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.
For bookings or for more information about my talks and workshops:
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Mental Health Advisor on Taira Foo’s SICK – 3 workshops to support the cast
RAD – 3 workshops for student dancers and student teachers
RAD – 1 workshop for the faculty
7 Academy Performing Arts Telford UK
Faculty Workshop – April 2021
Faculty Workshop – May 2021
ISTD Members (worldwide)
Webinar – June 2021
RAD International Convention
Speaker – September 2021
Discussion on Neurodiversity Traits – October 2021
3 Workshops for the CAT students at Dance East in Ipswich UK – February 2020
The Network Reveals Media – “Higher Level Industry” London UK- February 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
World Performing Arts Boot Camp virtual workshop – July 2020
SS Dance & Wellbeing Wellness Day virtual workshop – July 2020
Ballet Boost at Pineapple Studios in July, August and October 2019
Workshop for the RAD teachers’ CPD day in London – July 2019
ISSA VIBE Dance Intensive – Battersea London – August 2019
The Dancers Network UK at Urdang – September 2019
O’Kody Arts – London November 2019
Sonia Plumb Dance 3 Mental Health Workshops for pre-professional students and professional dancers in Hartford CT USA – November 2019
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.”
Dancers Network UK – Urdang – November 2019
Joint workshops with Shelby Williams (Biscuit Ballerina) during 2019 in London. Manchester and Edinburgh.