World Wellbeing Week

23 Jun 2020

This week on our Facebook page we have been celebrating World Wellbeing Week! We have been sharing and celebrating some excellent new resources that will help support the health and wellbeing of dancers, or Dance Medicine and Science. We have also been featuring some brilliant initiatives focused on using dance as a way to improve health and wellbeing in the general population, or Dance for Health.

Here is a round up for the resources we have been sharing:


IADMS – International Association for Dance Medicine & Science 

THe IADMS Health Committee, recently hosted a panel discussion on ‘Dance for Health Interventions During Global Pandemic and Beyond’, which bought our attention to the invaluable and innovative work that our sector continues to deliver.

You can re-watch it here:

Image Credits: Dance On

Dance On online

This exciting project for over 55s helps to improve balance, memory and coordination with the goal to also improve confidence and have fun! You can now take part in a range of video classes or even join an online Zoom class. Classes cater for all levels and experience – all are welcome!

Find out more:

Move Dance Feel

Move Dance Feel is a creative project for women affected by cancer. Since 2016 it has offered regular dance sessions to help women to reconnect to the body and access group support. No longer restricted by geographical location, these sessions are bringing women together (online) from all over the UK and from other parts of Europe.

‘Thank you so much for providing the online sessions of Move Dance Feel during this time of Coronavirus. You are continuing to help me and so many others that are shielding at this difficult time.’

‘It’s 40 minutes of joy and freedom. Just the right level for me. I don’t feel pressured, and I don’t strain my body. Lovely warming up, connecting with my body and with the flow of movement.’

Learn more about Move Dance Feel here –

Image credit: Dani Bower Photography for One Dance UK, Motionhouse dancers
Healthier Dancer Programme Online Webinars
We were lucky enough to be joined by the brilliant Dr Lucie Clements and Dr Moitree Banerjee, in a session to discuss mindfulness tailored specifically for dancers.

Trinity Laban Health

Trinity Laban Health have been working on a series of Health at Home videos to help you keep on top of your physical and mental wellbeing.

Why not check out Pilates with Katy Chambers, or another of the virtual studio conditioning videos that Trinity Laban Health has to offer:

Image Credit: One Dance UK

Performance Optimisation Packages (POP)

POP serves as an invaluable tool for dance artists, regardless of career stage, providing a particularly helpful support service for those working independently or without comprehensive in-house health provision.

Follow the link to explore the ways in which POP could help you in your return to dance training and performance, and keep your eyes peeled for videos and other visual POP resources coming soon!…/performance-optimisation-pack…/

Maintaining and improving jump height 

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s very own Sports Massage Therapist, Jason Boyle, along with Motionhouse Dancer, Chris Knight, bring you a three-step programme of exercises focused on maintaining and improving your jump height. Please be sure to have read this important health and safety information from the Birmingham Royal Ballet before springing into action.

Jason Boyle will be delivering six-weeks of jump-height sessions as part of our Online Healthier Dancer Programme. Tune in for the first session on 29 June from 1-2pm. Contact to book your place.

Image Credit: Small Screen Science Podcast
Small Screen Science Podcast
In collaboration with Trinity Laban Dance Science and Parkinson’s UK, our friends at Small Screen Science Podcast have joined forces to explore the dance science lab, and to find out how dance is being used to slow the progression of neurodegenerative diseases. Have a listen…
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CPD with Katy Chambers

See the flyer below for details of some upcoming online CPD, led by Dance Specialist Physio, Katy Chambers. You can read more about Katy’s services here, on our Healthcare Practitioners Directory.