Dance Dissection: Tour Jete

Editor’s note: The “Dance Dissection” series is created by students enrolled in DANC-270: Dance Kinesiology at Loyola University Chicago. As one of their culminating projects,…

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Life after Scantron: On practical and oral assessment in higher education

Note: This post is not about dance, but easily could be. Assessment and measuring achievement in college and high school dance programs can be tricky…

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Happy Birthday, Art Intercepts! You’re a beautiful disaster, and I just can’t quit you.

It was maybe 2011 when I reconsidered the name Art Intercepts. My thought process went something like: There’s no “dance” in the name. I obviously…

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The Quant/Qual debate: it’s all science.

A couple years ago I was speaking with a tenure-track professor in Kinesiology at another institution, telling her how excited I was about conducting qualitative…

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Dancing in Dublin: Exploring Philosophical Assumptions in Qualitative Approaches to Describing Dance

Author’s Note: The purpose of this photo essay is to discuss the philosophical assumptions surrounding potential qualitative research methodologies that might be utilized to describe…

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The image of research: Triangulation

This post could be subtitled “What I did on my summer vacation…” During a five week study abroad program in collaboration with the University of…

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Five Years and Counting!

  I happened to glance at my calendar and see a really big milestone coming up. On Tuesday, Sept. 15 this little blog turns 5!…

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Chicago Dancing Festival Celebrates ‘Modern Women’

The Chicago Dancing Festival‘s annual engagement at the Museum for Contemporary Art has explored a variety of themes throughout its nine year history, most with…

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First Ever Chicago Teen Dance Festival Tonight!

A conversation between Links Hall’s Roell Schmidt and Suzanne Connor of the Chicago Community Trust was the catalyst for the Chicago Teen Dance Festival, a…

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J. Lindsay Brown Goes for Broke in ‘Spectacle Spectacular’ (review)

  MCL Chicago is a year-old space in Lakeview, great for improv comedy. It’s an intimate setting with little cafe tables interspersed throughout the audience for…

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