What is biomechanics for dancers? | Dance Knowledge

What is biomechanics?

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

The biomechanics of dance and the laws of physics of dance movement. This course provides foundation knowledge of biomechanics as a stepping stone towards the advanced biomechanics courses on Dance Knowledge.

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

Includes a FREE certificate of completion for 2 hrs time valued RAD endorsed CPD!

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Dr Luke Hopper
Dr Luke Hopper
Founder, Dance Knowledge

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. He has served on the board of directors of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science and is the president of the Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare.


luke@danceknowledge.com

Course Curriculum

Intro
02:07
Biomechanics FREE PREVIEW
Course notes
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Moving bodies through space
24:54
Isaac Newton and the laws of physics (for dancers) FREE PREVIEW
Quiz
Inertia FREE PREVIEW
Quiz
Acceleration FREE PREVIEW
Quiz
Action and reaction FREE PREVIEW
Practical activity
Friction
Picky pose`
Balance in Dance
Gravity FREE PREVIEW
Quiz
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Describing dance movements
21:57
Position and Displacement FREE PREVIEW
Quiz
Velocity FREE PREVIEW
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Acceleration FREE PREVIEW
Quiz
Jumping around
Angular motion FREE PREVIEW
Quiz
Further reading
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Reviews (30)

Very Important course

by Luciano Bau'
Very Important course to understand the basic concept of biomechanics

by wanda kinder-berry

interesting course

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Very Important course

by Luciano Bau'
Very Important course to understand the basic concept of biomechanics

by wanda kinder-berry

interesting course

by sara sanchez tinto

Interesting insights

by Stephanie Neiter
This course gives you very interesting insights into the science behind dance. I have been a dancer most of my life but never really bothered with science... this was interesting to learn and think about.

by Natasha Calderaro

by MARIA IGOUMENIDOU
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to attend this interesting seminar. It was accurate and well explained, and now it prompts me to look for the topic more deeply.

by Giselle Brites

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by Siew Hiong Goh

Title slightly misleading for the basic content

by Dawnna Wayburne
Excellent. I'm looking forwards to further study

by Veronica Rossetti

WHAT IS BIOMECHANICS

by Lilly Petru
A text video follows by a quiz it is a great tools to check if you understood what you had learnt. It had helped me to understand better what I learnt. I like the idea of learning online, I am a visual person, and the drawing it helps me to grasp the meaning of what he was talking. I would recommend it to my friends.

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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.