What is biomechanics for dancers? | Dance Knowledge

What is biomechanics?

The forces that create dance movements. FREE 2 hrs time valued dance CPD. | taught by Luke Hopper
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Course description

Get FREE access to all content in this course including a £20 coupon and certificate of completion for 2 hrs time valued RAD endorsed CPD!

An introduction to the biomechanics of dance and the laws of physics that govern the way dancers move. This online course will provide you with foundation knowledge of biomechanics as a stepping stone towards the more advanced biomechanics courses on dance knowledge. 2 hours time valued on demand CPD

Course aims

  • Introduce the field of biomechanics as it relates to dance
  • Provide an introduction to Newton's Laws of motion
  • Draw examples of how Newton's Laws of motion apply to dance

Learning outcomes

  • Recognise how the concepts of mass and force apply to a dancer's body
  • Interpret Newton's laws of physics in the context of dance movements
  • Analyse dance movements considering how the laws of physics affect dance movements
Luke Hopper
Luke Hopper
Founder, Dance Knowledge

Dr Luke Hopper is an Australian dance scientist with a research focus on the biomechanics of dancer performance and injury. Luke’s research has involved collaboration with major ballet companies in the Australia and the UK and is on the board of directors of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science and the executive committee of the Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare.


luke@danceknowledge.com

Course Curriculum

Intro
02:07
Biomechanics FREE
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Moving bodies through space
24:54
Isaac Newton and the laws of physics (for dancers) FREE
Quiz
Inertia FREE
Quiz
Acceleration FREE
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Action and reaction FREE
Practical activity
Friction
Picky pose`
Gravity FREE
Quiz
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Describing dance movements
21:57
Position and Displacement FREE
Quiz
Velocity FREE
Quiz
Acceleration FREE
Quiz
Jumping around
Angular motion FREE
Quiz
Further reading
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by veronica calderon

Awesome indepth information

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by Tracy Doree
I really enjoyed this course as a dancer and instructor. I truly learned a lot that I will apply to both my teaching and dancing.

by Corinna Janson
That video course is just great and I definitely enjoy watching it: Clear explanations in just a few easy words and really good pictures and examples. That’s just the way teaching should always be

Informative

by JoAnne Suckow
The videos were clearly explained, and designed in a way that the course load could be easily grasped. The speaking pace was extremely appropriate. Texts supplemented the video content well.

by Kate Hopper

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by Carla Schembri
A truly accessible step by step guide to Biomechanics. Thank you!

by Silena Bertolino

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Biomechanic basics

by Anna Schrefl
Newtons 4 laws of physic are very comprehensive and easy explained. The amount of time of the different chapters is well chosen. Thank you.