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Vincent, Lauren; Timmons, W.; Mulholland, R. – Research in Dance Education, 2021
Whilst the fight for the inclusion of dance in schools has been an ongoing struggle, current government directives and educational policies present an even greater threat to the future of quality dance education in schools and this needs to be addressed. This paper begins to explore the certificated dance education currently on offer in the United…
Descriptors: Barriers, Educational Quality, Dance Education, Educational Policy
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Salmon, Sian; Timmons, Wendy; Saunders, David H. – Research in Dance Education, 2021
Freestyle-disco is a relatively new and complex competitive dance style that, to our knowledge, has yet to be researched. Thus, the purpose of this research was to explore two fundamental physiological characteristics of exercise in relation to freestyle-disco as a starting-point for future research into the style. From this, the authors hope to…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Competition, Exercise Physiology, Females
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Hall, Joshua M. – Research in Dance Education, 2021
The Afro-Latin dance known as 'salsa' is a fusion of multiple dances from West Africa, Muslim Spain, enslaved communities in the Caribbean, and the United States. In part due to its global origins, salsa was pivotal in the development of the Figuration philosophy of dance, and for 'dancing-with,' the theoretical method for social justice derived…
Descriptors: Latin Americans, Dance, Muslims, Slavery
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Canales-Lacruz, Inma; Rovira, Gloria – Research in Dance Education, 2021
This article identifies the elements of social interaction that have a positive or negative influence on group work for participation in corporal expression activities. The study sample comprised 30 students from the Primary School Teaching Degree at Zaragoza University in Spain. There were 13 men and 17 women with an average age of 23.26 ± 1.22.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Interpersonal Relationship, Human Body
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An, Song A.; Tillman, Daniel A.; Hachey, Alyse C. – Research in Dance Education, 2021
This study aimed to empirically investigate preservice teachers' learning experiences during a series of geometry-themed choreography and dance activities. These pedagogical tasks were designed to examine the challenges and solutions that participants experienced when exercising their spatial reasoning abilities, particularly during the transition…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Connell, Diane; Connell, John – Research in Dance Education, 2021
This real-life story can be rationalised as an auto-ethnographic appreciation of the journey of Diane and I. The journey is new to us when it was once known and planned. The path has veered with new challenges realised since the "death sentence" was passed. This longitudinal research, is original and unique, drawing initially upon the…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Diseases, Longitudinal Studies, Brain Hemisphere Functions
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DiPasquale, Sarah; Wood, Meaghan Cecilia; Edmonds, Rohan – Research in Dance Education, 2021
Ten female dancers ages 18-22 participated in a study measuring heart rate variability (HRV) over the course of one term in a collegiate dance department. HRV was measured at the same time in the morning once per week over 14 weeks. Additionally, dancer participants completed a weekly Recovery-Stress Questionnaire for Athletes (RESTQ-Sport) survey…
Descriptors: Metabolism, Exercise Physiology, Fatigue (Biology), Stress Variables
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Morejón, Jorge Luis – Research in Dance Education, 2021
'Dancing Glass: Reflection of Art through Dance' was a collaborative project using artwork from the glass gallery at the Lowe Art Museum of the University of Miami, as a springboard for artistic inquiry in improvisational dance. Students enrolled in a Dance Improvisation course, guided by professors Carol Kaminsky and Jorge L. Morejón in order to…
Descriptors: Dance, Art Products, Structural Elements (Construction), Inquiry
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Lucznik, Klara; May, Jon; Redding, Emma – Research in Dance Education, 2021
The role of flow experience in a group creativity task, contemporary dance improvisation, was explored through qualitative content analysis. Our focus was upon the creative process itself, rather than upon creative outcomes. Six dancers took part in an improvisation workshop, reflecting on their creative practice and any associated flow. We…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Creativity, Psychological Patterns, Reflection
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Assaf, Nadra Majeed; Selim, Amr – Research in Dance Education, 2021
In the past a typical performance situation consisted of a proscenium stage, performers on the stage and audience seated somewhere in the front. In today's technological age, audiences are prone to watching performance on their smart devices. This live-disconnect between the audience and performer/performance has affected the industry on multiple…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Foreign Countries, Performance, Artists
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Needham-Beck, Sarah C.; Aujla, Imogen. J. – Research in Dance Education, 2021
The lack of systematic training available for young dancers with disabilities has previously presented a barrier for those wishing to develop their skills and pursue a career in dance. Recently, a number of initiatives have launched to help bridge this gap; however, currently no established assessment measures exist that are sensitive to the needs…
Descriptors: Performance Tests, Test Construction, Test Reliability, Inclusion
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Zhuwawo, Alina; Sibanda, Nkululeko – Research in Dance Education, 2021
In this paper, we deploy Foucault's theories of power to interrogate body politics in ballet training in Zimbabwe. To achieve this, we critically examine instances of ballet-related discourse-induced docility occurring in the Afrikera Professional Dance Training (APDT) students' bodies during training. From a Foucauldian perspective, we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Body, Dance Education, Social Attitudes
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Kosma, Maria; Erickson, Nick; Savoie, Chase J.; Gibson, Mark – Research in Dance Education, 2021
The purpose of this "phronetic," quasi-experimental study was to examine if skill-based and performative aerial practice (treatment group-class, n = 8) was more beneficial on mental health and the love of movement than only skill-based aerial practice (control group-class, n = 9). The total study population included 17 undergraduate,…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Skill Development, Mental Health, Undergraduate Students
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Ma, Tao – Research in Dance Education, 2021
The relevance of the work is justified by the situation when the art of plastics, choreography becomes the mean of expressing the author's intention. Art of plastic can afford author to express emotions and appeal to the spectator's emotions through choreography. The purpose of this article is to show abilities of researching the plastic art, as…
Descriptors: Dance, Theater Arts, Visual Arts, Music
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Harrington, Heather – Research in Dance Education, 2020
This article employs a theoretical framework, utilizing cultural analysis, to explore how the intersection in the United States between competition dance, televised dance shows, and social media (which will be defined as consumer dance) is affecting the embodiment, pedagogy, and appreciation of dance, and contributing to the objectification and…
Descriptors: Dance, Competition, Social Media, Dance Education
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