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Dance-specific psychology, the next steps? Creating the right environment – optimising the development of talent in ballet

Creating the right environment – optimising the development of talent in ballet

The development of talented individuals is high on the agenda in many professional domains including sport, the business world, academia and, of course, dance. Unfortunately, while the topic is of substantial practical interest, there is little research in the area of effective talent development, particularly in understanding the generic, as opposed to domain specific (e.g. dance, sport, etc.) rules of effective practice.

by Ailish Keaveney and Russell Martindale

Dance-specific psychology, the next steps? Creating the right environment – optimising the development of talent in ballet

Originally published in Dance UK  magazine, Issue 55 – Winter 2004