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Horrigan, Kristin – Journal of Dance Education, 2020
Choreography classes rooted only in modern/post-modern/contemporary dance (hereafter referred to as contemporary dance ), fail to provide racial equity to today's college students. Dancers with backgrounds in forms other than contemporary dance such as hip-hop, salsa, kathak, etc., must learn a new set of movement principles and aesthetic values…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Equal Education, College Students, Racial Bias
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Schupp, Karen – Journal of Dance Education, 2019
In the United States dance competition culture and commercial dance are both highly visible. Although connections between the two distinct dance worlds are implicitly present, they remain largely unexamined. To begin a conversation about how commercial dance and dance competition culture relate and their influence on dance education, this article…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Dance, Competition, Aesthetics
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Heiland, Teresa; Megill, Beth – Journal of Dance Education, 2019
This article focuses on the development of a theoretical framework for jazz dance in which researchers hypothesized how motif notation concepts from Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) and Language of DanceĀ® (LOD) could be used to help learners understand how the roots and branches of jazz dance styles are related. We began by investigating the…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Aesthetics, African Culture, Cultural Influences
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Anderson, Bailey – Journal of Dance Education, 2015
This article calls choreographers and educators alike to continue building an awareness of methodologies that support a disability aesthetic. A disability aesthetic supports the embodiment of dancers with disabilities by allowing for their bodies to set guidelines of beauty and value. Principle-based work is a methodology that supports a…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Disabilities, Aesthetics, Human Body
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Andersson, Ninnie; Thorgersen, Cecilia Ferm – Journal of Dance Education, 2015
This article examines how dance knowledge is seen through syllabuses in Swedish upper secondary schools. A starting point is life-world phenomenology. A phenomenological way of thinking allows that human beings are intersubjective, linked with and within the world, which influences the view of dance knowledge and how research is elaborated. A…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Dance Education, Course Descriptions, Foreign Countries
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McCarthy-Brown, Nyama – Journal of Dance Education, 2014
Most dance departments in the United States require rigorous study of traditional Western dance forms. This is common; many developed countries cultivate the art forms that reflect the aesthetics and philosophies of the majority culture in that nation. However, demographics in the United States have changed greatly over the past 50 years, with…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Higher Education, Dance, Aesthetics
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Alterowitz, Gretchen – Journal of Dance Education, 2014
Classical ballet technique is commonly taught through the use of authoritarian practices and normalizing aesthetic values, but the construction of the ballet dancer as a docile subject in opposition to an all-knowing instructor might impede ballet's progression. In this article I explore my development of a feminist or democratic ballet…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Feminism, Teaching Methods, Aesthetics
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O'Flynn, Gabrielle; Pryor, Zoe; Gray, Tonia – Journal of Dance Education, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to examine nine Australian young women's embodied experiences of dance. The young women were all amateur dancers involved in weekly jazz, tap, and ballet dance classes at the same dance studio. In this paper, embodiment is defined as multidimensional (Burkitt 1999). The authors explore the ways the corporeal and the…
Descriptors: Females, Dance Education, Foreign Countries, Femininity
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Caldwell, Linda Almar; Milling-Robbins, Stephanie – Journal of Dance Education, 2007
The advent of distance education in universities has created curricular and pedagogical concerns as well as possibilities for dance educators. This article addresses questions concerning how technology has altered and broadened traditional viewing and performing venues, the role of the dancer and spectator within them, and how these changes impact…
Descriptors: Dance, Distance Education, Dance Education, Online Courses
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Angier, D. Chase – Journal of Dance Education, 2007
Letting the dance work itself educate the student and conducting related experiential classes is an important foundation on which to build readings, discussions, written assignments, and projects. Dance educators can design the educational investigations to be fueled directly from the art and support the investigation with contextual information.…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Teaching Methods, History, Experiential Learning
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Daniels, Kathryn – Journal of Dance Education, 2007
Turnout is a vital element of many dance techniques. Aesthetically, turnout is used to fulfill artistic goals related to body line and design. Mechanically, it increases the potential range of movement in certain leg gestures and facilitates movements sideways through space. Turnout involves external rotation of the femur along its long axis in…
Descriptors: Cues, Dance Education, Teaching Methods, Aesthetics
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Haines, Susan E. – Journal of Dance Education, 2006
Choreographers working in an educational setting often use student dancers as the instruments of their art. The inherent power dynamic of this relationship generates ethical issues that can affect the choreography and the learning experience of the student. At what point do choreographic decisions infringe upon goals for a moral, student-centered…
Descriptors: Drama, Learning Experience, Ethics, Aesthetics
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Davenport, Donna – Journal of Dance Education, 2006
In many dance composition courses, creative production is the objective; movement invention and novelty are praised. Yet often this valuing of creativity is not reflected in the course design. Historically, the basic methodology for dance composition is a show-and-tell model: present the movement study, then critique it. If creativity is truly…
Descriptors: Creativity, Integrity, Dance, Aesthetics
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Adams, Marianne – Journal of Dance Education, 2005
Crossing artistic modalities so that students respond aesthetically to dances rather than through written critiques can enhance the teaching of dance technique. This integrative method encourages the practice of artistry, the act of finding voice, along side the learning of technique. The use of a basic premise from expressive arts--that art…
Descriptors: Dance, Studio Art, Teaching Methods, Dance Education
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Van Dyke, Jan – Journal of Dance Education, 2005
This is a report on teaching the first semester of college-level choreography with an emphasis on elements of craft. The philosophical and aesthetic issues that lie behind this choice are described and an attempt is made to explain the sequence of coursework and the way choreographic skills are approached. Student comments are included to show the…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Higher Education, Aesthetic Education