Dr. Peter Lovatt: Communication, Self-esteem, Male Dancer Stigma & Scientific Benefits of Dancing



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About our guest

Dr. Peter Lovatt is a Dance Psychologist. He set up the Dance Psychology Lab at the University of Hertfordshire and is currently a lecturer on Performance (Dance) Psychology at the Royal Ballet School. With his passion for dancing and psychology, he is making an impact in this industry by touching taboo subjects such as self-esteem on dancers and stereotypes of male dancers.

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Topics discussed in this episode

  • Dr. Peter Lovatt & his dancing career;
  • Dancing as a language;
  • Communication & emotion in ballroom dancing;
  • Dancers’ self-esteem;
  • Male stigma in the dancing world;
  • Dancing & Parkinson’s disease;
  • Dr. Peter Lovatt’s Ted Talks routines.


I've started dancing when I was 9 years old and it has been a part of me ever since. I love to surround myself with everything dancesport related. Now I get to experience the world of dancing through a writer's lens.


Tags: dancing male stigma Parkinson's disease psychology self-esteem stereotypes

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