Festival of Ideas: Dancing with Health

26th Oct 2019, 9:30am - 27th Oct 2019, 6:30pm

The Arts Centre

As the only UK partner for the Dancing with Health pan-European project, Edge Hill University are delighted to offer this fantastic free training weekend for dancers, health or exercise professionals who are interested in the physical and psychological benefits of movement and dance.

Over the two days you will learn about the dance programme designed to support women with breast cancer and how you personally can be involved in developing the reach of the project. You will learn the dance protocol – covering the basic steps of merengue, bachata, salsa, cha cha cha, rumba and tango and will gain an insight into how Dance Movement Psychotherapy can assist in addressing psychological issues such as acceptance and reconnection with the body, fear and anger, confidence and self expression.

The course is facilitated by exercise and dance professionals who are experienced Dance Movement Psychotherapists and overseen by Professor Vicky Karkou who is the Chair for the Dance, Arts and Wellbeing at Edge Hill, and is well published in national and international peer-reviewed journals, chapters and books for topics relating to arts therapies.

By the end of the weekend you will be a certified trainer in the programme. Many of the principles you learn could be adapted to other individuals or groups who would benefit from physical activity and psychological support.

Attendees must commit to the two full days. As places are limited we please ask that you attend if you secure a place, or contact us as soon as possible if you need to cancel. Please contact Jennifer Lewis on lewisj@edgehill.ac.uk if you have any queries.

Please note that photographs and videos will be taken on the day. This material may be used for promotional purposes.

This event is part of Edge Hill University’s annual Festival of Ideas.  Programmed by the University’s three Research Institutes, ISR, ICE and HRI, this year the festival will explore the theme of Exchanges: Creativity, Community, Curiosity.

The exchange of ideas is the fuel of the knowledge and creative economy. Locally, nationally and internationally we are all involved in sharing concepts, swapping insights, and trading opinions. This year’s festival explores communication, reciprocity, and transactions in all areas, from policy making to healthcare, social enterprise to cultural production.

Further information about the Festival of Ideas