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Kosmidou, Evdoxia; Giannitsopoulou, Evgenia; Moysidou, Dimitra – Research in Dance Education, 2017
Participation in sports may influence negative body image and Social Physique Anxiety (SPA) as there is pressure by significant others to have a certain body image. The aim of the present study was to examine possible differences in SPA and perceived pressure to be thin between female preadolescent and adolescent ballet dancers, rhythmic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Anxiety, Social Influences, Human Body
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Barr, Sherrie; Oliver, Wendy – Research in Dance Education, 2016
This paper investigates the evolution of feminist consciousness in dance technique class as related to body image, the myth of the perfect body, and the development of feminist pedagogy. Western concert dance forms have often been taught in a manner where imitating the teacher is primary in the learning process. In this traditional scenario,…
Descriptors: Feminism, Dance Education, Human Body, Self Concept