YouTube used in Dance Education
- Recorded visual reference for choreography serves as a better reference than recalling by memory or deciphering hand written notes on dance pieces
- Allows for comparisons in dance technique to show body alignment/prevent injury (A “pro” educational dance video would contain signaling or background narration to avoid cognitive overload)
- Serves as a reference in dance history or contemporary dance…students can view work by dance artists or choreographers (past or present) whom they are studying in their current classes
- How trustworthy is the source of the video as it relates to a specific artist or form of dance?
- Is the quality of the video hindering the “point” of the material which is being delivered? (may contain elements of cognitive overload…split-attention, extraneous material, redundancy, etc.)
- Copyrights…Is my own choreography or choreography of my students being posted and open to the public?