Dance and the Quality of Life

  • Karen Bond

Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 73)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Karen Bond
    Pages 1-20
  3. Dancing Ecology, Sustaining Earth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Sondra Fraleigh
      Pages 23-44
    3. Don Asker
      Pages 45-65
  4. Spirituality

  5. Philosophical Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Sally Gardner
      Pages 155-165
    3. Aili Bresnahan, Michael Deckard
      Pages 185-203
  6. Dancing Gender, Dancing Family

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Byron Richard
      Pages 207-225
    3. Isto Turpeinen, Ralph Buck
      Pages 227-243
  7. Health, Wellbeing, Ability

  8. Quality of Educational Life

  9. Identity, Change, Restoration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 423-423
    2. Tone Pernille Østern, Elen Øyen, Philip Channells
      Pages 441-457
    3. Jacinda Richards, Sally Gardner
      Pages 459-474
    4. Erica Rose Jeffrey, Lesley J. Pruitt
      Pages 475-493
  10. Dancing the Lifespan

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 513-513
    2. Teresa Benzwie
      Pages 515-525
    3. Nicholas Rowe, David McMicken, Tim Newth
      Pages 527-544
    4. Karen Bond, Kirsten Kaschock
      Pages 545-548
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 549-570

About this book


This is the first volume devoted to the topic of dance and quality of life. Thirty-one chapters illuminate dance in relation to singular and overlapping themes of nature, philosophy, spirituality, religion, life span, learning, love, family, teaching, creativity, ability, socio-cultural identity, politics and change, sex and gender, wellbeing, and more. With contributions from a multi-generational group of artists, community workers, educators, philosophers, researchers, students and health professionals, this volume presents a thoughtful, expansive-yet-focused, and nuanced discussion of dance’s contribution to human life. The volume will interest dance specialists, quality of life researchers, and anyone interested in exploring dance’s contribution to quality of living and being.


Dance and Quality of Life Dance and Well-Being Arts in Human Development Drawing and Childhood Dance Intrinsic Dance and Quality of Moving Dance and Meaning in the Anthropocene Role of Dancing in Human Life Evolutionary Theories on Dance and Religion Dancing the Life Span Dance Education for Men Teenage Dancer's Perceptions of Identity Dancing Elders in Northern Australia Dance and Quality of Life in Schools Dance and Freedom for University Students Interactive Cognitive Subsystems (ICS) Teaching Dance in Dance in Higher Education Dancing with Post-Partum Depression Quality of Life of Dancers with Parkinson Life-Changing and Disability-Inclusive Dance

Editors and affiliations

  • Karen Bond
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DanceTemple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-95698-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-95699-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1387-6570
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-0099
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