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The Societal Significance of Amateur Dancers

  • The Korean Journal of Dance Studies
  • Abbr : KRSDS
  • 2023, 93(4), pp.113-137
  • DOI : 10.16877/kjds.93.4.202312.113
  • Publisher : The Korean Society for Dance Studies
  • Research Area : Arts and Kinesiology > Dance
  • Received : November 15, 2023
  • Accepted : December 15, 2023
  • Published : December 30, 2023

Yoon, Jeongah 1

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ABSTRACT

This study explores the implications of amateur dancers in their dance experiences. Through literaturereview and in-depth interviews with seven amateur dancers, this research distinguishes it fromrecreational amateur dancers by highlighting their artistic approach and communication throughperformances. Amateur dancers acknowledge a high entry barrier to professionalism and feel rejectedby experts. In contrast, they pursue intrinsic values such as self-realization through art. The studyemphasizes the significance of emerging domain of amateur dancers, recognizing it as a distinct socialgroup and promoting collaboration within the dance community.

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