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Kosmidou, Evdoxia; Giannitsopoulou, Evgenia; Moysidou, Dimitra – Research in Dance Education, 2017
Participation in sports may influence negative body image and Social Physique Anxiety (SPA) as there is pressure by significant others to have a certain body image. The aim of the present study was to examine possible differences in SPA and perceived pressure to be thin between female preadolescent and adolescent ballet dancers, rhythmic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Anxiety, Social Influences, Human Body
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Tsouvala, Maria; Magos, Kostas – Research in Dance Education, 2016
This paper describes a dance-based research project conducted at the Department of Early Childhood Education of the University of Thessaly. The main aim of the project was to explore the possibilities of dance in understanding the self in relation to the world, under the perspective of the transformative learning theory. The methodology applied…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance Education, Transformative Learning, Research Projects
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Tsintziloni, Steriani – Research in Dance Education, 2015
The purpose of this article was to provide a historical examination of the interplay between Koula Pratsika's dance school, its historical and social context and the formation of social categories of class, gender and nation in the 1930s as part of a greater project, that of the formation of upper class culture. This perspective reveals the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance Education, Social Class, Gender Issues
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Tsompanaki, Eleni – Research in Dance Education, 2014
Is there a need for dance to enter higher education in Greece? Can contemporary dance be viewed as a discipline on its own right? These questions inspired the research conducted in three case study institutions (out of six that exist) in Greece, examining the reality within them as experienced by dance students, lecturers, course leaders and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance, Dance Education, Higher Education
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Brooks, Pauline – Research in Dance Education, 2014
This article reflects upon the process of creating dance in an intermedial telematic dance setting with university students. Some contextualisation is made of five telematic dance projects (the "Phillypool Projects 2007-2012") that have taken place between two universities, one in the UK and one in the US. It will explore some of the…
Descriptors: Dance, Performance, College Students, Creative Activities
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Vavritsas, Nikolaos; Moisidis, Kyriakos; Vavritsas, Georgios – Research in Dance Education, 2014
The Pan-Pontian dance "Tik" can be found in many variant forms depending on the geographical origins of the dance. The purpose of this study is to determine the differences and similarities between the different forms of the popular Pontiac dance "Tik" and therefore limit the uncertainties and generalizations around its basic…
Descriptors: Dance, Cultural Influences, Cultural Differences, Ethnography
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Gartzonika, Eleftheria – Research in Dance Education, 2013
This paper researches the statutory educational regulations used as a foundation to introduce traditional Greek dance in the school curriculum and which transformed it into a taught subject with connections to the ideological-political and social conditions prevalent in Greece at the time. It particularly concerns the connection between the aims…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance Education, Cultural Education, Social Influences
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Savrami, Katia – Research in Dance Education, 2012
This is a viewpoint that discusses the criteria applied for an objective, academic assessment of dance education and comments upon the status of dance education both in secondary education schools and professional dance schools in Greece today. The viewpoint concludes by proposing the need for an independent undergraduate dance degree to be…
Descriptors: Dance, Fine Arts, Secondary Education, Dance Education
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Tsompanaki, Eleni; Benn, Tansin – Research in Dance Education, 2011
The comparative study examined dance students' views of their dance education and training in tertiary education (further and higher) and their perceptions about the opportunities offered in the their courses available in England (higher education) and in Greece (further education). The aim was to explore similarities and differences between…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Attitudes, Dance Education, Holistic Approach
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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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Pollatou, Elisana; Bakali, Nikoleta; Theodorakis, Yannis; Goudas, Marios – Research in Dance Education, 2010
Body image is considered to be an obscure, mental representation of body shape, size and form which is influenced by a variety of factors that operate over varying time spans. Research has shown that professional female dancers may face preoccupations with their body image and weight. The present study aimed to investigate how body image was…
Descriptors: Females, Dance, Self Concept, Body Composition
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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
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Pagona, Bournelli – Research in Dance Education, 2008
The aim of this study is to present Rallou Manou's work, as well as to demonstrate her contribution to the development and emergence of modern dance in Greece. The data used were mostly collected from Rallou Manou's personal "Archive," but also from published reviews, interviews from her students and the personal experience of the…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Foreign Countries, Theater Arts
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Nikolaos, Vavritas – Research in Dance Education, 2004
The present study aims to investigate the relationship between the rhythmical and the kinetic parts of the Hasapikos dance--both slow and fast--so that, after their relation is determined and recorded, the authentic form of the dance can be formally expressed with rhythmical numeration for teaching purposes. The collection of the data was based on…
Descriptors: Dance, Kinetics, Music, Motion
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Venetsanou, Fotini; Kambas, Antonis – Research in Dance Education, 2004
The purpose of this article is to investigate the effect of an introductory traditional Greek dances programme on the motor proficiency development of pre-school-age children. The sample of this research consisted of 66 students (36 boys and 30 girls) attending public kindergarten in Argolida prefecture (Greece), aged 4-6 years (X = 59.79 plus or…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Physical Activities, Foreign Countries