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Petsilas, Phaedra; Leigh, Jennifer; Brown, Nicole; Blackburn, Catriona – Research in Dance Education, 2019
Dance education in the twenty-first century has started to shift with the evolution of contemporary dance techniques and the introduction of more holistic somatic practices into dance training. Nowadays, the idea of developing 'professional self-sufficiency' is at the heart of the learning experience for young dancers. We believe that in response…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Teaching Methods, Creative Teaching, Holistic Approach
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Kaufman, Eric – Research in Dance Education, 2019
Beginning in the 1980s, and throughout years of employment on Broadway and beyond, I was an unwitting participant-observer to scenes of sexual harassment in musical theater dance workplaces. I experienced being a target of sexual harassment, not as trauma, but as an uncomfortable and accepted aspect of the employment landscape. The…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Theater Arts, Drama, Dance
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Tai, JuanAnn – Research in Dance Education, 2018
Namasia District, located in Kaohsiung City in southern Taiwan, is home to many of the island's indigenous Bunun people. This place was one of the most damaged areas from typhoon Morakot in 2009. In the aftermath of the Morakot disaster, many of the children were traumatized physically and psychologically. I set out to design dance classes for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Cultural Influences, Culturally Relevant Education
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Pedro, Rachel; Stevens, Kym; Scheu, Courtney – Research in Dance Education, 2018
Cultural competency training is considered crucial for sensitively and appropriately approaching interactions with cultures other than our own, reducing the effects of privilege and power. This paper explores the rationales behind changes made to a tertiary dance unit, Latin Dance Party, as a part of an undergraduate dance degree. The project…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Latin American Culture, Dance, Dance Education
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Fortin, Sylvie – Research in Dance Education, 2018
Different types of dance initiatives are being designed for people across their entire lifespan, and implemented in a wide range of health and well-being settings. The aims of these initiatives are to improve their physical and mental conditions. Research on the use of dance for health and well-being is also rapidly gaining momentum which suggests…
Descriptors: Well Being, Health Promotion, Feminism, Foreign Countries
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Kelsey, Louise; Uytterhoeven, Lise – Research in Dance Education, 2017
This paper reports on a focused collaborative learning and teaching research project between the Dance Department at Middlesex University and partner institution London Studio Centre. Informed by Belinda Allen's research on creative curriculum design, dance students and lecturers shared innovative learning opportunities to enhance the development…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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DeMers, Joseph Daniel – Research in Dance Education, 2013
Frame Matching is a codified theory of partner-dance connection. It establishes a framework for breaking down and teaching Swing and Blues dance connection. It is the act of creating, maintaining, or changing tension between partners with posture and tone, in order to lead and follow energy and direction. Frame Matching is explained in terms of…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction, Teaching Methods
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Khoury, Krystel; Martin, Rosemary; Rowe, Nicholas – Research in Dance Education, 2013
In July 2010, on the crest of "The Arab Spring," 28 independent dance teachers from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Malta, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon, gathered in Bodrum, Turkey, for the Symposium on Dance Education in Arabic Speaking Countries. This article reflects on the symposium experience, examining the sociopolitical…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Foreign Countries, Arabs, Cultural Influences
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Gervasio, Amy Herstein – Research in Dance Education, 2012
This paper applies contemporary principles in cognitive and social psychology to understand how Western ballet and modern dance is imbued with emotional and narrative meaning by an audience. These include nine Gestalt concepts of visual form perception as well as cognitive heuristics of representativeness and availability in concept formation and…
Descriptors: Dance, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Audience Response
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Soriano, Christina T.; Batson, Glenna – Research in Dance Education, 2011
Within the last decade, research has supported the use of dance for people with Parkinson disease to improve health and wellbeing. While the majority of study findings have been positive for a variety of psychophysical outcomes (gait, mobility, and balance confidence, for example,), little has been reported in regard to the process of selecting…
Descriptors: Dance, Curriculum Research, Action Research, Dance Education
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Dyer, B.; Loytonen, T. – Research in Dance Education, 2011
This dialogical article reflects stories of encounter. The unexpected collision of our worlds and thoughts, and the familiarities and tensions we came to recognize in each other's experiences when facilitating collaborative research in two communities of dance teachers, has given birth to this shared line of inquiry. We have come to acknowledge…
Descriptors: Action Research, Teaching Methods, Inquiry, Research Methodology
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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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Cheesman, Sue – Research in Dance Education, 2011
Integrated dance has featured in several publications from the mid-1990's onwards, particularly from the standpoints of equity of access, and contesting perceptions of dominant conventional notions of what dance is and who can dance including issues of embodiment and representation. Other publications and manuals focus primarily on how to teach…
Descriptors: Dance, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Dance Education
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Rowe, Nicholas; Zeitner-Smith, David – Research in Dance Education, 2011
This paper introduces the concept of creative dexterity within the choreographic process and explores how contemporary dance conservatories are seeking to foster performers' skills in choreographic collaboration. Through investigating the institutional strategies of the London Contemporary Dance School, the Rambert School of Ballet and…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Graduates, Interviews
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Ashley, Linda; Nakamura, Aya – Research in Dance Education, 2011
Issues surrounding what works best in balancing autonomous exploration of dance making with provision of learning about choreographic process for university dance students are explored in this paper. Two personal narrative perspectives are provided. A lecturer reflects on what works best in structuring learning that encourages students to explore…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personal Narratives, School Community Relationship, Dance
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