Physical and Mental Healthcare
At Kings we are constantly striving to assist and train the artiste in their entirety - we are aware that it is not just the physical everyday studio training which will create the dancers of tomorrow and so we are constantly looking at ways to improve both their physical and mental health.
As such, we strive to make available just a few things which will mean our dancers can have access to the best care possible.
We are fortunate to have an association with a number of highly qualified physiotherapists, chiropractors, physicians etc all of whom are local to the Academy, to ensure that our students have access to the very best injury prevention and injury care.
We cannot stress enough, that injury, (both prevention and treatment) as in any sport, is part of a dancer's life.
We actively encourage all students of Kings to get private health insurance as this drastically brings down the expense of individual visits to private practitioners and of course would significantly reduce the lengthy waiting process when dealing with the NHS!!
Injury prevention is of the utmost importance to Kings, therefore, from September 2020 it will be obligatory for all students enrolled with us to have a full body screening to be performed by a physio of our choice.
The body screening will enable us to identify any weaknesses the student may need to be aware of before they start their school year with us and the student will be given personalised exercises to assist them and in turn, help with injury prevention.
It will also, should the student suffer an injury, assist in the healing process as the physio will already have the full body screening and health report of each student.
The screenings/appointments will take place during the Summer prior to commencing studies with us in the September and includes a private full body screening session and of course results of said scan.
We firmly believe that the mental and emotional well being of our students is of the utmost importance. Employees of large businesses, sports people and many others are being provided with the option of speaking to a counsellor should it be needed and we at Kings think its about time that our future artists (our students) be given access to the same service.
Therefore, we have arranged for a counsellor, who specialises in and has a wealth of experience working with high achieving (mainly sports) young adults, Mr Kris Godden. As of September 2019, he will visit the academy on a weekly basis, providing our students with an option of dropping in sessions.
Finally, it is clear that how the students fuel their bodies has a drastic affect on the performance they will give and how injury prone they are.
Kings has access to a team of nutritionalists and other health professionals who come into the Academy to help and assist the students as they prepare for their professional lives.