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Foundations for Excellence Conference 2011

February 28, 2011 - March 1, 2011

The Foundations for Excellence Conference 2011


1.30pm Monday 28 February – 4.30pm Tuesday 1 March

Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6DE


The 2011 conference saw internationally recognised speakers explore topics surrounding the nurturing and supporting of talented young dancers and musicians.


Sessions included:

Is Talent Innate or Trainable?

Ability or Image?

Developing and Supporting the Teacher

Matching Dreams with Reality

Lifestyle Strategies to Combat Performance Anxiety

Masterclass observation


Training Challenging Physiques

Teaching Young Voices Safely

Motivation and Goals

Supporting the Teacher’s Voice


Speakers included:

Professor George Caird

Nicolas Chisholm MBE

Paul Denegri

Ruth Gerald

Professor Rodney Grahame CBE

Robin Kiel MBE

Dr. Sanna Nordin-Bates

Kim Pedrick

Dr. Emma Redding

Rachel Rist

Dr. Jacques van Rossum

Imogen Walker

Dr. Jenevora Williams

Richard Williams


The Foundations for Excellence Conference 2011 Publication is available for FREE download. Please click on the link on the home page to download.



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