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Dr. Glenna Batson on rest for dancers

Dr. Glenna Batson – Fulbright Senior Specialist Lecturer, Trinity Laban

Over the summer, Dance UK teamed up with Dancing Times to promote a twitter photo campaign called #dancersneedrest – promoting the importance of adequate rest for dancers between intense performance schedules.

We received over 200 photos showing dancers resting from all over the world, ranging from professional dance companies, to independent dancers, to dance teachers with their very young dance students. The campaign raised awareness of the need for rest and the value of balanced training schedules. This session will build on this groundswell to further promote the importance of rest by offering tools for integrating rest into their dancing schedules, and exploring ‘active rest’ and how dancers can use it.

Dr. Glenna Batson, Fulbright Senior Specialist Lecturer, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance talks about the importance of rest by exploring ‘active rest’ and offering tools for integrating rest into dancing schedules.