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Subject/Keyword
Experience
Dance
Positive Experience
Contemporary Dance
Women
Qualitative Research
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Millar, Carolyn A
Supervisor and department
Markula, Pirkko (Physical Education and Recreation)
Examining committee member and department
McHugh, Tara Leigh (Physical Education and Recreation)
Holt, Nicholas (Physical Education and Recreation)
Spencer-Cavaliere, Nancy (Physical Education and Recreation)
Department
Physical Education and Recreation
Specialization

Date accepted
2013-09-25T13:10:24Z
Graduation date
2013-11
Degree
Master of Arts
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
My purpose in this research was to examine women contemporary dancers’ positive experiences. While previous research in women’s dance experiences exit, it tends to focus on the negative outcomes of dance participation. Using a phenomenologically inspired approach I sought to answer the following the research questions: (a) What dance training experiences are interpreted as positive experiences by continuing contemporary dancers?; (b) How do dancers overcome challenges in dance training?; and (c) How do dancers think others may be encouraged to continue dance? I interviewed 8 dancers from a university-based contemporary dance group to discover that they defined their dance experiences as mainly positive and believed dance to be beneficial to their lifestyles. These experiences were connected to three main themes: positive physical experiences in dance, positive experiences related to dance identity, and the recreational dance environment.
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DOI
doi:10.7939/R3BR8MS7Q
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