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An Intervention Featuring Public Posting and Graphical Feedback to Enhance the Performance of Competitive Dancers

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This study evaluated an intervention package that used public posting and feedback to enhance dance movements for adolescent dancers on a competition team. Four dancers each performing two or three dance movements (a turn, kick, and/or leap) had their scores posted on a bulletin board at their studio. Dance movements were scored as a percentage correct by using a 14- to 16-step task analysis checklist. Intervention was evaluated in a multiple baseline across behavior design. The students received graphical feedback on their performance from the previous weeks and saw the scoring sheet that reviewed the incorrect and correct aspects of their performance. This study found that this treatment package including public posting and feedback enhanced each of the dance movements for all participants.

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Quinn, M., Miltenberger, R., Abreu, A. et al. An Intervention Featuring Public Posting and Graphical Feedback to Enhance the Performance of Competitive Dancers. Behav Analysis Practice 10, 1–11 (2017).

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