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Bloomfield, Anne; Watts, Ruth – History of Education, 2008
The educational impact of the dancing master is examined within social and cultural contexts including patronage and artistic style. The nature of the dancing master's peripatetic role and lesson content in domestic and private locations is analysed with reference to notational scores, dance treatises and archival sources. The impact on…
Descriptors: Experimental Schools, Dance, Educational Philosophy, Cultural Context
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Bloomfield, Anne – History of Education, 2007
Dance, as an art form, has traditionally been associated with the programmes of study for physical education in British schools during the twenty-first century. This discussion examines its dual role--as a means of healthy exercise and artistic expression within the specific framework of the Liberal Reforms. It reveals the impact of a systematic…
Descriptors: State Schools, Physical Education, Dance, Case Studies
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Bloomfield, Anne – History of Education, 2005
Martina Bergman-Osterberg came to London from Sweden versed in the theory and practice of Swedish gymnastics as taught by Per Henrik Ling (1776-1881), and introduced his system into British schools, first while working for the London School Board and subsequently by establishing the Dartford College of Physical Training. This paper examines the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Educational History, Educational Philosophy
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Bloomfield, Anne – History of Education, 2001
Focuses on the work of Cecil Sharp (1859-1924), an educator who was the driving force behind a folk-dance revival in England, and the English Folk-Dance Society whose goal was to disseminate knowledge of English Folk-Dances, Singing Games, and Folk-Songs to encourage their practice as a means of national identity in English society. (MER)
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Dance, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education