This symposium in October 2011 launched the findings of a three-year interdisciplinary research project into the development of dance talent among young people.
The research project
Nearly 800 young dancers training at eight government-funded Centres for Advanced Training (CATs) were involved in the largest project of its kind.
Over a three year period, the interdisciplinary research measured a wide range of characteristics related to dance talent (physiology, anthropometry, psychology, injury, adherence, creativity) and explored the factors that may contribute to optimal talent development. Qualitative interview-based research also investigated how these factors relate to both creativity and commitment.
For more information on the project or to download a copy of the report please click here.