Dance Psychology and Mental Skills for Dancers: an Introduction
with Dr Peter Lovatt
Dance Psychology is the study of dance and dancers from a scientific, psychological perspective. When Dance Psychology is applied to dancers and dance teachers it can help people develop a set of mental skills that are an essential part of every dancer’s toolkit.
This introductory lecture in Dance Psychology and Mental Skills for Dancers provides 5 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) through video-based lectures, Pause and Reflect Activities, Recommended Readings and a Quiz.
The Aims of the Course are:
To provide a basic introduction to Dance Psychology
To provide a working definition of Psychology
To provide a basic introduction to four areas of Psychology
To identify a range of mental skills and to introduce their relevance in dance
To encourage participants to think about their own dance practice in terms of a set of mental skills within a psychological framework