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Lum, Chee Hoo; Gonda, Donn Emmanuel – Research in Dance Education, 2014
This qualitative case study has, for its purpose, an examination of the pedagogies and practices of a master Bharata Natyam dance instructor working within a Singapore primary school context. It explores the instructor's adaptation within an after-school weekly activity of the South Indian traditional classical dance form. Considerations of dance…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Elementary School Students
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Vavritsas, Nikolaos; Moisidis, Kyriakos; Vavritsas, Georgios – Research in Dance Education, 2014
The Pan-Pontian dance "Tik" can be found in many variant forms depending on the geographical origins of the dance. The purpose of this study is to determine the differences and similarities between the different forms of the popular Pontiac dance "Tik" and therefore limit the uncertainties and generalizations around its basic…
Descriptors: Dance, Cultural Influences, Cultural Differences, Ethnography
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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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Farrer, Rachel – Research in Dance Education, 2014
This article explores the creative role of contemporary dancers within the choreographic process, and introduces the question of why their creative contribution is often overlooked? It highlights how different modes of creativity can be understood, and what impacts different choreographic processes have on the way dancers understand their creative…
Descriptors: Role, Dance, Creativity, Correlation
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DeMers, Joseph Daniel – Research in Dance Education, 2013
Frame Matching is a codified theory of partner-dance connection. It establishes a framework for breaking down and teaching Swing and Blues dance connection. It is the act of creating, maintaining, or changing tension between partners with posture and tone, in order to lead and follow energy and direction. Frame Matching is explained in terms of…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction, Teaching Methods
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Pickard, Angela – Research in Dance Education, 2013
This paper explores what is perceived and believed to be an ideal ballet body by young ballet dancers. Such bodily belief becomes, in Pierre Bourdieu's terms, a core part of a ballet dancer's habitus. A four year longitudinal, ethnographic, empirical study of the experiences of 12 young ballet dancers, six boys and six girls, aged between 10 and…
Descriptors: Dance, Human Body, Longitudinal Studies, Ethnography
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Banerjee, Suparna – Research in Dance Education, 2013
This article opens up questions around introducing Bharatanatyam, a form of Indian classical dance, to undergraduate learners within a North American university setting. The aim is to observe how the learners understood and received a particular cultural practice and to explore issues related to learning goals, curriculum content, approaches to…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students
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Williams, Fleur Cathrael – Research in Dance Education, 2013
In January of 2010, in Cebu, a southern province of the Philippines, a collaborative dance performance occurred between 1500 Filipino inmates, the choreographer Travis Payne, and backup dancers representing the late American pop star, Michael Jackson. The event took place at Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Centre, a maximum security…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Education, Popular Culture, Dance
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Gartzonika, Eleftheria – Research in Dance Education, 2013
This paper researches the statutory educational regulations used as a foundation to introduce traditional Greek dance in the school curriculum and which transformed it into a taught subject with connections to the ideological-political and social conditions prevalent in Greece at the time. It particularly concerns the connection between the aims…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance Education, Cultural Education, Social Influences
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Khoury, Krystel; Martin, Rosemary; Rowe, Nicholas – Research in Dance Education, 2013
In July 2010, on the crest of "The Arab Spring," 28 independent dance teachers from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Malta, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon, gathered in Bodrum, Turkey, for the Symposium on Dance Education in Arabic Speaking Countries. This article reflects on the symposium experience, examining the sociopolitical…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Foreign Countries, Arabs, Cultural Influences
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Assaf, Nadra Majeed – Research in Dance Education, 2013
Communication is a basic human necessity which in all its various forms has one common goal: expressing and deciphering ideas. Historically, verbal language has been the primary tool in this field. Education in recent years has taken a move towards more global approaches to learning/teaching. Within this context, more innovative and inclusive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance, Surveys, Interviews
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Sanchez, Erin N.; Aujla, Imogen J.; Nordin-Bates, Sanna – Research in Dance Education, 2013
This study is a qualitative enquiry into cultural background variables--social support, values, race/ethnicity and economic means--in the process of dance talent development. Seven urban dance students in pre-vocational training, aged 15-19, participated in semi-structured interviews. Interviews were inductively analysed using QSR International…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Qualitative Research, Cultural Differences, Social Support Groups
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Russell-Bowie, Deirdre E. – Research in Dance Education, 2013
In primary schools across many countries, dance is now included within the arts key learning area with its own outcomes and content. But as future teachers of dance and other art forms, how do preservice generalist primary teachers perceive their background and confidence in relation to dance and dance education? This study investigates the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Dance, Dance Education, Self Efficacy
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Martin, Rosemary – Research in Dance Education, 2013
This research investigates experiences of an international education in dance. Through the narratives of seven female dance practitioners from the southern Mediterranean region, who have trained in contemporary dance in Western cultural contexts, a multiplicity of encounters are illustrated. Two key findings emerged from the dancers' experiences.…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, International Education, Females
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Collard-Stokes, Gemma – Research in Dance Education, 2012
Since the development of interdisciplinary practice, dance has fashioned and cultivated many relationships with other art forms. In this search to uncover new territory choreographers often merge art forms to facilitate the broadening of their field. Writing has always been a successful tool in the communication and critique of dance performance.…
Descriptors: Dance, Writing (Composition), Creative Writing, Interdisciplinary Approach
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