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Walker, Ayo – Research in Dance Education, 2019
In my investigation of dance curricula in US higher education, the dance discipline's primary pedagogical concentrations in classical ballet and Eurocentric modern dance techniques implicitly signal their centrality to the development of any academically trained dancer. This focus, in turn, generalizes and essentializes other cultural and…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, African Americans, Dance, Undergraduate Students
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Curl, Gordon – Research in Dance Education, 2018
This critical review aims to expose the confusion that exists in professional arts criticism in general, and dance criticism in particular--with implications for dance education. The underlying principles of formalism are outlined and its strengths and weaknesses highlighted. A demand for more interpretive, theoretical and contextual criticism is…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Aesthetics, Criticism, Critical Theory
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Hopper, Luke S.; Weidemann, Andries L.; Karin, Janet – Research in Dance Education, 2018
Ballet, the art form, is underpinned by a codified technique -- a set of movements, positions and aesthetics. For centuries, ballet technique has been used to develop movement accuracy and artistry in generations of dancers. Volumes have been written on the schema of ballet technique and pedagogical approaches to achieving dance artistry. This…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Movement Education, Expertise
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Lum, Chee-Hoo – Research in Dance Education, 2018
This qualitative case study examined the definitions, structure and pedagogical approaches that constituted a creative movement program as part of an artist-in-school-scheme for pre-schools. Data was collated through audio-recorded interviews with teachers, the school principal and dance instructor. Creative movement classes were video recorded…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Movement Education, Video Technology, Creativity
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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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Van Assche, Annelies – Research in Dance Education, 2017
This article explores how and to what extent precarity is intertwined with a contemporary dance artist's labour, life and art in the neoliberal society. Throughout this investigation my arguments are supported by insights from an on-going qualitative study that uses in-depth interviews and observations of working processes within the Brussels…
Descriptors: Dance, Performance, Qualitative Research, Interviews
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Barr, Sherrie; Oliver, Wendy – Research in Dance Education, 2016
This paper investigates the evolution of feminist consciousness in dance technique class as related to body image, the myth of the perfect body, and the development of feminist pedagogy. Western concert dance forms have often been taught in a manner where imitating the teacher is primary in the learning process. In this traditional scenario,…
Descriptors: Feminism, Dance Education, Human Body, Self Concept
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Kaktikar, Aadya – Research in Dance Education, 2016
The questions that this paper poses are placed at the intersection of a Liberal Arts approach to education and the pedagogy of traditional Indian dance forms. These questions are explored through my ongoing pedagogical experiment with teaching the art of "abhinaya" in the university classroom. This paper charts the journey of exploring…
Descriptors: Dance, Ethnography, Higher Education, Foreign Countries