Where can dancers turn to for an interest or career in science? The overarching aim of dance science is to optimize dancer performance and minimize injury risk for the prolongation of one's professional life. Edel Quin is the Programme Leader of the Dance Sciences at the University of Chichester and co-authored the bestseller, Safe Dance Practice in 2015.
Continuing in the month of Dance Wellness, this episode introduces the main faculties of dance science and its various affiliated organizations. Ready to research? Join us as we talk all things dance science!
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Programme Leader, BSc (Hons), MSci, MSc in Dance Science
Edel Quin is Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader of the BSc/MSci in Dance Science at the University of Chichester. She was formerly Programme Leader of the Masters in Dance Science (MSc and MFA) in the faculty of dance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, UK. She is also co-author of the book ‘Safe Dance Practice. An Applied Dance Science Perspective (Human Kinetics, 2015). Specialising in the application of dance science theory and research to the teaching and practice of dance, across styles, ages and settings, she frequently presents her applied research at national and international conferences and has also published numerous papers. She serves on the Education Committee of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS), is a registered Course Provider with Safe in Dance International (SiDI), and is a listed Dance UK Healthier Dancer speaker.
Edel is a trained Irish and Contemporary dancer. She has performed in London’s West End, has toured full-time as a troupe member and lead dancer with “Riverdance the Show” from 1996-2001 and was an original member of Henri Oguike’s H20 apprentice company. She has also taught Performance Enhancement on Trinity Laban’s Centre for Advanced Training scheme for gifted and talented young dancers, along with rehearsal directing for visiting professional dance artists and choreographers.