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A Primer on Measuring Dancer Capacities

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Abstract:

The reliable, valid, and sensitive measurement of dancer capacities is essential to dance medicine and science research, clinical practice, and dancer training. The unique nature of dance and the unusual demands it places on dancers present special challenges for measuring dancer capacities. The contributions in this and the next issue review measurement strategies for several capacities important to dancers. This article describes measurement characteristics common to the variety of disciplines encompassed by dance medicine and science. It concludes with a description of possible benefits for evolving standardized measures of important dancer capacities.

Document Type: Editorial

Affiliations: Associate Professor of Dance at Florida State University; Adjunct Research Professor at The Universities of Utah and Kansas

Publication date: 2003-03-01

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