Corrective Training for the First Years of Classical Ballet at the Hungarian Dance University

Bogáti, Fanni and Benedek, Judit and Szitt, Melinda (2023) Corrective Training for the First Years of Classical Ballet at the Hungarian Dance University. TÁNC ÉS NEVELÉS / DANCE AND EDUCATION, 4 (1). pp. 41-53. ISSN 2732-1002

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At the beginning of the academic year all students newly admitted to the classical ballet dancer training course of The Hungarian Dance University are assessed by the Child Development and Therapy Centre called Bárányfelhő. After the assessment of their motor and neurodevelopment, children can have special skills development training integrated in their curriculum. Between the 33 children assessed in September 2020 the most significant differences were found in cross-body movements and the independent use and coordination of the upper and lower extremities. In the seventh month following the evaluation, the ballet masters of these classes reported development in concentration, coordination, balance, attention, as well as the independent use of the limbs and proprioception in these children. The skills development training has got a compound effect: as students` coordination skills improve, they gain more success and, as a result, they become more self-confident. This kind of specific skills development at the Hungarian Dance Academy does not only fill a gap in professional dancer training but it is also unique regarding professional dancer courses.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hungarian Dance University, Bárányfelhő Development and Therapy Centre, movement development, Groundwork Therapy, motor skills problems related to neuromotor immaturity, coordination, developmental gross motor skills
Subjects: L Education / oktatás > LB Theory and practice of education / oktatás elmélete és gyakorlata
P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > PN Literature (General) / irodalom általában > PN1560-1590 The Performing Arts / előadóművészet (tánc)
Depositing User: Zsolt Baráth
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2023 07:31
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2023 07:31

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