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Deanna Paolantonio

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Dr. Deanna Paolantonio completed her doctorate in dance studies at York University. Her research combines dance education, body image and type one diabetes. As a dancer, certified teacher, and Type One Diabetic, her research focused on ways to use dance as a tool for promoting creativity, confidence and positive body image in students.

Deanna Paolantonio's Work

Judgment-Free

By Deanna Paolantonio

How are educators teaching dance for all bodies? Deanna Paolantonio speaks with three dance educators about how they create judgment-free spaces and what teachers should consider when it comes to the body image of their students.

Practice

Making Dance Meaningful By Deanna Paolantonio

Dance education with Mélanie Levenberg

Practice

Pirouettes in the Pool: Shana Troy on teaching elite athletes through dance By Deanna Paolantonio

Finding Fitness

How experiences of dance and fitness instruction fit together By Deanna Paolantonio

What are the benefits and drawbacks of moving from a dance career to one in fitness instruction? Through her interviews with five successful fitness instructors from different disciplines, Deanna Paolantonio considers if and how well dance and fitness “fit.”

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