Adolescent Dance Curriculum: Exploring Collective Leadership Through a Student-Led Project

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Title Adolescent Dance Curriculum: Exploring Collective Leadership Through a Student-Led Project
Creator Diana Timothy
Subject Dance; youth; leadership; adolescents; female socialization; hierarchy; arts education; collective leadership; student-led; MACL
Description This study utilized qualitative research methods to address the following questions: What are the experiences of teen dance students who engage in a youth-directed, collaborative creative project? How can these experiences inform the adolescent curriculum of Tanner Dance? The purpose of this research was to discover how female adolescents with previous dance training approach a youth-directed, cooperative project. The findings highlight the ways in which the hierarchical structure of dance inadvertently works against the development of youth leadership, ownership and agency. The research illuminated the effects of gender normative behavior and female socialization on youth's collaborative processes and their motivation for participating in dance. The process uncovered curriculum potential within Tanner Dance, a nonprofit dance school and arts education organization in Salt Lake City, Utah. The analysis is critical to helping dance educators in the program help students develop into independent artists and collaborative community leaders.
Publisher Westminster College
Date 2017-04
Type Text; Image
Language eng
Rights Management Digital copyright 2017, Westminster College. All rights Reserved.
ARK ark:/87278/s66b0x2w
Setname wc_ir
Date Created 2017-06-29
Date Modified 2017-06-29
ID 1254130
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s66b0x2w
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