Stressed Out?

A brief summary of a research study

Every dancer will recognise that exciting feeling of butterflies in the tummy, that invigorating and motivating adrenaline rush that can lead to an outburst of creativity and productivity. On the other hand some may be more familiar with a feeling of physical or mental anxiety that can be completely debilitating.

by Cinzia Hardy and Eleanor Quested

Stressed Out? Sources of Stress and Coping Resources of Professional Contemporary Dancers

‘The confidence you gain from working with someone who you have mutual respect for and appreciation really allows you as a dancer to be brave and helps you feel freer. You go into areas you wouldn’t dare go normally.’

Originally published in Dance UK  magazine, Issue 68 – Spring 2008