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Beliefs and Attitudes on Dance Improvisation Techniques of Dance Teachers in Davao City

Volume: 147  ,  Issue: 1 , April    Published Date: 29 April 2024
Publisher Name: IJRP
Views: 177  ,  Download: 67 , Pages: 402 - 412    
DOI: 10.47119/IJRP1001471420246330

Authors

# Author Name
1 Jovie B. Mirontos
2 Bryan L. Cancio

Abstract

Dance improvisation is a form of dance where movements are created spontaneously in the moment, without prior planning or choreography. It allows dancers to explore their creativity, physicality, and expression through movement. This study aimed to explore the level of beliefs and attitudes of dance teachers in Davao City towards dance improvisation techniques. This study used a quantitative method with a descriptive comparative approach to measure the level of beliefs and attitudes on dance improvisation techniques of dance teachers in Davao City. The respondents of this study were 30 MAPEH junior high school public teachers from a cluster in Davao City. An adapted survey questionnaire based on Dance Improvisation in Dance Education Questionnaire was employed to collect the data. The questionnaire has passed through reliability test resulted to 0.73 Cronbach alpha. A complete enumeration technique was utilized for participant selection. Using Mean, the findings revealed that dance teachers perceived all indicators as high with challenges in implementation as the most significant component, followed by personal motivation and enjoyment and alignment with standards. Respondents age, sex, years of teaching experience, and dance style specialization did not differ significantly, according to the results of the ANOVA test. Therefore, it is recommended to provide professional development programs to equip dance teachers with strategies for overcoming challenges and effectively integrating improvisation into their curriculum.

Keywords

  • dance improvisation
  • dance teachers
  • beliefs
  • attitudes