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Batson, Glenna – Journal of Dance Education, 2010
The battement tendu is introduced early in dance training, remaining integral to a dancer's vocabulary. Although appearing relatively simple to execute, the tendu aesthetic takes years to master. One reason might be that efficient performance requires complex coordination of postural balance. Known as postural control, this coordination appears in…
Descriptors: Dance, Teaching Methods, Human Posture, Psychomotor Skills
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Brodie, Julie; Lobel, Elin – Journal of Dance Education, 2004
Integrating somatic practices into the dance technique class by bringing awareness to the bodily processes of breathing, sensing, connecting, and initiating can help students reconnect the mind with the body within the context of the classroom environment. Dance educators do not always have the resources to implement separate somatics courses…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Classroom Environment, Dance, Movement Education