University of Central Lancashire
Dance and Somatic Well-Being (Connections to the Living Body)
This is a unique, visionary and pioneering programme offering professional training in dance and somatic movement education. On the cutting edge of contemporary international practice, exploring the creative skills required to use movement with sensitivity, imagination and individuality, the course focuses on community facilitation. It offers the opportunity to study individual and group improvisation, kinaesthetic awareness and applied somatics philosophy to dance and movement studies. All sessions are taught in the spirit of self-discovery, non-judgement and reflection. The course develops somatic awareness with a focus on spontaneity, intuition and connection to others.
We are looking for students from various disciplinary backgrounds such as: dance studies, arts, health, education and community; all students applying for a place on this course need to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check; international applicants are required to have achieved an IELTS of 6.5 or above.
Modules include: Presence; kinaesthesia and meta-kinesis; dance; connection and support; dance and fluid transitioning; dance and the skeletal muscular system; soma and phenomenology; dance and relaxation; somatic movement education and co-creation with clients; somatic research.
Methods of assessment include workshop facilitation, essays and other written assignments (critique of workshops and self-evaluation, reflective journal, chapter review), class presentations and a research project.
All graduates of University of Central Lancashire are entitled to a 20 per cent reduction in tuition fees.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Part-time||£ 500 per Module (home fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Preston Campus||Preston||PR1 2HE||North West|