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Dance for health – Health for dance

Balettakademien Stockholm proudly invites you to attend the conference Health for Dance – Dance for Health, which will take place in Stockholm, Sweden, on 8-10 November.

  • Health for Dance is an important factor when it comes to treating and preventing dance injuries.
  • Dance for Health. - How can the benefits of dance be used to promote health? Our speakers and workshop leaders will give us the latest on dance and neuroscience, as well as share their expertise in leading dance groups for the elderly, for young people in the community, and for persons with Parkinson’s disease.

At Balettakademien we take both these sides of health seriously, as we, and many other practitioners, are experiencing a strong connection between the two.

By attending this conference you get to listen and learn from some of the most renowned persons within this field, during two full days of interesting lectures and workshops.

To this event we have invited international guest lecturers to share their thoughts and experiences with us, in both lectures and workshops.

Who should attend?
If you are a practitioner in the field of dance and/or health, with interest in reducing dance injuries. Dancers, fysiotherapists, people working in the health sector, music and dance therapists are most likely to have great interest in taking part of the new thinking within this area.

Programme 8-10 November 2019 at Balettakademien Stockholm

8 November, starting 17.00
Opening mingle at Moderna museet (the Museum of contemporary art) in Stockholm, including performance by Dance for Parkinson in the exhibition hall.

9 November
Lectures and workshops Clare Guss West - What happens internationally in the field of dance and health
Clare Guss West – Workshop: How to work with dance and elderly
Hanna Poikonen – Lecture and workshop about Neurosience and dance

10 November
Lectures and workshop Anna Duberg – Health aspects of dancing for young adults
Rebecca Hilton – Community dance with a healthy approach
Åsa Elowson and Åsa N. Åström – Workshop: Dance for Parkinson as a method,

The schedule may change

Early bird admission: 1.800 SEK (bookings up until 8 September)
Regular admission: 2.400 SEK

The entrance fee gives you access to both conference days including opening night on Friday (and includes lunch and coffee breaks during the conference days and dinner Friday and Saturday)

Travel and accommodation are not included in the admission fee.


Hanna Poikonen (Finland, Spain) - Hanna has pursued her PhD in neuroscience of movement, dance and music (Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland), through her degree work in May 2018, she developed the WiseMotion method, which improves physical and cognitive abilities, self-awareness and social bonding by means of movement and neuroscience.

Clare Guss West (Schweiz) - Clare is a former professional dancer, choreographer, holistic health practitioner, author and business developer specializing in the integration of holistic health principles to dance practice. She works i´to direct a creative Senior Dance and research initiative for Konzert Theater Bern.

Anna Duberg (Sweden) - Anna Duberg has a PhD in Health Sciences, Reg. Physiotherapist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and are currently working with implementing "Dans för Hälsa", Dance for Health, in Sweden.

Rebecca Hilton (Australia) - Rebecca works in environments including universities, hospitals, dance companies and community based organisations. Currently she is an artistic researcher in residence at Malarbacken, as part of DöBra (Good Death), a scientific research project orchestrated by the Karolinska Institute.

Also participating: Dance for Parkinson at Balettakademien together with a research team at Karolinska institutet and Kompetenscentrum för kultur och hälsa, region Stockholm.

This conference is organized by Balettakademien Stockholm with the support of region Stockholm.

To book the conference, please press "BOKA KURSEN NU". You will then be redirected to a booking form. The form is also available in English.


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Plats: Birger Jarlsgatan 70, 10239 STOCKHOLM
Startdatum: 8 nov 2019
Slutdatum: 10 nov 2019
Tid kvar till startdatum: 78 dagar
Antal veckor: 1
Tid: Fr

Studietimmar: 15
Sammankomster: 3
Arrangemangsnr: 1025273
Platser kvar: Ja
Pris: 2400kr
Rabatt: -25%


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Birger Jarlsgatan 70, 10239 STOCKHOLM