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Canales-Lacruz, Inma; Arizcuren-Balsco, Eva – Research in Dance Education, 2019
This article identifies the student's perceptions regarding the lack of inhibition, spontaneity and codification of the tasks associated with corporeal expression. The aim was to identify the positive and negative feelings of the students regarding the expressive activities involved in the three phases of the exercise: exploration, expression and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Inhibition, Elementary School Teachers
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Assandri, Eric P.J. – Research in Dance Education, 2019
The purpose of this action research is to explore the value of 'touching' when teaching in a ballet studio-based class. This method, as part of cultural heritage, is traditionally used and preserved to correct students, but in today's society, this could become challenging and problematic in Higher Education. Is this way of teaching still…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Teaching Methods, Nonverbal Communication
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Walter, Ofra; Yanko, Sivan – Research in Dance Education, 2018
Studies indicate that female dance students are more preoccupied with weight, eating habits, and body image than girls in the general population and are in greater danger of developing eating disorders. In this study, questionnaires were distributed to 90 females aged 15-30; 47 dancers or former dancers and 43 non-dancers. Consistent with prior…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Females, Adolescents, Young Adults
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Li, Zihao; Zhou, Mingming; Teo, Timothy – Research in Dance Education, 2018
The prevalence of technology used in education is evident across many disciplines. Big Data, Massive Open Online Course, and e-Learning are buzz words in educational settings, yet they seem to be non-relevant to the majority of dance educators, especially those teaching dance at secondary level. Overall, the absence of research on technology use…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance Education, Handheld Devices, High School Students
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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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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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Higdon, Rachel Delta; Stevens, Jayne – Research in Dance Education, 2017
This paper explores dance students' understanding of employability and their views about their dance futures in order to inform higher education curricula and workforce development. The investigation focuses on the student experience on a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree course in Dance at an English university. First and final year undergraduate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employment Potential, Dance Education, Undergraduate Students
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Anderson, Steven David; Leyland, Sandra Darkings; Ling, Jonathan – Research in Dance Education, 2017
A key influence on motivation to take part in lifelong physical activity is experience of physical education during the school years. Curriculum-based dance is important for providing a pathway into extra-curricular dance because, for many young people, physical education is their only opportunity to experience dance. A sample of 362 adolescents…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Extracurricular Activities, Dance Education, Physical Education
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Wilson, Lisa; Moffett, Ann-Thomas – Research in Dance Education, 2017
This paper considers arts-based research (ABR) as a useful resource for creating fluid and dialogic spaces between multiple domains of dance knowledge and practices. Through the lens of a multi-disciplinary, arts-based research project "Same Story, Different Countries" explored the socio-political phenomena of racism in the United States…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Dance Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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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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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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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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Pickard, Angela – Research in Dance Education, 2012
This paper explores how young ballet dancers' bodies are constructed and narrated through their desire to become performing ballet dancers. The schooling of the balletic body engages the young dancer in embodying the discipline of ballet and in developing a particular belief in a performing body. The embodied set of acquired dispositions that are…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Human Body, Individual Characteristics
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