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Precision Teaching & Dance
AdvisorGhezzi, Patrick M.
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The history of behavioral coaching in sports dates back four decades and includes the use of behavioral techniques to enhance the performance of athletes in a variety of sports. Despite the amount of literature in this area, there are few studies that target dance and only one of these that evaluate fluency outcomes. Moreover, there is a need for a better understanding of fluency outcomes with regard to motor behavior. Given the scarcity of sports performance research targeting dance and the scarcity of fluency-based approaches to sports performance and motor behavior in general, the study evaluated the effects on fluency outcomes, as a function of practicing basic tap-dancing steps. Results demonstrated emergence of fluency outcomes and generative effects across the training sequence.