Leading Dance practitioners from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance host a free dance webinar on the subject of Safe Dance Practice. Edel Quin (MSc Dance Science Programme Leader), Sonia Rafferty (Senior Lecturer in Dance) and Charlotte Tomlinson (MSc Dance Science alumnus) present some of the issues raised in their newly-published textbook, Safe Dance Practice: An applied dance science perspective from 3-4pm on Wednesday 29 July.
The webinar introduces some of the key interrelated aspects of safe dance from a dance science perspective, while providing examples that can be applied into practice. The webinar is available to those who can join live; those who register can access the slide content and a recording of the session after the event. Register at the Human Kinetics website.
Quin says of their work: “We believe every dancer of every age, ability and style should be able to engage fully in the act of dancing without risk of harm to the body or mind, while also being supported to achieve their full potential. Trinity Laban is a world leader in Dance Science research and application. Our new key text, and the associated webinar, are representative of a journey that began as students on the MSc Dance Science Programme, but has since become our vocation!”
Their work has focused on the following areas:
• Key aspects of Safe Dance Practice, as informed by dance science research
• Procedures to support basic strategies for safe dance practice within any dance session
• The importance of safe practice principles in accordance with the needs of individuals and specific populations
Increasingly recognised as advocates for research-informed healthy dance practice Edel, Sonia and Charlotte’s findings have been supported by their collective experience as dance teachers, creators and practitioners.
The book Safe Dance Practice: An applied dance science perspective is available now from Human Kinetics.