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Creative Studies, M.S.


International Center for Studies in Creativity

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This master’s project is a documentation of my journey as a Dance4Life facilitator in five countries and a reflection of the insights and learnings I discovered from the experience. A history and background of the Dance4Life project is provided, along with current trends in the field of HIV/AIDS. My rationale, as well as personal inspiration and motivation for this work is also outlined. Specifically, I discuss my learnings as it pertains to managing group dynamics and working with groups across diverse cultures. In addition, I reflect on the knowledge gained about what it means to be a facilitative leader and how the methodology used throughout the trainings has influenced both my learning and facilitation style. Daily journal reflections, debrief notes, participant evaluations and a series of photos from the different countries are provided in the appendices we well.