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Academic News, Events, PE News

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

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PE News

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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Events, Fitness News

Move it, move it!

22,000 dancers – three days – performances, classes, career advice, celebrities, interviews and shopping!

MOVE IT is your chance to celebrate all forms of dance and the performing arts. Watch breathtaking Main Stage performances, take part in dance classes, discover dance career opportunities, brush up on your acting and vocal skills in workshops and shop for all your dancewear needs.

Sonia Rafferty, co-author of Safe Dance Practice published by Human Kinetics, will be selling copies of her book on the Safe in Dance International stand, number 640.

No matter what level you are – there is something for everyone and a glorious celebration of all dance genres at MOVE IT.

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Fitness News

Deal 9. We bet that you’ll look good on the dance floor

If you fancy tripping the light fantastic this Christmas but don’t know your Chassé from your elbow, then Deal 9 is just for you.

Learn ten of the most popular ballroom dances with this free copy of Social Dance and instructional DVD.

To get your ten from Len just use the Promo code: DANCER

In addition, HK Rewards Members also get 20% off all their purchases and a free eBook* version of any printed book they buy.

There’s also free delivery on everything to the UK, Europe and the Middle East.

Don’t forget our previous deals will still be running right up to Christmas, so if you’d prefer a different offer, just enter the relevant code instead.

Details can be found at the bottom of this page.

Only one code can be used with each order, the choice is yours.

This offer is only open to UK, European and Middle Eastern customers only. Please read our full terms and conditions.

*If an ebook version is available.

 

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Academic News, PE News

Introducing One Dance UK

A new dance industry body has launched with the aim of creating a “single more powerful voice for dance” in the UK.

The body, called One Dance UK, is the result of a merger between Dance UK, the Association of Dance of the African Diaspora, the National Dance Teachers Association and Youth Dance England and will officially start in April 2016.

One Dance UK has revealed several key programmes for its first three years, including significant investment in development schemes for teachers and dancers, and a national conference for choreographers in 2016.

The new organisation has been created to provide a “one stop shop” for support services for the dance sector and is aimed at professional dancers, choreographers, companies and producers as well as young people, teachers and training institutions.

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Fitness News

Public Scholarship in Dance

This book is aimed at dance teachers and students seeking to engage in public scholarship in dance and wanting to ensure their work receives the attention it deserves.

It provides examples of what others have done and makes suggestions for ways dance teachers can evaluate their own projects or work for scholarship.

Complete with research, teaching, performance, assessments and dissemination tools, it is a total package that supports dance teachers in their professional development through public scholarship and community engagement.

Public Scholarship in Dance will inspire dance teachers and arm them with the necessary tools to incorporate community engagement into their lives to positively affect students, their community and their professional portfolios.

Normal Price: £19.99 I €26.00
HK Rewards Price: £15.99 I €20.80

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Books, Fitness News, PE News

Motor learning theory from a dance perspective

As dance training evolves and becomes more complex, knowledge of motor behaviour is foundational in helping dancers learn and master new skills and become more efficient in integrating the skills.

Motor Learning and Control for Dance is the first resource to address motor learning theory from a dance perspective.

It addresses many related topics that are important to the discipline, such as imagery and improvisation.

This book will help performers and teachers blend science with pedagogy to meet the challenge of artistry and technique in preparing for dance performance.

Dancers interested in performance from the recreational to professional levels will also learn ways to enhance their technical and artistic progress. Aspiring dancers and instructors will explore how to develop motor skills, how to control movement on all levels, and—most important—how motor skills are best taught and learned.

Normal Price: £42.99 I €60.20
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Dance psychology for excellence

Dance Psychology for Artistic and Performance ExcellenceUntil now, the dance market has been conspicuously devoid of instruction on the vital mental aspect of dance performance.

Dance Psychology for Artistic and Performance Excellence provides the tools and strategies to enhance dancers’ mental toughness, enabling them to become more proficient and consistent in their dance performances.

In addition to helping maintain wellbeing, it will enable dancers improve their technical and artistic performance and also enhance their enjoyment, bring greater fulfillment and enrich their lives personally and professionally.

Normal Price: £25.99 I €36.40
HK Rewards: £20.79 I €29.12

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