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At the heart of English folk
Folk dancing

Professional Development Day

Keeping Folk Dancers On Their Feet - an introduction to safe and effective dance practice

This training day took place in September 2018. For morris, sword, step / clog and other folk dancers, this workshop focused on discussing and applying the principles of safe and effective practice to English folk dance, with consideration for the dancer and the teacher.

Key readings, online resources, organisations and support networks for seeking future knowledge and support for safe dance practice were provided.

Led by Edel Quin, Programme Leader for Dance Science, University of Chichester

Edel Quin, BA (Hons), MSc, FHEA, is a former professional dancer and currently leads the ​Dance Science programme at the University of Chichester​. Her performance experience includes five years touring with Riverdance, a stint on London’s Westend, and an original member of Henri Oguike's H20 Dance Company. In her teaching, Edel specializes in the application of dance science to the practice of dance across styles, ages and settings. She is co-author of 'Safe Dance Practice. An applied Dance Science Perspective', has published numerous educational and research papers and frequently presents her applied research at national and international conferences. In addition, Edel is a registered course provider with Safe in Dance International (SiDI), a trained Empowering DanceTM tutor and serves on the education committee of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS). A sought-after speaker and teacher she has worked in the UK, Ireland, Europe, USA and Hong Kong.

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