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David conducts research in Dance Science and Dance Studies. His interests span physiology, dance education, and sport psychology. He was a course director at University of Calgary and a tutorial leader at York University. He is now working on a book stemming from his dissertation on the Soviet training methods in DanceSport and an article on screening protocols for professional ballet dancers.
September 2017 - July 2018
- DNCE309: Dance, Film, and Culture, Spring 2018 SCPA290: History and Performance, Winter 2018 DNCE267: Dance Aesthetics, Criticism, and Analysis, Fall 2017 DNCE347: Modern and Contemporary Dance History, Fall 2017
September 2012 - July 2017
- PhD Student
- Dissertation Title: Soviet Bodies in Canadian Dancesport: Cultural Identities, Embodied Politics, and Performances of Resistance in Three Canadian Ballroom Dance Studios. Supervisor: Dr. Patrick Alcedo
September 2012 - July 2017
- Tutorial leader/ Teaching Assitant
- Dance Studies: An Introduction, Fall 2016 Dance Kinesiology, Winter 2015-17. Dance Ensemble Apprenticeship 2015-16. Dance Experience, 2012-2015. Dance History of the 20th Century, Winter 2014. Dance, Film, and Culture, Winter 2013.
This article examines the processes of cultural transfer and cross-pollination within four diasporic DanceSport studios located in major cities in Canada. It focuses on first- and second-generation Soviet-Canadian competitive ballroom dancers and their experiences with identity as a diasporic community. Through an ethnographic study, it explores th...
Traditional ballet classes teach dancers how to perform long-estab- lished vocabulary and choreographed roles within a time-honoured hierarchical structure that provides constant direction and methods for physical training. When the dancers proceed to professional companies, some of this structure remains in the form of daily ballet classes. Howeve...
Dance sport is the competitive aspect of social dancing, and encompasses 5 genres of Latin dance: Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, and Jive. Education of technique focuses predominantly on foot positions and directions, and there is a lack of information regarding technical aspects of the dance, such as timing, position in space, and rhythm. This...
This research examines the effect of Soviet Union era indoctrination on dance pedagogy and performance at DanceSport studios run by Soviet migrants in Canada. I investigate the processes of cultural cross-pollination within this population through an analysis of first and second generation Soviet-Canadian ballroom dancers experiences with cultural...
- Deals with research on screening and conditioning in professional ballet dancers - Inspired by research on conditioning for DanceSport - Conducted as part of the health team for a professional ballet company - Motivated by dancers asking for a remedial program inspired by dance science This program was provided based on their annual post hire scr...
Objectives: Dancesport, the competitive branch of ballroom dancing, places high physiological and psychological demands on its practitioners, but pedagogical resources in these areas for this dance form are limited. Dancesport competitors could benefit from strategies used in other aesthetic sports. In this review, we identify conditioning methodo...
Delivering functional research-based knowledge to enhance the health of dancers, increase the awareness of the historical roots of dance aesthetics, and strengthen the understanding of applied dance technique.