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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/576814
Title:
The identification and development of young talented dancers with disabilities
Authors:
Aujla, Imogen ( 0000-0002-1245-4670 ) ; Redding, Emma
Abstract:
There is a general recognition of the lack of progression routes for dancers with disabilities. Alongside this, there is a lack of understanding of how best to identify and develop talent among young disabled dancers. The current study sought to address this gap in the literature by investigating criteria that might be appropriately applied when auditioning young disabled dancers and then exploring important practical considerations for training and talent development. To this end, 18 expert dance practitioners working in the integrated dance sector were interviewed about their audition and training methods; this data was supported through the gathering of existing talent criteria which is used to assess young disabled dancers and observations of four specialist dance groups’ technique class. Content analysis revealed that movement quality (rather than specific technical skills), creative potential, passion and a strong work ethic are the most important and appropriate criteria with which to identify talent among young disabled dancers. In terms of training, knowing the dancer and his or her support needs before training commences appears crucial, as does adopting an open, flexible approach to teaching. High standards should consistently be set, while pacing and adaptation are key practical considerations. The results of this study offer practical recommendations to educators working in integrated and/or talent settings with young disabled dancers.
Citation:
Aujla, I.J., & Redding, E. (2014) 'The identification and development of young talented dancers with disabilities'. Research in Dance Education. 15(1) pp54-70.
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Research in Dance Education
Issue Date:
2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/576814
DOI:
10.1080/14647893.2012.721762
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14647893.2012.721762#abstract
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1464-7893; 1470-1111
Sponsors:
Commissioned by Dance4 with funds from the Department for Education.
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Applied Research in Dance

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAujla, Imogenen
dc.contributor.authorRedding, Emmaen
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-04T09:16:40Zen
dc.date.available2015-09-04T09:16:40Zen
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.identifier.citationAujla, I.J., & Redding, E. (2014) 'The identification and development of young talented dancers with disabilities'. Research in Dance Education. 15(1) pp54-70.en
dc.identifier.issn1464-7893en
dc.identifier.issn1470-1111en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14647893.2012.721762en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/576814en
dc.description.abstractThere is a general recognition of the lack of progression routes for dancers with disabilities. Alongside this, there is a lack of understanding of how best to identify and develop talent among young disabled dancers. The current study sought to address this gap in the literature by investigating criteria that might be appropriately applied when auditioning young disabled dancers and then exploring important practical considerations for training and talent development. To this end, 18 expert dance practitioners working in the integrated dance sector were interviewed about their audition and training methods; this data was supported through the gathering of existing talent criteria which is used to assess young disabled dancers and observations of four specialist dance groups’ technique class. Content analysis revealed that movement quality (rather than specific technical skills), creative potential, passion and a strong work ethic are the most important and appropriate criteria with which to identify talent among young disabled dancers. In terms of training, knowing the dancer and his or her support needs before training commences appears crucial, as does adopting an open, flexible approach to teaching. High standards should consistently be set, while pacing and adaptation are key practical considerations. The results of this study offer practical recommendations to educators working in integrated and/or talent settings with young disabled dancers.en
dc.description.sponsorshipCommissioned by Dance4 with funds from the Department for Education.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14647893.2012.721762#abstracten
dc.subjecttalent identificationen
dc.subjectdancingen
dc.subjectdisabilityen
dc.subjecttalent developmenten
dc.titleThe identification and development of young talented dancers with disabilitiesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalResearch in Dance Educationen
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