The Voices of Young Women Dance Students.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Susan W. Stinson, Professor (Creator)
Jan E. Van Dyke, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: What is dance and what is the experience of dancing? What does dancing mean for those who do it? Dance scholars and critics have written many words in response to these questions. Choreographers give their answers to "what is dance?" in the work they create and, often, in commentary about it. Professional dancers have also spoken, primarily in biographies and autobiographies, of what dance and dancing mean to them. Not all voices are heard in dance literature, however. In particular, the voices of children and adolescents, especially those not enrolled in professional schools, are silent. What is the dance experience like, and what does it mean, for them? What do their experiences—and the meanings they make of them—say to us, who work with young people in dance?

Additional Information

Dance Research Journal, Vol. 22, No. 2 (Autumn, 1990), pp. 13-22
Language: English
Date: 1990

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