23 September 2021 09:32
A brand-new free mobile app is aiming to help dancers from across the globe become mentally fit and emotionally strong by building resilience from the stresses and strains of dance training and performance.
HELP4DANCERS provides dancers with access to a professional programme of daily sessions including: weekly check in health questionnaires and advice from dance-related psychotherapists and counsellors on many aspects of mental health; exercise and meditation videos; injury prevention and maintenance with leading physiotherapists.
Other features are strength and conditioning sessions and Pilates with professional coaches, advice on career development and nutrition and regular guest speakers including UK and international dance professionals.
The app was created by psychotherapist Terry Hyde MA MBACP founder of Counselling for Dancers. Terry started ballet classes at the age of 6, was awarded a 5-year scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dance in London and attended The Royal Ballet Senior School. He later joined The Royal Ballet followed by a move to London’s Festival Ballet (English National Ballet) as a soloist. After 5 years, he moved to musical theatre, performing in London’s West End, Film and TV.