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academic monitoring

The process of observing students' academic progress in one or more subject over a period of time. It is used by teachers to compare the performance of a particular student to that of ...

Royal Academy of Dance

Royal Academy of Dance  

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(RAD)(Known prior to 2001 as Royal Academy of Dancing)British dance examination board. It was founded on 31 Dec. 1920 by Philip Richardson in conjunction with an eminent group of dancers and teachers ...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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209 words

...board. It was founded on 31 Dec. 1920 by Philip Richardson in conjunction with an eminent group of dancers and teachers including Adeline Genée and Édouard Espinosa. It was originally known as the Association of Operatic Dancing in Great Britain and its aim was to monitor standards of classical ballet training. In 1936 it was granted its royal charter, becoming the Royal Academy of Dancing, and it developed into the world's largest examining and training body, holding examinations for all standards of ballet throughout the world. It began...

Film and Video

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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11,734 words

...the proscenium stage, so that less drastic changes in the use of space would be required when the work was taped. In the video dance Fractions ( 1977–1978 ), up to four video monitors often share the screen space with the dancers. Images of dancers not seen in the central section of the screen or close-ups of those seen in full shots in the central section are shown on the monitors-within-the-screen. The film dance Locale ( 1979–1980 ) was structured around the challenge of using moving cameras to film moving dancers; it was filmed with one stable camera...

Poland

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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6,649 words

...bridesmaid that was also based on the mazur . (This solo became a touchstone for young ballerinas, including Marie Taglioni and Carlotta Grisi .) Kraków Wedding won immediate success with Polish audiences and unexpected acceptance from the Russian authorities who now monitored all performances. In 1826 Maurice Pion , a leading dancer in Thierry's company, took over its direction. For the next few years organizational and financial difficulties plagued the company, but following the failure of the Polish revolt in 1830–1831 , the Russian...

New York City Ballet

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Current Version:
2005
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Performing arts, Dance, Music
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9,130 words

...of academic dancing. The consistency and depth of the dancing at the New York City Ballet owed much to the special nature of Balanchine's company class. As the twentieth century's major innovator in ballet style and technique, he made company class a laboratory rather than a warm-up, working with his dancers to explore and expand the vocabulary of classical ballet and to increase the scale and dynamic range of classical dancing. As he taught his dancers to know classical ballet vocabulary with unprecedented depth and precision, he constantly monitored their...

United States of America

United States of America   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
45,715 words

...interest and respect for classical dance, ballet has been invited into U.S. colleges. An academic interest has legitimated the history of ballet and the philosophy of its styles. More surprising is the acceptance of ballet as a physical movement science to be taught by a knowledgeable faculty. Ballet teachers in colleges often are retired dancers whose prestigious performing, directing, or choreographing careers are accepted as experience in lieu of the academic degrees required of most university faculty members. Notable among them have been Willam...

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