Boogie on the brain: the psychology of dancing

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Peter Lovatt doing a heel kick

8pm - 10.30pm : The Halls

Science After Six Psychology & the mind
  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Disabled toilets
  • Refreshments

St Andrews Plain, Norwich, NR3 1AU

01603 628477

Don’t forget your dancing shoes for this fun, interactive evening of dance, psychology and science with Dr Peter Lovatt

Dr Peter Lovatt (aka Dr Dance) explores why we love to boogie in this unique evening – he’ll take you through key ideas in cognitive psychology and along the way teach you some fun, simple dance routines! Peter is a former professional dancer and one of the world's leading Dance Psychologists; he's spent decades studying the science of human behaviour and dancing.

Come along this Valentine's evening on your own or as a couple, have a drink, and enjoy this alternative night out! Plus book signing.

Tuesday 14 February
Cost: £15
Age: 16+

Dr Dance will take you through key ideas in cognitive psychology and along the way teach you some fun, simple dance routines. He's given five TEDx talks around the world, been featured in countless international magazine and newspaper articles and appeared on TV shows such as Darcey Bussell: dancing to Happiness (BBC) Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two (BBC), The Graham Norton Show (BBC), Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side (C4), and ITV's Seven Year Itch.

Image of Peter Lovatt dancing - doing a heel kick whilst leaning on a red leather chair, with blue wall in background

Boogie on the Brain is the ultimate fusion of theory and practice. At this fabulously groovy event, you will hear about the Psychology of Dance and try out a variety of dance moves. No experience in either dance or psychology is necessary.

Dr Peter Lovatt is the co-founder of the Movement in Practice (MiP) Academy, a specialist provider of education in the psychology of movement and dance.

Peter spent twenty years working in university research labs. He set up the first Dance Psychology Lab in 2008, from where he studied how movement changes the way people think and solve problems, how it changes social interaction and increases pro-social behaviour, and how movement changes people’s feelings.

His book The Dance Cure is filled with fascinating case studies from his research as well as great stories from dance history, and will inspire even those who think they “can’t dance” to turn the music on, get up on the floor and dance themselves happy.

The Dance Cure book cover, by Dr Peter Lovatt, shows stylised line drawings of three figures drawing and the words 'The Dance Cure: The Surprising Secret to Being Smarter, Stronger, Happier'