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A Review of the Evidence produced by Dance South West and the Department of Health in 2011. This review is inclusive of age groups, dance styles, setting and medical conditions within the context of research into non-elite dance and dancers. It focuses on research papers and evaluation reports where a scientifically rigorous approach has

Dance 4 Your Life London based dance conservatoire, Laban, and the North Kent Local Authorities Partnership findings of their participatory research project dance 4 your life, examining the physical and psychological impact of dance on 14 year old girls, to include a significant improvement in levels of self esteem. Other results from the study, which took place in five schools in North Kent, included an increase in physical health and motivational levels.

Creating Wellbeing through Movement and Dance: Conference Report This document, as well as reporting on the recent Dance 4 Advance Conference, explores some of the issues and ways forward for dance in promoting healthy individuals and communities.

Dance Science Research Project  The effects of an eight-week creative dance programme on the physiological and psychological status of 11-14 year old adolescents: An experimental study Edel Quin, Emma Redding and Lucy Frazer

The Go Dance Research project was commissioned by a consortium of dance organisations and providers throughout the Eastern region of England and the Department of Health in 2012. It examined the impacts of dance on physiological health and psychological wellbeing on young people in Year 6, as they near the transition from primary into secondary education. Some interesting findings presented themselves which point to the increasing tide of evidence of dance as a viable, sustainable and vital contributor to enhancing and maintaining the physiological health and psychological wellbeing of young people.

Commissioning Dance for Health and Well-Being: Guidance and Resources for Commissioners By Jan Burkhardt and Jo Rhodes This guidance document has been developed in response to the ongoing government commitment to improve public health and wellbeing and to support the health and dance sectors to work effectively ...

Association for Dance Movement Therapy UK ADMP UK aims to develop communication amongst dance movement therapists and promote its use throughout the United Kingdom in accordance with the highest professional standards.

Dance mapping: a window on dance A report produced by the Arts Council of England.

Dance and Health The benefits for people of all ages. Arts Council document produced in partnership with the Department of Health and the DCMS. This folder outlines the health benefits of dance and provides examples of dance projects.

Dance Active Evaluation This report seeks to evaluate a pilot programme, Dance Active, developed and delivered by DanceXchange in partnership with Youth Dance England and PAN West Midlands on behalf of The Department of Health. Dance Active was more than a training course. It had a strong element of advocacy and was targeted at raising the levels of engagement and understanding between health professionals and dance artists.



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