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Van Assche, Annelies – Research in Dance Education, 2017
This article explores how and to what extent precarity is intertwined with a contemporary dance artist's labour, life and art in the neoliberal society. Throughout this investigation my arguments are supported by insights from an on-going qualitative study that uses in-depth interviews and observations of working processes within the Brussels…
Descriptors: Dance, Performance, Qualitative Research, Interviews
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Fisher, Vicky J. – Research in Dance Education, 2017
This article provides clarification regarding "the what" and "the why" of mental imagery use in dance. It proposes that mental images are invoked across sensory modalities and often combine internal and external perspectives. The content of images ranges from "direct" body oriented simulations along a continuum…
Descriptors: Imagery, Dance, Dance Education, Schemata (Cognition)
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Savrami, Katia – Research in Dance Education, 2017
Dance Improvisation is an essential skill and tool for dancers. It is grounded in the kinesthetic experience and its constantly changing dynamic qualities through self-movement. It requires a spontaneous kinesthetic response in a spatiotemporal vigorous qualitative dynamic happening of affect and movement; a momentum that allows dancers to perform…
Descriptors: Dance, Creativity, Kinesthetic Perception, Brain
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Mitchell, Siobhan B.; Haase, Anne M.; Cumming, Sean P.; Malina, Robert M. – Research in Dance Education, 2017
The pubertal transition can present an interesting paradox for the young dancer, with growth and maturation leading to improvements in some areas such as strength and power and detriment to others, such as flexibility and co-ordination. These challenges highlight the need to consider the interactions among biological, psychological and…
Descriptors: Dance, Transitional Programs, Puberty, Maturity (Individuals)
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Higdon, Rachel Delta; Stevens, Jayne – Research in Dance Education, 2017
This paper explores dance students' understanding of employability and their views about their dance futures in order to inform higher education curricula and workforce development. The investigation focuses on the student experience on a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree course in Dance at an English university. First and final year undergraduate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employment Potential, Dance Education, Undergraduate Students
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Buck, Ralph; Snook, Barbara Helen – Research in Dance Education, 2017
Examining practice, within education, is complex and never straightforward. It is not a surprise that when we conduct research, we discover new and contrary meanings. For the last 16 months we have been examining different means for supporting teaching and learning of the arts in primary schools. Our aim was to better understand how to teach the…
Descriptors: Art Education, Curriculum Development, Program Implementation, Elementary School Students
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Anderson, Steven David; Leyland, Sandra Darkings; Ling, Jonathan – Research in Dance Education, 2017
A key influence on motivation to take part in lifelong physical activity is experience of physical education during the school years. Curriculum-based dance is important for providing a pathway into extra-curricular dance because, for many young people, physical education is their only opportunity to experience dance. A sample of 362 adolescents…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Extracurricular Activities, Dance Education, Physical Education
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Schupp, Karen – Research in Dance Education, 2017
In this article, the author reflects on how somatic values, which are interrelated to yet distinct from somatic principles, direct her pedagogical approach to and the content of an eight-week module for postsecondary dance major students in the United States titled Applied Personal Movement Practices I. The prioritization of somatic values (the…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Postsecondary Education, College Students, Majors (Students)
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Huddy, Avril – Research in Dance Education, 2017
Digital technology has long been integrated into the mainstream learning environment in a variety of ways from basic teaching delivery tools to specific courseware; however, it has struggled to make an impact in the dance technique studio. Despite the enthusiastic and alacritous integration of digital technologies within the repertoire and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Dance Education, Learner Engagement, Cooperative Learning
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Wilson, Lisa; Moffett, Ann-Thomas – Research in Dance Education, 2017
This paper considers arts-based research (ABR) as a useful resource for creating fluid and dialogic spaces between multiple domains of dance knowledge and practices. Through the lens of a multi-disciplinary, arts-based research project "Same Story, Different Countries" explored the socio-political phenomena of racism in the United States…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Dance Education, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Weber, Rebecca; Mizanty, Megan; Allen, Lora – Research in Dance Education, 2017
Project Trans(m)it is a collaborative research project among a cohort of intercontinental artists exploring dance creation via technological platforms. This paper seeks to disseminate our practice-led research findings on "best practices" for transferring embodied information via technology, as well as posit how technology will shape and…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Artists, Dance
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Rafferty, Sonia; Stanton, Erica – Research in Dance Education, 2017
At a time when dance technique teachers may feel marginalised both by criticism of the quality of training in our conservatoires, and by questions raised by artists and their work in the twenty-first century, Sonia Rafferty and Erica Stanton (both including technique teacher in their portfolio of skills) discuss the place and function of the…
Descriptors: Dance Education, Futures (of Society), Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies
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Roe, Sarah – Research in Dance Education, 2017
This paper questions whether are we able to foster uncertainty and ambiguity within higher education arts programmes, specifically alongside current institutional demands and embedded pedagogies. If not, then what effect does this have on current dance graduates? I attend to these questions through critical reflections upon my work as a pedagogue,…
Descriptors: Dance Education, College Graduates, Undergraduate Students, Ambiguity (Context)
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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
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Stevens, Kym; Huddy, Avril – Research in Dance Education, 2016
Despite tertiary institutions acknowledging that reflective practice is an essential component of undergraduate dance teacher training, there is often a disparity between the tertiary students' reflective skills and the more sophisticated reflective ability needed to navigate the twenty-first-century workforce. This paper charts the evolution of a…
Descriptors: Dance, Dance Education, Undergraduate Study, Teacher Education
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