Spatial Design Strategies for Competitive High School and Collegiate Dance Team Routines

Date
2022
Authors
Hogan, Kristianna
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Publisher
Abstract

Kristianna Hogan’s research entitled “Spatial Design Strategies for Competitive High School and Collegiate Dance Team Routines” discusses what spatial design strategies dance team coaches might use in an effort to improve scores for competitive dance teams at the high school level, and prepare high school dancers for the collegiate level. Through deep analysis of two winning dance routines performed at the Universal Dance Association Nationals competition and their various spatial design strategies, Hogan provides five formation and transition strategies for dance team coaches to utilize along with a list of formation examples she hopes those in the dance/drill team field can use in their dance-making processes to both enhance the competitiveness of their choreography and potentially better prepare high school dancers for the realities of collegiate level dance team choreography.

Description
Keywords
dance team, drill team, choreography, formations, transitions, spatial design, transit choreography, formation breathing, NDA, National Dance Association, dance coach, dance director, drill team director
Citation