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ERIC Number: EJ1074601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1529-0824
Dreams Do Come True: The Creation and Growth of a Recreational Dance Program for Children and Young Adults with Additional Needs
Reinders, Nicole; Fletcher, Paula; Bryden, Pam
Journal of Dance Education, v15 n3 p100-109 2015
There are many benefits to dance, both for typically developing individuals and for individuals with additional needs. The purpose of this narrative case study was to analyse a dance program for children and young adults with additional needs from the perspective of the program creator and primary dance instructor. Data collection occurred at two points in time, roughly one and a half years apart. Four forms of data collection were used at both points, including background questionnaires, in-depth semi-structured interviews, member checks, and field notes. A document analysis was also included at the second point in time. The analysis revealed information about program development, philosophy, participants, instructors, volunteers, and benefits. This narrative was also used to create a model for other educators who wish to create an inclusive dance program for individuals with additional needs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada