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Chua, Joey – Research in Dance Education, 2017
This ethnographic case story aims to illuminate the instructional practices and decisions of an exemplary ballet teacher, Minna Stenvall at the Finnish National Opera Ballet School. Minna is considered to be exemplary in her field because she received the Best Ballet Pedagogue Award in 2014. Spurred on by the literature on the significant role…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Student Motivation, Foreign Countries
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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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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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Buck, Ralph; Snook, Barbara Helen – Research in Dance Education, 2017
Examining practice, within education, is complex and never straightforward. It is not a surprise that when we conduct research, we discover new and contrary meanings. For the last 16 months we have been examining different means for supporting teaching and learning of the arts in primary schools. Our aim was to better understand how to teach the…
Descriptors: Art Education, Curriculum Development, Program Implementation, Elementary School Students
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Haines, Susan; Torres, Talani – Research in Dance Education, 2016
Recent experiences in rehearsals have led us to question how student dancers perceive the culture of rehearsal. We are interested in how the influence of shows like "So You Think You Can Dance" affects student expectations. How do students from competitive dance studio backgrounds approach learning in a rehearsal setting? Are there…
Descriptors: Dance Education, College Students, Student Attitudes, Theater Arts
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Steinberg, Claudia; Steinberg, Fabian – Research in Dance Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to capture the student's views in lessons of creative dance. A qualitative empirical research design was carried out using video-stimulated recall interviews. The participants in this study were 88 children (63 female and 25 male) between the ages of 9 and 11 years (M = 10.5, SD = 1.2) in physical education lessons. A…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Student Attitudes, Young Children, Elementary School Students
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Savrami, Katia – Research in Dance Education, 2016
Since the establishment of Acting Studies, movement has always been a part of actor training. In the current vocational training institutions in the UK, movement for actors covers a wide range of subjects, including dance, somatics and movement practices. The aim of this research was to collect information about the dance techniques considered…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance Education, Psychomotor Skills, Acting
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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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Gonye, Jairos; Moyo, Nathan – Research in Dance Education, 2015
This paper examines the teaching and learning of traditional dance at primary school level in Zimbabwe as a key aspect of postcolonial curriculum reimagination within the broader project of reclaiming a nation's heritage. The paper used the survey design to determine how a cohort of primary school teachers understood traditional dance and how they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance Education, Primary Education, African Culture
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Styrke, Britt-Marie – Research in Dance Education, 2015
This article deals with didactics, dance and teacher knowing in an upper secondary school context in Sweden. Dance is referred to as a western theatrical art form as well as to a subject mainly defined through its curriculum. A qualitative interview study with experienced dance teachers constitutes the base on which two overarching theoretical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance Education, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Teachers
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Berg, Tanya – Research in Dance Education, 2015
A local trend in commercial dance studio education is the implementation of real-time digital video surveillance. This case study explores how digital video cameras in the dance studio environment affect asymmetrical power relationships already present in the commercial studio setting, as well as how surveillance impacts feminist pedagogical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance, Dance Education, Video Technology
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Reinders, Nicole; Bryden, Pamela J.; Fletcher, Paula C. – Research in Dance Education, 2015
"Dance for individuals with Down syndrome has many benefits; however, there is little research on this topic." Down syndrome is the most common "genetic condition," resulting in psychological, physical, and social impairments. There is research to suggest that dance may be a beneficial activity for people with Down syndrome;…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Dance Education, Phenomenology, Program Effectiveness
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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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Radell, Sally Anne; Keneman, Margaret Lynn; Adame, Daniel D.; Cole, Steven P. – Research in Dance Education, 2014
This qualitative study investigated the impact of the mirror on a dancer's body image. Two groups of students enrolled in beginner ballet classes were taught the same classroom material; one group was taught with mirrors, the other, without. At the end of the semester four students from each class were randomly selected to participate in a private…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Dance, Dance Education, Case Studies
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