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Dance as a subject and a career

Studying Dance is an accessible and comprehensive guide for students entering their first year of a university dance study programme.

It introduces all the cultural, artistic and educational aspects of dance and by expanding their thinking, students will move to a deeper understanding of themselves as dancers and the world around them.

The author demystifies the entire first-year experience while guiding students in the discovery of dance as a multi-faceted discipline and also prompts students to visualise and plan their dance life beyond campus so they can set clear goals for studying and succeeding as young professionals.

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Sportivate helps children try new sports this summer

Girls PEStudents in England aged 14 upwards who want to try a new sport over the summer holidays, could find that Sport England has just the thing.

Its Sportivate programme is aimed at people who are not particularly sporty but would like to play more sport.

The programme offers six-to-eight weeks’ worth of coaching sessions in a variety of sports including judo, rowing, tennis, wakeboarding, parkour/free running and many more.

The sessions will be free or subsidised so they do not have to pay much to take part.

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School rugby plan ‘too dangerous’

The UK government plan to fund and to increase participation in rugby in schools has not been informed by injury data, experts warn in The British Medical Journal.

Professor Allyson Pollock and colleagues at Queen Mary University of London say the government “should ensure the safety and effectiveness of (school) sports” and call for injury surveillance and prevention programmes to be established to help reduce injury rates.

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Children put off sport by parents’ bad behaviour

Sports-parentChildren as young as eight are being put off sport by the behaviour of their parents, according to a survey by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and cricket charity Chance to Shine.

Of the 1,002 eight to 16 year olds surveyed, 45% said the bad behaviour of parents made them feel like not wanting to take part in sport.

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Teaching swimming by ability rather than age

Assessments and Activities for Teaching SwimmingSwimming is a widely popular sport and activity with great health-related fitness benefits.

However a significant percentage of children are unable to swim with any degree of skill, meaning not only are they missing out on the health benefits, but they also are at risk when in the water.

Part of that risk comes from receiving either no instruction or no differentiated instruction.

Children receiving swimming lessons are commonly grouped by age but many lack the basic skills required for their age level.

Assessments and Activities for Teaching Swimming solves this problem by offering differentiated instruction for every participant in any class or programme, based on each participant’s aquatic developmental level.

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