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Petsilas, Phaedra; Leigh, Jennifer; Brown, Nicole; Blackburn, Catriona – Research in Dance Education, 2019
Dance education in the twenty-first century has started to shift with the evolution of contemporary dance techniques and the introduction of more holistic somatic practices into dance training. Nowadays, the idea of developing 'professional self-sufficiency' is at the heart of the learning experience for young dancers. We believe that in response…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Teaching Methods, Creative Teaching, Holistic Approach
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Kaufman, Eric – Research in Dance Education, 2019
Beginning in the 1980s, and throughout years of employment on Broadway and beyond, I was an unwitting participant-observer to scenes of sexual harassment in musical theater dance workplaces. I experienced being a target of sexual harassment, not as trauma, but as an uncomfortable and accepted aspect of the employment landscape. The…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Theater Arts, Drama, Dance
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Cisneros, Rosemary E.; Stamp, Kathryn; Whatley, Sarah; Wood, Karen – Research in Dance Education, 2019
The focus of this paper is on the WhoLoDancE EU Horizon 2020 project and the tensions between the technology and the potential impact on dancer education -- the aspirations versus the realities. We explore how neuroscientific concepts can help to understand the embodied experience of working with digital tools in a mediated learning environment.…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Computer Simulation, Neurosciences, Educational Theories
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Walker, Ayo – Research in Dance Education, 2019
In my investigation of dance curricula in US higher education, the dance discipline's primary pedagogical concentrations in classical ballet and Eurocentric modern dance techniques implicitly signal their centrality to the development of any academically trained dancer. This focus, in turn, generalizes and essentializes other cultural and…
Descriptors: Aesthetics, African Americans, Dance, Undergraduate Students
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Sanger, Andrew – Research in Dance Education, 2019
This article explores the dynamics of Gaga, a contemporary movement practice developed by Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin, as an emergent methodology for embodied research. Deploying Gaga as a case study, this article argues for the relevance of knowledge generated through lived, felt experience as well as ways of knowing grounded on bodily…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Movement Education, Case Studies, Human Body
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Duffy, Ali – Research in Dance Education, 2019
Discussions about tenure among postsecondary education dance faculty elicit a spectrum of perspectives and emotions ranging from excitement to confusion to fear. Faculty carefully weigh the potential for academic freedom and job security against the sometimes unclear and potentially unreasonable expectations regarding how to achieve tenure. These…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Tenure, Teacher Attitudes, Dance Education
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Østern, Tone Pernille; Irgens, Eirik J. – Research in Dance Education, 2018
One Saturday, in November in 2014, a researcher made an explorative intervention with 22 professional performing and teaching dance artists on the independent dance field in Norway. Through the three-hour-long intervention, the researcher and participants dived into questions about choreographic processes and dance pedagogy in contemporary times.…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Dance, Teaching Methods, Intervention
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Barlow, Rachel – Research in Dance Education, 2018
Proprioception is an ongoing topic of interest in dance research. Yet 'proprioception' can have a wide range of meanings, and therefore is studied in many different ways. This research presents a review of existing studies of proprioception in dance. The review comprised 4 main stages: stage (1) background research; stage (2) proposing a working…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Self Concept, Human Body, Kinesthetic Perception
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Leandro, Cristina Rebelo; Monteiro, Elisabete; Melo, Filipe – Research in Dance Education, 2018
This study is integrated in the field of Dance in Education, focusing on the instrumentalist aspect of art. We focused on creative dance as a catalyst to learn Mathematics' contents. This interdisciplinary work can enhance the learning, as far as the understanding of Mathematics' concepts is achieved through the body and revealed by expressive and…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Dance Education, Mathematics Education, Mathematical Concepts
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Rowe, Nicholas; Martin, Rose; Buck, Ralph; Anttila, Eeva – Research in Dance Education, 2018
The results of the 2016 British referendum on membership of the European Union and the presidential election in the United States of America initiated political changes that will arguably have resounding impacts, within and beyond the UK and the US for years to come. Much of the rhetoric accompanying these political victories appears to confront…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Educational Research, Political Influences, Elections
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Wenn, Britta; Mulholland, Rosemary; Timmons, Wendy; Zanker, Yvonne – Research in Dance Education, 2018
Theories of emotional intelligence (EI) have already been applied successfully in the field of education, and EI has been found to predict different aspects of teaching such as influencing teachers' self-efficacy beliefs (TSEB). This study aims to explore potential associations between EI, TSEB, and length of teaching experience amongst dance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance Education, Emotional Intelligence, Teacher Effectiveness
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Curl, Gordon – Research in Dance Education, 2018
This critical review aims to expose the confusion that exists in professional arts criticism in general, and dance criticism in particular--with implications for dance education. The underlying principles of formalism are outlined and its strengths and weaknesses highlighted. A demand for more interpretive, theoretical and contextual criticism is…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Aesthetics, Criticism, Critical Theory
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Sööt, Anu; Anttila, Eeva – Research in Dance Education, 2018
This article presents how guided core reflection can be used in tertiary dance education, and how this approach may support the professional development of novice dance teachers. During the final stages of their studies, a three-stage procedure of guided core reflection developed for this study with an emphasis on embodiment was conducted with…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Dance, Dance Education, Reflection
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Farrer, Rachel – Research in Dance Education, 2018
As a burgeoning academic field in the UK, dance is seeing an increase of emerging scholars entering the sector from different contexts. This article examines qualitative data from four early career dance academics from different UK institutions, all of whom took part in the DanceHE Early Career Mentor Scheme. DanceHE is the representative body for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance Education, Beginning Teachers, College Faculty
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Andersson, Ninnie – Research in Dance Education, 2018
The aim of this study is to illuminate and discuss assessment within dance education in Swedish upper secondary schools through teachers' reflections. The study investigates how teachers reflect upon the range of possibilities explored and difficulties encountered in their assessment practice. In order to be able to comprehend the phenomenon of…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Teaching Experience, Prerequisites
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