The Dance Cure: The Surprising Science to Being Smarter, Stronger, Happier Audiobook, by Peter Lovatt Play Audiobook Sample

The Dance Cure: The Surprising Science to Being Smarter, Stronger, Happier Audiobook

The Dance Cure: The Surprising Science to Being Smarter, Stronger, Happier Audiobook, by Peter Lovatt Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Matthew Lloyd Davies Publisher: HarperAudio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 2.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 1.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: January 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780063046917

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Longest Chapter Length:

56:20 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

28 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

20:44 minutes

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Publisher Description

The founder of the Dance Psychology Lab, Dr. Peter Lovatt, reveals the surprising cognitive and emotional benefits of dancing and prescriptive ways to dance yourself happy. Dancing isn’t just good exercise. Surrendering yourself to the beat can have a far-reaching impact on all areas of your life –it can help you communicate better, to think more creatively, and can be a powerful catalyst for change. Losing yourself in the moment to a song or piece of music can also alleviate anxiety, depression, and feelings of isolation, Dr. Peter Lovatt has found. 

Drawing on great stories from dance history as well as fascinating case studies from his Dance Psychology Lab and his own life, Dr Lovatt shares his best steps and routines, as well as top dance anthems to inspire everyone—even those who believe they “can't dance”—to turn the music on, stand up, and dance themselves happy. 

The Dance Cure is filled with surprising prescriptions covering a variety of needs, revealing how a particular type of dance can help.

  • Looking to become more empathetic? Pair up for a Scottish country dance
  • Eager to enhance your creativity? Shake it up with contemporary dance
  • Need to de-stress? Let loose with punk-era pogo
  • Looking to prolong your life? Zumba is the secret
  • In need of showing yourself more love? Go solo as you trip the light fantastic.
  • Want to bolster your self-confidence? Try ballet and belly dance.

An irresistible blend of science and whimsy, The Dance Cure shows you how to turn the beat—and your life—around.

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“Lovatt, a British psychologist and former professional dancer, examines in this insightful work the ways people can improve their lives by dancing…It is best suited for those interested in movement as a way of overcoming learning disabilities or improving mental health…A persuasive case for the therapeutic good of dancing.”

— Publishers Weekly 

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About Peter Lovatt

Peter Lovatt , BSc, MSc, PhD, is a dance psychologist who heads the Dance Psychology Lab at the University of Hertfordshire in England. After working as a professional dancer in musical theater and overcoming a severe reading difficulty, he took degrees in psychology and English, neural computation, and experimental cognitive psychology. He is the author of Dance Psychology and The Dance Cure.

About Matthew Lloyd Davies

Matthew Lloyd Davies is a veteran actor, director, and Audie Award–winning audiobook narrator. Highlights of his acting career include regular appearances with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal National Theatre in the West End, on international tours, and in award-winning television shows and films. He has experience in radio, a master’s degree in directing, and extensive experience in presenting at corporate events.