A qualitative investigation of commitment to dance: findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Training

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/576791
Title:
A qualitative investigation of commitment to dance: findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Training
Authors:
Aujla, Imogen ( 0000-0002-1245-4670 ) ; Nordin-Bates, Sanna M.; Redding, Emma
Abstract:
Commitment to an activity forms an essential part of the talent development process, yet little is known about the reasons why young people commit to dance training. The aim of this study was to investigate the factors that affect young dancers’ commitment to a selective dance talent scheme. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 19 committed dancers and transcripts were content analysed. Enjoyment was the most important factor relating to commitment, and stemmed from several sources such as self-expression, movement sensations and feelings associated with performing. Relationships with dance peers and teachers, parental support and the opportunities available on the scheme also enhanced commitment. While some potential barriers to participation were identified, such as concerns about injury, these seemed insufficient to affect the participants’ commitment. The results of the study may help educators to develop young dancers’ talents optimally by enhancing their commitment to training.
Citation:
Aujla, I.J., Nordin-Bates, S.M., & Redding, E. (2014). 'A qualitative investigation of commitment to dance: findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Training'. Research in Dance Education, 15 (2) pp138-160
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Research in Dance Education
Issue Date:
13-Aug-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/576791
DOI:
10.1080/14647893.2013.825764
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14647893.2013.825764
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1464-7893; 1470-1111
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Applied Research in Dance

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAujla, Imogenen
dc.contributor.authorNordin-Bates, Sanna M.en
dc.contributor.authorRedding, Emmaen
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-04T09:13:44Zen
dc.date.available2015-09-04T09:13:44Zen
dc.date.issued2013-08-13en
dc.identifier.citationAujla, I.J., Nordin-Bates, S.M., & Redding, E. (2014). 'A qualitative investigation of commitment to dance: findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Training'. Research in Dance Education, 15 (2) pp138-160en
dc.identifier.issn1464-7893en
dc.identifier.issn1470-1111en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14647893.2013.825764en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/576791en
dc.description.abstractCommitment to an activity forms an essential part of the talent development process, yet little is known about the reasons why young people commit to dance training. The aim of this study was to investigate the factors that affect young dancers’ commitment to a selective dance talent scheme. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 19 committed dancers and transcripts were content analysed. Enjoyment was the most important factor relating to commitment, and stemmed from several sources such as self-expression, movement sensations and feelings associated with performing. Relationships with dance peers and teachers, parental support and the opportunities available on the scheme also enhanced commitment. While some potential barriers to participation were identified, such as concerns about injury, these seemed insufficient to affect the participants’ commitment. The results of the study may help educators to develop young dancers’ talents optimally by enhancing their commitment to training.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14647893.2013.825764en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Research in Dance Educationen
dc.subjectcommitmenten
dc.subjectadherenceen
dc.subjectdancingen
dc.subjecttalenten
dc.subjectdanceen
dc.titleA qualitative investigation of commitment to dance: findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Trainingen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalResearch in Dance Educationen
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