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date: 17 May 2021

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This chapter examines the role of dance competitions in contemporary private dance studio training, arguing that the focus on judging and winning has substantially altered the ways that dance is experienced by both performers and viewers. Comparing contemporary studio practices with those from the early twentieth century, the author considers how the business of teaching dance has opened up new demands for teacher training and for dances that can be taught and performed, and hence new markets for the circulation and distribution of dances. The chapter situates the contemporary focus on competition within the neoliberal globalized economy and speculates about how dancers as workers are commodifying feeling itself.

Keywords: private dance studio, competition, economy, neoliberalism, teaching dance

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