7 April 2024 10 – 11.30am BST

Boys in dance: Negotiating adolescence CPD Interactive Webinar

This webinar will review the physical, social, and emotional development of boys. We will consider these changes within the context of dance training and explore some of the challenges boys may face and how we can best support them.


The aims of this interactive webinar are to:

  • Improve knowledge and understanding of physical maturation in boys,
  • Improve knowledge and understanding of social and emotional development in boys,
  • Explore the challenges for adolescent boys in dance, and
  • Equip participants with the skills to better support adolescent boys in dance.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the interactive webinar, you will:

  • Have an increased understanding of physical, social and emotional development in boys,
  • Have a greater understanding of the challenges adolescent boys may face in dance, and
  • Have considered how to support adolescent boys in the dance studio.


You will access the interactive webinar via Zoom. You will receive further information within five working days prior to the start date. This interactive webinar will not be recorded for later access. If you are booking outside of the UK, please check your time zone against BST (British Summer Time).

Please note, if you are attending the Project B Celebration Dance Competition, you will be able to join the webinar from a room at RAD headquarters.


You will require the following resources:

  • A computer/laptop/tablet with internet connection, a camera and microphone
  • Speakers or headphones

Recommended Preparation

Recommended readings can be found in the booking confirmation email.


Dr Siobhan Mitchell

Siobhan trained vocationally as a dancer before completing a BA Hons in Dance Studies (University of Roehampton), an MSc in Dance Science (Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance) and an MRes in Health and Wellbeing (University of Bath). Awarded a full ESRC studentship in 2014, Siobhan completed her doctorate in 2018 and currently works as a Research Fellow in Child and Adolescent Health at the University of Exeter. Siobhan’s doctoral research explored the psychological and social implications of early and late maturation in adolescent ballet dancers. More recently, Siobhan led the GuiDANCE project, a collaboration which aimed to review practices in the dance sector around growth and development and propose guidelines for the sector going forward. As a result of the GuiDANCE project, Siobhan is now working to establish the GuiDANCE Network, a collaboration of individuals and organisations working to improve support of children and young people in the dance sector. Siobhan is passionate about education in the area of adolescent development and regularly delivers workshops for dance teachers, dance students and parents of young dancers.

CPD Hours

2 hours Time-Valued CPD


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

How to book

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Key Information

Time Fee
10 – 11.30am BST Member Fee: £30 / €35 / $38
Non-Member Fee: £34 / €39 / $43