Dance-Intelligence

What do the worlds of psychology and ballroom have in common, you may ask?
They both help to improve and deepen our relationship with self and others, psychology perhaps more consciously, but in the world of ballroom there is a growing awareness of consciousness applied in dancing. Perhaps we can refer to this as Dance-Intelligence.

We believe that the emotional, mental and physical stability of each partner contributes to the overall success of the couple.

Keeping dancers connected in their relationships and motivated in their work is enormously beneficial to their mental health and dance performance.
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Practitioners

Jodie Mackay

Clinical Psychologist

I am extremely interested in the therapeutic relationship between dancing and the self, the relationship to the other through partnered dance, and the concept of body intelligence. More

John Hamman

Ballroom Dance Coach

I believe that regular training as well as a high level of technical skill is highly complemented by enhancing self-awareness and working through psychological aspects of oneself. More

Join the Conversation

The impact of Covid-19 on ballroom and reflecting on its future.

It is interesting that most people have not been missing the material aspects of life before Covid-19
as much as the opportunities to engage and connect with others.

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The psychological process of change; opportunity through adversity.

Humans are biologically designed to use all five senses in interactions with the world, creating memories which instils social learning and enforce a sense of belonging.

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The dance world my inner self desires.

How do you be your true authentic self in a world where it is increasingly easy to over identify with a persona. As a dancer, your competition or on-stage persona expresses something that resembles aspects of yourself in relation to the dance world.

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