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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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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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Huddy, Avril – Research in Dance Education, 2017
Digital technology has long been integrated into the mainstream learning environment in a variety of ways from basic teaching delivery tools to specific courseware; however, it has struggled to make an impact in the dance technique studio. Despite the enthusiastic and alacritous integration of digital technologies within the repertoire and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Dance Education, Learner Engagement, Cooperative Learning
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Stevens, Kym; Huddy, Avril – Research in Dance Education, 2016
Despite tertiary institutions acknowledging that reflective practice is an essential component of undergraduate dance teacher training, there is often a disparity between the tertiary students' reflective skills and the more sophisticated reflective ability needed to navigate the twenty-first-century workforce. This paper charts the evolution of a…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Undergraduate Study, Teacher Education
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Snook, Barbara Helen; Buck, Ralph – Research in Dance Education, 2014
This paper reflects upon international arts education action and relative local in-action. The first half of the paper provides a brief narrative of the World Alliance for Arts Education's advocacy work and the development of the UNESCO Seoul Agenda: Goals for the development of arts education. The second half of the paper highlights a dance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Advocacy, International Organizations
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Russell-Bowie, Deirdre E. – Research in Dance Education, 2013
In primary schools across many countries, dance is now included within the arts key learning area with its own outcomes and content. But as future teachers of dance and other art forms, how do preservice generalist primary teachers perceive their background and confidence in relation to dance and dance education? This study investigates the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Dance, Dance Education, Self Efficacy
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Huddy, Avril; Stevens, Kym – Research in Dance Education, 2011
This paper describes a teaching model, "The Teaching Artist", developed to address the pedagogical and cultural divide between the traditional dance teacher and the dance artist who teaches: traditionally, one teaching about dance and the other, teaching through dance. The "Teaching Artist" model was developed through the…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Teacher Education, Teaching Models, Preservice Teachers
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Coleman, Lucinda – Research in Dance Education, 2011
For dance educators engaged in teaching choreography in Christian tertiary institutes, encouraging students to develop foundational compositional skills whilst exploring personal expression of the Christian faith is undoubtedly a challenging objective. In 2005, a Christian tertiary education provider in South Australia enrolled six female dance…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Foreign Countries, Religious Factors, Writing Skills
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Phillips, Maggi – Research in Dance Education, 2009
This paper aims to extrapolate the difficulties and challenges posed by ideas about creativity principally in the context of doctoral theses in which the practices of dance play a prominent, if not, pivotal role. While resisting definitive transparency, creativity is a crucial marker as much for postgraduate scholars as it is for artists. The…
Descriptors: Creativity, Artists, Doctoral Dissertations, Dance
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Norris, Virginia – Research in Dance Education, 2003
This paper represents an attempt to document some of the methods and processes involved in creating a new dance work. I observed, over a 5-week period, the making of a contemporary dance piece with a group of 19 3rd-year BA dance students at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. The choreographer was Melbourne-based Dianne Reid, who…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Dance, Higher Education, College Students