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Rimmer, Rachel – Research in Dance Education, 2017
This article presents the findings from a focus group discussion conducted with first year undergraduate dance students in March 2015. The focus group concluded a cycle of action research during which the researcher explored the use of enquiry-based learning approaches to teaching dance technique in higher education. Grounded in transformative and…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Dance, Focus Groups, Action Research
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Higdon, Rachel Delta; Stevens, Jayne – Research in Dance Education, 2017
This paper explores dance students' understanding of employability and their views about their dance futures in order to inform higher education curricula and workforce development. The investigation focuses on the student experience on a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree course in Dance at an English university. First and final year undergraduate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employment Potential, Dance Education, Undergraduate Students
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Anderson, Steven David; Leyland, Sandra Darkings; Ling, Jonathan – Research in Dance Education, 2017
A key influence on motivation to take part in lifelong physical activity is experience of physical education during the school years. Curriculum-based dance is important for providing a pathway into extra-curricular dance because, for many young people, physical education is their only opportunity to experience dance. A sample of 362 adolescents…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Extracurricular Activities, Dance Education, Physical Education
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Pickard, Angela – Research in Dance Education, 2013
This paper explores what is perceived and believed to be an ideal ballet body by young ballet dancers. Such bodily belief becomes, in Pierre Bourdieu's terms, a core part of a ballet dancer's habitus. A four year longitudinal, ethnographic, empirical study of the experiences of 12 young ballet dancers, six boys and six girls, aged between 10 and…
Descriptors: Dance, Human Body, Longitudinal Studies, Ethnography
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McLean, Elizabeth – Research in Dance Education, 2012
Sophie Fedorovitch (1893-1953) had a formative influence on the designs of English ballet as it developed during the 1930s and 1940s. Trained as a painter, she was a Polish-born Russian who adopted England as her homeland. Reticent by nature, little is documented about Fedorovitch's life and work. This paper examines her sources of influence,…
Descriptors: Dance, Artists, Design, Clothing
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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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Bannerman, Christopher – Research in Dance Education, 2009
This paper was originally presented as a keynote address to the Conference on Research on Dance (CORD) held at De Montfort University, Leicester England in 2009. The themes of the conference, global perspectives on dance pedagogy: research and practice, are considered, particularly in relation to the interwoven nature of the relationships between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance Education, Dance, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Connell, John – Research in Dance Education, 2009
There is a lack of research examining practitioners' beliefs, understanding and attitudes towards the teaching of dance in England. In order to address this gap in the evidence, this paper reports on a recent survey of dance practitioners (n = 198) living and working in Yorkshire, the largest county in England, on what they consider to be the most…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary School Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Houston, Sara – Research in Dance Education, 2009
The article examines the experience of participating in Contact Improvisation by male prisoners. It specifically focuses on issues of touch for this participant group and how inmates can learn different ways of acting from acquiring Contact skills, contributing to their rehabilitation. The paper looks at the culture in prisons that propagates a…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Males, Correctional Institutions, Dance Education
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Andrews, Ben; Thoms, Victoria – Research in Dance Education, 2008
This paper discusses research into the facilitation of academic writing for first year dance students using images, emails and the forum of a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Taking place over several weeks in the early part of the academic year and within a core module entitled Personal and Professional Development in the single honours Dance…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Electronic Learning, Academic Discourse, Dance Education
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Benn, Tansin; Benn, Barry; Doyle, Brigitte – Research in Dance Education, 2006
In England the government's specialist schools initiative is transforming the nature of secondary education. A three-year longitudinal case study tracked the effects of specialist performing arts college status on two schools. The sites were a mainstream school drawing pupils from an area of high social deprivation and disadvantage, and a special…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Magnet Schools, Foreign Countries, Dance Education