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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
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Dyer, Becky – Research in Dance Education, 2010
Teachers' narratives, when viewed as a form of critical inquiry, can allow teachers to tell and retell stories from their evolving points of view and contextual positions, with the goal of better understanding the complexity and depth of the experiences that have informed their teaching. This narrative, which weaves the voices of the author and…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Personal Narratives, Urban Schools, High Schools
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Karkou, Vicky; Bakogianni, Sophia; Kavakli, Evangelia – Research in Dance Education, 2008
With few exceptions, dance, and traditional dance in particular, has received little attention regarding the development of technological tools that can support teaching. The WebDANCE project was a pilot study with a European scope that aimed to experiment with the development of a web-based learning environment for traditional dances. The final…
Descriptors: Summative Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Internet, Dance Education