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ERIC Number: EJ886362
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
The National Dance Association: The Leader in Dance Education
Kinderfather, Kathleen; Hearn, Colleen Porter
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v81 n1 p40-44 Jan 2010
From the earliest years of what is now AAHPERD, American dance education has exerted a strong presence. In 1932 the National Section on Dance was established, and in 1979 the capital letter "D" ceremoniously became a part of AAHPERD. Visionaries such as Gulick and Margaret H'Doubler (who is credited with creating the first dance major program in the United States) were instrumental in forming this alliance between dance and HPER disciplines. This article examines the significant ways in which NDA has affected the world of dance education during the past 25 years and looks ahead to future plans and aspirations.
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-213-7193; Fax: 703-476-9527; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States