One Dance UK Conference: Call for Presentations!

27 Sep 2018

Saturday 24 November 2018 at Leeds Becket University

This is the second One Dance UK conference that incorporates a dedicated strand for dance teachers and practitioners working with young people. As the subject association for dance in schools, this is an important moment to build on the success of last year’s Conference to keep advocating for best dance practice. It will include discussions about dance education as well as practical workshops and seminars spanning primary and secondary education, inclusive dance practice, research and opportunities to get up to date with some of the latest educational developments.

Leading the Way; a stronger future for dance will feature research by and for dance teachers and educators building on the well-received research sessions within last year’s One Dance UK conference.

Focusing upon or related to children and young people’s dance education within schools and wider educational settings, we invite proposals for research led presentations that address (but are not limited to) at least one of the following areas:

  1. Dance leadership skills within education and community settings.
  2. Inclusive dance practice.
  3. Benefits of dance for children and young people in educational and community settings.

Note: We would welcome contributions that counter the current STEM focus in the school curriculum.

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:
Tori Drew, Dance in Education Manager:

Please note: This is a voluntary role.

Deadline for applications:
Wednesday 17 October 2018

Successful applicants will be informed by Friday 26th October. Proposals will be assessed by the team involved in coordinating the research sessions.