|The Art and Craft of Teaching Dance from a TA Perspective: Lessons Learned and Issues Explored
||The idea for this presentation came from my experiences and thinking as Director of Graduate Studies in my department and as a teacher of a graduate course titled: Dance Pedagogy in Higher Education. Through discussion in this course and as an observ...
|The Body Politic: Constructions of Health and Healing in Dance Education
||Many dance educators and researchers are concerned about issues regarding the health and wellness of dance students. In recent years, many teachers and scholars have investigated somatic practices, kinesiological information, and diverse approaches t...
|Choreographing a Postmodern Turn: The Creative Process and Somatics
||This article explores a reconceptualization of creativity from a postmodern perspective. The author addresses sociopolitical aspects of somatics and creativity through an account of a postmodern paradigmatic shift that emerged as a reflective tool du...
|Emancipatory Pedagogy?: Women’s Bodies and the Creative Process in Dance
||Recently, I have found myself grappling with the theoretical concept of power relationships in the classroom. Coming from a Foucauldian viewpoint, and looking through a feminist lens, I have been looking for methods to deconstruct traditional ways t...
|Faculty Collaboration in Somatics and Dance Technique
||Many universities are now applying somatic practices to dance technique classes. Yet there is little research addressing the pedagogy of somatic theory and practice within a curricular context. Additionally, somatic theory is often taught in separate...
|Foucault and the training of docile bodies in dance education.
||Describing a typical dance studio class in a university
setting is a difficult task. There are diverse dance techniques, levels
and pedagogical styles that may be included under the umbrella of
“higher education dance.” In addition, dance educatio...
|Kinetic Awareness® for women with breast cancer: Somatic movement an aid to treatment.
||The purpose of this study was to explore ways that Kinetic Awareness®, a somatic body and dance practice, can help women with breast cancer deal with the symptoms of their treatments. The stories of the women are told through a multifaceted case stu...
|Moving in, out, through, and beyond the tensions between experience and social construction in somatic theory
||This article is a reflexive analysis of the author’s movement through the positions of different somatic theories. While some somatic theorists and practitioners focus on ideas of self and experiential knowledge, others are moving into a more postmod...
|Power, service, and reflexivity in a community dance project.
||This pilot qualitative research project investigated the meaning and value of a community-based dance education programme in the United States. The programme was designed to provide a targeted group of „at-risk? children, ages 9–13, with the opportun...
|Research Collaborations in a Study About Kinetic Awareness®, with Women with Breast Cancer
||This research brings together the areas of dance, wellness, and somatic educational practices, in an effort to use a particular somatic approach as a tool for dealing with health issues. The specific purpose of this study was to explore ways that Kin...
|Socially constructed bodies in American dance classrooms.
||This article explores body, power and pedagogical issues related to a study in dance education. The study investigated the body perceptions of participant student teachers in a somatics and creativity project within a university level instructional s...
|Somatic authority and the myth of the ideal body in dance education.
||Recently, the field of somatics has provided dance scholarship with a growing body of literature. Research has been conducted in the areas of dance science and education. Dance medicine and somatic education scholars have been able to help dance teac...
|Somatic knowledge: The body as content and methodology in dance education.
||Before addressing somatic knowledge as content and methodology in dance education, it is useful to take a moment to talk about what is meant by somatic knowledge and somatics as a field of study. The term, “somatics” has been used widely in dance dep...
|Somatic sensitivity and reflexivity as validity tools in qualitative research
||Validity is a key concept in qualitative educational research. Yet, it is often not addressed in methodological writing about dance. This essay explores validity in a postmodern world of diverse approaches to scholarship, by looking at the changing f...
|Somatics: A growing and changing field.
||With the recent popularity of somatics in dance classes, choreography, kinesiological studies, dance therapy, dance educational theory, body studies, cultural studies, and other facets of dance education, it is time to take a look at how we define an...
|Summer Dance Connections: A Community-Based Education Program.
||There has been a growing trend within higher education to reach out from the halls of academe into the communities in which people live. From service-learning programs to community action initiatives, many universities are seeking new ways to provide...
|The Use of Balls in Kinetic Awareness
||Somatic education provides a wealth of body-mind systems and approaches that allow us to become aware of our inner psycho-physical selves and movement capabilities. This focus on an experiential understanding of the holistic functioning of mind and b...