Dance Hub Lecture Series:
Self-care for dancers – from physical to mental
As a dancer, taking care of yourself is essential for sustaining a long career. Hong Kong Dance Alliance (HKDA) has invited two experts - an experienced physiotherapist, and a dance educator with wide knowledge of dance science - to participate in our Dance Hub Lecture Series, giving guidance on how dancers can take care of their physical and mental health
Too often, dancers ignore the limits of their body while they are performing or building up their technique, making it easy to get injured. In the first two talks of the series, speaker Clement Chan will introduce ways of preventing and recovering from dance injuries and will also demonstrate some relaxing stretches for daily practice.
Even if your body is healthy, if your mind is tense that can also spoil a performance. In the last talk of the series, dance educator Heidi Yu who possesses deep knowledge in dance science will talk about developing a positive mindset and ways to deal with anxiety.
Talk 1：Causes and Prevention of Dance Injuries
Date & Time：12/2（Wed）7-9pm
- Experiential Anatomy
- Usual Causes of Dance Injuries
- Common Dance Injuries
- Dance Injuries Health Care and Prevention
Talk 2：Recovering from Dance Injuries
Date & Time：16/2（Sun）3-5pm
Speaker：陳錦明 Clement Chan
- Introduction of Inflammation and Healing
- Ways of handling Dance Injuries
- Dance Rehabilitation
- Occupational Safety for Dance
Talk 3：Mental Preparation of Dancers
Date & Time：21/2（Fri）7-9pm
Speaker：Heidi Yu Hiu-Tung
- Ways of Setting Goals
- Positive Self-talk
- Motivation Building
- Audition/Performance Anxiety
Unlock Dancing Plaza (7D, Wah Mow Factory Building, No. 5-7 Ng Fong Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong)
$60/talk; 10% off for any two talks (Total $108); 20% off for all the three talks (Total $144)
$80/talk; 10% off for any two talks (Total $144); 20% off for all the three talks (Total $192)
Ms Yvonne Yau
Tel.: 2267 6733
Mr Chan graduated from the School of Dance, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He then became a Registered Physiotherapist. With his extensive experience in rehabilitation and a solid background in dance movement, Mr Chan is especially interested in integrating the body-mind concept into exercise therapy and rehabilitation. In the past decade, Mr Chan has been invited by various organizations to convey messages about occupational safety, injury prevention and exercise techniques.
Heidi Yu Hiu-Tung
Miss Yu received rigorous ballet training in a professional arts school and won prizes in numerous international ballet competitions. She has performed with Houston Ballet and in contemporary dance productions in Hong Kong, where she also developed her teaching career, training children, pre-professionals and adults.
In recent years, Miss Yu has completed two masters degrees majoring in Dance Science, which enabled and encouraged her to promote a holistic approach to healthy dance practice through talks, workshops and technique classes. She is a part-time lecturer at HKAPA.