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ERIC Number: EJ879571
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1529-0824
Bridging the Gap: Helping Students from Competitive Dance Training Backgrounds Become Successful Dance Majors
Schupp, Karen
Journal of Dance Education, v10 n1 p25-28 2010
This article examines the methods the author uses to help first-year dance majors from competitive training backgrounds expand their understanding of dance and learn to create a strong foundation for collegiate success. By acknowledging differences in dance backgrounds, carefully emphasizing the theory behind postmodern contemporary dance movement, gradually distributing responsibility of learning throughout the semester, and incorporating self-refection in their first postmodern contemporary dance classes, dance educators can help students transition from competitive dance training backgrounds to postsecondary settings while also laying the groundwork for their future growth as dance artists.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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