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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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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