Advisor

O'Connell-Black, Christy A.

Committee Member

Minton, Sandra Cerny, 1943- author.

Department

Dance Education

Institution

University of Northern Colorado

Type of Resources

Text

Place of Publication

Greeley (Colo.)

Publisher

University of Northern Colorado

Date Created

12-2016

Genre

Thesis

Extent

107 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Abstract

Actors must be able to engage with their audience through their stage presence and showmanship on stage. It is important that actors are able to fully embrace the physical character they are portraying, not just the mental and verbal entities of the character. The goal of this thesis argues and defends the use of dance in a drama classroom to effectively develop movement efficiency in a character’s physical development. Those who experience educational dance, personally or through observation of other students, see that dance enhances a lifestyle positively and creates students of courageous and respectful value to society. Students also will come to find their innate ability to dance and the endless array of life skills that are enhanced through their experiences in an acting class taught through dance skills.

Degree type

MA

Degree Name

Master

Language

English

Local Identifiers

CampbellThesis2016

Rights Statement

Copyright is held by the author.

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