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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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Pedro, Rachel; Stevens, Kym; Scheu, Courtney – Research in Dance Education, 2018
Cultural competency training is considered crucial for sensitively and appropriately approaching interactions with cultures other than our own, reducing the effects of privilege and power. This paper explores the rationales behind changes made to a tertiary dance unit, Latin Dance Party, as a part of an undergraduate dance degree. The project…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Latin American Culture, Dance, Dance Education