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Does the “Zipless Dance” Exist? Leadership, Followership, and Sexuality in Social DancingLeadership and Sexuality: Power, Principles, and Processes (2018)
We conceptualize social dancing as a form of non-verbal communication geared toward creating the coordinated movement of two people done in time, and over time, to musical accompaniment. This chapter focuses on a type of dancing, social dancing, where ordinary people get together to express themselves at the local dance studio. Unlike what transpires in Singin’ in the Rain and Dancing with the Stars, social dancing is not planned out in advance and participants’ skill level can range from a first-time beginner to a seasoned 30-year veteran. Social dancing can be considered a form of serious leisure (Stebbins, 2007), with some participants spending thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours on lessons, costumes, and travel to and from dance events (Brown, 2007).
- social dancing,
- ballroom dancing,
Citation InformationJames K Beggan and Scott T. Allison. "Does the “Zipless Dance” Exist? Leadership, Followership, and Sexuality in Social Dancing" Leadership and Sexuality: Power, Principles, and Processes (2018)
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