Title

Integration of a Professional Dancer into College

Department

Dance

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2011

Abstract

This paper evaluates the experience of integrating a professional dancer into a collegiate environment using a case study method of qualitative research. Interviews, focus groups, observation studies and document analysis techniques were used to gather qualitative data for this study. The innovation of diffusion theory was used to highlight the implications of this study for other professional dance and collegiate institutions.