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Foundations for Excellence Conference 2015

November 2, 2015



Meeting the Challenges of Excellence in Music and Dance


Foundations for Excellence nurtures and supports talented young dancers, singers and musicians by sharing research, resources and best practice. Following the success of previous events, we invite you to join us for the next biennial conference on


Monday 2 November 2015

at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London


The conference will challenge existing pedagogical practices and propose innovative methods of nurturing excellence among young dancers and musicians.


Presentations, provocations, lectures and breakout sessions on Models of Teaching in Music and Dance, Formalising the Informal, Stress and Anxiety, and Self-Awareness are followed in the evening by dance and music performances and a reception.


Keynote address by Professor Roger Kneebone. Other speakers include Dr Terry Clark, Antony Dowson, Prof Jane Ginsborg, Dr Naomi Lefebvre Sell, Naomi Norton, Dr Emma Redding, Dr Gareth Dylan Smith, Penny Stirling, Paul Wilson and Dr Charlotte Woodcock.


Outline programme


10:30-11:00         Registration and refreshments


11:00-11:45         Welcome and introduction

Keynote address – Professor Roger Kneebone


12:00-13:00         Breakout Groups (1):

Models of Teaching

Formalising the Informal

Stress and Anxiety



13:00-14:00         Lunch


14:00-15:00         Breakout Groups (2)


15:00-15:45         Tea/Coffee


15:45-16:45         Breakout Groups (3)


17:00-18:00         Musical Impact Presentation


18:00-18:30         Plenary and Evening Performance


Post-conference Reception in Theatre Bar


Click here for an outline of the speakers' presentations and for the break-out groups.

Delegate passes are priced at £75.00 including lunch and we offer discounted student passes at £30.00 (limited availability). Spaces are limited and advance booking is essential.  The booking deadline is Friday 23 October 2015.


BOOKING NOW OPEN! - click here to book


Please contact Nele Glang with booking queries;

contact Angela Kerkhoff if you have any other query.



Find out more about Foundations for Excellence


Extensive free resources are also available from the Foundations for Excellence website, covering a wide range of topics, from Managing Performance Anxiety to Exercise for Musicians and much in between.


Supported by

Trinity Laban Conservatiore of Music and Dance

Musical Impact

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