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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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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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Golding, Alison; Boes, Claudia; Nordin-Bates, Sanna M. – Research in Dance Education, 2016
The understanding of the significance of movement to learning benefits from advances in neuroscience. This study considered a neurophysiological perspective in relation to the educational theory of Accelerated Learning (AL) for which little empirical evidence exists. Childhood development themes and learning strategies from a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance Education, Kinesthetic Methods, Preschool Children
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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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Zitomer, Michelle R. – Research in Dance Education, 2016
This study explored the perspectives of elementary school children with disabilities in inclusive dance education classrooms in two large school districts in Western Canada. A qualitative interpretivist approach facilitated understanding of the experiences of eight children with different disabilities between the ages 6 and 10 who participated in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance Education, Elementary School Students, Disabilities
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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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Choi, Euichang; Kim, Na-ye – Research in Dance Education, 2015
The purpose of this study was to explore teaching methods for whole ballet in Korean ballet education. This study built upon a first phase of research that identified the educational content of "whole" ballet. Four dimensions were identified as the educational content: "physical," "cognitive," "emotional"…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Dance, Dance Education, Qualitative Research
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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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Adair, Christy – Research in Dance Education, 2014
Contemporary dance in East Africa, specifically Kenya, is a newly emerging art form informed by the political drive of a small number of choreographers. In this article, I discuss Kenyan choreographer Opiyo Okach's contribution to dance training as exemplified through the "Shift … centre Series 10" which was performed at The Place,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance Education, Dance, Case Studies
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Aujla, Imogen Jane; Redding, Emma – Research in Dance Education, 2014
There is a general recognition of the lack of progression routes for dancers with disabilities. Alongside this, there is a lack of understanding of how best to identify and develop talent among young disabled dancers. The current study sought to address this gap in the literature by investigating criteria that might be appropriately applied when…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Talent Identification, Dance Education, Selective Admission
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Watson, Debbie E.; Nordin-Bates, Sanna M.; Chappell, Kerry A. – Research in Dance Education, 2012
This is a case study investigation into creativity involving young dancers and faculty members on the UK government-funded pre-vocational contemporary dance training programme. Qualitative research techniques were used to gather and interpret data on how individuals nurtured and viewed creativity at an individual level, as well as how the…
Descriptors: Creativity, Dance Education, Vocational Education, Students
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Pulinkala, Ivan – Research in Dance Education, 2011
This paper evaluates the experience of integrating a professional dancer into a collegiate environment using a case study method of qualitative research. Interviews, focus groups, observation studies and document analysis techniques were used to gather qualitative data for this study. The innovation of diffusion theory was used to highlight the…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Dance Education, Focus Groups, Teaching Methods
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Raman, Tanja – Research in Dance Education, 2009
This research was designed to enhance dance technique learning by promoting critical thinking amongst students studying on a degree programme at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. Students were taught Cunningham-based dance technique using pair work together with the traditional demonstration/copying method. To evaluate the study,…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Dance Education