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Education

The NIDMS partners provide a range of educational opportunities for dance professionals and healthcare practitioners working with dancers.

Talks, Workshops and Conferences

Delivered by dance science and health specialists, educational talks and workshops can be tailored to your needs. Sessions can be delivered to dance students or professional performance groups and can also act as continued professional development for teachers, choreographers, and/or directors. The workshops cover major topics in dancers’ health, fitness, wellbeing and performance and have been prepared especially with today’s working dancer in mind. They include both theoretical and practical elements.  Click through to the links below for more information:

One Dance UK Healthier Dancer Talks

Trinity Laban Education workshops

NIDMS partners reguarly organise and present at conferences on dance performance and health-related topics. Presentations highlighting the latest best practice are given by a wide range of speakers specalising in dance and sports medicine and science. Opportunities to question, debate and network with fellow professionals passionate about performance enhancement and injury reduction in dance are included. Information on upcoming conferences can be found here: http://www.onedanceuk.org/programme/healthier-dancer-programme/health-events-conferences/

The Healthier Dancer Programme is also a registered provider of the Safe in Dance International Healthy Dance Practice CPD Certificate. This certificate has been developed and written by international leaders in healthy dance practice and is endorsed by the Council for Dance Education and Training to award 60 hours of CPD through independent study. It evidences knowledge in the key areas of safe dance practice that are essential for dance teachers working in all dance genres and settings. The cost of taking the Healthy Dance Practice Certificate is £140.

Higher Education

There are a number of opportunities to study dance medicine and science at postgraduate level. NIDMS partners Trinity Laban and the University of Wolverhampton were the first in the UK to offer Masters Degrees in Dance Science (MSc Dance Science Trinity Laban; MSc Dance Science University of Wolverhampton). Graduates of these courses are now forming the backbone of dance science developments and research in the UK and internationally. Additional Dance Science Masters Degrees are now also delivered by NIDMS partner institution graduates at The University of Edinburgh and the University of Bedfordshire.  A number of Sport and Exercise Medicine postgraduate courses are also offering dance medicine modules (Queen Mary University of LondonNottingham University) and University College London offers a MSc in Performing Arts Medicine. The University of Birmingham, University of Wolverhampton and Trinity Laban are offering doctoral study opportunities.

For more information on dance science career opportunities, read these FAQ's prepared by IADMS and The Harkness Center for Dance Injuries at the NYU Langone Medical Center

Continued Professional Development (CPD)

The NIDMS partners recognise the important role we can play in providing opportunities for those interested in dance medicine and science to expand their knowledge and understanding of working with dancers and their particular needs.

Medical observerships

We currently offer doctors and physiotherapists who are post registration limited observership opportunities in one of our healthcare settings; Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Royal United Hospital, Trinity Laban Health or Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Jerwood Centre for the Prevention and Treatment of Dance Injuries. Those interested should download the placement application form and return the completed form to manager@nidms.co.uk who will let you know what might be available.  Please note that placements of 4+ weeks are preferred.

PLEASE NOTE THAT MEDICAL OBSERVERSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY ON HOLD

 

Dance Science placements 

 

One Dance UK

Placements are sometimes available within the health team at One Dance UK. Please note that this would be predominantly office based work but will provide an insight into the health work being carried out by NIDMS and One Dance UK. If you are interested in a placement please download and complete this application form and return it to hdp@onedanceuk.org 

University of Wolverhampton

Formal short period research internships are also available at the University of Wolverhampton.  These usually last 4-6 weeks focusing on a specific topic agreed by the intern and the supervisor.  Those interested should e-mail their CV and a paragraph about a possible topic for research to Professor Matt Wyon and he will let you know what might be available.

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