Reflective Practice in the Ballet Class: Bringing Progressive Pedagogy to the Classical Tradition

  title={Reflective Practice in the Ballet Class: Bringing Progressive Pedagogy to the Classical Tradition},
  author={Jessica Zeller},
  journal={Journal of Dance Education},
  pages={105 - 99}
ABSTRACT This research seeks to broaden the dialogue on progressive ballet pedagogy through an examination of reflective practices in the ballet class. Ballet’s traditional model of instruction has long required students to quietly comply with the pedagogue’s directives, and it has thus become notorious for promoting student passivity. Despite strong recent efforts, particularly in academe, to advance student agency in ballet, the field struggles to transcend its authoritarian pedagogic history… Expand
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