Talks

Introductory level talks

Any of these talks can be tailored to dance teachers, dance students or those who support young dancers (parent/guardians and pastoral staff). Talks can be delivered in person or via Zoom and involve lecture-based delivery as well as tasks and interaction.

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INTRODUCTION TO THE ADOLESCENT DANCER

Aimed at those who want an in depth introduction to the topic of growth and maturation and its implications or those who feel they would benefit from an update on their knowledge in this area.

2 hour session

Includes…

  • Reflection on own experiences
  • Overview of the biological basis for change
  • Introduction to physiological and psychological development
  • Implications for performance and health
  • Discussion around of best practice for negotiating these changes.

INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT IN DANCE

Aimed at those who want an introduction to the topic of psychological development in the context of dance – exploring social, emotional and cognitive development from childhood to adolescence.

2 hour session

Includes…

  • Introduction to psychological development and important concepts such as autonomy
  • Psychological development in childhood and adolescence – exploring key developmental tasks, attachment, emotional competence, social and cognitive development
  • Discussion of how to work in developmentally appropriate ways with children in dance at different ages and stages of development
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INTRODUCTION TO CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND DANCE

Aimed at those who want an introduction to the topic of child development in the context of dance – what children can do at different ages and stages and how to promote healthy development.  

2 hour session

Includes…

  • Reflection on own experiences
  • Introduction to physiological and psychological development
  • Implications for wellbeing
  • Discussion around of best practice for promoting healthy development.

INTRODUCTION TO PHYSIOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT IN DANCE

Aimed at those who want an introduction to the topic of physiological development in the context of dance – exploring gross and fine motor skill development, fundamental movement skills, the growth spurt and more.  

2 hour session

Includes…

  • Introduction to physiological development
  • Physiological development in childhood – fundamental movement skills, motor skill development
  • Physiological development in adolescence – the growth spurt, peak height velocity, peak weight velocity, implications for motor skills, balance and coordination
  • Discussion of how to work in developmentally appropriate ways with children in dance at different ages and stages of development

To book a talk or make an inquiry please get in touch

MY DANCING BODY: A WORKSHOP FOR DANCE STUDENTS

Aimed at adolescent dance students who want to explore the implications, challenges and benefits of the adolescent body in dance. Informal workshop style session with interactive tasks, reflection and discussion. Starting a dialogue as opposed to lecturing students.

2 hour session

Includes…

  • Reflection on own experiences
  • Tasks to explore challenges, benefits and implications of physical and psychological change
  • Group discussion to co-create ways to overcome or manage challenges
  • Provision of resources and signposting to good sources of information for further learning

Interested in more than one session or a course on the adolescent dancer?

Check out our courses page below and explore the links to see what else is on offer

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