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dc.contributor.authorAujla, Imogenen
dc.contributor.authorNordin-Bates, Sanna M.en
dc.contributor.authorRedding, Emmaen
dc.contributor.authorJobbins, Veronicaen
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-04T09:18:23Zen
dc.date.available2015-09-04T09:18:23Zen
dc.date.issued2014-04-28en
dc.identifier.citationAujla, I.J., Nordin-Bates, S.M., Redding, E., & Jobbins, V. (2014). 'Developing talent among young people: Findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Training'. Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, 5(1), pp15-30.en
dc.identifier.issn1944-3927en
dc.identifier.issn1944-3919en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/19443927.2013.877964en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/576815en
dc.description.abstractThe identification and development of talent is a key concern for many dance educators, yet little research has been conducted in the area. In order to understand better how to optimise dance talent development among young people, systematic and rigorous research is needed. This paper summarises and discusses the key findings of a ground-breaking longitudinal interdisciplinary research project into dance talent development. Over two years, almost 800 young dancers enrolled at one of the eight nationwide Centres for Advanced Training (CATs) participated in the project. Physical factors, psychological characteristics, and injury data were collected quantitatively while the students' thoughts and perspectives on commitment, creativity and cultural variables were captured using qualitative methods. The largest study of its kind, the project yielded a wide range of findings with a number of practical implications. The main focus of this paper is on how the project findings apply to important pedagogic topics such as audition criteria, passion and commitment, and teaching behaviour. The area of talent identification and development is complex, yet this research has begun to shed new light on the notion of talent and has provided novel insights to support its development.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19443927.2013.877964en
dc.subjecttalent identificationen
dc.subjecttalent developmenten
dc.subjectdancingen
dc.subjectdanceen
dc.titleDeveloping talent among young dancers: findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Trainingen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalTheatre, Dance and Performance Trainingen
html.description.abstractThe identification and development of talent is a key concern for many dance educators, yet little research has been conducted in the area. In order to understand better how to optimise dance talent development among young people, systematic and rigorous research is needed. This paper summarises and discusses the key findings of a ground-breaking longitudinal interdisciplinary research project into dance talent development. Over two years, almost 800 young dancers enrolled at one of the eight nationwide Centres for Advanced Training (CATs) participated in the project. Physical factors, psychological characteristics, and injury data were collected quantitatively while the students' thoughts and perspectives on commitment, creativity and cultural variables were captured using qualitative methods. The largest study of its kind, the project yielded a wide range of findings with a number of practical implications. The main focus of this paper is on how the project findings apply to important pedagogic topics such as audition criteria, passion and commitment, and teaching behaviour. The area of talent identification and development is complex, yet this research has begun to shed new light on the notion of talent and has provided novel insights to support its development.


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