Schupp, Karen. 2019. “Dance Competition Culture and Commercial Dance: Intertwined Aesthetics, Values, and Practices,” Journal of Dance Education 19 (2): 58-67.
This article provides a contextualization of nine dance competition teacher/choreographers’ perceptions of how commercial dance and dance competition culture inform each other. Interview data suggests that there is a strong, tangible link between commercial dance and dance competition culture, and that overlapping values create a symbiotic relationship between the two.