Development of Nora Dance Curriculum for the Youth

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Pennapa Waiyawek
Wiradat Tongkam


Development of the Nora dance curriculum for the youth is participatory action research aimed to analyze and synthesize a body of knowledge concerning Nora performing arst from national artists, local artists, academics and experts in art, culture and Nora performance, and to establish a standard curriculum for Nora dance training so that it serves as a model for a sustainable practice of Nora performing arts for the youth. The results suggest that the Nora dance curriculum for the youth’s goal is to promote understanding and skills of Nora dance among the youth and other people in society, which will pave the way for sustainable preservation of this national identity. The curriculum offers a total of 39 training hours over the period of five days and is divided into four major parts, including Part 1: taking four training hours featuring academic knowledge on history and components of Nora dance and Part 2: taking 35 training hours highlighting practice-intensive sessions featuring body organization in Nora dance, technical terms for Nora dance, basic Nora dance choreography, and a Nora dance skills presentation. The curriculum has been thoroughly evaluated by five experts and evaluation results yielded an average score of 4.8 out of 5.


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Waiyawek, P., & Tongkam, W. . (2021). Development of Nora Dance Curriculum for the Youth. Asia Social Issues, 14(4), Article 247678 (16 pages). Retrieved from
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