CAT Project Resources

Here you can find a range of resources. These include the Reports from Years One and Two, Year One (summaries of the findings from the first four sets of data collections) conference presentations that have looked at relationships between the variables under investigation, and journal articles in press or preparation that look in more depth at various relationships.

Passion, Pathways and Potential in Dance: Trinity Laban Research Report 2011

Download the full research report which includes the background to the research, methods, key findings in seven main areas, and recommendations for teaching. Delegates at the Passion, Pathways and Potential in Dance symposium on 27 October 2011, received this report as part of their delegate packs. Alternatively, you can buy a hardcopy via our eshop here.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Day Presentation

This presentation was delivered as part of the Continuing Professional Development provision for the CATs.

Redding, E., Walker, I. J., & Nordin-Bates, S. M. (2010). The identification and development of dance talent in young people: An interdisciplinary longitudinal research project. Centres for Advanced Training Continuing Professional Development Day, 10 September 2010, Dance City, Newcastle, UK.

Year One Summary Report

This document outlines the findings from the first year of data collection, investigating changes over time between all of the variables in the project.

Nordin, S. M., Walker, I. J., & Redding, E. (2009). The Development of Dance Talent in Young People: An Interdisciplinary Longitudinal Research Project. National report of interim findings 2008-2009.

Year Two Summary Report

This document outlines the findings from the first two years of data collection, investigating changes over time in all of the variables we are measuring in the project.

Walker, I.J., Nordin-Bates, S. M., & Redding, E. (2010). The Development of Dance Talent in Young People: An Interdisciplinary Longitudinal Research Project. National report of interim findings 2008-2010.

Foundations for Excellence Information Sheets

These factsheets were produced for the Foundations for Excellence website, following the Foundations for Excellence 2009 conference which focused on the health and well-being of young performers. More are available on their website.

Clark, T., Nordin, S. M. & Walker, I.J. (2009). Beyond physical practice: Psychological skills training for enhanced performance. Music & Dance Scheme Fact Sheet.

Walker, I.J., Nordin, S. M., & Clark, T. (2009). Losing yourself in the work, or lost to nerves? Performance anxiety and flow in music and dance. Music & Dance Scheme Fact Sheet.

Conference Presentations

The team have presented at a range of national and international conferences. 

Aujla, I.J., Nordin-Bates, S.M., & Redding, E. (2012). Commitment, adherence and dropout among young talented dancers: findings from the UK Centres of Advanced Training. The 22nd Annual Meeting of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, Singapore, 25-28 October.  

Nordin-Bates, S.M., Aujla, I,J., & Redding, E. (2012). How do staff perceive young dancer talent? Findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Training. The 22nd Annual Meeting of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, Singapore, 25-28 October.  

Sanchez, E., Aujla, I.J., & Nordin-Bates, S.M. (2012). Cultural background variables in dance talent development: findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Training. The 22nd Annual Meeting of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, Singapore, 25-28 October.  

PowerPoint presentation slides, posters, and/or abstracts can be downloaded for the following:

Walker, I.J., Nordin S.M., & Redding, E. (2010). Commitment to elite dance training: Findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Training. The British Psychological Society Annual Conference, 14-16 April, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Walker, I.J., Laws, H., Redding, E., & Nordin, S.M. (2010).  Developing talent in young dancers: Findings from the UK Centres for Advanced TrainingYouth Dance England 2010: A Shared Vision for the Future, London, 23-24 September.

Walker, I.J., Nordin, S.M., Redding, E., and Irvine, S. (2009). Dance talent in young dancers: A unique approach to interdisciplinary research and pedagogy in dance training. Congress on Research in Dance Special Conference: Global Perspectives on Dance Pedagogy Research and Practice, De Montfort University, UK, 25-27 June.

Nordin, S.M., Walker, I.J., Redding, E., Quested, E., and Duda, J.L. (2009). Motivational climate and perfectionism among young dancers: Findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Training. International Society of Sport Psychology 12th World Congress, 17-21 June, Marrakesh, Morocco.

Walker, I.J., Redding, E., and Nordin, S.M. (2009). Passion and well-being in young dancers. The 19th Annual Meeting of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science, The Hague, The Netherlands, 29-31 October.

Nordin, S., Walker, I.J. & Redding, E. (2009). Correlates of disordered eating attitudes in mixed sex sample of young talented dancers. International Association for Dance Medicine& Science 19th Annual Meeting, The Hague, the Netherlands, 29-31 October.

Nordin, S.M., Redding, E., & Walker. I.J. (2009). The identification and development of dance talent in young people: An interdisciplinary longitudinal research project. Interim findings. Inspired! A Celebration of Young Dance Talent, Ipswich, UK, 23 October.

Nordin, S.M., Walker, I.J., & Redding, E. (2009). The identification and development of dance talent in young people: An interdisciplinary longitudinal research project. Youth Dance England 2009.

Nordin, S.M., Walker, I.J., and Redding, E. (2009). Understanding young dancer talent: The first findings from the Centres for Advanced Training research project. Foundations for Excellence: Preventative Strategies and Performance Enhancement, 24 February, Dartington Hall, UK.

Journal Articles

Walker, I.J., Nordin-Bates, S.M., & Redding, E. (2012).  A mixed methods investigation of dropout among young talented dancers: Findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Training. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, 16(2), 65-73.

Nordin-Bates, S.M., Quested, E., Walker, I.J., & Redding, E. (2012). Climate change in the dance studio: Findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Training. Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology, 1(1), 3-16.

Nordin-Bates, S. M. , Walker, I. J. & Redding, E. (2011). Correlates of disordered eating attitudes among male and female young talented dancers: Findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Training research project. Eating Disorders, 19 (3), 211-233. Please note: If you wish to post your version of this article (within these guidelines) in your institutional repository, please include the following wording, with 'Copyright Holder' amended as necessary (the copyright holder is shown at the bottom of page 1 of your article): Author Posting. © 'Copyright Holder', 2011. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of 'Copyright Holder' for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Eating Disorders, Volume 19 Issue 3, May 2011. doi:10.1080/10640266.2011.564976

Walker, I.J., Nordin,    S. M., & Redding, E. (2011).  Characteristics of talented of dancers and age group differences: Findings from the UK Centres for Advanced Training. High Ability Studies, 22(1), 43-60.

Walker, I.J., Nordin-Bates, S.M., & Redding, E. (2010). Talent identification and development in dance: A review of the literature. Research in Dance Education, 11(3), 165-189.

Policy on Disordered Eating

Eating Policy for CATs (Final- concise handbook version)

Eating Policy for CATs (Final- managers version)