UNI's dance craze: A psychological analysis and creative documentary on 'The Interlude Dance' and 'The Dance Party'
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UNI ScholarWorks, University of Northern Iowa, Rod Library
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- Dance--Psychological aspects; Dance--Iowa--Cedar Falls--History--21st century; University of Northern Iowa--History--21st century;
thesis / dissertation description
The UNI campus has been part of an epidemic: a dance epidemic. “The Interlude Dance” and “The Dance Party” are two recent dance phenomena that have played a major role in my undergraduate experience. I sought to study these phenomena through an analytical approach. I sought to determine the psychosocial factors that lead to the initial and continuing success of “The Interlude Dance” and “The Dance Party”, and to build conceptual connections between both phenomena. This creative-research hybrid project culminated in a documentary short-film.