‘If the Hat Fits’ Examining the impact of male-only, extra-Curricular provision on male dancers studying in Higher Education.

Debbie Milner

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Abstract

The value and identity of the male dancer has been scrutinised since the conception of formalised dance. The dance class, as taught in Higher Education, is a challenging context for males where instructive language, movement concepts and level of technical proficiency are unfamiliar and destructive to development and confidence (Risner, D. 2007:141). ‘If the Hat Fits’ is a PAR film and paper that considers the formal training of male dancers in HE. The research presents a case study championing the benefits of male-only extra-curricula training provision as fundamental to employability and the development of the ‘emerging professional’. Findings offer new perspectives on the value of non-assessed training opportunities that foster vulnerability, risk taking, self-efficacy allowing students to ‘try on’ a professional identity.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventTheatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA) Conference - University of Salford, Salford, United Kingdom
Duration: 30 Aug 20171 Sep 2017

Conference

ConferenceTheatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA) Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CitySalford
Period30/08/171/09/17

Keywords

  • Male Dancer
  • Higher Education
  • Training
  • Employability

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  • If The Hat Fits

    Milner, D., Simmons, M. & Fapohunda, T., 1 Jan 2016, (Accepted/In press)

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