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Teaching Dance in the Curriculum
Teaching dance in the curriculum

This chapter looks at how dance has been theorized, and how it has been argued for and conceptualized in curricula, and subsequently the issues that arise when we teach dance in the classroom. Cognisance is taken that dance, though once mostly nurtured by physical education curricula and teachers, is now increasingly found in the arts curricula. This chapter accounts for this trend and its literature. A brief international survey notes the rationale for dance and its placement in various curricula.

The Handbook of Research in Physical Education responds to the fact that physical education curricula and physical education teachers are variously maintaining interest in and advocating for dance in education contexts. This chapter also recognizes the increasing ...

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