By recognising the dancer as an artistic athlete, Dance Scientists strive to optimise the dancer’s potential as an elite performer through areas such as physiology, psychology, nutrition, and biomechanics. Additionally, by measuring the effect of regular dance activity, Dance Scientists are able to explore the unique benefits that dance can have on other populations. It is an exciting time to be involved in Dance Science, as the number of questions emerging from the field far outweigh the number of answers. It is remarkable that until only recently the words ‘dance’ and ‘science’ would have been rarely used within the same sentence. Dance Science investigates the quantitative and qualitative aspects of dance training and performance, combining a range of scientific disciplines into a flexible working practice for dancers, choreographers and dance teachers.
Please apply online no later than 1 July 2014 for entry in September 2014.