IADMS Regional Meeting in partnership with Dance East and One Dance UK

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A blend of practical and discursive workshops, as well as keynote presentations, this day draws from the most recent research and practice in dance medicine and science to offer up-to-date information on the physiology and psychology of adolescent dancers to apply in the studio.

Full schedule, flier: The Adolescent Dancer – One Dance UK, IADMS, Dance East


Friday 26 May

10.00-10.30am: Arrival and coffee

10.30-11.00am: Keynote Presentation; Speaker to be confirmed

11.00-12noon: Training the Adolescent Dancer: Physiological and Psychological Perspectives – Siobhan Mitchell, University of Bath

12noon-12.30pm: Coffee

12.30-1.30pm: Parallel Sessions:

  • Pointework Readiness – Katy Chambers, Royal Academy of Dance OR
  • Resilience and Mental Health – Stella Howard, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

1.30-2.15pm: Lunch

2.15-2.30pm: Dance Floors – Mark Rasmussen, Harlequin Dance Floors

2.30-3.30pm: Panel Discussion: How Do We Support Adolescent Dancers to Dance

Chair: Rachel Rist, Tring Park School for Performing Arts

Panellists: Sujata Banerjee (Classical Indian Dance Artist), Hakeem Onibudo (Impact Dance and Changemaker at The Place), Sarah Lewis (Glass House Dance and DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training), Tracy Witney (Head of Learning and Participation, Northern School of Contemporary Dance)

3.30-4.30pm: Parallel Sessions:

  • Nutrition for the Young Dancer – Zerlina Mastin, Dance Dietician and Author of Nutrition for the Dancer OR
  • The Widening Role of the Dance Teacher – Tom Hobden, UNIT and DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training

4.30-6.00pm: Tea, followed by performances