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The European Journal of Social & Behavioural Sciences

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Teaching Dance in the 21st Century: A Literature Review


This article reports findings from a literature review study that aimed to describe the general development trends and challenges of contemporary dance pedagogy and point out currently the essential aims and teaching methods in dance pedagogy. Based on the literature review, we identified seven main themes that are further discussed in this article: holistic dance teacher; self- regulation and reflection; the somatic in dance; the relation of dance pedagogy with dance as an art form; new media, technology and other art forms in dance education; multicultural in dance education; issues of gender and sexuality.

Keywords: Dance pedagogydance educationself-regulationreflectionsomatic approachholistic model

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Published online: 30.11.2013
Pages: 624-640
Publisher: Cognitive-crcs
In: Volume 7, Issue 4
DOI: 10.15405/ejsbs.99
Online ISSN: 2301-2218
Article Type: Original Research
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