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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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Stivaktaki, Chrysi; Mountakis, Costas; Bournelli, Pagona – Research in Dance Education, 2010
The purpose of the present study was to assess the effect of a cross-curricular programme for the teaching of traditional dances on the attitudes and perceptions of Greek pupils in the First Year of Secondary School. At the outset we anticipated that the programme would have positive results in terms of: (a) the pupils' enjoyment of the activity;…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Attitude Measures, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes