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SciDance

By Jazzy Cook
A podcast to open and explore dance science. Looking at the world of dance science, thinking about why using new research is so important in dance, and applying this to the studio.
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22: Season Two Wrap with Katy Chambers
Reflections on Season 2 of SciDance Podcast, looking at informative, interesting, insightful moments taken from each episode so far. Katy Chambers also joins for a chat focused around dance education, where we look at leaving full time education and transitioning into the studio as a dance teacher. (Katy time stamp - 00.27.07) Find Katy here - Twitter: @katywith_a_Y Instagram: @performancepro_physio Email: katy@performanceprophysio.com Website: https://www.performanceprophysio.com Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography. Intro sound by William Cook.
01:03:20
July 30, 2021
21: Freelancers in dance with Imogen Aujla
Imogen Aujla discusses freelancers in dance, looking at the role of freelancers in the UK dance sector, and dance science research in this area. We discuss the challenges freelancers face at different stages of their careers, and psychological factors/mental skills training that can help dancers. Imogen talks about the most important resources and skills for dancers to learn and establish to help themselves when freelancing. Resources - https://www.beds.ac.uk/media/242947/final-report.pdf https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01688/full?utm_source=Email_to_authors_&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=T1_11.5e1_author&utm_campaign=Email_publication&field=&journalName=Frontiers_in_Psychology&id=163808 https://www.beds.ac.uk/media/ejpjot4p/freelancers-in-the-dance-sector-full-report.pdf Find Imogen here - Email (academic): imogen.aujla@beds.ac.uk Email (for coaching and freelance work): imogen.aujla@gmail.com Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography. Intro sound by William Cook.
38:15
July 19, 2021
20: Athletic competency with Khyle Eccles
Khyle Eccles, S&C at Trinity Laban, discusses athletic competency in dancers. We discuss Khyle's MSc work on maximal strength testing for dancers, as well as physiological fitness for dancers more generally. Khyle debates the impacts of aesthetic demands and athleticism in dance. We look at the challenges of implementing S&C programmes in dance, how schools can facilitate supplementary training to develop physical literacy, and the relevance of student buy-in. Find Khyle here - https://www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/study/teaching-staff/khyle-eccles/ Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography. Intro sound by William Cook.
52:16
July 12, 2021
19: Research and S&C at the Royal Ballet with Adam Mattiussi and Joseph Shaw
Adam Mattiussi and Joseph Shaw discuss research and S&C at the Royal Ballet. We discuss their PhDs, looking at injury, jumping, and training load. From a more applied perspective, Adam and Joe discuss the delivery and engagement of strength and conditioning in the company, as well as profiling. We also look at injury rehabilitation and prevention pathways, load monitoring, and working with artistic staff. Adam and Joe offer suggestions for potentially effective injury prevention and performance enhancement strategies. Resources - Mattiussi AM, Shaw JW, Williams S, et al. Injury epidemiology in professional ballet: a five-season prospective study of 1596 medical attention injuries and 543 time-loss injuries. British Journal of Sports Medicine. Published Online 09 April 2021. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2020-103817 Shaw JW, Mattiussi AM, Brown DD, et al. Dance Exposure, Individual Characteristics, and Injury Risk over Five Seasons in a Professional Ballet Company. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2021 Jun. DOI: 10.1249/mss.0000000000002725. Find Adam here - Email: adam.mattiussi@roh.org.uk Twitter: @adammattiussi Find Joe here - Email: joseph.shaw@roh.org.uk Twitter: @JosephShaw_ Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography. Intro sound by William Cook.
51:10
July 5, 2021
18: Recent graduate research with Julie Ferrell-Olson, Louisa Petts, and Sam Beckman
Recent dance science graduates Julie Ferrell-Olson, Louisa Petts and Sam Beckman discuss their research. Julie Ferrell-Olson (Kinematic Impact of Socks on Contemporary Dance Practice) - Contact: julieannferrell8@gmail.com Twitter: @J_FerrellOlson Louisa Petts (Community Dance) - LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/louisa-petts-1702 Email: louisapetts@hotmail.co.uk Sam Beckman (The Development and Reliability of an Updated Dance-Specific Star Excursion Balance Test (dsSEBT)) - Instagram: @moving4joy Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography. Intro sound by William Cook.
53:60
June 3, 2021
17: 2020 Graduates - Tabitha Moorse, Madeleine Dardeau, and Beth Ackroyd
Tabitha Moorse, Madeleine Dardeau, and Beth Ackroyd discuss their experiences as dance science students graduating in 2020. Tabitha Moorse - Website: www.thedancepsychologist.com  Twitter: @TabithaMoorse  Instagram: @tabithaindia_ Madeleine Dardeau - Email: madeleinedardeau@me.com Instagram: @madeleinedardeau Beth Ackroyd - Email: beth.lauren@live.com Twitter: @ackroydbeth Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography. Intro sound by William Cook.
55:43
May 31, 2021
16: Hormones as a marker for health and performance with Nicky Keay and Stephanie Potreck
Nicky Keay and Stephanie Potreck discuss nutrition for dancers, looking at areas such as diet culture, RED-S, body composition, and hormone health. Nicky and Steph also chat about the importance of dancer education, influences around the dancer, and takeaways for dance teachers and dance parents. Resources - www.health4performance.co.uk https://nickykeayfitness.com/about/publications/ https://www.onedanceuk.org/return-to-dance/# https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/?s=Keay&submit=Search Find Nicky here - Email: nicky@nickykeayfitness.com Website: www.nickykeayfitness.com www.facebook.com/nickykeayfitness Instagram: @nickykfitness Twitter: @nickykfitness Find Steph here - Email: hello@ausdancersoverseas.com Insta and FB: @ausdancersoverseas Twitter: AusdancersO Website: www.ausdancersoverseas.com Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography. Intro sound by William Cook.
01:26:36
May 24, 2021
15: Psychosocial impacts of dance science with Elsa Urmston
Elsa Urmston discusses the psychosocial impacts of dance science research. Elsa talks about various projects, exploring the impacts of dance science in various settings in terms of social impacts, a dance for health domain, and education. We chat about the importance of dance science in these settings, potential further applications, and implementation and research in dance science more generally. Resources - Project with Stopgap Dance Company and University of Bedfordshire Developing potential amongst disabled young people: Exploring dance artists’ qualities as educators in the context of inclusive dance talent development http://www.idancenetwork.eu/activities/developing-potential-amongst-disabled-young-people/ Urmston, E. and Aujla, I.J., 2019. Values, Attributes, and Practices of Dance Artists in Inclusive Dance Talent Development Contexts. Journal of Dance Education, pp.1-10. Intergenerational dance and music project helping people overcome loneliness and social isolation funded by the ‘Building Connections Fund’ thanks to both Her Majesty’s Government and National Lottery players (The National Lottery Community Fund). http://beee-creative.co.uk/wp/improvising-generations-main/ Exploring ways in which dance can reduce social isolation and physical and social confidence Dance Network Association Active Families https://www.dancenetworkassociation.org.uk/active-families Large-scale collaborative participation project with East London Dance, Hofesh Shechter Company, Historic Royal Palaces and LIFT, London College of Fashion and University of East London East Wall http://eastwall.org/ https://elsaurmston.wordpress.com/2018/10/16/east-wall-evaluation/ Find Elsa here - Email: elsa.urmston@gmail.com Twitter: @dancescigirl Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography. Intro sound by William Cook.
41:17
May 17, 2021
14: Performing arts healthcare with Jeff Russell
Jeff Russell discusses performing arts healthcare. Jeff talks about his change in career path, his experiences in performing arts medicine, and advocacy aspects of his work. We look at the unique needs of performing arts populations, and the importance of supporting individuals. Jeff discusses the importance of community engaged work and research, and the way in which his passion and drive to help others are shaping his future work. Resources - www.iadms.org https://iadms.org/resources/publications/iadms-bulletin/ www.pama.org www.athletesandthearts.com https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783030374792 https://www.pmr.theclinics.com/article/S1047-9651(20)30087-5/fulltext https://www.dancersnetworkuk.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41i6U5_YpWc Find Jeff here - Email: jeff.russell@ohio.edu Instagram: @drjeffrussell Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography. Intro sound by William Cook.
58:13
May 10, 2021
13: Developing the 11+ Dance with Karen Sudds
Karen Sudds discusses her work into developing the 11+ Dance in a recreational setting. We look at her process, methods, and research findings in terms of physical improvements in her dancers. Karen also discusses the potential psychological aspects of this work, as well as anecdotal observations in the dancers technique and performance enhancement, and challenges and highlights of the study. We also chat about future developments of the 11+ Dance. 11+ Dance and injury prevention with Nico Kolokythas - Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/scidance/id1515498508?i=1000498763394 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7gbTlboSbHqlNl2sNV5Gyb?si=yaBTx5F1T7ymgpymMiTcQw Resources - Caine D, Goodwin BJ, Caine CG, Bergeron G. Epidemiological Review of Injury in Pre-Professional Ballet Dancers. J Danc Med Sci. 2015;19(4):140-148. doi:10.12678/1089-313x.19.4.140 Liederbach M, Richardson M, Rodriguez M, Comgagno J, Dilgen FE, Rose DJ. Jump exposures in the dance training environment: a measure of ergonomic demand. J Athl Train. 2006;41:S85. Allen N, Nevill A, Brooks J, Koutedakis Y, Wyon M. Ballet Injuries: Injury Incidence and Severity Over 1 Year. J Orthop Sport Phys Ther. 2012;42(9):781-A1. doi:10.2519/jospt.2012.3893 Myer GD, Ford KR, Palumbo JP, Hewett TE. Neuromuscular Training Improves Performance and Lower-Extremity Biomechanics in Female Athletes. J Strength Cond Res. 2005;19(1):51-60. Ward RE. Biomechanical perspectives on classical ballet technique and implications for teaching practice. 2012. Kolokythas N. Injuries and adolescent ballet dancers: Current evidence, epidemiology, and intervention. 2019. https://wlv.openrepository.com/handle/2436/623721. Sadigursky D, Braid JA, De Lira DNL, Machado BAB, Carneiro RJF, Colavolpe PO. The FIFA 11+ injury prevention program for soccer players: A systematic review. BMC Sports Sci Med Rehabil. 2017;9(1):1-8. doi:10.1186/s13102-017-0083-z Find Karen here - Email: karensudds@gmail.com Instagram: @karensudds Twitter: @suddskaren Studio: www.crossingsdance.com Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography. Intro sound by William Cook.
01:19:45
May 3, 2021
12: Subjective voice of the performer with Gemma Harman
Gemma Harman discusses the subjective voice of the performer. Informed by her PhD work, Gemma discusses her findings, the importance of performer experiences and subjective research, and the notion of performance enhancement. We also look at the role of reflective practice, and potential developments with future research. Find Gemma here - Email: g.harman@chi.ac.uk Instagram: @harmangemma Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography. Intro sound by William Cook.
25:32
April 26, 2021
11: Biomechanics & compensation strategies with James Brouner
James Brouner, biomechanics and performance analysis researcher, discusses compensatory strategies in dancers. This episode looks at James' PhD work, investigating compensatory mechanics of movement, and the impact of fatigue and injury on these. James discusses the implications of research in this area in terms of balance for dancers, as well as potential implications for wider dance training. Resources - https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/jmrp/jdms/2008/00000012/00000003/art00006;jsessionid=34tlprg771sev.x-ic-live-02 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/26682323_Biomechanics_of_the_foot_in_dance_a_literature_review https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26045396/ Find James here - Twitter: @JBrouner11 Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography. Intro sound by William Cook.
29:31
April 19, 2021
10: Dance injury epidemiology with Sarah Kenny
Sarah Kenny discusses injury epidemiology, focussing on pre-professional ballet. Sarah talks about her PhD work, longitudinal research tracking injuries in pre-professional ballet dancers, the role of pre season screenings, and factors influencing the reporting of injuries. We discuss injury prevention strategies, drawing from clinical perspectives in sport as well as the role of dancer and teacher education. Sarah also suggests potential applications of this research for other dance populations, in translation to private dance studio settings and developments in companies. Resources - Volkova, V G., Black, A. M., & Kenny, S. J. (2020). Concurrent Validity and Agreement of Internal Training Load Measures in Elite Adolescent Ballet Dancers. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, (24)4: 175 – 182. DOI: https://doi.org/10.12678/1089-313X.24.4.175 Kenny, S. J., Palacios-Derflingher, L., Shi, Q., Whittaker, J. L., & Emery, C. A. (2019). Association between previous injury and risk factors for future injury in pre-professional ballet and contemporary dancers. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 29(3): 209 – 216. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1097/JSM.0000000000000513 Kenny, S. J., Palacios-Derflingher, L., Owoeye, O., Whittaker, J. L., & Emery, C. A. (2018). Between-day reliability of pre-participation screening components in pre-professional ballet and contemporary dancers. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, 22(1): 54 – 62. DOI: https://doi.org/10.12678/1089-313X.22.1.54 Kenny, S. J., Palacios-Derflingher, L., Whittaker, J. L., & Emery, C. A. (2018). The influence of injury definition on interpretations of injury risk in pre-professional ballet and contemporary dancers. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 48(3): 185 – 193. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2519/jospt.2018.7542 Kenny, S. J., Whittaker, J. L., & Emery, C. A. (2016). Risk factors for musculoskeletal injury in pre-professional dancers: A systematic review. British Journal of Sport Medicine, (50)16: 997 – 1003. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2015-095121 Find Sarah here - University of Calgary: kennys@ucalgary.ca  Twitter: @sarahjkenny Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography. Intro sound by William Cook.
46:19
April 5, 2021
9: Student welfare support with Steph De'Ath
Steph De'Ath, Head of Student Welfare at London Studio Centre, talks about her role in supporting students. Steph discusses her ethos in student welfare, LSC's approach to student welfare, and creating a culture for positive health and wellbeing. We look at where dance science fits into this, as well as advice and thoughts for institutions on how to best support dancers. Steph also shares her reflections on the highlights and challenges of this role. Find Steph here - Email: sdeath@londonstudiocentre.ac.uk Twitter:@Stephanie_DeAth Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography. Intro sound by William Cook.
43:30
March 29, 2021
8: Nurturing the healthy dancer using a multidisciplinary approach with Jatin Ambegaonkar
Jatin Ambegaonkar talks about improving health and wellness in dance, and the multiple external contributing factors to the wellbeing of dancers. We chat more generally about the approaches to research and the balance between clinical/lab work in dance science, and the importance of working within dancers' own settings and the dance population's unique needs. A discussion informed predominantly by supplemental training, we talk about the benefits of this for dancers in both injury risk reduction and performance enhancement. Importantly, Jatin looks at how teachers have the ability to create proactive environments in the studio that encourage healthy dancers, facilitating health literacy. Resources - Kozai, A., & Ambegaonkar, J. P. (2020). Health Literacy for Collegiate Dancers: Provision and Perceptions of Health-Related Education in University Dance Programs. Journal of Dance Medicine & Science, 24(3), 118–125. https://doi.org/10.12678/1089-313X.24.3.118 Ambegaonkar, J. P., & Brown, A. F. (2021). Nutrition Periodization in Dancers. Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America, 32(1), 65–73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmr.2020.09.001 Ambegaonkar, J. P., Chong, L., & Joshi, P. (2021). Supplemental Training in Dance: A Systematic Review. Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America, 32(1), 117–135. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmr.2020.09.006 Find Jatin here - Email: Jambegao@gmu.edu Twitter: jatinambe Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography. Intro sound by William Cook.
50:25
March 22, 2021
7: Somatic approaches with Edel Quin
Edel Quin discusses the intersection of somatic practices and dance science. We discuss what somatics is, the principles it is based in, and where it fits within/alongside theoretical frameworks and motor learning. Edel suggests what a somatic approach might be able to give us in dance training, discussing the potential benefits and the importance of experience. We also look at the possible challenges of somatic approaches to training. Finally, Edel shares her thoughts on 'Safe Dance Practice'. Resources - Batson, G. (2009). Somatic studies and dance. IADMS Resource Paper. Available at: https://iadms.org/media/3599/iadms-resource-paper-somatic-studies-and-dance.pdf Wilmerding, MV & Krasnow, D (2009). Motor Learning and Teaching Dance. IADMS Resource Paper. Available at:https://iadms.org/media/3588/iadms-resource-papers-motor-learning-and-teaching-in-dance.pdf Batson, G. (2010). Improving postural control in the battement tendu: One teacher’s reflections and somatic exercises. Journal of Dance Education. 10(1): 6–13. Batson, G. & Schwartz, R.E. (2007). Revisiting the Value of Somatic Education in Dance Training Through an Inquiry into Practice Schedules. Journal of Dance Education. 7(2): 47-56. Batson, G., Quin, E., & Wilson, M. (2012). Integrating somatics and science. Journal of Dance & Somatic Practices, 3(1-2): 183-193. Brodie, J. & Lobel, E. (2004). Integrating fundamental principles underlying somatic practices into the dance technique class. Journal of Dance Education. 4(3): 80–87. Eddy M (2009). A brief history of somatic practices and dance: historical development of the field of somatic education and its relationship to dance. Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices. 1(1): 5-27 Geber, P. & Wilson, M. (2010). Teaching at the interface of dance science and somatics. Journal of Dance Medicine & Science. 14(2): 50–57. Weber, R. (2009). Integrating semi-structured somatic practices and contemporary dance technique training. Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices. 1(2): 237–254. DOI: 10.1386/jdsp.1.2.237_1 Brodie, J. & Lobel, E. (2012). Dance and Somatics: Mind-Body principles of teaching and performance. Krasnow, D. & Wilmerding, M.V. (2015). Motor Learning and Control for Dance. Human Kinetics. Quin,E., Rafferty, S & Tomlinson, C (2015). Safe Dance Practice. An Applied Dance Science Perspective. Human Kinetics. MA Dance, Somatics and Dance Science: https://www.chi.ac.uk/department-dance/our-courses/ma-dance-somatics-and-dance-science Find Edel here - Email: e.quin@chi.ac.uk Instagram: @uocdancescience Twitter: @edelquin12 @uocdancescience Facebook: @universityofchichesterdance Safe in Dance International (SiDI): www.safeindance.com Chichester University: https://www.chi.ac.uk/ Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography. Intro sound by William Cook.
57:17
March 15, 2021
6: Measuring training load with Valeriya Volkova
Valeriya Volkova discusses training loads. Building on S1 E4, Valeriya looks further into how we can measure training load, current sports science research in this field, and some of the challenges in translating sport protocols in the way that they measure and quantify training load into dance. We chat about Valeriya's own research, developing and validating protocol, as well as the relevance of buy-in from teachers, students, and parents. Drawing from her research which focuses on adolescent dancers, Valeriya offers potential future applications in this area for studios. Resources - Volkova, V. G., Black, A. M., & Kenny, S. J. (2020). Internal Training Load Measures in Elite Adolescent Ballet Dancers. Journal of Dance Medicine & Science, 24(4), 175-182. Jeffries, A. C., Wallace, L., Coutts, A. J., Cohen, A. M., McCall, A., & Impellizzeri, F. M. (2020). Injury, Illness, and Training Load in a Professional Contemporary Dance Company: A Prospective Study. Journal of Athletic Training, 55(9), 967-976. Gabbett, T. J. (2016). The training—injury prevention paradox: should athletes be training smarter and harder?. British journal of sports medicine, 50(5), 273-280. Impellizzeri, F. M., Tenan, M. S., Kempton, T., Novak, A., & Coutts, A. J. (2020). Acute: chronic workload ratio: conceptual issues and fundamental pitfalls. International journal of sports physiology and performance, 15(6), 907-913. https://iadms.org Find Valeriya here - Email: Valeriya.volkova@ucalgary.ca LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/valeriyavolkova/ Research Lab: https://ucalgary.ca/sport-injury-prevention-research-centre/people/valeriya-volkova Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography. Intro sound by William Cook.
32:07
March 8, 2021
5: An applied perspective on injury management with Amanda Huke-Smith
Amanda Huke-Smith, performer and physiotherapist, gives an applied perspective on injury management. We discuss differing injury risks, research, and support in various genres of dance, and potential ways of overcoming injury stigma through normalising injuries. Amanda chats about the importance of developing an injury skillset, suggesting both physical and psychosocial strategies for dancers to develop, and shares what she wishes she could tell her younger self based on what she knows now. Resources - Road to Recovery: Instagram vs Reality Insufficient Sleep in Young Athletes? Causes, Consequences, and Potential Treatments Musculoskeletal Injuries and Pain in Dancers: A Systematic Review INJURY INCIDENCE, DANCE EXPOSURE AND THE USE OF THE MOVEMENT COMPETENCY SCREEN (MCS) TO IDENTIFY VARIABLES ASSOCIATED WITH INJURY IN FULL-TIME PRE-PROFESSIONAL DANCERS The 6 New Injury Prevention Rules The benefits of strength training for the novice dancer Strength beats stretch: inside The Australian Ballet’s exercise regime Find Amanda here - Instagram: amandahukesmithphysio Twitter: @Ahukesmith Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography. Intro sound by William Cook.
37:40
March 1, 2021
4: Psychological recovery and mindfulness with Dr Peta Blevins
Dr Peta Blevins, dance scientist, educator, researcher, and consultant, talks about her research into psychological recovery for dancers. Peta chats about her PhD work, the practical applications of knowledge about recovery, and student/teacher attitudes towards psychological recovery. We look at mindfulness as a method of recovery for dancers and potential benefits of applying elements of this in our own practice, also highlighting the importance of a non-judgemental atmosphere and language shift to "noticing". Peta offers suggestions for how dancers and teachers could begin to apply this in the studio. TAKE PART IN PETA'S RESEARCH HERE: https://eaecu.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_235s9kvVMzA9UwZ Resources - www.aspah.org.au https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15290824.2018.1532571 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19443927.2019.1637369?src=recsys https://contextualscience.org/act https://www.actmindfully.com.au/about-act/ Find Peta here - Email: petablevins@gmail.com Website: www.petablevins.com Twitter: @petablevins Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography. Intro sound by William Cook.
47:46
February 22, 2021
3: Physiological considerations for performance with Sarah Needham-Beck
Sarah Needham-Beck talks about the physiological demands of performance and touring in dance. Sarah discusses her PhD work, giving an introduction to researching cardiorespiratory fitness and the relationship to aesthetic competence. We focus on the challenges of prolonged performance periods in dance, and subsequently the importance of preparation for performance. Sarah gives suggestions for using the rehearsal period effectively and chats about some of the benefits of this in performance optimisation and reduced injury risk. Resources - https://www.onedanceuk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Fitness-and-Strength-FAQs-2.pdf https://iadms.org/media/2839/iadms-resource-paper-dance-fitness.pdf https://iadms.org/media/2948/iadms-bulletin-vol8n1.pdf http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/4225/ Find Sarah here - Twitter: @SarahCBeck ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sarah_Needham-Beck Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography. Intro sound by William Cook.
35:43
February 15, 2021
2: Conversations between research and practice in dance science with Emma Redding
Conversations between research and practice in dance science with Professor Emma Redding, Head of Dance Science at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. In the first half of this episode, Emma reflects on the early developments of dance science as a subject to study and research. In the second half, Emma talks about leading large scale dance science research projects.  Resources - The Development of Young Dance Talent funded by The Leverhulme Trust and the Department for Children, Families and Schools (2008-11). The identification and development of talented young dancers with disabilities funded by Dance 4 (2011-13).  https://iadms.org/ https://healthyconservatoires.org/ https://www.nidms.co.uk/ Find Emma here - Twitter: @emmaredding3 @TL_DanceScience @TrinityLaban Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography. Intro sound by William Cook.
53:57
February 8, 2021
1: Growth and maturation with Niall MacSweeney
Niall MacSweeney discusses how growth and maturation affects performance, and the impact of adolescent maturation on injury risk in elite pre-professional ballet. We talk about the student-focused approach to this at the Royal Ballet School, including profiling, the use of biological age, training adaptations and student/teacher education. Niall reflects on some of the challenges in tracking growth and maturation, the highlights and key findings in the research so far, as well as areas for possible development with future research. We also look at potential practical applications in translation of this work to other dance settings. Resources - Myers AM, Beam NW, Fakhoury JD. Resistance training for children and adolescents. Transl Pediatr 2017;6(3):137-143. doi: 10.21037/tp.2017.04.01 Lauersen JB, Andersen TE, Andersen LB. Strength training as superior, dose-dependent and safe prevention of acute and overuse sports injuries: a systematic review, qualitative analysis and meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine 2018; 52:1557-1563. Faigenbaum, Avery & Kraemer, William & Blimkie, Cameron & Jeffreys, Ian & Micheli, Lyle & Nitka, Mike & Rowland, Thomas. (2009). Youth Resistance Training: Updated Position Statement Paper From the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association. 23. S60-79. 10.1519/JSC.0b013e31819df407.  Hill, Megan & Scott, Sam & McGee, Darragh & Cumming, Sean. (2020). Are relative age and biological ages associated with coaches’ evaluations of match performance in male academy soccer players?. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching. 174795412096688. 10.1177/1747954120966886.  Poggini L, Losasso S, Iannone S. Injuries during the dancer’s growth spurt: etiology, prevention, and treatment. J Dance Med Sci. 1999;3(2);73-9 Dr Siobhan Mitchell https://medicine.exeter.ac.uk/people/profile/index.php?web_id=Siobhan_Mitchell Dr Sean Cumming https://researchportal.bath.ac.uk/en/persons/sean-cumming Dr Joe Eisenmann https://twitter.com/Joe_Eisenmann Matt Lamarque https://twitter.com/mlamarquesc Adam Mattiussi https://twitter.com/AdamMattiussi Joeseph Shaw https://twitter.com/JosephShaw_ Find Niall here - Email: niall.macsweeney@royalballetschool.org.uk Twitter: @NiallMacSweeney Instagram: @energia_performance Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography. Intro sound by William Cook.
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February 1, 2021
SciDance Season 2 with Jazzy Cook
Welcome back to SciDance Podcast. SciDance is an evidence based, research informed podcast looking at all things dance science. Experts in the field share their knowledge and thoughts as we chat about the research, important takeaways for dancers and teachers, and how we can apply dance science in the studio. Season 2 Episode 1 coming Monday, 1st February 2021 at 6am GMT. Instagram: @scidancepodcast Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography. Intro sound by William Cook.
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January 25, 2021
28: Season One Wrap with Katy Chambers
Reflections on Season 1 of SciDance Podcast, looking at informative, interesting, insightful moments taken from each episode so far. Katy Chambers, dance science lecturer and physiotherapist, also joins for a chat where we look at dance science more generally.  Find Katy here - Twitter: @katywith_a_Y Instagram: @pp_dynamic Email: performanceprodynamic@outlook.com Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography.
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December 14, 2020
27: Myths about nutrition with Meghan Brown
Following on from Episode 19, an introduction to nutrition, Meghan Brown looks at commonly heard myths about nutrition for dancers. This episode looks at vegan and vegetarian diets, the importance of carbohydrates, meal replacements, smoothie diets and protein shakes, tracking energy expenditure, and so much more. Resources - https://www.ais.gov.au/nutrition https://www.sportsdietitians.com.au/ https://www.onedanceuk.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/DUK-Info-Sheet-12-Nutrition-for-dancers.pdf https://www.iadms.org/page/RPnutrition Find Meghan here - BCU staff pages: https://www.bcu.ac.uk/health-sciences/research/centre-for-life-and-sport-sciences/members-and-partners/members-of-staff/meghan-brown LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brownmeghan/ ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Meghan_Brown3 Twitter: @MeghanA_Brown Instagram: @drdancenutrition Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography.
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December 7, 2020
26: Pointework with Lisa Howell
Lisa Howell discusses readiness for pointe, and training pointe work, in today's episode of SciDance. We look at what influences when dancers begin pointe work, the ideal pre pointe dancer, indicators of readiness for pointe, as well as risks associated with starting pointe too early. This episode also covers psychological maturity as a factor in beginning pointe work, pre pointe assessments, integrating pointe work into a dance school timetable, and the influence of social media on pointe in young dancers. CODE: SciDance for 20% off all pointe products (excluding workshops). Resources - https://www.theballetblog.com/portfolio/preparing-students-for-pointe-work/ https://iadms.org/media/2842/iadms-resource-paper-guidelines-for-initiating-pointe-training.pdf Find Lisa here - Website: www.theballetblog.com Facebook: The Ballet Blog - https://www.facebook.com/TheBalletBlog/ Instagram: @theballetblogofficial Youtube: Lisa Howell - The Ballet Blog https://www.youtube.com/user/lisahowell2 Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography.
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November 30, 2020
25: Psychological skills training with Erin Sanchez
Erin Sanchez talks about psychological skills training in young dancers. An introduction to her PhD, Erin discusses her main areas of focus and the significance of the different perspectives she is looking at. Erin shares more about how dancers differ from other athletes and how the support they receive may also differ, as well as anecdotally the differences in psychological support between those dancing recreationally and those in vocational training. This episode also looks at the role of the teacher and the student in being aware of, and providing, available support. Finally, we look further into how psychological skills training may play a role in success in the performing arts, but also the importance of this for the wellbeing of dancers as human beings.  Resources - Sanchez, E., Collins, D., MacNamara, A. (2020) Performance Psychology for Dancers, Crowood Press, UK. Sanchez, E., Karageanes, S., and McGuire Gaines, K. (2020) “Safeguarding in the context of dance education: a panel discussion.” International Association of Dance Medicine and Science iConference.https://www.dropbox.com/s/f04sakyvikpadni/IADMS%20iConference%202020.mp4?dl=0 Waters, S., Peck. S., and Sanchez, E. (2020) “Safeguarding the mental health of the artist in the creative process: calming emotional arousal. ” International Association of Dance Medicine and Science iConference. https://www.onedanceuk.org/resource/stuart-waters-iadms-2020/ Find Erin here - Twitter: @eirinn_sanchez Email: erin.sanchez@onedanceuk.org Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography.
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November 23, 2020
24: 11+ dance and injury prevention with Nico Kolokythas
Nico Kolokythas talks about his work at Elmhurst Ballet School, researching injury prevention and developing the "11+ dance". Nico discusses physical development in vocational training, the prevalence of injuries, and how existing injury prevention research may be applied to a dance domain. We chat through Nico's time and discoveries at Elmhurst, the development of the 11+ dance, and how this can be adapted for other settings. Resources -  https://wlv.openrepository.com/handle/2436/623721 https://www.iadms.org/blogpost/1177934/350380/Interview-with-2019-Dance-Educator-Awardee--Nico-Kolokythas Find Nico here - Twitter: @nkolokythas Instagram: @strengthmotionmind Website: www.strengthmotionmind.com Email: info@strengthmotionmind.com Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography.
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November 16, 2020
23: Performance anxiety with Lucie Clements
Dr Lucie Clements, dance psychologist, talks about performance anxiety. We look at what performance anxiety is and how it differs to generalised anxiety or other forms of anxiety in dance, causes and symptoms of performance anxiety, and how it actually affects performance. This episode also explores how a pre performance routine can help performance anxiety, and offers advice for teachers and students on how to help manage or reduce performance anxiety. Resources - https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/jmrp/jdms/2010/00000014/00000004/art00002 https://www.dancemagazine.com/performance-anxiety-2569045254.html https://trinitylaban.wordpress.com/2017/02/23/performance-anxiety/ https://www.onedanceuk.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/losingyourselfintheworkorlosttonerves_1.pdf Find Lucie here - Website: www.thedancepsychologist.com Twitter: @luciedancepsych Instagram: @thedancepsychologist Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography.
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November 9, 2020
22: Researching in dance science with Liliana Araujo
Dr Liliana Araujo discusses researching in dance science. We cover traditional and non traditional ways of researching, and the implications of each of these for findings and relevance, as well as discussing the challenges more generally for researching in the dance science field. We also look at balancing tradition and innovation, trusting past research, and the importance of treating the dance population as their own.  Resources - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/13598139.2016.1264293 https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781315306551/chapters/10.4324/9781315306551-5 Find Liliana here - Twitter: @DrLilianaAraujo Email: L.Araujo@trinitylaban.ac.uk Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography.
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November 2, 2020
21: Biomechanics & movement variability with Luke Hopper
Dr Luke Hopper discusses biomechanics and movement variability. This episode looks at the biology of movement control, processes of feed forward and feedback, schema, and the relationship between movement variability and expertise. Inconsistent movement is unavoidable, so informed by his research, Luke gives suggestions for teachers and dancers based in goal oriented movement and setting constraints, to learn to accommodate this dynamic system.  Resources - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14647893.2017.1420156 https://www.danceknowledge.com/courses/variability-and-movement-expertise https://www.researchgate.net/publication/311999673_Analysis_of_the_Movement_Variability_in_Dance_Activities_Using_Wearable_Sensors Find Luke here - Email: luke@danceknowledge.com Twitter: @HopperLS Website: www.danceknowledge.com Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography.
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October 26, 2020
20: Resilience with Brenton Surgenor
Brenton Surgenor talks about resilience. Drawing from his various experiences, we look at holistic approaches in coaching dance, and how a balanced physical and psychological approach may reduce the risk of burnout. We also cover warning signs for burnout, and given prevention is often more effective than treatment, we explore developing resilience to aid this. In particular, this episode looks at developing a sense of identity outside of dance, the importance of rest and recovery, and more of Brenton's top strategies for building resilience. Resources - https://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/ https://www.apa.org/topics/resilience https://positivepsychology.com/what-is-resilience/ Find Brenton here - Twitter: @brentonsurgenor Email: brentonsurgenor@gmail Website: http://www.counsellingmbs.com/ Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography.
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October 19, 2020
19: Nutrition with Meghan Brown
Meghan Brown gives an introduction to nutrition for dancers, informed by her own work and research. We look at basic needs such as energy demands, metabolic rates, and calorie intake, as well as introducing macronutrients, micronutrients, and hydration. Meghan also explores scheduling, timing, and importance of meals around classes and performances, and discusses issues of energy deficiency and recovery in dancers. Part two coming soon where we look further into nutrition myths, and relationships to body image and injury - stay tuned! Resources - https://www.ais.gov.au/nutrition https://www.sportsdietitians.com.au/ https://www.onedanceuk.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/DUK-Info-Sheet-12-Nutrition-for-dancers.pdf https://www.iadms.org/page/RPnutrition Find Meghan here - BCU staff pages: https://www.bcu.ac.uk/health-sciences/research/centre-for-life-and-sport-sciences/members-and-partners/members-of-staff/meghan-brown LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brownmeghan/ ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Meghan_Brown3 Twitter: @MeghanA_Brown Instagram: @drdancenutrition Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography.
41:43
October 12, 2020
18: Physiological demands of dance with Matthew Wyon
Matthew Wyon, Professor in Dance Science at the University of Wolverhampton, discusses the physiological demands of dance. This episode considers the gap in physiological requirements between typical dance classes or rehearsals, and performances, as well as how supplementary training may be a way to aid this. Matt also explores the relationship of physiological fitness in dancers to rate of injury, and performance enhancement. Resources - https://wlv.openrepository.com/handle/2436/89157 https://www.onedanceuk.org/resource/demands-of-classical-ballet-performance/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15335242/ https://www.iadms.org/page/303 Find Matt here - Email: m.wyon@wlv.ac.uk Twitter: @mattwyon Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography.
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October 5, 2020
17: How dancers learn with Janet Karin OAM
“Dance is a natural and universal form of expression, but classical ballet has a sophisticated aesthetic and complex technique”. Janet Karin discusses, in summary, how dancers learn, and how to make ballet technique natural. We look at the sensorimotor system and the creation of expressive movement, exploring how the historical development of ballet’s aesthetics and training methods influences the way dancers train today. This episode also covers motor control, movement cues, implicit and explicit learning, and movement beliefs. We also look into the recontextualization theory, and the impact on encouraging creativity and reducing perfectionistic cognitions through teaching methods. Resources - Iacoboni, Marco. 2009. “Imitation, Empathy, and Mirror Neurons.” Annual Review of Psychology 60:653–70. doi:10.1146/annurev. psych.60.110707.163604. Karin, Janet. 2016. “Recontextualizing Dance Skills: Overcoming Impediments to Motor Learning and Expressivity in Ballet Dancers.” Frontiers in Psychology 7. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00431. Karin, Janet, and Sanna Nordin-Bates. 2020. “Enhancing Creativity and Managing Perfectionism in Dancers Through Implicit Learning and Sensori-Kinetic Imagery.”Journal of Dance Education 20 (1): 1-11. DOI: 10.1080/15290824.2018.1532572 Liao, Chu-Min, and Richard S. W. Masters. 2001. “Analogy Learning: A Means to Implicit Motor Learning.” Journal of Sports Sciences 19(5):307–19. doi:10.1080/02640410152006081. Solodkin, Ana, E. Petr Hlustik, Elinor Chen, and Steven L. Small. 2004. “Fine Modulation in Network Activation during Motor Execution and Motor Imagery.” Cerebral Cortex 14 (11):1246–55. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhh086. Find Janet here - janet.karin1@gmail.com Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography.
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September 28, 2020
16: Health promotion with Anastasia Paschali
Anastasia Paschali discusses her research into health promotion and wellbeing in dance. We look at overall concepts of health and wellbeing, enablers and barriers to health in a dance population, as well as what Anastasia hopes to see in the future of health promotion in dance. Resources - Perkins et al. (2017) https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00968/full Araújo et al., (2017) https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01558/full Social determinants of health (Dahlgren & Whitehead, 1991): https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/health-profile-for-england/chapter-6-social-determinants-of-health IADMS Resources: https://www.iadms.org/page/186 ODUK COVID19 Guidance: https://www.onedanceuk.org/covid-19-guidance/ Trinity Laban blog - Dance for Health during COVID19: https://trinitylaban.wordpress.com/2020/03/31/dance-for-health-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/ Find Anastasia here - Twitter: @APaschali_ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anastasia-paschali-671080156/ Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography.
45:31
September 21, 2020
15: Creativity with Lucie Clements
Lucie Clements, on Instagram as @thedancepsychologist, discusses creativity in dance. This episode looks into where creativity fits within dance science, and identifies the importance of developing creativity alongside technical excellence. We also look at Lucie's research into creativity in choreographers, covering key themes which emerged from the study. PARTICIPATE IN DANCE MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH HERE: https://chichpscyh.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e9cVG7ojQYVhW85 Resources - https://www.researchgate.net/publication/326672668_Making_Space_for_the_Psychology_of_Creativity_in_Dance_Science https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15290824.2020.1744154 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15290824.2019.1572155 Find Lucie here - Website: www.thedancepsychologist.com Twitter: @luciedancepsych Instagram: @thedancepsychologist Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography.
41:56
September 14, 2020
14: Periodization with Kim Hutt
Kim Hutt talks about periodization in dance training. This episode looks at trends typically seen in dancers' workloads, distiniguishing cognitive, creative, and physical work, and taking into account individual differences in students, all informed by Kim's own research into periodization & the impressive programme at ArtEZ. We discuss periodization for both injury prevention and performance enhancement, as well as what these ideals look like in the real dance world. Resources - https://youtu.be/UT9WOCJVgoE https://youtu.be/7faeLUTs5EE https://www.onedanceuk.org/resource/periodisation-in-training/ Find Kim here - Email: Kim.Hutt@theplace.org.uk Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography.
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September 7, 2020
13: Psychological links to overtraining, burnout, and stress with Gene Moyle
As the second episode in a two part series with performance psychologist Gene Moyle, this episode explores the psychological links to overtraining, stress, and burnout in dancers. Gene also discusses potential psychological predictors of injury, as well as touching on how this field can be used for performance enhancement as well as injury prevention. Resources - Buckroyd, J. (2000). The student dancer: Emotional aspects of the teaching and learning of dance. London, UK: Dance Books Ltd. Hamilton, L. H. (2008). The dancer’s way: The New York City Ballet guide to mind, body, and nutrition. NY, NY: St. Martin’s Griffin. Hays, K. F. (2017). Performance psychology with performing artists. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology. Oxford University Press. Hays, K. F. (Ed.). (2009). Performance psychology in action: A casebook for working with athletes, performing artists, business leaders, and professionals in high-risk occupations. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Taylor, J., & Estanol, E. (2015). Dance psychology for artistic and performance excellence. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Wilmerding, V. & Krasnow, D. H. (2017). Dancer wellness. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare - https://www.aspah.org.au/ Arts Wellbeing Collective - https://www.artswellbeingcollective.com.au/ Performing Arts Medicine Association - http://www.artsmed.org/ One Dance UK - https://www.onedanceuk.org/ Dancer Transition Resource Centre - https://dtrc.ca/ Find Gene here - Email: g.moyle@qut.edu.au https://eprints.qut.edu.au/view/person/Moyle,_Gene.html Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography.
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September 3, 2020
12: Performance psychology with Gene Moyle
Gene Moyle gives an introduction to performance psychology. The first in a series of two episodes, we look at dance training behaviours, traditional training methods, and both dancer and teacher attitudes to training. This episode discusses how attitudes to training may influence behavioural responses, and how performance psychology can support this for performance enhancement.  Resources - Buckroyd, J. (2000). The student dancer: Emotional aspects of the teaching and learning of dance. London, UK: Dance Books Ltd. Hamilton, L. H. (2008). The dancer’s way: The New York City Ballet guide to mind, body, and nutrition. NY, NY: St. Martin’s Griffin. Hays, K. F. (2017). Performance psychology with performing artists. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology. Oxford University Press. Hays, K. F. (Ed.). (2009). Performance psychology in action: A casebook for working with athletes, performing artists, business leaders, and professionals in high-risk occupations. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Taylor, J., & Estanol, E. (2015). Dance psychology for artistic and performance excellence. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Wilmerding, V. & Krasnow, D. H. (2017). Dancer wellness. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare - https://www.aspah.org.au/ Arts Wellbeing Collective - https://www.artswellbeingcollective.com.au/ Performing Arts Medicine Association - http://www.artsmed.org/ One Dance UK - https://www.onedanceuk.org/ Dancer Transition Resource Centre - https://dtrc.ca/ Find Gene here -  Email: g.moyle@qut.edu.au https://eprints.qut.edu.au/view/person/Moyle,_Gene.html Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography.
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August 31, 2020
11: Strength training with Claire Farmer
Claire Farmer discusses strength training for dancers: breaking down myths, and including practical examples for dancers and teachers. Claire's interest more specifically in upper body strength in females, and in circus, informs this chat where we look at the importance and relevance of strength training for dancers. Resources - Ambegaonkar, J., Caswell, S., Winchester, J., Caswell, A., and Andre, M. 2012. Upper-body muscular endurance in female university-level modern dancers: a pilot study. Journal of Dance Medicine & Science . 16(1), 3–7. Koutedakis, Y., Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou, A., & Metsios, G. (2005). The significance of muscular strength in dance. Journal of Dance Medicine & Science, 9(1). Scherb, E. 2018. Applied Anatomy of Aerial Arts: An Illustrated Guide to Strength, Flexibility, Training, and Injury Prevention. Berkeley, CA, United States. North Atlantic Books,U.S. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzAxVHNmmJg&t=2s Find Claire here - Website: www.clairefarmer.co.uk Email: claire@clairefarmer.co.uk Facebook: @Claire Farmer Performance and Training Instagram: @CFPerformanceandtraining YouTube: Claire Farmer Performance and Training https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZvbp8-clFmxY21ifde1EMA?view_as=subscriber Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography. 
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August 24, 2020
10: Injury reduction & risk profiling with Melanie Fuller
Melanie Fuller, Australian physiotherapist, discusses injury reduction and risk profiling in dance. This episode draws on Melanie's recent work which looks at timings of injuries across a dancer's training and career development, and explores how risk profiling may prove a useful tool in managing training and educating dancers.  Resources - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32339996/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31500693/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16616614/ Find Melanie here - Email: melanie.fuller@hdr.qut.edu.au Publications: https://eprints.qut.edu.au/view/person/Fuller,_Melanie.html Twitter: @MFullerPhysio Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography.
34:49
August 17, 2020
9: Pilates with Laura Erwin
Laura Erwin, Head of Dance Science at London Studio Centre, discusses pilates for dancers. Looking at the fundamentals of pilates, from importance of breath and how this translates to performance, to how teachers might begin to incorporate pilates in their classes, this episode explores the benefits of pilates as one of many forms of supplementary training for dancers.  Resources –  https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.iadms.org/resource/resmgr/Public/Bull_5-1_p9-10_Amorim.pdf https://www.pilatesanytime.com/home/dance https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.iadms.org/resource/resmgr/resource_papers/turnout_for_dancers_exercise.pdf https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.iadms.org/resource/resmgr/public/bull_7-1_p14-20_sherman.pdf Caldwell, K., Adams, M., Quin, R., Harrison, M., & Greeson, J. (2013)  Pilates, Mindfulness and Somatic Education, Journal of Dance & Somatic Practices. Vol. 5 Issue 2, p141-153. Simmel, L. (2013) Dance Medicine in Practice. London: Routledge Find Laura here –  Email: laura_erwin@rocketmail.com  Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com  Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography.
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August 10, 2020
8: Biomechanics in jumping with Paige Rice
Paige Rice discusses the biomechanics of jumps and leaps in dancers. Drawing on her own research, Paige talks about the importance of the stretch shortening cycle in the ankle joint for dancers, and how strength and conditioning interventions and training programmes focused on the lower leg can enhance performance in jumps and leaps.  Resources - https://journals.humankinetics.com/view/journals/jab/34/3/article-p211.xml https://www.sciandmed.com/MPPA/journalviewer.aspx?issue=1215&article=2167 https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/6721/2c94bd6522470feda4cd62535164aecff3b5.pdf Find Paige here - Twitter: PaigeERice1 Email: paigerice90@gmail.com Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography.
43:42
August 3, 2020
7: Self talk and goal setting with Paul Doyle
Paul Doyle discusses the relevance and application of psychological skills training in the dance studio. Focused on self talk and goal setting, this episode explains these tools, and how teachers and dancers can use these effectively. Resources – https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1559827617729634 https://www.researchgate.net/profile/David_Fletcher17/publication/303694216_Effects_of_psychological_and_psychosocial_interventions_on_sport_performance_A_meta-analysis/links/59f38d86a6fdcc075ec34cf0/Effects-of-psychological-and-psychosocial-interventions-on-sport-performance-A-meta-analysis.pdf https://selfdeterminationtheory.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2017_DemuynckVansteenkisteHaerensSoenens_SportEdPsych.pdf https://doi.org/10.1123/jcsp.4.2.158 https://doi.org/10.1080/10413200.2015.1063097 Find Paul here – Twitter: @pauld_dance Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography.
42:52
July 27, 2020
6: Training turnout with Lisa Howell
Lisa Howell, physiotherapist and founder of The Ballet Blog, talks about all things turnout. This episode breaks down myths about turnout, looking at what structures influence turnout, and ways to maximise turnout. Lisa gives advice to dancers and teachers on how to work to their full potential range safely and effectively, discussing the importance of giving dancers the tools to improve. Stay tuned for a second episode with Lisa coming soon!  Resources -  https://www.theballetblog.com/blog/turnout/improve-turnout-range/  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&v=PczvevfLYp0&feature=emb_title  https://www.iadms.org/page/323  Find Lisa here -  Website: www.theballetblog.com  Facebook: The Ballet Blog - https://www.facebook.com/TheBalletBlog/  Instagram: @theballetblogofficial  Youtube: Lisa Howell - The Ballet Blog https://www.youtube.com/user/lisahowell2  Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com  Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography.
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July 20, 2020
5: Early specialization with Charlotte Downing
Charlotte Downing discusses early specialization in dance. Reflecting on typical practices in dance, Charlotte shares her thoughts on the driving forces, risks, and benefits of early specialization. This episode breaks down common assumptions and beliefs in this area of dance science, and looks at the possible implications of new research. Resources - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1612197X.2009.9671889 https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/2325967116644241 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17461391.2019.1597170?journalCode=tejs20 https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1941738117734149?casa_token=MD1CN_HnaKEAAAAA%3Am_ddHVOHRi9155APLwC6PokKrP2GAHE2d7mzTk_A7QaZ761RTYZaNag_JHkEAxsRA49yzrJJJby6HQ Find Charlotte here - Twitter: @CDowning91 Email: charlotte.downingih.se Profile: https://gih.se/Personal/Charlotte-Downing/ Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography.
29:21
July 13, 2020
4: Training load management with Matt Lamarque
Matthew Lamarque, Strength and Conditioning Coach at the Royal Ballet School, discusses training loads in adolescent dancers. This episode takes a closer look at Matt's work and other research inside the Royal Ballet School, and shares thoughts on the applications of training load research in the wider dance context, as well as considering how this research on training loads may shape the future of dance training.  Resources – https://www.onedanceuk.org/resource/building-psychological-skills-copy/ https://www.onedanceuk.org/resource/technology-workload-dance-training/ https://www.onedanceuk.org/resource/optimising-performance/ https://youthtraining.co.uk/article/sc-in-youth-ballet-adam-mattiussi-matthew-lamarque-niall-macsweeney/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XfRYpgwVnE&t=13s Find Matt here – Instagram: @matt_lamarqueperformance Twitter: @mlamarqueSC Email: matt.lamarque@royalballetschool.org.uk Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography.
40:37
July 6, 2020
3: Imagery from a pedagogic perspective with Ashleigh Ritchie
Ashleigh Ritchie discusses her research on imagery in dance from a pedagogic perspective. With a focus on collaborative learning and teaching, her studies here are in relation to ballet and contemporary in higher education. Ashleigh shares her thoughts on the benefits of imagery, and how imagery can be applied in the every day dance class. Resources – https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15290824.2019.1588463?journalCode=ujod20 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14647893.2018.1467397 Find Ashleigh here – Email: aritchie@londonstudiocentre.ac.uk Twitter: @kickashdance Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography.
29:52
June 29, 2020
2: Hypermobility with Luke Abnett
Luke Abnett talks about hypermobility in dance. His experience as a physiotherapist at the Royal Ballet School, as well as working across a range of other sports with adolescents, informs this discussion where Luke shares considerations for training the hypermobile dancer.  Resources –  https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.iadms.org/resource/resmgr/Public/Bull_2-1_pp5-8_McCormack.pdf  https://www.onedanceuk.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Managing-Hypermobility-for-the-Dance-Teacher-FINAL.pdf  Find Luke here –  Website: http://www.balletphysio.com/virtual-physio  Instagram: @theballetphysio  Facebook: balletphysio  Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com  Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography.
31:06
June 22, 2020
1: Perfectionism with Sanna Nordin-Bates
Sanna Nordin-Bates, dance psychologist, talks about her thoughts and research on perfectionism in dance. From identifying perfectionistic tendencies to discussing why perfectionism is prevalent in dance, Sanna shares her thoughts on how teachers and students can manage perfectionism through motivational climate and other coping strategies. Resources – https://www.iadms.org/page/RPperfectionism https://www.dancemagazine.com/perfectionism2641614596.html?rebelltitem=5#rebelltitem5 http://pure-oai.bham.ac.uk/ws/files/17859837/Cumming_Longitudinal_Examination_Sport_Exercise_Psychology_2014.pdf https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2016-16004-008 https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/jmrp/jdms/2017/00000021/00000003/art00005 Find Sanna here – Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences: https://www.gih.se/Personal/Sanna-Nordin-Bates/ Twitter: @DancePsychSanna Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com Instagram: @scidancepodcast Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography.
31:54
June 15, 2020