Dance Knowledge

Saturday, 18 May 2019
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
King Street Arts Centre

Recommended for: Independent Dancers, Students over 16 years of age, Secondary School Teachers and Studio Dance Teachers.

Explore psychological and biomechanical factors that influence dance in this professional learning opportunity.
This practical course is presented in two parts that each requires an online learning component to be completed before the practical workshop.
Led by West Australian dance scientists Dr Shona Erskine and Dr Luke Hopper, participants will gain an in depth insight into dance from a scientific perspective.

Part A
Perfectionism in Dance: Introduction with Dr Shona Erskine
9:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m. plus three online learning hours
An introduction to the concept of perfectionism for dancers. This course explores the paradox of perfectionism and how perfectionism can be a friend and a foe. Making
clear distinctions between positive and negative perfectionism, this course looks at perfectionistic thinking styles, feelings, and behaviours. By recognising how positive and negative perfectionism impacts dancers differently, learners are guided to consider how perfectionism functions in dance practice.

Part B
Biomechanics: Balance in Dance with Dr Luke Hopper
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. plus three online learning hours.
Dancers perform amazing feats of balance. These feats are achieved by working in accordance with the laws of physics. This course will introduce the concepts of the
centre of mass, gravity, base of support and the ground reaction force in the context of a balancing dancer. The final chapter of the course concerns the applied concept of postural sway. By completing this course you will gain greater insight into the biomechanics of balance and the strategies that dancers use to maintain control of their bodies in balance movements.

Ideally the course is taken together, however Part A or Part B can be taken as individual courses. Online learning must be completed before undertaking the practical workshop.
Cost (inc gst): Member: $77 each or $148 for series
Non-Member: $110 each or $212 for series

Registrations close: 18 April 2019

Attendees at the Dance Knowledge Seminars will be awarded a Certificate of Completion and awarded 6 hours towards the Royal Academy of Dance CPD scheme.


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