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ERIC Number: EJ841589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1529-0824
Careers in Dance: Beyond Performance to the Real World of Work
Bennett, Dawn
Journal of Dance Education, v9 n1 p27-34 2009
For the majority of undergraduate dance students, success is the realization of a career in performance; however, given that this will be the outcome for so few graduates, should this ideal be redefined? This paper draws on findings from a case study of Australian dance artists, which sought to determine how dance artists allocate their working time and what skills they use to sustain their careers. Results reveal the multiplicity and diversity of roles in which Australian dance artists engage, and a corresponding need to include career development, self-management and small business skills within pre-professional dance performance programs. (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia