In addition to our MSc programme, the Dance Science department is constantly involved in working with the wider dance sector. Our aim is to integrate knowledge exchange into our practice and disseminate our research-informed expertise to a wider community. This work includes scientific research and investigation into the impacts of dance within community settings; educational workshops in optimising performance and reducing injury occurrence; developing and undertaking performer-specific testing and training. Our partners range from commissioning bodies, such as regional councils, to professional dance companies at the forefront of the dance industry in the UK.
To learn more about our services or if you would like to visit our facilities, please contact us at [email protected]
What We Can Offer
Our scientifically informed packages can help you enhance your training regime while raising your awareness and knowledge of your own body's potential. Screening can be used to assess your level of fitness, proactively address potential injury risk, track your training progress, and support you in achieving your optimal performance potential. We offer two screening packages:
- A fundamental screening package for the individual dancer
- A bespoke screening package for dance companies
See the screening packages page for more information.
Our educational workshops are aimed at applying research-informed theory into practice. We provide bespoke workshop opportunities for education settings, professional performance companies and public health forums. A range of topics are available covering areas of fitness, health, and wellbeing. Workshops are highly interactive and applied in nature, encouraging your full participation in applying your new learning.
Please see further information on the educational workshops page.
Dance-specific fitness test
The first scientifically validated aerobic and anaerobic fitness tests designed specifically for dancers.
We work with a number of external partners to carry out commissioned research on a range of topics. A variety of scientific methodological approaches allow us to explore quantitative and qualitative aspects of dance in a variety of populations within educational, performance, and community settings.
For examples of previous work, please visit our research page.
Our Dance Science team are on-hand for guest visits and demonstrations of our laboratory and equipment, which are used in our screening, research projects and teaching.
Please contact us if you would be interested in visiting the department for a closer look.
We have a range of laboratory equipment available for hire. Please contact us for further information.