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Pedagogy in Ballet Studies at the Undergraduate Level in the United Kingdom

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  04 January 2013

Abstract

This paper explores the intricacies of ballet pedagogy delivered at U.K. higher education (HE) institutions; the enquiry identifies and explores the tensions between vocational training to a professional level and achieving the educational requirements of HE. This paper queries the potential incompatibility of education and traditional training, suggesting that for dancers to meet the requirements of today's dance industry, students need skills to “deal with reality” rather than “getting it right.” A social interactionist perspective positions the role of the teacher as a facilitator; ballet pedagogy is constructed upon a holistic perspective unifying the mind and body, enabling students to participate rather than be directed in their learning.

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Panel: Tracing the Trends, Mapping the Practices: Historiography, Pedagogy, and Assessment in Ballet Studies at the Undergraduate Level
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Copyright © The Author(s) 2009

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