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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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Dryburgh, Jamieson – Journal of Dance Education, 2019
Learning through dance technique has the potential to transform students, both in terms of their bodily capabilities and their sense of self in the world. By exploring the "how" of dance pedagogy, this research study investigates dance technique learning through the accounts of undergraduate students and teacher-researcher reflexivity at…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Dance, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students
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Thomas, Tamara – Journal of Dance Education, 2019
It is my belief that a prevailing colonial mentality in higher education dance spaces, as it relates to jazz dance, is responsible for the lack of serious engagement and appropriate regard. This article makes the argument for the decolonization of higher education spaces, advocating for fuller engagement with the jazz genre and positioning it to…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Music, Higher Education
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Prichard, Robin – Journal of Dance Education, 2019
In embracing lingocentric educational methods, dance has reinforced dichotomous thinking and traditional dualities of mind/body and language/movement. Formal structures of critical responses to choreography have left out reflective methods that are generative, embodied, and participatory and those that challenge lingocentric methods of feedback.…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Dance, Dance Education, Reflection
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Lehikoinen, Kai – Journal of Dance Education, 2019
Dance pedagogy has expanded into hybrid contexts such as the arts and health in elderly care, calling for a review of the current state of the role and professionalism of dance ambassadors in Finnish society. This article addresses dance ambassadors as a specific brand of training and professionalism in Finland. In addition, framed by theories on…
Descriptors: Dance, Older Adults, Dance Education, Foreign Countries
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Martin, Rose – Journal of Dance Education, 2019
This article investigates sustaining dance education in light of the Syrian Civil War, exploring questions such as: How might dance education continue when one is in exile? What happens when exile, dance, and education intersect? This article seeks to untangle these broad queries in relation to the experiences of three dancers from Syria--Sara,…
Descriptors: Dance, Refugees, Foreign Countries, Dance Education
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Pardo, Matt – Journal of Dance Education, 2019
Research on the choreographic combination of jazz dance movement vocabularies with minimalist choreographic constructs has led to many pedagogical advances in undergraduate-level jazz dance classroom. Perhaps the most important of those developments is the identification of a construct for teaching a practice of performance. Although it might be…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Performance, Undergraduate Students, Observation
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