Dance Psychology: Health, Thinking and Hormones

  1. March 30, 2013 12:40 pm

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Date(s) - 09/04/2013
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Ripley Suite

Holiday Inn



The different effects dancing has on our minds and bodies will be explored in our free open lecture in Harrogate on Tuesday 9 April (6-7pm).

Presenting ‘Dance Psychology: Health, thinking and Hormones’ is the energetic and entertaining Dr Peter Lovatt (aka Dr Dance). The lecture will take place in from 6-7pm in the Ripley Suite,Harrogate Holiday Inn (doors open at 5:45).

Peter is head of the Dance Psychology Lab at the University of Hertfordshire where the relationship between dance as art and psychology as science is investigated.

Peter said: “There is a link between the body and the mind. We all know that when we dance it can make us feel great. But dancing also has other, amazing, effects on the way we think and feel. It can help us solve problems and different styles of dancing can help us to solve different types of problems. Under certain conditions the cha-cha-cha can help us solve problems and puzzles faster and dancing freestyle on the funky disco floor can make us more creative.”

As well as exploring how different types of dancing affects our problem solving skills Peter will also demonstrate how the way people move and more importantly dance is influenced by their hormonal and genetic makeup.

Peter explained: “How we dance can have an effect on our levels of attractiveness. For example men with high testosterone levels dance in a way that is much more appealing to the opposite sex.”

If you would like to attend and maybe even join in and strut your stuff please register your attendance via this link

The lecture is part of our 2013 Annual Conference being held 9-11 April at the Harrogate International Centre.

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