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Johnson, Jamie A. – Journal of Dance Education, 2018
Higher education is experiencing rapidly shifting demographics brought about by the expanding global economy. The influx of English Language Learners (ELLs) into U.S. dance classrooms is creating a shifting paradigm for students and instructors. According to Beth McMurtrie (2012), universities with increasing international enrollments recognize…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Inclusion, Dance Education, Asians
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Young, Angeline – Journal of Dance Education, 2018
I present an action research study that enacts an Asianist somatic movement education approach to teaching Afro-Haitian dance at Arizona State University as a response to my Chinese American body's experience of hegemony in postsecondary dance curriculum. My pedagogical framework uses an intercultural teaching approach that applies a somatic…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Dance Education, Dance, African Culture
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LaMotte, Megan – Journal of Dance Education, 2018
The purpose of the study was to examine the effects of a dance and transportation integrated curriculum on student learning and engagement. The curriculum, entitled Consequences of Our Actions: Dance and Transportation, synthesized transportation content with the art form of dance. The experimental and control groups were comprised of fifth-grade…
Descriptors: Dance, Integrated Curriculum, Transportation, Experimental Groups
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Calvano, Jenn Ariadne – Journal of Dance Education, 2018
"Fin de siècle" cancan dancers Jane Avril and Louise Weber ("La Goulue") examined alongside the musical dance and song number "Big Spender" from Sweet Charity serve as examples of how decontextualization of images leads to essentializing the subject of the image that gives precedence to a male gaze focus. In analyzing…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Music, Artists
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Cameron Frichtel, Monica J. – Journal of Dance Education, 2017
This study emerged out of collaboration between an artist-educator and a dance researcher. It explores student experience participating in a school based dance outreach program at an urban elementary school. The program is supported by a local, contemporary dance company. The artist-educator approaches teaching and curriculum with values shared by…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Outreach Programs, Urban Schools, Elementary School Students
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Colombi, Erika; Knosp, Suzanne – Journal of Dance Education, 2017
As a result of easier access to and functionality of the Internet, online course management systems (CMSs) began to be developed in the mid-1990s. These technological tools were created to fill a need in the growing field of teaching through online courses.Most notable of these course tools are Blackboard (2015) and Desire2Learn (1999). Both of…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Internet
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Prichard, Robin – Journal of Dance Education, 2017
It has become a cultural cliché to equate dancers with unattainable perfection. When movies, television, and print advertisements want to portray perfection, they are often accompanied by the image of a dancer. Considering that perfectionism comes at a high cost to a person's mental and physical well-being, Robin Prichard suggests this mind-set…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Personality Traits, Well Being
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Risner, Doug; Musil, Pamela S. – Journal of Dance Education, 2017
Dance in the U.S. university finds its beginnings in the visionary leadership of women. Since the mid-1910s, dance faculty and students in higher education have been predominantly female. Gender in postsecondary dance today remains much the same, with the exception of dance leadership, which is increasingly male. This narrative inquiry is drawn…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Mixed Methods Research, Administrator Attitudes, Interviews
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McGreevy-Nichols, Susan; Dooling-Cain, Shannon – Journal of Dance Education, 2017
This year, the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) is taking a special look at the questions of equity and access in the field of dance education. The Decade of Dance Education (2015-2025), NDEO's ten-year campaign designed to raise the profile of dance education in the arts, provides a unique opportunity to examine their commitment to…
Descriptors: Males, Dance, Dance Education, Discussion Groups
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Casey, Ryan P. – Journal of Dance Education, 2017
As a longtime student and aficionado of both poetry and percussive dance, Ryan Casey presents ways in which poetry--both written and spoken word--can be used in a dance class to develop rhythmic proficiency in percussive dancers of varying ages and skill levels, and explains why he believes this practice is accessible and educational. Although the…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Poetry, Teaching Methods, Written Language
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Muir, Irene L.; Munroe-Chandler, Krista J. – Journal of Dance Education, 2017
Scottish Highland Dance (Highland Dance), known for its accompaniment of bagpipe music and traditional wearing of the kilt, has captured the interest of many dancers and spectators worldwide. It requires strength, stamina, coordination, and very controlled movements. Such intricate technique and movements can be difficult to master, especially for…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Exercise, Music
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Martin, Nina – Journal of Dance Education, 2017
Many dance artists in their first encounters with improvisational dance making begin not only to learn how to compose spontaneously, but also to gain skills for coping with the uncertainties inherent in the form. This article suggests helpful dance scores for beginning students of physical improvisation and those who teach improvisational…
Descriptors: Creativity, Anxiety, Knowledge Level, Transfer of Training
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Fitzgerald, Mary – Journal of Dance Education, 2017
This article reflects on the ways in which socially engaged arts practices can contribute to reconceptualizing the contemporary modern dance technique class as a powerful site of social change. Specifically, the author considers how incorporating socially engaged practices into pedagogical models has the potential to foster responsible citizenship…
Descriptors: Reflection, Dance, Dance Education, Community Involvement
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Kirk, Johanna – Journal of Dance Education, 2017
This article outlines a somatic-based class that illustrates how the integumentary system can be introduced to dance students to further their understanding of their physical instruments. It justifies why incorporating information about specific biological systems into dance teaching is apt and beneficial for dancers, and it describes how guided…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Human Body, Anatomy, Biology
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McGreevy-Nichols, Susan; Gingrasso, Susan – Journal of Dance Education, 2017
From its inception in 1998, the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) Board used ever-evolving versions of an Applied Strategic Plan (ASP). Each ASP consisted of goals and related objectives to develop and grow the organization. While the wording and order changed as NDEO grew, the essential nature of the goals remained the same. From 2011…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, National Organizations, Art
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