Emily Beasley


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Emily Beasley

Mentor

Xan Burley

College

College of the Arts

Major

Psychology, Dance BFA

Minor

N/A

Organizations

Dance In A Suitcase

Academic Awards

Friends of Dance Scholarship

Volunteering

N/A

Research Interests

Dance and Psychology, impacts of COVID-19

Hobbies and Interests

Dance, Fitness

Research Project

Hold Your Own

The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of resilience and perseverance regarding dancers’ behaviors. These ideas will discuss whether human behavior is influenced more by the surrounding environment throughout one’s life, or genes (epigenetics). In the efforts of my study, I will focus on the ideas of resilience and perseverance throughout the college, as well as the impacts on mental health from the Covid-19 pandemic. I plan to recognize the natural reactions as well as the influenced decisions of dancers using these themes as they navigate their way through the current Covid-19 pandemic. By definition, resilience is defined as the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, and the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape—which serves as a metaphor in the dance. Furthermore, perseverance is outlined as persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. I plan to incorporate both of these concepts to determine the effects on dancers during the Covid-19 circumstances, and how Covid-19 potentially acts as a form of authority by generating vigilance and grit, compared to a motivator of more empathy and care. At the University of Florida, the School of Theatre and Dance has created protocols to ease the minds of both students and staff members. I believe that these unnatural, but necessary norms bring out and challenge the resilience that we may innately hold as humans.
  • Xan Burley
  • Psychology, Dance BFA
  • N/A
  • Dance and Psychology, impacts of COVID-19
  • Friends of Dance Scholarship
  • Dance In A Suitcase
  • N/A
  • Dance, Fitness
  • Hold Your Own
  • The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of resilience and perseverance regarding dancers’ behaviors. These ideas will discuss whether human behavior is influenced more by the surrounding environment throughout one’s life, or genes (epigenetics). In the efforts of my study, I will focus on the ideas of resilience and perseverance throughout the college, as well as the impacts on mental health from the Covid-19 pandemic. I plan to recognize the natural reactions as well as the influenced decisions of dancers using these themes as they navigate their way through the current Covid-19 pandemic.
    By definition, resilience is defined as the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, and the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape—which serves as a metaphor in the dance. Furthermore, perseverance is outlined as persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. I plan to incorporate both of these concepts to determine the effects on dancers during the Covid-19 circumstances, and how Covid-19 potentially acts as a form of authority by generating vigilance and grit, compared to a motivator of more empathy and care. At the University of Florida, the School of Theatre and Dance has created protocols to ease the minds of both students and staff members. I believe that these unnatural, but necessary norms bring out and challenge the resilience that we may innately hold as humans.