Health & Dance
We are interested in the role played by recreational dance in improving health and well-being in different populations. For example, in people with Parkinson’s disease, people who lead a sedentary lifestyle and in people at risk of cardio-vascular disease.
Thinking & Dance
We are interested in the link between dance and problem solving. We have observed that dancing in different ways either facilitates or inhibits certain types of problem solving, which may have an impact on the way people learn a wide range of material.
Hormones & Dance
We are interested in the link between people’s hormonal and genetic make up and the way they move in social situations. Dance is thought to play a role in the mate-selection process and we are keen to understand this from a scientific perspective.
Self-Esteem & Dance Confidence
We have collected a large amount of data on self-esteem and dance confidence. We are interested to understand how the self-esteem of vocational dancers differs to that of non-dancers and how dance-related self-esteem, or Dance Confidence, changes across the lifespan.