26 January 2020 10:00 - 17:00

Basic Anatomy (Eastleigh)

This workshop focuses on how basic anatomical understanding can be passed on to students in order to enable them to develop anatomically sound technique. The first section of the workshop refreshes your knowledge and understanding of basic anatomy, including the structure and function of those muscles and joints that are essential in dance. We then look more closely at specific areas of the body, such as the lower limbs and core. This involves an exploration of how to facilitate correct alignment in young dancers’ spines, hips, knees and feet. You will learn sensory motor work and conditioning exercises for various body areas and we will look at how these can be included in regular technique lessons. Throughout the day we will use computer generated animations, models and high quality images to gain a unique insight into the body’s interior functions.

This workshop is highly interactive and involves mainly practical work and activities so that all the content is easily applicable in practice.  The workshop is suitable for teachers of any dance techniques as well as those that teach the anatomy contents of the A-Level.


The aims of this workshop are to:

  • Equip participants with the skills to embed basic anatomy within various aspects of their dance teaching
  • Explore dance anatomy in an interactive, exciting and experiential manner
  • Improve the participants’ knowledge and understanding of dance anatomy with a particular focus on how to teach the subject

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the workshop you will:

  • Develop an increased understanding of dance specific anatomy
  • Be able to incorporate the teaching of basic anatomy in your dance teaching
  • Have a greater understanding of how anatomy can be taught in an interactive, accessible and inclusive manner
  • Know how a range of interactive resources can be used to enhance dance anatomy teaching


The Point, Eastleigh, SO50 9DE


Colette Stanton

CPD Hours

8 hours Time-Valued CPD


Members of the Royal Academy of Dance receive discounts on all CPD activities.

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Key Information

Time Fee
10:00 - 17:00 Member Fee: £121.50
Non-Member Fee: £170