We provide online educational courses to two broad groups of people: 1. to people associated with the dance industry, either as dancers, dance and movement teachers, dance makers and people working with dancers and movers, and 2. to people who are interested in learning about how movement can be used to enhance the human experience in business, education and healthcare settings. The Movement in Practice Academy is officially recognised as an Accredited Provider with the CPD Standards Office. Course delegates will be issued with a CPD Certificate of Attendance for inclusion in your CPD records for your professional body, institute, regulator or employer.
Dame Darcey Bussell wrote of The Dance Cure "Peter has brilliantly put into words what I have felt my whole dancing life; that the power of dance can liberate and change all our lives"
Dance Psychology is the study of dance and dancers from a scientific, psychological perspective. Written by Dr Peter Lovatt (AKA Dr Dance), this Dance Psychology textbook provides a general introduction to the Psychology of Dance and then it delves in to eleven of the most central questions concerning Dance Psychology. Are humans born to dance? Does the way you move your body change the way you think? Will dancing make people happier? Can dancing put people in to a trance-like state? Will a person's dance confidence change across the lifespan? Does dancing make people healthier? Why do we enjoy watching some dance performances more than others? How do dancers remember so many dance routines? Why don't dancers get dizzy? Will dancing improve a person's self-esteem? How do we communicate emotions with our body? Drawing on academic literature, this book is engaging, technical and, in places, critical; it is essential reading for anyone with an interest in Dance Psychology.