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Bonner, Tracey – Journal of Dance Education, 2022
Commercial dance forms, specifically musical theater dance, remain highly marginalized within higher education research. This article presents the need to establish more scholarly research in musical theater dance and points out the ethnographic identity of the genre in our global society. Ethnographic study can be useful in validating musical…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Ethnography, Educational History, Self Concept
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Clements, Lucie; Nordin-Bates, Sanna M. – Journal of Dance Education, 2022
Classical ballet training has been criticized for prioritizing technical excellence over creativity, despite 21st century dancers needing to be strong in both aspects. The aim of this study was to investigate professional choreographers' views on (a) how ballet training inspired vs. inhibited their creativity and (b) potential gender differences…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Creativity, Training, Gender Differences
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Rowe, Nicholas; Heyang, Tuomeicerin; Wang, Miao; Xiong, Xi; Liu, Yue – Journal of Dance Education, 2022
Chinese postgraduate dance students can be surprised by epistemological expectations when commencing research degrees outside China. This can result from translations into Mandarin of very dated dance scholarship from Europe. Specifically, Curt Sachs' 1933 book "World History of the Dance" continues as a pervasive representation of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Dance Education, Mandarin Chinese, Graduate Students
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Baran, Audrey Ipapo – Journal of Dance Education, 2022
Contemporary dance and meditative practices are increasingly intertwining in both academic and professional settings as the wide range of current mind/body modalities infiltrate the already vast landscape of modern dance. While the value of emphasizing mindful movement in dance cannot be understated, focusing solely on the slower, sensorial…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Metacognition, Sensory Experience, Majors (Students)
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Duffy, Ali – Journal of Dance Education, 2022
Postsecondary dance technique teachers negotiate extensive physical demands throughout their careers. As they rise through the academic ranks, their bodies age, and with age sometimes comes limited mobility, decreasing strength, and injuries. Further, mental and emotional processes and self-perceptions sometimes change in response to diminishing…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Aging (Individuals), Physical Mobility, Muscular Strength
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DiPasquale, Sarah – Journal of Dance Education, 2022
Dancers embody movement with an individualized approach, informed by their own unique physicality, creativity, and lived experience. In this paper, the author describes an integrative dance course in higher education that invites adult community members with developmental and intellectual disabilities to dance alongside college students twice per…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Creative Activities, Higher Education, Adults
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T'ai, Gina – Journal of Dance Education, 2022
Performing Gender is an interdisciplinary course studying the history, media, and creation of drag and burlesque performance. This article outlines the academic, emotional, and transformative journey that my students and I embarked on during the Fall 2018 semester. We built a Drag Family House, went to a professional show off-campus, examined our…
Descriptors: Dance, Theater Arts, College Students, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Risner, Doug – Journal of Dance Education, 2021
Based upon Paulo Freire's theory of humanizing pedagogy and informed more recently by Freirean scholars Lilia Bartolomé and Maria del Carmen Salazar, this practice-based article provides two immersive learning experiences in which learners engage and question their educational histories, beliefs, and values, reflecting upon and unpacking their…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Theories, Learning Experience
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Gonzales, Joseph – Journal of Dance Education, 2021
This article researches the efforts and the strategies to keep Makyung, a traditional dance theater form of Malaysia (practiced in the region of Southeast Asia) alive and relevant in society today. Makyung was proclaimed as an Oral and Intangible Heritage of the World by UNESCO in 2005. However, the art form struggles to find a foothold in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance, Cultural Maintenance, Theater Arts
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Conner, Kyaien O.; Patterson-Price, Juanita; Faulkner, Niche – Journal of Dance Education, 2021
Culturally oriented dance has the potential for positive impact on both physical and mental health among professional dancers as well as among dance students in higher education and community dance programs. West African dance in particular has been found to influence a range of health outcomes. Despite available research demonstrating the…
Descriptors: Dance, Physical Health, Mental Health, Cultural Influences
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Mandala, Sumana Sen – Journal of Dance Education, 2021
This article explores the expanded possibilities of Bharata-Natyam education in the United States (US) based on a reflective practice in my dance over the past thirty years. This has given rise to an epistemological investigation into the seeming dichotomy of tradition and agency and has percolated into a set of questions, especially salient in my…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Dance Education, Feminism, Indians
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Gardner, Sally; Millard, Olivia – Journal of Dance Education, 2021
This article discusses qualitative research investigating experiences of school teachers delivering the dance curriculum in high schools in the state of Victoria, Australia. We questioned teachers on their day-to-day professional experience and its rewards and challenges. Interpretation of the data suggests that the participants in our study can…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Foreign Countries, High School Teachers, Teaching Experience
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'Ofamo'oni, Jasmin – Journal of Dance Education, 2021
This study explores how Pacific cultural values can be of critical significance in the completion of a tertiary learning journey, particularly as students navigate neoliberal mind-sets of individuated learning. As a case study, the paper draws on the "talanoa" (conversation) with a Niuean graduate, as he shares reflections on the…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Pacific Islanders, Cultural Influences, Higher Education
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Chang, Hyun Jung; Hogans, Azaria – Journal of Dance Education, 2021
This study aims to provide practical methods for teaching "world/urban" dance courses in higher education in the 21st century. We discuss problematic terminology in our courses and suggest a new term to better reference these dance forms. Eight methods are discussed for assisting teachers and expanding student perspectives in…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Teaching Methods, Higher Education
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Urmston, Elsa; Aujla, Imogen Jane – Journal of Dance Education, 2021
There is a paucity of research focused on understanding the qualities which underpin dance artists' practice in working with talented young dancers with disabilities. This study investigated what informs how dance artists work in inclusive dance talent development contexts. Four dance class observations were conducted to provide evidence of dance…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Best Practices, Altruism, Artists
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