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ERIC Number: EJ1084845
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1529-0824
Teaching Collaborative Skills through Dance: Isolating the Parts to Strengthen the Whole
Schupp, Karen
Journal of Dance Education, v15 n4 p152-158 2015
Collaboration is inherently part of many dance pedagogies, dance practices, and dance careers, which is why dance students are frequently required to work and learn together in the dance studio and classroom. Outside of dance, in a variety of disciplines, the ability to collaborate is prized as a highly valuable competency, and the facility to collaborate in diverse roles is key to a successful career in the 21st century. This article posits that explicitly teaching collaborative skills within dance classes can better prepare students for success outside of the academy, regardless of their career choices. Suggestions regarding new teaching strategies, specifically for improvisation, choreography, and creative practices classes, which specifically foster proficiency in collaboration, are offered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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