The Role of the Teacher of Dance of the 21st Century: The Art of Education

*Louise Fhaedra Da Silva Pereira
Dance Teacher, The Federal University Of Bahia, Brazil

*Corresponding Author:
Louise Fhaedra Da Silva Pereira
Dance Teacher, The Federal University Of Bahia, Brazil

Published on: 2022-10-19

Abstract

This article aims at a critical analysis of the role and importance of the dance teacher in the 21st century.

Keywords

Ana Mae Barbosa; Paulo Freire; Education

Introduction

The noble office of teaching dance, is considerably challenging in the meanderings of the 21st century, as many obstacles appear on the arduous path of teaching arts. As obstacles we can mention: the training of teachers, prejudices about dance, the change in the labor market, technology and the devaluation of the teacher as a professional.
The noble office of teaching dance, is considerably challenging in the meanderings of the 21st century, as many obstacles appear on the arduous path of teaching arts. As obstacles we can mention: the training of teachers, prejudices about dance, the change in the labor market, technology and the devaluation of the teacher as a professional.
Therefore, it is natural that in the scope of this artistic modality, there are different behavioral profiles, however in order to play this role between two types: Traditional and Libertarium. These types of profiles, which fit both normal education and the arts, were conceptualized by Paulo Freire in the context of traditional pedagogy but that we can equate these models (Traditional and Libertarian) with the types of dance teachers of today. The first concerns that professional who reproduces what he has learned; the second, on the other hand, deals with a teacher who adapts to the environment and innovates in his classes and in the way of passing on knowledge.

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