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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
- 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
- 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
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 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.