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Disciplines studied by dancing star? (10,4)


I believe the answer is:

performing arts

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'disciplines' is the definition.
Both the answer and definition are plural nouns.
Maybe there's an association between them I don't understand?

'studied by dancing star?' is the wordplay.
I cannot really understand how this works, but
'by' could be 'per' (I've seen this in another clue) and 'per' is present in the answer.
'star?' could be 'form' (star is a kind of form) and 'form' is located in the answer.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

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(Other definitions for performing arts that I've seen before include "Stage and screen" , "field of activity?" , "Music and drama" , "the field of dancers and musicians" , "stage shows, say" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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