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Duffy, Ali – Research in Dance Education, 2023
During the COVID-19 pandemic, pregnant people and mothers in the United States have faced untenable conditions as they grapple with simultaneous professional and personal demands without access to adequate financial, career, or caregiving support. These simultaneous demands are not new to women, but the pandemic set inequities between working…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Pregnancy, Employed Parents
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Milovanovic, Dara; Wilde, Darby – Research in Dance Education, 2023
This article aims to reveal the challenges of working mothers in dance academia in respect to balancing of teaching, service, administration, and research demands and parenting of young teens. Through a conversation, the authors aim to find solidarity in our similar situations in different geographic locations by exchanging ideas regrading…
Descriptors: Mothers, Employed Parents, Dance, Dance Education
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Cisneros, Rosemary Kostic – Research in Dance Education, 2023
This paper focuses on the working relationship between the director of an HE institute in the UK, and an artist-researcher navigating the higher education dance working environment and motherhood. The paper draws on personal experiences, sections labelled "vignettes" that highlight a tension faced by the individual and reflects on how…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Ethnic Groups, Feminism, Foreign Countries
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Pickard, Angela; Ehnold-Danailov, Anna – Research in Dance Education, 2023
There is a paucity of research into female-identifying dancers as parents, how the transition from dancer to pregnancy to parent is managed, and whether and how a dancing parent can maintain a career in dance. This paper shares findings from a qualitative interview study with (n = 30), predominantly female professional contemporary dancers that…
Descriptors: Dance, Professional Personnel, Females, Pregnancy
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Phan, Anh Ngoc Quynh; Pham, Linh Thi Thuy – Research in Dance Education, 2023
The image of dancing into the spotlight alludes to glamor, which clouds the artists' back-breaking work and practice. Meanwhile, there is scant research on the lived experiences of professional female dancers. To address this gap, this study explores the lived experiences of eight Vietnamese professional female dancers who are married with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance, Females, Professional Personnel
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Kalyva, Stavroula; Yannakoulia, Mary; Koutsouba, Maria; Venetsanou, Fotini – Research in Dance Education, 2023
Professional ballet dancers are known as a high-risk group for adopting disordered eating behaviours. However, research regarding the professionals of other dance styles/genres is quite limited. The present study explored disordered eating, social physique anxiety (SPA) and perceived pressure for a thin body in professional dancers of different…
Descriptors: Dance, Professional Personnel, Attitudes, Anxiety
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Matzke, Sarah – Research in Dance Education, 2023
This research investigates how the kinesthetic body forms knowledge of an environment and how that knowledge transforms with the involvement of participants. A Practice as Research (PAR) methodology employs the body as primary agent in cognition. Choreographic and improvisational movement devices assist the task of tracing cognition in…
Descriptors: Dance, Human Body, Cognitive Ability, Spatial Ability
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Buck, Ralph; Snook, Barbara; Qu, Hongmei – Research in Dance Education, 2023
Since 2015 many postgraduate dance students from the Beijing Dance Academy China, have completed a one-year Masters in Community Dance at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. This paper reflects on eight student's experience of their year of international study. Data gathered through semi structured interviews were examined through the…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Dance Education, Foreign Students, Graduate Students
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Biasutti, Michele; Habe, Katarina – Research in Dance Education, 2023
The present study uses a qualitative approach to focus on dance improvisation and flow. Dance instructors with wide experience in performing and teaching dance improvisation took part in semi-structured interviews that featured questions about dance improvisation and flow, including issues of flow in dance education with children. The data were…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Creative Activities, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Timmons, Wendy M.; Sproule, John; Mulholland, Rosemary – Research in Dance Education, 2023
Generalised Joint Hypermobility (GJH) is a heritable disorder of the connective tissue that manifests as extreme range of motion in the joints; it is considered both an asset and health risk to the dancer. Recently, links between GJH, anxiety, emotional and mental wellbeing have been established. The experiences of GJH in professional dance…
Descriptors: Human Body, Dance, Anxiety, Emotional Problems
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Murray, Melonie B. – Research in Dance Education, 2023
Ballet programs were established in universities in the United States as early as the late-1940s, but are generally omitted from the story of dance in American higher education. This essay partially addresses this absence in the literature, speculates about the reasons for ballet's limited legacy in the story of dance in American higher education,…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Higher Education, Curriculum Development
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Vexler, Yonatan Asher – Research in Dance Education, 2023
This study compares two different methods of headstand practice. One is a practice progression inspired by breaking (dance) that can be practiced on hard ground and the other is a common trial-and-error method as practiced on gymnastics mats. This study includes analyses of data gathered from field observation, one randomized control trial, and…
Descriptors: Dance, Drills (Practice), Accident Prevention, Risk Management
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Miyahara, Motohide; Mirfin-Veitch, Brigit – Research in Dance Education, 2023
This article presents a phenomenological study on lived and living conscious experiences of improvisational dance. Six experienced improvisational dancers and one dance piano accompanist were interviewed individually, and shared the past-lived experience of improvisational dance. After the interviews, the six dancers agreed to perform solo…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Dance, Creative Activities, Phenomenology
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Kolokythas, Nico; Metsios, George S.; Dinas, Petros C.; Galloway, Shaun M.; Allen, Nick; Wyon, Matthew A. – Research in Dance Education, 2023
Overuse injuries are the most prevalent injuries in aesthetic sports, due to the repetitive nature of the training. Evidence of their relationship with growth, maturation, and training load is equivocal. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of these factors on overuse injuries in dance and aesthetic sports. A database search…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Injuries, Maturity (Individuals)
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Alexander, Sarah; Boehm, Jeffrey D.; Glen, Neil – Research in Dance Education, 2023
This collaboration between the dance and learning technology departments at Bath Spa University, sought to develop a dance repertoire module with the use of mobile technologies, in order to enhance collaborative and discursive opportunities for students. The introduction of mobile technologies into a face-to-face teaching environment initiated a…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Learner Engagement, Information Technology, Universities
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