Discover the latest in dance medicine and science with IADMS

We’re pleased to announce we’re supporting this year’s International Association for Dance Medicine and Science Regional Meeting in Ipswich, UK. The event is taking place at Jerwood Dance House, Ipswich on Friday 26th May 2017. 

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Dancing Wellness – the role of dance in lifelong healthy living

“Take off your specialist hat and put on your dancing shoes”

That’s the invitation for a two-day sharing that Human Kinetics is supporting to be held Friday 2 December (Sadler’s Wells) and Saturday 3 December (Rambert).  Come along and discover different perspectives on dance for creative wellness from the UK and across Europe – inspiration for dancers, teachers as well as therapists, practitioners, trainers, carers, health care providers and those interested in integrating dance and creativity into wellbeing and preventative health practice. Presented by the European Dance & Creative Wellness Foundation hosted by Sadler’s Wells and Rambert.  Tickets are now on sale and available from £ 55. Continue reading “Dancing Wellness – the role of dance in lifelong healthy living”

Dancers warn against en pointe for young children

Dancers have issued a warning about the dangers of pressurising young ballerinas into going en pointe too soon.

Performers from the Royal Ballet, Washington Ballet and Staatsballet Berlin have joined forces to call on parents not to push their children into starting pointe work too soon.

The plea comes after the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) received several complaints from parents, whose children weren’t dancing en pointe at the same age as their peers. The organisation stressed that starting earlier doesn’t signal a “better dancer”.

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