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ERIC Number: EJ879569
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1529-0824
Teaching the Dance Class: Strategies to Enhance Skill Acquisition, Mastery and Positive Self-Image
Mainwaring, Lynda M.; Krasnow, Donna H.
Journal of Dance Education, v10 n1 p14-21 2010
Effective teaching of dance skills is informed by a variety of theoretical frameworks and individual teaching and learning styles. The purpose of this paper is to present practical teaching strategies that enhance the mastery of skills and promote self-esteem, self-efficacy, and positive self-image. The predominant thinking and primary research findings from dance pedagogy, education, physical education and sport pedagogy, and psychology are distilled into 16 guidelines for teaching dance. Subsequently, theoretically and empirically informed strategies for best teaching practices are explored by reference to three broad categories: (1) clarifying the process and goals of the class, (2) discussing various influences that affect the dancer's progress, and (3) clearly defining the class structure and content. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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