Workshops and Lectures

Workshops and Lectures

Workshops both in person, via videolink and new for 2021, the Help4Dancers App.

A proactive approach for dancers to become mentally fit and emotionally strong

My interactive Mental Health, Self-Care Workshops are created for performing arts students from the age of 13 through to professional performers. They are also suitable for those working with performers, coaches, teachers, physical therapists, dance science students and also the parents of students and can be presented in person or via video link.

The talks cover recognising mental health symptoms and how they relate to performers by looking at typical underlying factors and triggers.  Break-out groups allow attendees to explore subject such as their relationship with food, perfectionism, social media influences and body image to enable them to see if these issues are affecting them.

A discussion regarding the relationship between mental health and injuries is also included; this can help with both recovering from and avoiding future injuries.

Participants learn a variety of simple techniques to help them in all aspects of their performing life. Due to the subject matter, I also offer a few short, confidential one-to-one sessions after each workshop if required.

Workshops run for between one and a half to two hours, with an additional time for one-to-ones mentioned above, if required.

A 1 hour workshop is also available specifically dealing with performance, audition and exam anxiety.  Other tailor made workshops can be discussed with the school/company.

I present dance science talks and in 2019 I was invited to speak at the International Association of Dance Medicine Science  (IADMS) regional meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland in March 2019.  In September 2020, I will be presenting a talk at the RAD Centenial Conference, “Mapping Dance and Dance Teachers: Past(s), Present, and Future(s)”.  Due to COVID-19, this has now been put back to 2021.

I am a guest lecturer at the University College London (UCL) on their Performing Arts Medicine MSc course and presented this in March 2019 and again in March 2020.

It was incredible to have Terry Zoom in to speak with our students in San Diego all the way from England! Terry really did an amazing job of interacting with the students in our workshop, who ranged in age from 10-18, and nicely broke down some important ideas to keep in mind when dealing with the stresses of being a ballet student. I love Terry’s perspective on how to handle anxiety, and it is clear that he understands what is going on in the mind of a dancer. Thank you Terry! Danika Pramik-Holdaway Artistic Director San Diego Civic Youth Ballet

For bookings or for more information about my talks and workshops:


Previous Workshops

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Logo for Taira Foo’s SICK

Mental Health Advisor on Taira Foo’s SICK – 3 workshops to support the cast
January 2021

Centre Pointe College

Centre Pointe College – 2 workshops
February 2021

Logo of Contemporary Ballet Texas

Contemporary Ballet Texas – workshop  February 2021


RAD – 3 workshops for student dancers and student teachers
March/April 2021

RAD – 1 workshop for the faculty
March 2021

Masters Performing Arts Academy

Masters Performing Arts College – 3 workshops April 2021

7 Academy Performing Arts Telford UK
Faculty Workshop – April 2021

Faculty Workshop – May 2021

ISTD Members (worldwide)
Webinar – June 2021

Wac Arts –  London
Panel discussion in-person (filmed) – July 2021

Praetorian Health Arts (Dresden Germany)  Trauma Project – July 2021

United Fine Arts Kentucky USA – July 2021


RAD International Convention
Speaker – September 2021

Merseyside Dance Initiative 
Workshop – September 2021

Instagram Live – September 2021


The Washington Ballet Company
Dancer Workshop – October 2021

The Washington Ballet School
Faculty Workshop – October 2021

The Washington Ballet School
2 Student Workshops – October 2021

Global Motion TV Convention 
Take the Stage Talk – October 2021

Discussion on Neurodiversity Traits – October 2021

The Ice Ball 
Pre-competition Talk – November 2021


Royal Academy of Dance 
Student Teachers’ Workshop – November 2021

Elmhurst Ballet School

Elmhurst Ballet School Birmingham UK- January 2020

Dance East

3 Workshops for the CAT students at Dance East in Ipswich UK – February 2020

Workshops Network Reveals

The Network Reveals Media – “Higher Level Industry” London UK- February 2020

CBS dance actors and singers

CBS Dance London UK – February 2020

Can You Dance

CYD? Teachers Convention Leeds UK – March 2020


Lecture for the MSc in Dance Medicine Science at UCL London UK- March 2020


MOVEIT Live London UK – March 2020 (cancelled due to lockdown)


Shockout Arts Manchester UK- March 2020 (cancelled due to lockdown)


Danceworks London UK- April 2020 (cancelled due to lockdown)


@dancemed and @thepointeshop live talk on Instagram – April 2020

Capezio live talk on Instagram – April 2020


British Actors Equity (Dance section) virtual live talk – May 2020

United Ballet Theatre

Virtual Summer Intensive Workshop for United Ballet Theatre Orlando Florida USA – June 2020

Phoenix Dance Theatre

Phoenix Dance Theatre Leeds UK, company dancers virtual workshop – June and September 2020

Virtual Ballet Intensive

Virtual Ballet Intensive from Colorado USA – 3 online workshops – June 2020

Dance Ireland

Dance Ireland members’ virtual workshop – June 2020

Doctors for dancers

Doctors for Dancers (USA) three virtual panel discussions – July and August 2020

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World Performing Arts Boot Camp virtual workshop – July 2020

ss dance and wellbeing

SS Dance & Wellbeing Wellness Day virtual workshop – July 2020

The Actors Centre

The Actors Centre  virtual workshop – August 2020

San Diego Civic Youth Ballet

San Diego Civic Youth Ballet – two online workshops – September 2020

Masters Performing Arts Academy

Masters Performing Arts Academy – four online workshops – October and November 2020

Sonia Plum Dance logo

Sonia Plumb Dance – two online open workshops – November 2020

Preston's college dance

Preston’s College Dance – three online workshops – November 2020

Janet Marshall

Janet Marshall Dance – two online workshops – October and November 2020

Shoreham Academy Logo

Shoreham Academy BTEC and 3Fall Youth Dance

online workshop – November 2020

Ballet Boost

Ballet Boost  at Pineapple Studios in July, August and October 2019

Ryan Jenkins

Ryan Jenkins – ID Company #werkit at Guildford University in July 2019


Workshop for the RAD teachers’ CPD day in London – July 2019

Issa Vibe

ISSA VIBE Dance Intensive – Battersea London – August 2019

The Dancers Network

The Dancers Network UK  at Urdang – September 2019


Razzmataz Medway – September 2019

O'Kody Arts

O’Kody Arts – London November 2019

Dance Ireland

Dance Ireland Workshop and Mental Health panel – November 2019

Sonia Plum Dance logo

Sonia Plumb Dance 3 Mental Health Workshops for pre-professional students and professional dancers in Hartford CT USA – November 2019

Joffrey Ballet School

The Joffrey Ballet School New York City USA – 2 workshops for the students over 2 days – November 2019

Ms. Era Jouravlev, Ballet Trainee Program Artistic Director at Joffrey Ballet School added: “Our students’ physical and mental well-being is a top priority. We believe that having the right mindset will lead to a successful and healthy career path. We look forward to Mr. Hyde’s workshops and for him to impart his wisdom and experiences with our students.”

The Dancers Network

Dancers Network UK – Urdang – November 2019

London Studio Centre

London Studio Centre – November 2019

Biscuit Ballerina and Counselling for Dancers

Joint workshops with Shelby Williams (Biscuit Ballerina) during 2019 in London. Manchester and Edinburgh.

English National Ballet School

Workshops at English National Ballet School for each year group, with an additional workshop for the staff – December 2019