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Published: April 5, 2008
Category: profile

The many dimensions of Wendy Oliver: dancer, educator, choreographer, scholar

By Rachel Straus

One doesn’t always think of the earthy, egalitarian, and nonsexist tenets of contact improvisation as leading to the hallowed halls of academia. But these indeed are the philosophical underpinnings for Wendy Oliver’s paper on body image that she will deliver to educators this month at the AAHPERD national convention, where she will []

Published: April 1, 2008
Category: technique

Mentoring student teachers: role models who bridge the gap between concept and practice

By Rachel Straus

Not long ago only a couple of hundred dance studios, college dance departments, and public school dance classes existed in this country. Today there are thousands. Attendant to the boom in dance popularity, it seems that anyone with chutzpah can call themselves a dance teacher. Too often novices teach without proper training []