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.
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What We Can Offer
- A fundamental screening package for the individual dance
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 bespoke screening package for dance companies
See the screening packages page for more
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
Dance Specific fitness test
The first scientifically validated aerobic and anaerobic fitness
tests designed specifically for dancers.
Please see further information on these tests here or visit the
online shop to order your copy of the DVD/CD pack.
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
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.
us if you would be interested in visiting the department for a
We have a range of laboratory equipment available for hire. Please
contact us for
Who we have worked with: