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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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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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Mabingo, Alfdaniels – Journal of Dance Education, 2019
As globalization endures onslaughts from neo-state nationalism, examining the role that dances from non-Western cultures play in facilitating intercultural education is necessary. This article critically examines the intercultural reflections and meanings that student performers constructed from learning and performing the movements, techniques,…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Dance Education, Singing, Music
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Schupp, Karen – Journal of Dance Education, 2019
In the United States dance competition culture and commercial dance are both highly visible. Although connections between the two distinct dance worlds are implicitly present, they remain largely unexamined. To begin a conversation about how commercial dance and dance competition culture relate and their influence on dance education, this article…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Dance, Competition, Aesthetics
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Gibbs, Lisa E. – Journal of Dance Education, 2019
The 2001 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act defined dance as an art form, designated the arts as core academic subjects, and called for highly qualified instructors in every classroom. These developments provided new opportunities for dance faculty in higher education preparing their students for life after college.…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Undergraduate Students, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Salfran, Lindsey – Journal of Dance Education, 2019
Jazz dance training in college and university dance programs offers a platform for students to develop a holistic understanding of dance. Three unique qualities of jazz dance are discussed: vernacular expression, improvisation and sense of play, and rhythmic dynamism. Accessing the vernacular nature of jazz dance provides historical context for…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Higher Education, College Students, Folk Culture
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Prichard, Robin – Journal of Dance Education, 2019
Drawing from social science, educational, and legal scholarship, this article examines color-blind and color-conscious ideologies and their impact on dance education. It demonstrates that color-blind racial ideology produces numerous deleterious effects among teachers, students, and the general population, and it illustrates how these adversely…
Descriptors: Ideology, Dance Education, Race, Racial Factors
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