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Assignment 1 – Part 2 – Example

YouTube in a Dance Ed setting can be great for showing current or historical cultural dance coming directly from an international setting.  It is possible to find videos directly related to dance education that contain narration explaining the movement, culture, history, or evolution of the particular dance being studied.


Assignment 1 – Part 1 – Pros and Cons of YouTube for Dance Education

YouTube used in Dance Education


  1. Recorded visual reference for choreography serves as a better reference than recalling by memory or deciphering hand written notes on dance pieces
  2. 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)
  3. 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


  1. How trustworthy is the source of the video as it relates to a specific artist or form of dance?
  2. 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.)
  3. Copyrights…Is my own choreography or choreography of my students being posted and open to the public?