The growing dancer: Psychological and Physiological Challenges by Siobhan Mitchell (PART 1)

Two white male dancers holding eachothers forearms with heads together looking down with blue sky background.

This information sheet is part of a two-part series dedicated to the adolescent dancer. Part 1 deals with the physiological changes puberty brings for young dancers and implications for training and performance. Part 2 addresses the psychological and social changes adolescence brings for young dancers. View Part 2 here.

Acknowledgements: This work was supported by the South West Doctoral Training Centre and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

Learn more about Siobhan’s work here: Bio-banding could cut risk of injury for ballet dancers, says study – The Guardian


Who is this for? Health and Wellbeing

Created on 29 June 2023

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