Informed Decisions: Dance Improvisation and Responsible Citizenship

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This article examines a constructivist approach to integrating responsible citizenship and dance improvisation for dance majors. Essential to both is the ability to make and act on informed decisions. Through participating in improvisational and sociopolitical tasks and comprehensive written reflection, students new to improvisation were better able to understand their choice-making processes. Their participation led to increased growth as improvisers, greater sociopolitical awareness, and a better understanding of how they make informed decisions. This article offers insightful and helpful information about pedagogy that advances artistry, advocacy, and self-awareness within a constructivist methodology for dance students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-29
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Dance Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 14 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Education


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