One of ways that we gradually master something new is through repetition. When teaching if we simply expect our student dancers to repeat the same movement or step over and over we run the risk of them losing interest or focus. Once this happens then it is more difficult to regain the focus and engage their interest. There are ways that we can build some repetition into our teaching without it becoming boring for the learners.
I was delighted to read on the UKA website that two funded, research projects are being carried out as part of three post-graduate Masters Physiotherapy (pre-registration) dissertations exploring the impact forces of Irish and Highland dancing and the potential influences on skeletal health, as well as quantifying their energy expenditure during their routines.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in UK have highlighted a worrying lack of guidance from employers on use of personal devices for work or business which may put people’s personal information at risk. Apparently, personal devices such as personal laptop, tablet computer or smartphone are increasingly being used for work purposes but very little guidance is provided by employers about how these devices should be used for work and in particular to ensure compliance with data protection legislation.
For many years I have promoted the health and social benefits of leisure dance for older people. Anecdotal evidence from people who have participated in my health promoting dance classes (in various dance genres) firmly supports this. Continue reading
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