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Aujla, Imogen Jane; Nordin-Bates, Sanna; Redding, Emma – Research in Dance Education, 2014
Commitment to an activity forms an essential part of the talent development process, yet little is known about the reasons why young people commit to dance training. The aim of this study was to investigate the factors that affect young dancers' commitment to a selective dance talent scheme. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 19…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Dance, Dance Education
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Aujla, Imogen Jane; Redding, Emma – Research in Dance Education, 2014
There is a general recognition of the lack of progression routes for dancers with disabilities. Alongside this, there is a lack of understanding of how best to identify and develop talent among young disabled dancers. The current study sought to address this gap in the literature by investigating criteria that might be appropriately applied when…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Talent Identification, Dance Education, Selective Admission
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Connolly, Mary Kate; Quin, Edel; Redding, Emma – Research in Dance Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to assess the physiological and psychological impact of contemporary dance classes on adolescent females. Fifty-five females, aged 14 were recruited from secondary schools in the UK. The intervention constituted a program of contemporary dance classes with an emphasis on building muscular strength. Full ethics…
Descriptors: Muscular Strength, Intervention, Physical Activities, Females
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Walker, Imogen J.; Nordin-Bates, Sanna M.; Redding, Emma – Research in Dance Education, 2010
Talent identification and development processes are important components of many dance programmes, yet talent is notoriously difficult to define and its identification may rely on intuitive judgements. Taking a systematic approach to the study of dance talent could enable researchers and educators to better determine what talent actually "is," the…
Descriptors: Talent Identification, Literature Reviews, Dance Education, Psychomotor Skills