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The social representations of dance in physical education classes in the early years of primary education

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Author(s): Silvia Christina Madrid Finck | Fabíola Schiebelbein Capri

Journal: Práxis Educativa
ISSN 1809-4031

Volume: 6;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 249;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Dance | Physical Education | School

ABSTRACT
This paper presents a survey of social representations of dance in the context of School Physical Education. The survey was conducted in two city schools and two private schools in Ponta Grossa, Paraná, Brazil. The observation and the questionnaire were the instruments used to collect data. Five teachers of Physical Education and 331 students of Primary Education (5th year of Primary Education) took part in the research. The results indicate that the social representations of dance teachers are related to holidays and anniversaries of the school and students, to pleasure and to musical preference. The practice of dance in the school has room for choreographic creations, June Festival rehearsals, and school presentations.

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