Call For Presentations – One Dance UK Dance Teaching & Participation Conference

11 Aug 2017

One Dance UK Dance Teaching & Participation Conference
Championing the Value of Dance

Saturday 25 November 2017 / Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance


Making a difference to dance education through research
This is the first One Dance UK conference for dance teachers and practitioners working with young people. As a new organisation and the Subject Association for dance in schools, this is an important moment to build on the success of the NDTA and Youth Dance England Conferences. It will include debate concerning the future of dance in the school curriculum as well as practical workshops and seminars spanning primary and secondary education, dance examinations, research and opportunities to get up to date with some of the latest educational developments.

In collaboration with DanceHE, Championing the Value of Dance will feature research by and for dance teachers building on the very successful research sessions within the last four NDTA conferences. Focusing upon or related to children and young people’s dance education within and outside of schools, we invite proposals for research led presentations that address (but are not limited to) at least one of the following areas:

  1. Innovative approaches to dance education
  2. Approaches to Dance teaching that challenge the status quo
  3. How dance education is addressing a range of educational policy agendas
  4. Benefits of dance education and participation to improving physical and mental health

We hope the sessions will represent a mix of researchers at different points in their careers. So whether you are researching at M level, as part of a CPD initiative, a PhD, an early career researcher or experienced researcher, we would like to hear from you.

There is the option to offer a 20 minute presentation or a longer lecture demonstration of 35 minutes. Conference research sessions will be facilitated by Dr Kerry Chappell and Dr Angela Pickard.

Application process
Please send an abstract of 400-500 words detailing the research you wish to share, clearly stating whether you wish to offer a presentation or lecture demonstration. This should include a short statement as to the relevance to children and young people’s dance education, and to one or more of the four bullet points above.

Please also include the following details:

  • Name /address /contact telephone number/email address
  • A short biography of no longer than 100 words

Proposals should be sent to: Amy Swalwell, Dance in Education Manager:
Deadline for applications: Friday 13 October 2017.

Successful applicants will be informed by end of October. Proposals will be assessed by the small team involved in coordinating the research sessions.