So What Does Dance Have to Do with It? Using Dance to Teach Students about Leadership*


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    The authors appreciate the helpful comments made by Claudette M. Peterson on earlier drafts of this paper.

†Corresponding author.


Dance is a common metaphor in both the change and leadership literature. However, can dance, a movement art, actually be used to learn about leadership? The answer is yes and this exercise shows you how. Dance as an instructional strategy allows the instructor to tap the cognitive, affective, and conative components of the brain.