This 80pp full colour research report details the findings of a major three-year interdisciplinary research project into the development of dance talent among young people.
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, this interdisciplinary research project 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.
The findings, and the report, were launched at an international symposium in October 2011. For full details on the CAT research project and on the symposium Passion, Pathways and Potential in Dance please go to our website.