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SOUNDS PHYSICAL is a series of courses for conscious dance facilitators and movement therapists designed to creatively explore sound and music in your practice.


Sounds Physical Part 1 – Sound + Body + Environment. 


This is an introductory online course exploring the bare bones of professional sound practice. It will focus on working with sound as a physical presence on the dance floor and within movement practice, and how sound interacts with the body and environment. 


This course will enable you to make informed choices about equipment and how to use it, and stimulate creative ideas when working with music across all genres.


The course aims: 


  • To develop practical and creative skills when working with sound and music, enabling sound confidence and safety. 


  • To encourage sound awareness and demystify some of the technical aspects of sound production. 


  • To explore and share ideas about wellbeing, sound and the body.





There will be a different theme each week, we will look at the nature of sound and hearing; setting levels; how sound interacts with the environment and different surfaces; sound vibration and the body; health and safety and wellbeing. Weekly creative exercises will include sound meditations and working with words, image making and movement to playfully explore your experience and awareness of sound.  Plus space to consider the impact of  the pandemic on sensory experience, and how this might inform how you work with sound, music and the physical body. 




  • 6 x 1 hr 30 minute webinars hosted on Zoom - Maximum 8 participants. Webinars will be recorded so you can refer back afterwards and you will receive a written hand-out for each session. 

  • Weekly exercises set to creatively explore and develop sound awareness and sound skills in your practice – (30 mins a week)

  • Collaborative group sharing space between webinars  where we will share resources, sounds and conversations.


Dates: 7-8.30pm GMT Tuesday 18th January 2022 - Tuesday 22nd February 2022 check your timezone HERE

Cost: £150  - (2 discounted rate spaces available of £100)

For enquires and to book your place email




Nina Perry PhD, loves to dance, and has explored many somatic, psychophysical movement practices.  She works professionally with sound in a multitude of ways; from recording icebergs melting in the arctic; to creating soundscapes with groups of children; to composing music and sound design and producing radio for the BBC and international broadcasters, She is a creative sound consultant and mentor and an experienced, qualified educator who creates responsive active learning experiences. 


I highly recommend this short course with Nina. It opened my eyes to dimensions of sound that I had never considered, and which most of us don't think about – or know about – as conscious dance teachers, but which can really assist us in creating soundscapes, understanding technical sound issues, and using sound optimally with dancers. Nina is a radio maker, composer, sound artist and much more, and brings a wealth of experience to her teaching.”  - Jess Glenny, Conscious dance & yoga teacher and therapist.

"we made sound waves out of paper, it was so creative. I recommend it to anyone who is looking to learn about sound or improve their sound system, Nina is an expert and a really fun teacher to learn with..”  - Sarah Davies Open Floor and 5Rhythms teacher.

Read my blog post about this course

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This course is run in association with Open Audio Ltd. 

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