Dance & Health

Supporting the development, research and practice

Dance & Health Professional Development Series

These events drew together national and international experts in the field to share their resources and experiences of the impact of dance on people’s health. The programme enabled dance artists to develop their skills in the area of dance and health, and grow professional networks by connecting with colleagues doing similar work. 

Over the course of the year three major events took place nationwide in Nenagh Arts Centre (as part of Tipperary Dance Platform) Tipperary 10-11 October 2017; Siamsa Tíre, Tralee, Kerry (as part of Tocht Festival of Dance) 26 - 27 April 2018 and Loftus Hall and St. Patrick’s College Maynooth University, Kildare (as part of the Kildare Dance & Health Summer School) 26-27 July 2018 with a concluding event hosted by Dance Ireland in DanceHouse on Thursday 30 October. 

From October 2017 – October 2018, in parallel with these events, the partners commissioned a research project undertaken by Dr Hilary Moss (University of Limerick), to create a best practice model of dance and health continuing professional development. Read the report HERE

This programme was a partnership between Kildare, Kerry and Tipperary County Councils and Dance Ireland and was the recipient of the Arts Council Ireland's Invitation to Collaboration Scheme.