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The holistic dancer: The art of connecting dance science and practice

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START DATE 14 January 2023
START TIME 09:00am

Hendon Campus

END DATE 14 January 2023
END TIME 05:30pm

Equity and Improvements In Health and Wellbeing, Enriching Lives Through Culture

As dance department we offer a BA (hons) Dance Practices (Dance science) exit award and have many students proceeding on to study a masters in dance science. IADMS is the international organisation and community of dance medicine and science practitioners who host an annual conference in a different location each year (2022, Limerick; 2023, Ohio). This event will form part of their regional meeting calendar, allowing dancers, dance teachers and dance scientists to learn together and to connect with the dance science community. Please see promotional paragraph below;

Join us at Middlesex University to explore the practices and principles that underpin dance science research in an accessible and applicable way for the dance teacher, dance artist, and choreographer. By engaging participants with the sciences in this way, we aim to guide the discourse on how best to adapt dance practice in order to enhance the performance of future professional dancers and choreographers. Join us for a day of integrated learning, with lectures focused on translating the academic/technical language used in peer-reviewed scientific and clinical research articles, and movement/interactive sessions that will incorporate the sciences into applied practice for dancers of all levels and ages.

What is the purpose of the event:
To connect dance students, dance teachers, dance artist and dance scientists in the UK. The main purpose of this event is to help to make current dance science research applicable in the studio, breaking down barriers between the research and practice. This will enable delegates to enhance their teaching or performance practice using this current research.

Who is the target audience:
Dance students, dance artists, dance teachers, dance medicine and science teachers and researchers

Will there be speakers and if so how many:
Approximately 10 speakers

What topics will be covered:
Periodization - how can dance schools start applying principles of periodization
Access, Inclusion and Excellence: Stopgap Dance Company’s IRIS Programme
Physiological demands of Irish dance performance
Growth and maturation in dance
Somatic approaches to choreography
New approaches to codified technique
Delivery of the Dance Fitness Indicator (DFI)

Is there a price for attendance? If so what is the price:
£80 in person, £65 concession, £25 online

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