5 März 2024

Boys in Dance: Negotiating Adolescence

Boys in Dance: Negotiating Adolescence

Webinar with Dr. Siobhan Mitchell

Course Language: English

This webinar will review the physical, social, and emotional development of boys. We will consider these changes within the context of dance training and explore some of the challenges boys may face and how we can best support them.

The aims of this interactive webinar are to:

• Improve knowledge and understanding of physical maturation in boys
• Improve knowledge and understanding of social and emotional development in boys
• Explore the challenges for adolescent boys in dance
• Equip participants with the skills to better support adolescent boys in dance

On completion of the interactive webinar, participants will

• have an increased understanding of physical, social and emotional development in boys
• have a greater understanding of the challenges adolescent boys may face in dance and how to support adolescent boys in the dance studio


Lecturer: Dr. Siobhan Mitchell

Siobhan trained vocationally as a dancer before completing a BA Hons in Dance Studies (University of Roehampton), an MSc in Dance Science (Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance) and an MRes in Health and Wellbeing (University of Bath). Awarded a full ESRC studentship in 2014, Siobhan completed her doctorate in 2018 and currently works as a Research Fellow in Child and Adolescent Health at the University of Exeter. Siobhan’s doctoral research explored the psychological and social implications of early and late maturation in adolescent ballet dancers. More recently, Siobhan led the GuiDANCE project, a collaboration which aimed to review practices in the dance sector around growth and development and propose guidelines for the sector going forward. As a result of the GuiDANCE project, Siobhan is now working to establish the GuiDANCE Network, a collaboration of individuals and organisations working to improve support of children and young people in the dance sector. Siobhan is passionate about education in the area of adolescent development and regularly delivers workshops for dance teachers, dance students and parents of young dancers.


  • 5 March 2024
  • 9:30 – 11:00am German time
  • Live and interactive, via Zoom
  • 1,5h time-valued CPD

Gebühr | Course Fee

€ (Euro) CHF (Schweizer Fraken)
Mitglied RAD, DBfT € 40,00 CHF 45,00
Extern € 50,00 CHF 55,00


Registration | Anmeldung