A study in swing: communication, dance instruction, and west coast swing

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dc.contributor.advisor Denker, Kathy
dc.contributor.author Bonarek, Rachel
dc.date.accessioned 2022-06-21T17:16:50Z
dc.date.available 2022-06-21T17:16:50Z
dc.date.issued 2020-05
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/203144
dc.description.abstract West Coast Swing is a unique, improvisational form of partner dancing that’s style and community stands separate from many other forms of partner dance largely due to its variability; its look differs slightly each year and based on the region and individual dancer. While the dance is present globally, dancers often travel and intermingle, which creates a more cohesive community, complete with identifiable social norms and patterns. The added layer of organized competitive events and people working as part- and full-time professionals produces effects noted in organizational communication theories. However, little research has been conducted on how these social-professional organizational hybrids operate, especially those that place its emphasis on the social side. This thesis inquiries into this community using the lens of organizational communication theory for the benefit of the dance community and other emerging hybrid organizations. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.title A study in swing: communication, dance instruction, and west coast swing en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.?) en_US

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