Sustaining a dance career as a parent

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Pickard, A. and McCrudden, L. 2024. Sustaining a dance career as a parent. in: The 'Female' Dancer: A Soma-Scientific Approach London Routledge. pp. 177-232
AuthorsPickard, A. and McCrudden, L.
Abstract

This chapter offers some research and practice in relation to sustaining a dance career as a parent. It offers some guidance and support for dancers that are also parents, from post birth to raising children, (with an emphasis on but not exclusive to, biological parents). In addition, the chapter explores physiological and psychological considerations, resources, and strategies, for managing a dance career alongside parenting. Examples of case studies from Dance Mama illustrate ways that parenting can be balanced with a career in dance. The chapter will be useful for all dancers, whether in training, working with one dance company long-term with an infrastructure of support and/or dancers working professionally as freelance dance artists.

KeywordsDancers; Parent; Pregnancy
Page range177-232
Year2024
Book titleThe 'Female' Dancer: A Soma-Scientific Approach
PublisherRoutledge
Output statusIn press
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Restricted
Place of publicationLondon
ISBN9781003382874
9781032466903
9781032466897
Publication dates
Print01 Apr 2024
Online31 May 2024
Publication process dates
Accepted08 Jan 2024
Deposited11 Mar 2024
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