Edel Quin

Role

Programme Leader MSc Dance Science, Component Leader BA Physical Awareness and Development, Component Leader OYP The Dancing Body, Technique Tutor BA Musical Theatre

Contact details

Address:

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Faculty of Dance, Laban Building, Creekside, London, SE8 3DZ

Email: [email protected]

Phone One: +44 (0)20 8691 8600

Biography

Edel is Programme Leader of the Masters in Dance Science in the Faculty of Dance. She has been a member of the Laban faculty since 2005, teaching and lecturing at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Edel specializes in the application of dance science theory and research to the teaching and practice of dance, across styles, ages and settings. She frequently presents her applied research at national and international conferences, and has published numerous papers. Her book, Safe Dance Practice: An Applied Dance Science Perspective, co-authored with Sonia Raferty and Charlotte Tomlinson, was published in 2015 by Human Kinetics. 

Edel is a long standing member of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS), where she founded the Student Committee and currently serves on the Education Committee. She is a registered Course Provider for Safe in Dance International (SiDI), and is also a Quality Reviewer for the Healthy Dance Practice Certificate.

 

Edel is a trained Irish and Contemporary dancer. Her professional performance experience includes touring full-time with ‘Riverdance the show’ (1996-2001) as a lead dancer. Other performance experience includes a year with Henri Oguike’s sister dance company H20, a season in the West End production of The Shaughraun (2006), and performing at the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics (Dublin, 2003). She has also taught Performance Enhancement on Trinity Laban’s Centre for Advanced Training scheme for gifted and talented young dancers, along with rehearsal directing for visiting professional dance artists and choreographers.

Qualifications / Educational Background

  • Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellow, 2007
  • MSc Dance Science, Laban, 2005
  • BA Dance with Media Studies, University of Chichester, 2001

Teaching Experience

  • Module Leader M567 Performance Psychology: Embodiment and Perceptual Learning, MSc Dance Science
  • Module Leader M565 Whole Dancer Study, MSc Dance Science
  • Component Leader Physical Awareness and Development, BA Dance Theatre
  • Component Leader The Dancing Body, One Year Programmes
  • Previous Contemporary Technique teacher, BA Musical Theatre Performance
  • Previous component leader Dance Fitness, BA Dance Theatre
  • Previous component leader Health and Kinesiology, BA Dance Theatre
  • Guest tutor Dance Teaching Principles and Practice, One Year Programmes
  • Guest tutor Community Dance in Practice, One Year Programmes
  • Guest tutor Effective Practice, FdA Musical Theatre
  • Independent Project  Supervisor, BA Dance Theatre, MA Performance, MSc Dance Science
  • Performance Enhancement Teacher, Centre for Advanced Training

Creative Outputs

Publications

  • Quin E, Rafferty S & Tomlinson C. (2015). Safe Dance Practice. An applied dance science perspective: Human Kinetics: Champaign Ill.
  • van Merkensteijn G G & Quin E. (2015). Assessment of Compensated Turnout Characteristics and their Relationship to Injuries in University Level Modern Dancers. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science. 19(2): 57-62
  • Batson G, Quin E & Wilson M. (2012) Integrating Somatics and Science into dance training and practice. Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices. 3 (1-2), 183-193
  • Connolly MK, Quin E & Redding E. (2011) Dance 4 your life: Exploring the health and well-being implications of a contemporary dance intervention for female adolescents. Research in Dance Education, (12)1
  • Blazy L, Amstell S, Quin E & Redding E. (2010) NRG2 Youth Dance and Health. Research report available at http://www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/media/177211/nrg_10%20(2).pdf
  • Connolly MK, & Quin, E. (2010) Why Dance? Why Science? Dance UK News, Issue 76
  • Connolly, MK. & Quin, E. (2010) Dance 4 your life research report. Available at http://www.laban.org/images/917.pdf?id=1264092437
  • Redding E., Weller, P., Ehrenberg, S., Irvine, S., Quin, E, Rafferty, S., Wyon, M & Cox, C. (2010) The development of a high intensity dance performance fitness test.  Journal of Dance Medicine and Science.13(1)
  • Wilkinson, J., Quin, E., Hitchins, J., Ehrenberg, S., Irvine, S., Redding, E., Bothma, H. & Pestano, C., (2008). Report from Phase I of the Trinity Laban TQEF funded project on Dyspraxia in Music & Dance Students. TrinityLaban Internal Publication
  • Quin, E., Frazer, L. & Redding, E. (2007) The health benefits of creative dance: improving children's physical and psychological wellbeing. Education and Health. 25(2), 31-33
  • Frazer, L. Redding, E. & Quin, E. (2007). We all know that dance is good for you but can we prove it? Animated: Making Dance Matter. Summer, 21-23
  • Quin, E. & Frazer, L. (2007) Hampshire Dance works in Partnership with Laban. Dance UK News, Issue 64, pp22-23
  • Quin, E., Redding, E., Weller, P. & Quested, E. (2007)The effect of an eight week creative dance programme on the physiological and psychological status of 11-14 year old adolescents: An experimental study. Abstract published in Journal of Dance Medicine and Science. 11(1).
  • Redding, E., Rafferty, S., Irvine, S. & Quin, E. (2007)The effect of a one year dance specific fitness training programme on undergraduate modern dance students; An experimental study. Abstract published in Journal of Dance Medicine and Science 11(1).

 

Conference Papers

  • Quin E (2015). Questioning Efficiency in Dance: A confluence of Science and Somatics? International Symposium on Performance Science, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Redding E, Aujla I, Beck S, De’Ath S, Nordin-Bates S, Quin E & Rafferty S. (2015). Dancer Aerobic Fitness Across Ten Years. International Symposium on Performance Science, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Redding E, Aujla I, Beck S, De’Ath S, Nordin-Bates S, Quin E & Rafferty S. (2015). Dancer Aerobic Fitness: A Decade Later. International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, Pittsburgh, USA.
  • Quin E (2014). Questioning Efficiency in Dance. International Association of Dance Medicine and Science 25th Annual Meeting, Basel, Switzerland.
  • Sillevis-Smitt M & Quin E (2013). Influence of dual-task methodology and speed accuracy trade-off on dynamic postural control in dancers. Shifting Balances Symposium, The Institute for Creative Enterprise (ICE), Coventry University.
  • Corbett C & Quin E (2013). The effects of a 4 week GYROTONIC® exercise program on dancers’ hip joint active range of motion and performance quality. International Association of Dance Medicine and Science 23rd Annual Meeting, Seattle, USA.
  • De’Ath S, Quin E, Nordin-Bates S, Aujla J & Redding E (2012) An inquiry into the correlation between knee injuries and hypermobility: findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Training. International Association of Dance Medicine and Science 23rd Annual Meeting, Seattle, USA.
  • Wang B, Quin E & Redding E (2012). An investigation of lower extremity alignment with applied research: a case study. International Association for Dance Medicine and Science 22nd Annual Meeting, Singapore.
  • Wang B & Quin E. (2012). The effects of three breathing patterns on dancers’ balance. International Association for Dance Medicine and Science 22nd Annual Meeting, Singapore.
  • Wilson M, Quin E & Batson G. (2011). Somatics as science in dance research and practice. International Association for Dance Medicine and Science 21st Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA.
  • Rathle K & Quin E. (2011). Investigating the effects of applied somatic principles on perceived stage presence. International Association for Dance Medicine and Science 21st Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA.
  • Quin E, Wilson M & Batson G. (2011). Somatics as Science. Dance and Somatic Practices Conference, Coventry, UK.
  • Redding E, Quin E, Blazy L & Connolly MK. (2011). Scientific Research: Dance and Wellbeing for Young People. From motivation to movement: Towards an empirical understanding of the role of dance in health. University of Bedfordshire, UK.
  • Connolly MK,  Quin, E., Redding, E. dance 4 your life: A dance and health study. International Association of Dance Medicine & Science 20th Annual Meeting, Birmingham [conference proceedings]. 2010.
  • Blazy, L., Quin, E. & Redding, E. Effects of a 10-week creative dance programme on flexibility and aerobic capacity in 11-13 year-olds. International Association of Dance Medicine & Science 20th Annual Meeting, Birmingham [conference proceedings]. 2010
  • Clark, T., Blazy, L., McGill, A., Ehrenberg, S., Irvine, S., Quin, E., Redding, E. Physiological differences between students, pre-professional and professional dancers. International Association of Dance Medicine & Science 20th Annual Meeting, Birmingham [conference proceedings]. 2010
  • Lee,Y., Redding, E., Quin, E., Irvine, S., Rafferty, S. Physiological responses to a one-year dance-specific fitness training programme among full-time university modern dance students. International Association of Dance Medicine & Science 20th Annual Meeting, Birmingham [conference proceedings].2010
  • Quin, E., & Redding, E. Dance Injury Prevention Strategies:Injury risk identification, education and prehabilitation at Laban. A Dance Science Perspective. At the fore-front of athletes-care:
    A European framework of applicable knowledge and standards in practice European Society of Athletic Therapy and Training (ESATT), Poland [conference proceedings].2010.
  • Quin, E.  A dance screening and profiling programe Medicine and Science for the Benefit of the Dancer: Creating and maintaining a balanced body. Estonia [conference proceedings]. 2010
  • Quin, E., Irvine, S., Rafferty, S. & Redding, E. Dance-specific fitness class International Association of Dance Medicine & Science 19th Annual Meeting, The Hague [conference proceedings]. 2009
  • Redding, E., Irvine, S., Quin, E. & Rafferty, S. Dance Science: Scientific investigations into the effect of dance specific fitness training and its impact upon pedagogic practices and dance performance. International Symposium on Performance Science. New Zealand [conference proceedings]. 2009
  • Quin, E., Redding, E., Ehrenberg, S. & Irvine, S. Measuring dancers' power: The relationship between vertical jump height and the Wingate anaerobic power test. International Association of Dance Medicine & Science 18th Annual Meeting, USA [conference proceedings]. 2008
  • Schaerli, A., Watkins, K., Quin, E., Ehrenberg, S., Irvine, S. & Redding, E. Less is more: less flexible dancers jump higher. International Association of Dance Medicine & Science 18th Annual Meeting, USA [conference proceedings]. 2008
  • Irvine, S., Ehrenberg, S., Redding, E., & Quin, E. Changes in female health across a three-year vocational dance training programme. International Association of Dance Medicine & Science 18th Annual Meeting, USA [conference proceedings]. 2008
  • Quin, E., Frazer, L & Redding, E. NRG: Youth Dance and Health Project. Medicine and Science for the Benefit of the Dancer: Creating and maintaining a balanced body. Estonia [conference proceedings].2007
  • Redding E., Weller, P., Ehrenberg, S., Irvine, S., Quin. E, Rafferty, S., Wyon, M & Cox, C. Development of a high intensity dance performance fitness test. International Association for Dance Medicine & Science 17th Annual Meeting, Canberra, Australia [conference proceedings]. 2007
  • Quin, E., Redding, E., Weller, P. & Quested, E. The effect of an eight week creative dance programme on the physiological and psychological status of 11-14 year old adolescents: An experimental study From Condition to Cognition, Dance Research Forum, London Sport Institute, UK. [conference proceedings]. 2007
  • Quin, E. & Beattie, S. NRG: Youth Dance and Health. National Dance Teachers Association (NDTA) Annual Conference, Elmhurst, UK.  2006
  • Watkins, K., Ehrenberg, S., Quin, E. & Irvine, S. Injury Prevention and Health Screening for dancers. Optimising Potential, Maximising Performance, Dance UK Healthier Dancer Event, London, UK. 2006
  • Redding, E., Rafferty, S., Irvine, S. & Quin, E. The effect of a one year dance specific fitness training programme on undergraduate modern dance students; An experimental study. International Association of Dance Medicine and Science 16th Annual Meeting, USA [conference proceedings].2006
  • Quin, E., Frazer, L & Redding, E. NRG: Retaining the integrity of dance while delivering a health agenda. Moving Forward, Youth Dance Conference, Eastleigh, UK 2006
  • Quin, E. (2005) Metabolic Demands of Dance Performance. The Relevance and Validity of the Dance Specific Anaerobic Fitness Test (DAFT-2). Tanz Medizine (TaMeD), 13th Dance Medicine and Science Conference, Stuttgart, Germany, 2006

External appointments

  • Registered Course Provider for Safe in Dance International (www.safeindance.com)
  • External Examiner, MSc Dance Science, Wolverhampton University, 2011-2015
  • External Examiner, BA Irish Music and Dance, University of Limerick, 2010-2013
  • External Examiner, MA Performance: Traditional Irish Dance, University of Limerick, 2008-2012
  • External Academic Consultant, BA Dance Programmes, New Bucks University, 2009-2011
  • Associate Lecturer, Dance Faculty, University of Chichester, 2007-2010
  • Trinity College London Safe and Effective Dance Practice Qualification Examiner
  • British Ballet Organisation Safe and Effective Dance Practice Teacher.
  • Greenwich Dance freelance teacher of Dancing Fit adult dance classes
  • Founder of EPiC Dance Company
  • Freelance dance teacher and lecturer

Awards

  • Times Higher Education (THE) nomination, Arts & Innovation Award for Excellence (2007) for research project entitled NRG: Youth Dance and Health Project
  • Poster presentation award for Quin, E., Redding, E., Weller, P. & Quested, E. The effect of an eight week creative dance programme on the physiological and psychological status of 11-14 year old adolescents: An experimental study. From Condition to Cognition, Dance Research Forum, London Sport Institute, UK.
  • Poster Presentation award for Quin, E. (2005) Metabolic Demands of Dance Performance. The Relevance and Validity of the Dance Specific Anaerobic Fitness Test (DAFT-2). at the Tanz Medizine (TaMeD), 13th Dance Medicine and Science Conference, Stuttgart, Germany

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