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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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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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Jin, Jin; Martin, Rose – Research in Dance Education, 2019
China has a rich history of dance education and has established prominent tertiary dance institutions. Coupled with this is a growing global interest to engage with China, and connections are developing between Chinese and non-Chinese tertiary dance institutions. Within this curiosity and internationalization of dance education, there is the…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Foreign Countries, History
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Torregrosa Salcedo, Elvira; Roig-Vila, Rosabel; Blasco Mira, Josefa Eugenia – Research in Dance Education, 2017
This study focuses on current developments in Higher Dance Studies in Spain. The proposal for a "Taller de Prácticas Docentes" [Teaching Practice Workshop,or TPD by its Spanish acronym] carried out at the Higher Dance Conservatory of Alicante (Spain) and implemented as a pilot experience at this centrebecame our research point of…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Teaching Methods, 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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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
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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
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Dryburgh, Jamieson; Jackson, Louise H. – Research in Dance Education, 2016
This paper critically discusses an investigation into approaches to teaching and learning strategies with first-year undergraduate students studying dance in a Higher Education context. The authors investigate a pedagogical practice of using a flipchart to embed reflection as a shared activity as an integral part of studio practice. This study…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Visual Aids, Dance Education, Dance
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Duffy, Ali – Research in Dance Education, 2015
This paper argues that Liz Lerman's and Larry Lavender's approaches to mentoring student choreographers denote a shift in the philosophy of choreographic mentorship in higher education, because they reflect current concerns in critical pedagogy. My particular interest is in the relationship established between student artist and educator when a…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Mentors, Dance, Higher Education
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Tembrioti, Lara; Tsangaridou, Niki – Research in Dance Education, 2014
The importance of reflective practice is frequently noted in the literature; indeed, reflective capacity is regarded as an essential characteristic for professional competence. The ability to think about why and what one does is critical to intelligent practice, practice that is reflective rather than routine. In recent years, higher education…
Descriptors: Dance, Reflection, Reflective Teaching, Dance Education
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Pulinkala, Ivan – Research in Dance Education, 2014
This case study evaluated the long-term viability of the community partnerships within the Program in Dance at Kennesaw State University (KSU). Data gathered from more than 40 university and community stakeholders was synthesized to gain an understanding of how these partnerships can be developed and sustained in the future. Strategic…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Dance Education, Dance, Higher Education
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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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Tai, Juan-Ann – Research in Dance Education, 2012
This case study focuses on a group of teachers' and students' opinions regarding the recent reforms in the dance department of Tainan University of Technology (TUT) in Taiwan. The author uses Pierre Bourdieu's theory of forms of capital and symbolic violence to probe for the motivation, process and consequences of the changes brought about by…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Higher Education, Dance, Power Structure
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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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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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