environment.…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Computer Simulation, Neurosciences, Educational Theories
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Walker, Ayo – Research in Dance Education, 2019
In my investigation of dance curricula in US higher education, the dance discipline's primary pedagogical concentrations in classical ballet and Eurocentric modern dance techniques implicitly signal their centrality to the development of any academically trained dancer. This focus, in turn, generalizes and essentializes other cultural and…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, African Americans, Dance, Undergraduate Students
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Sanger, Andrew – Research in Dance Education, 2019
This article explores the dynamics of Gaga, a contemporary movement practice developed by Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin, as an emergent methodology for embodied research. Deploying Gaga as a case study, this article argues for the relevance of knowledge generated through lived, felt experience as well as ways of knowing grounded on bodily…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Movement Education, Case Studies, Human Body
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Duffy, Ali – Research in Dance Education, 2019
Discussions about tenure among postsecondary education dance faculty elicit a spectrum of perspectives and emotions ranging from excitement to confusion to fear. Faculty carefully weigh the potential for academic freedom and job security against the sometimes unclear and potentially unreasonable expectations regarding how to achieve tenure. These…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Tenure, Teacher Attitudes, Dance Education
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Reinders, Nicole J.; Bryden, Pamela J.; Fletcher, Paula C. – Research in Dance Education, 2019
Dance -- created by a moving body over space and time -- creates space for non-verbal communication and self-expression. Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder may particularly benefit from the use of their bodies to convey their needs and desires. This research presents the experiences of individuals involved in two recreational dance programs…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Students with Disabilities, Autism
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Duffy, Ali B.; Beaty, Allison – Research in Dance Education, 2019
Relationships between choreographers and dancers are sometimes defined by a particular hierarchy in which choreographers hold more power than dancers do throughout dance making processes. There is very little room for dancer input, interpretation, or feedback in traditional choreographic process models. Though these power dynamics have been…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Creativity, Power Structure
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Shin, Min-Hye; Cho, Nam Ki – Research in Dance Education, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore the competency-based curriculum to expand Korean university students' career spectrums in dance departments. A literature review and a two-time Delphi analysis with seven experts was carried out at the beginning of the study to discover necessary competencies. Thereafter, an Analytical Hierarchy Process…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, College Students
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Flower, Lynda – Research in Dance Education, 2019
This study focusses on how peak performance lived experiences (identified as spiritual) during a dance career continued into and influenced the later teaching lives of former ballet dancers. The study is located in academic discussion of Western mystical and spiritual experiences. Five professional ballet teachers, who were formerly professional…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Performance, Foreign Countries
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Valls, Rebecca; Black, Carolyn; Lee, Mimi Miyoung – Research in Dance Education, 2019
What can we learn from K-5 science teachers who have integrated science and creative dance for a five-year period? In this paper, the preliminary findings of the qualitative research conducted by a constructivist elementary charter school principal, a university dance professor, and an educational researcher is presented.This research highlights…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Science Education, Elementary School Teachers, Constructivism (Learning)
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Jin, Jin; Martin, Rose – Research in Dance Education, 2019
China has a rich history of dance education and has established prominent tertiary dance institutions. Coupled with this is a growing global interest to engage with China, and connections are developing between Chinese and non-Chinese tertiary dance institutions. Within this curiosity and internationalization of dance education, there is the…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Foreign Countries, History
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Canales-Lacruz, Inma; Arizcuren-Balsco, Eva – Research in Dance Education, 2019
This article identifies the student's perceptions regarding the lack of inhibition, spontaneity and codification of the tasks associated with corporeal expression. The aim was to identify the positive and negative feelings of the students regarding the expressive activities involved in the three phases of the exercise: exploration, expression and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Inhibition, Elementary School Teachers
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Heiland, Teresa L. – Research in Dance Education, 2019
This statistical study of 272 dancers, ages 18-96, using Kolb Learning Styles Inventory 4.0, identifies dominant learning cycles, learning styles, and learning style flexibility of the dance participants, and subgroups of notation users, and then compares these results to existing results from other disciplines. The research reveals the depth and…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Cognitive Style, Student Characteristics, Teaching Methods
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Lopez, Benjamin – Research in Dance Education, 2019
This qualitative study investigated the lived experiences of six community college dance students. The theoretical framework of social cognitive career theory was used but was modified to include only the tenets most frequently cited in the literature that directly influenced the career identity of dancers particularly in relation to their…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges
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