This special issue highlights some of the ways that dance can enhance different aspects of health and wellbeing. During the last decades, there has been increasing interest in the roles that dance and dancing can play in reducing somatic and psychological health issues, strengthening well-being, and developing positive lifestyle habits. Therapeutic methods (e.g., dance movement therapy), branches (e.g., health dance), and different dance interventions explore the potentials of using dance therapeutically, socially, pedagogically, and in health care contexts. In the call for this special issue, we encouraged research and ideas that highlight how dancing to strengthen health can provide opportunities that challenge traditional ways of thinking and how we can successfully continue to operate as health workers and dance practitioners, educators, and researchers.
The OPEN ACCESS publication channel Dance Articulated engages research that offers momentum to future dialogues and community building within dance.
The journal aims to increase the publication opportunities for researchers in the fields of dance, dance education, and choreography, stimulating the sharing of such research and contributing to new networks and new readers of research in dance, dance education, and choreography.
Dance Articulated mainly publishes peer-reviewed research articles, but also editorials, selected reviews, and other not peer-reviewed articles.
The editorial board wishes to:
- deliver contemporary and cutting-edge research on a broad range of topics related to dance, dance education, and choreography through Special Issues on urgent research themes, suggested by the editorial board or guest editors.
- strengthen the possibilities for research publications within a broad field related to dance, dance education, and choreography internationally.
- stimulate to increased visibility of research on a broad field of dance, dance education and choreography
- contribute to new networks of writers and readers on a broad field of dance, dance education and choreography