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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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Sanger, Andrew – Research in Dance Education, 2019
This article explores the dynamics of Gaga, a contemporary movement practice developed by Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin, as an emergent methodology for embodied research. Deploying Gaga as a case study, this article argues for the relevance of knowledge generated through lived, felt experience as well as ways of knowing grounded on bodily…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Movement Education, Case Studies, Human Body
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Flower, Lynda – Research in Dance Education, 2019
This study focusses on how peak performance lived experiences (identified as spiritual) during a dance career continued into and influenced the later teaching lives of former ballet dancers. The study is located in academic discussion of Western mystical and spiritual experiences. Five professional ballet teachers, who were formerly professional…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Performance, Foreign Countries
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Heiland, Teresa L. – Research in Dance Education, 2019
This statistical study of 272 dancers, ages 18-96, using Kolb Learning Styles Inventory 4.0, identifies dominant learning cycles, learning styles, and learning style flexibility of the dance participants, and subgroups of notation users, and then compares these results to existing results from other disciplines. The research reveals the depth and…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Cognitive Style, Student Characteristics, Teaching Methods
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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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Østern, Tone Pernille; Irgens, Eirik J. – Research in Dance Education, 2018
One Saturday, in November in 2014, a researcher made an explorative intervention with 22 professional performing and teaching dance artists on the independent dance field in Norway. Through the three-hour-long intervention, the researcher and participants dived into questions about choreographic processes and dance pedagogy in contemporary times.…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Dance, Teaching Methods, Intervention
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Rowe, Nicholas; Martin, Rose; Buck, Ralph; Anttila, Eeva – Research in Dance Education, 2018
The results of the 2016 British referendum on membership of the European Union and the presidential election in the United States of America initiated political changes that will arguably have resounding impacts, within and beyond the UK and the US for years to come. Much of the rhetoric accompanying these political victories appears to confront…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Educational Research, Political Influences, Elections
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Clegg, Helen; Owton, Helen; Allen-Collinson, Jacquelyn – Research in Dance Education, 2018
In the 'Western' world, dance is generally considered a feminised activity and gender traditionally tends to be drawn along binary lines. Traditional notions of idealised gendered bodies in dance are often valorised. Psychologically, girls are expected to be passive, by unquestioningly accepting the instructions of the dance teacher, whereas boys…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance, Dance Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Ritchie, Ashleigh; Brooker, Fiona – Research in Dance Education, 2018
With Higher Education moving toward a student as consumer model, the future of dance in this context requires a more collaborative and innovative approach. One way to achieve this is to find new teaching methods that use class time in a more meaningful way. This qualitative research project used a guided and cognitive-specific imagery intervention…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Dance Education, Ethnography, Imagery
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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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Fortin, Sylvie – Research in Dance Education, 2018
Different types of dance initiatives are being designed for people across their entire lifespan, and implemented in a wide range of health and well-being settings. The aims of these initiatives are to improve their physical and mental conditions. Research on the use of dance for health and well-being is also rapidly gaining momentum which suggests…
Descriptors: Well Being, Health Promotion, Feminism, Foreign Countries
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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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Perlshtein, Talia – Research in Dance Education, 2017
The article presents a combined study--quantitative and qualitative--that examined the changes that occurred in the perceptions of beginning dance teachers over their internship year, following their participation in a targeted induction workshop, in which the collaborative reflection methodology was used. The study examined an intervention plan…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Dance Education, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction
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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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Dania, Aspasia; Tyrovola, Vasiliki; Koutsouba, Maria – Research in Dance Education, 2017
The aim of this paper is to present the design and evaluate the impact of a Laban Notation-based method for Teaching Dance (LANTD) on novice dancers' performance, in the case of Greek traditional dance. In this research, traditional dance is conceived in its "second existence" as a kind of presentational activity performed outside its…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Experimental Groups, College Students
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