To whom does the moon belong? Some history on the debate about dance within Brazilian schools during the last 20 years
Keywords:Teaching, Dance education in schools, Dance/Art, Dance/Physical Education
This paper discusses the dispute over the teaching of dance in basic education in the fields of dance/art and physical education in Brazil during the last 20 years. It presents a brief history of the situation of dance in Brazilian basic education and of the tensions surrounding the fields of art and P.E. and their responsibility for teaching dance in schools. The authors suggest, based on Félix (2011), that conceptualizations of a dual presence of dance in schools based on distinction, and not opposition, so that each field clarifies the specificities of its approach, might be an interesting approach.