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Dance UK's Healthier Dancer Programme works to increase knowledge of dancers' health, fitness and well- being, and to promote longer, healthier dance careers. We welcome Laban's initiative in creating the UK's first MSc in Dance Science.? Jeanette Siddall, Former Director Dance UK, Director of Dance, Arts Council England Trinity Laban's MSc produces graduates who contribute significantly to the growing field of dance science through their research, practice and teaching both nationally and internationally. Emma Redding Head of Dance Science and Programme Leader, MSc Dance Science The first Masters degree of its kind in the world, the MSc Dance Science sits within Trinity Laban's dance health department which includes a Dance Science Laboratory, large Pilates studio and a variety of treatment rooms. The programme explores the scientific issues underlying dance performance, technical training, dancer health and injury prevention, looking at ways to optimise performance, improve training techniques and enhance performer potential. The programme examines the qualitative and quantitative aspects of dance practice, introducing elements from a range of scientific disciplines and applying them to a dance context. Please note that technical training (practical technique classes) is not provided as part of the specification nor funded within the modular fee structure of the majority of Masters Programmes. Please check on the programme specification in which you are interested if this applies to your choice. However, you may elect to join a course of technical classes on payment of a supplementary fee, (as listed in the current fees leaflet). These classes are NOT provided as an award bearing course of study or training, and you will be joining students from other programmes at Trinity Laban for this. The first Masters degree of its kind in the world, the MSc Dance Science at Laban provides a practical working knowledge of scientific principles and their relationship to dance. The programme explores the scientific issues underlying dance performance, technical training, dancer health and injury prevention, looking at ways to optimise performance, improve training techniques and enhance dancer potential. The programme examines the qualitative and quantitative aspects of dance practice, introducing elements from a range of scientific disciplines and applying them to a dance context, creating flexible working practice for dancers and dance teachers. The MSc sits within Laban?s Dance Health suite which includes a dance science laboratory, large Pilates studio and a variety of treatment rooms. Working in association with Dance UK?s Healthier Dancer programme, Laban has pioneered research into dance science and health and in 2003 hosted the annual conference of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS). The taught element of the programme consists of the following modules: ? Applied Physiology ? Biomechanics ? Movement & Somatics ? Applied Psychology ? Research Methods and Testing You will then apply these in the Whole Dancer Study, where you will track a single student volunteer from the undergraduate programme across 10 weeks. To complete this programme, you will also undertake an in-depth independent research project emerging from your studies on the programme. Programme Content M502A Research Methods M568 Performance Enhancement: Physiology, Nutrition, Biomechanics M567 Performance Psychology: Embodied and Perceptual Learning in Dance M565 Whole Dancer Study M505 Project Please note that technical training (technique classes) is not provided within the fee structure of the programme. However, classes are available on payment of a supplementary fee to cover direct teaching costs. Alternatively evening classes offered by the Education and Community department are available. A range of professional classes are also offered at our partner organisation Greenwich Dance, located some 15 minutes walk away.

Dance UK's Healthier Dancer Programme works to increase knowledge of dancers' health, fitness and well- being, and to promote longer, healthier dance careers. We welcome Laban's initiative in creating the UK's first MSc in Dance Science.? Jeanette Siddall, Former Director Dance UK, Director of Dance, Arts Council England Trinity Laban's MSc produces graduates who contribute significantly to the...

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