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An evidence based, research informed podcast presenting dance science discussions with global industry leaders. New episode every Monday at 6AM GMT.

SciDance Jasmine Cook

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

An evidence based, research informed podcast presenting dance science discussions with global industry leaders. New episode every Monday at 6AM GMT.

    Featuring: Ballet Rosa with Luis Guimaraes and Ana Filipa

    Featuring: Ballet Rosa with Luis Guimaraes and Ana Filipa

    Ballet Rosa inspires dancers from all over the world with apparel and accessories for male and female dancers designed using the highest quality materials and engineered for a high level of comfort, mobility, and performance. Ballet Rosa is renowned in the world of dance for their harmonious mastery of technical materials, combined with artistically-inspired design.



    Luis Guimaraes and Ana Filipa from Ballet Rosa introduce us the the world renowned dancewear company, talking about Ballet Rosa’s development as a brand, their brand ethos, and company values. We take an in depth look at Ballet Rosa’s catalogues, including the design process, commitment to communication and connection with dancers, and development of future products to support dancers. This episode also considers the direction of Ballet Rosa in the future, and the importance of innovation, sustainability, and inclusivity alongside the direction of dance.



    Luis is the CEO at Ballet Rosa. Filipa is the Communication Manager at Ballet Rosa.



    Find out more at www.balletrosa.com



    Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com

    Instagram: @scidancepodcast

    Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography. Intro sound by William Cook.

    • 52 min
    18: Pilates & cueing with Leila Kester

    18: Pilates & cueing with Leila Kester

    Leila Kester speaks on pilates for dancers. This episode considers pilates as a “cross training” method for the mind, recognising the power of noticing and observing movement, with less judgement. We discuss the purpose of slower, more mindful movement for development as artists, and the way this can shape and enhance a dance career.



    Thank you to Ballet Rosa for sponsoring today’s episode. Ballet Rosa inspires dancers from all over the world with apparel and accessories for male and female dancers designed using the highest quality materials and engineered for a high level of comfort, mobility, and performance. Ballet Rosa is renowned in the world of dance for their harmonious mastery of technical materials, combined with artistically-inspired design. Check them out and find out more at https://www.balletrosa.com/



    Find Leila here -

    www.leilaspilates.nl

    Instagram: @leilaspilates

    Facebook: Leila Kester

    Linkedin: Leila Kester



    Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com

    Instagram: @scidancepodcast

    Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography.

    • 49 min
    17: Current and novel approaches to balance with Frances Clarke

    17: Current and novel approaches to balance with Frances Clarke

    Frances Clarke discusses her PhD research investigating current and novel approaches to balance.  



    Thank you to Ballet Rosa for sponsoring today’s episode. Ballet Rosa inspires dancers from all over the world with apparel and accessories for male and female dancers designed using the highest quality materials and engineered for a high level of comfort, mobility, and performance. Ballet Rosa is renowned in the world of dance for their harmonious mastery of technical materials, combined with artistically-inspired design. Check them out and find out more at https://www.balletrosa.com/



    Resources - 

    • Clarke, F., Koutedakis, Y., Wilson, M., Wyon, M. (2021) Associations between static and dynamic field balance tests in assessing postural stability of female undergraduate dancers. Journal of Dance Medicine & Science. 25(3), pp.169-175. doi.org/10.12678/1089-313X.091521b 

    • Wyon, M.A., Reeve, E., Ambegaonkar, J., Cloak, R., Clarke, F.A., Davies, P. (2021) Does past experience effect balance in older women: a cross-sectional study comparing retired dancers and age-matched controls? Ageing International, (online). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12126-021-09412-2

    • Clarke, F., Koutedakis, Y., Wilson, M., Wyon, M. (2020) Bilateral differences in dancers’ dynamic postural stability during jump landings. Journal of Dance Medicine & Science. 24(4), pp.183-189. doi.org/10.12678/1089-313X.24.4.183 

    • Clarke, F., Koutedakis, Y., Wilson, M., Wyon, M. (2019) Associations between balance ability and dance performance using field balance tests. Medical Problems of Performing Artists. 34(3), pp.154-160. doi.org/10.21091/mppa.2019.3026 

    • Clarke, F., Koutedakis, Y., Wilson, M., Wyon, M. (2018) Balance in dance performance: A systematic review. Medical Problems of Performing Artists. 33(4), pp.276-286 • Wyon, M.A., Cloak,R., Lucas, J., Clarke, F. (2013) Effect of midsole thickness of dance shoes on dynamic postural stability. Medical Problems of Performing Artists. 28(4), pp.195-198. 

    • Cloak, R., Nevill, A, M., Clarke, F., Day, S., Wyon, M, A., (2010) Vibration training improves balance in unstable ankles. International Journal of Sports Medicine. 31, pp.894-900.   



    Find Frances here -  

    Email: f.clarke@trinitylaban.ac.uk   



    Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com  

    Instagram: @scidancepodcast  

    Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography.

    • 37 min
    16: Injury prevention intervention at Elmhurst Ballet School: next steps with Nico Kolokythas

    16: Injury prevention intervention at Elmhurst Ballet School: next steps with Nico Kolokythas

    Nico Kolokythas explains the development of the 11+ Dance at Elmhurst Ballet School. In a previous episode, we discussed the development of this injury prevention intervention at Elmhurst, and this follow up episode explores how the research has evolved and how it can be beneficial. We look at what is happening now at the school, the importance of keeping play and fun, and using the 11+ as a framework as opposed to a protocol. Nico addresses the attention, criticisms, and debate following the release of the publication, as well as shedding further light with anecdotal data from the school. This episode also considers the role of coaching, communication channels, environment, and future studies in the works.



    Thank you to Ballet Rosa for sponsoring today’s episode. Ballet Rosa inspires dancers from all over the world with apparel and accessories for male and female dancers designed using the highest quality materials and engineered for a high level of comfort, mobility, and performance. Ballet Rosa is renowned in the world of dance for their harmonious mastery of technical materials, combined with artistically-inspired design. Check them out and find out more at https://www.balletrosa.com/



    Find Nico here -  

    Twitter: @nkolokythas  

    Instagram: @strengthmotionmind  

    Website: www.strengthmotionmind.com  

    Email: info@strengthmotionmind.com    



    Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com  

    Instagram: @scidancepodcast  

    Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography. Intro sound by William Cook.

    • 50 min
    15: Pilates at the Royal Ballet School with Markella Kefallonitou

    15: Pilates at the Royal Ballet School with Markella Kefallonitou

    Markella Kefallonitou, pilates instructor at White Lodge, talks about her work at the Royal Ballet School with young dancers. Markella gives insight into the role of pilates for dancers’ training, the key benefits, and the collaboration also with S&C and the artistic staff. We untie common criticisms of pilates, and discuss the relevance to dance training and subsequent meaningful engagement of the students, including the role of theory and critical thinking. Markella also speaks about how the skills learned can be taken forwards by graduates in their dance career, and after.



    Thank you to Ballet Rosa for sponsoring today’s episode. Ballet Rosa inspires dancers from all over the world with apparel and accessories for male and female dancers designed using the highest quality materials and engineered for a high level of comfort, mobility, and performance. Ballet Rosa is renowned in the world of dance for their harmonious mastery of technical materials, combined with artistically-inspired design. Check them out and find out more at https://www.balletrosa.com/



    Resources -

    Instagram:

    @theballetblogofficial

    @danceprehab

    @onedanceuk

    @dremildpm

    @hypermobilitymd

    Pilates and Conditioning for Dancers by Jane Paris / Crowood Press



    Find Markella here -

    Email: markellakefallonitou@gmail.com

    Website: markellakefallonitou.com

    Instagram: @pilatesforthedancer

    Facebook: /pilatesforthedancer



    Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com

    Instagram: @scidancepodcast

    Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography. Intro sound by William Cook.

    • 36 min
    14: Pirouette biomechanics and research methods with Catherine Haber

    14: Pirouette biomechanics and research methods with Catherine Haber

    Catherine Haber discusses her research focusing on the use of spotting in pirouettes. Drawing on this research, Catherine notes key aspects of research methods, discussing the challenges the dance presents to research and highlighting the importance of considering multiple approaches to research. Tying in research onions and biomechanics, Catherine provides practical examples for the way different research methods hold different implications for participants, researchers, and dancers.



    Resources -

    Haber, C., & Schärli, A. (2021). Defining spotting in dance: A Delphi method study evaluating expert opinions. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 540396. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.540396

    Haber, C. (2019).  Measuring a Pirouette: Tackling the challenge of quantifying dance | International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (iadms.org)The IADMS Blog.

    Saunders, M. & Tossey, P. (2012). The Layers of Research Design. Rapport.



    Find Catherine here -

    Email: c.haber@trinitylaban.ac.uk



    Contact: jasminefmcook@icloud.com

    Instagram: @scidancepodcast

    Cover art by Jill North. Original image by Young Images Photography. Intro sound by William Cook.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

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So useful in co many ways. Makes you question a lot about dance science and new interesting research topics! Love the podcast!

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