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ERIC Number: EJ860774
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1045-1595
Access and Innovation: A Degree Program for Professional Dancers in Transition
Lamoreaux, Annalee; Taylor, Kathleen
Adult Learning, v19 n1-2 p21-25 Win-Spr 2008
The Liberal Education for Arts Professionals (LEAP) program, now entering its tenth year, has achieved success by providing access to a particular group of underserved adult learners and by tailoring a bachelor's degree program to their unique needs. This article discusses the LEAP program, an innovative degree program for professional dancers. The authors describe professional dancers' needs as they transition to a post-performing career and how the LEAP program addresses barriers to access and provides an innovative program to meet their needs. The article concludes with a description of program outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A