17 November 2021 9.30am–12.30pm GMT

Alexander Technique in Dance Practice and Pedagogy (Interactive Webinar)

This interactive webinar will introduce participants to the principles of Alexander Technique and how these principles can be applied to a better understanding of personal movement practices. Starting with the self, participants will be guided in how the aspect of Alexander Technique can be applied to the learning and teaching of dance, regardless of genre. Students and dancers who have been exposed to Alexander Technique have reported enhanced flow and dynamic qualities in performance as well as greater confidence and kinaesthetic awareness. As dance teachers spend much time on their feet and moving, applying principles of Alexander Technique can help balance physical tensions which arise from ‘bad habits’. This interactive webinar is a ‘must’ for dance teachers looking for that something ‘extra’ to give their students not only in the dance class but in everyday life as well.



The aims of this interactive webinar are:

  • To explore Alexander Technique in an interactive, exciting and experiential manner
  • To provide a very practical experience of working with AT principles
  • To equip participants with the skills to begin to apply the principles for themselves
  • To give insight into how the AT can be integrated with dance pedagogy

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the interactive webinar, participants will:

  • Have an increased understanding of Alexander Technique in daily personal practice
  • Have gained a critical understanding of AT principles in dance and dance pedagogy
  • Have a greater understanding of the implications of AT principles for those they teach
  • Be able to incorporate the basics of AT into their dance practice


You will access the interactive webinar via Zoom. You will receive further information within five working days prior to the start date. This interactive webinar will not be recorded for later access. If you are booking outside of the UK, please check your time zone against GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).


You will require the following resources:

  • A computer/laptop/tablet with internet connection
  • Speakers or headphones
  • A thick yoga mat or similar plus cushions for floor work

Please ensure you have space to move and lie down.


Dr Victoria Door and Dr Rose Whyman

To find out more about Victoria and Rose, please visit the following website: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/edacs/departments/drama/research/projects/philosophy-science-performance.aspx


CPD Hours

3 hours Time-Valued CPD


Members of the Royal Academy of Dance receive discounts on all CPD activities.

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Key Information

Time Duration Fee
9.30am–12.30pm GMT 3h Member Fee: £36.50/€39.50
Non-Member Fee: £42.50/€46.50

Who can attend?

  • Recent graduates
  • Dance teachers

How to apply

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This interactive webinar will not be recorded for later access. If you are booking outside of the UK, please check your time zone against GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).

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