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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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Wilmot, Lisa Rose LaMarre – Journal of Dance Education, 2021
This qualitative, interpretive inquiry explores the role of teaching artists in the postsecondary dance setting who prepare pre-professionals for careers in dance. Research procedures include questionnaires and interviews with three teaching artists from the United States who are experts in the field. The contributors' narratives reveal a deeper…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Dance, Artists, Majors (Students)
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Sato, Takahiro; Suzuki, Naoki; Eckert, Kevin; Ellison, Douglas W. – Journal of Dance Education, 2021
The purpose of this study was to investigate Japanese secondary physical educators' professional development experiences teaching Japanese traditional dance education at a private secondary school. This study used a descriptive-qualitative research method, using in-depth interviewing within andragogy theory. Four physical education teachers (three…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Dance Education, Folk Culture, Asian Culture
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Lobel, Elin E. – Journal of Dance Education, 2021
Elin Lobel has been teaching dance to physical education and dance education majors since 1994. This particular course has been taught in both a large state university in the Midwest and in a large metropolitan university on the east coast. She focuses on teaching dance forms that allow the learners to appreciate their moving bodies, and their…
Descriptors: Creativity, Dance, Dance Education, State Universities
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Harrington, Heather – Journal of Dance Education, 2020
In this article, utilizing the Graham Technique as a tool, I discuss strategies I use in my class to support dance as a way to challenge or transcend sanctioned female identities by shifting the focus from presentation to self-discovery, encouraging ownership of the movement, and exploring a range of physicalities that embody different aspects of…
Descriptors: Females, Empowerment, Identification (Psychology), Motion
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Blevins, Peta; Erskine, Shona; Hopper, Luke; Moyle, Gene – Journal of Dance Education, 2020
Professional dance careers require years of intensive training. Stress experienced during training must be balanced with adequate recovery to prevent overtraining and burnout. Little is known, however, about how dancers achieve recovery-stress balance. This study examined dancers' recollection of stress and recovery during their vocational dance…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Stress Variables, Burnout, Prevention
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Karin, Janet; Nordin-Bates, Sanna M. – Journal of Dance Education, 2020
Ballet training is designed to develop creative, expressive artists. However, an explicit approach to technical instruction may not assist in the development of individual creativity and may encourage counterproductive perfectionistic goals. This paper describes a five-day intervention designed to enhance creativity in thirteen adolescent…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Learning Strategies, Intervention
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Nordin-Bates, Sanna M. – Journal of Dance Education, 2020
The extent to which creativity and perfection can be considered compatible aims for dancers was investigated. Also investigated were how creativity and perfectionism are (1) nurtured versus inhibited, and (2) related to basic psychological needs (autonomy, competence, relatedness). Seventy-seven ballet students (12-19 years old) in Stockholm,…
Descriptors: Creativity, Dance Education, Dance, Personality Traits
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Ohlberg, Jason – Journal of Dance Education, 2020
As a dance practitioner in education, Jason Ohlberg is interested in how artistic inquiry through interdisciplinary, student-centered processes can engage dancers beyond traditional choreographic practices and offer deeper contexts for learning and growth. The research described in this article began through an inter-institutional initiative,…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Undergraduate Students, Museums, Advocacy
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Calamoneri, Tanya; Dunagan, Colleen; McCarthy-Brown, Nyama – Journal of Dance Education, 2020
Teaching dance in the university raises political and ethical questions regarding the process of cultural transmission. Framed by pedagogical theories of Benedictus de Spinoza, Paolo Friere, and Henry A. Giroux, and two case studies, three authors explore intersections of race, class, gender, and religion. Authors also dissect their own critical…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Ethics, Islam, Racial Bias
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Suppo, Jennifer L.; Swank, TaMara – Journal of Dance Education, 2020
This article provides an overview of a proactive approach to collaboration for both dance and teacher education. Collaboration was examined through the lens of assisting children with disabilities to reach their maximum potential in the art of dance. The purpose of the research project was to examine pre-service teachers, in both dance and…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Children, Disabilities, Preservice Teachers
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Clements, Lucie; Redding, Emma – Journal of Dance Education, 2020
Creativity is an inherent element of contemporary dance and is frequently cited as a key pedagogical objective of higher education dance training. Nevertheless, there is little writing about the means by which dance teachers understand, recognize, and subsequently assess creativity at the higher education level. We undertook semistructured…
Descriptors: Creativity, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Dance Education
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Duffy, Ali – Journal of Dance Education, 2020
As a result of decades-long dwindling arts funding sources, U.S. nonprofit dance companies struggle to emerge and be sustained. However, mutually beneficial relationships are often developed between nonprofit dance companies and educational institutions such as K-12 schools, universities, and private studios. These relationships enhance students'…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Geographic Regions, Nonprofit Organizations, Dance Education
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Wakamatsu, Kori – Journal of Dance Education, 2020
Microaggressions have a pervasive presence in everyday interactions in the United States (Sue et al. 2007a, 2007b). It is not enough to identify, neutralize, or even delete microaggressions; they must be eradicated through microprogressions and conscious, everyday decisions that move society closer to anti-racist ideals. The dance classroom is a…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Racial Bias, Dance Education, Social Justice
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