Heidi Wilson



Senior Lecturer (Dance)

Telephone number: 02920 417079
Email address: hwilson@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Heidi divides her time between Cardiff Metropolitan University and developing community dance in mid Wales. Her main contributions to the Dance degree are in the areas of dance context and analysis. Her work within community dance encompasses the areas of dance education from pre-school through to continuing adult education, and in dance for well-being.

She has a particular interest in dance for Parkinson’s and dance with children and adults with learning disabilities. Her professional role involves teaching, performing, fund raising and managing projects, training, researching and writing.


Research / Publications

Specific research interests are in the fields of community and participatory dance and dance in education.
List of Publications:

Amans, D. (ed) (2013) Age and Dancing: older people and community dance practice.  Baisingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.  Contribution of case studies.

Wilson, H. (2011). Resource Pages Early Years: Tu Allan Tu Mewn (Outside Inside) A Dance Through the Seasons for Children Aged 3-7 Years.  Dance Matters.  Vol No 61, Summer 2011, pp 13-15.

Wilson, H. (2008). Community Dance in Performance. In Amans, D. (ed). An Introduction to Community Dance Practice.  Baisingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp 63-75


Teaching and Supervision

Module Leadership: Analytical and Contextual Studies (Level 4 and Level 5)

Year 2 Tutor

Undergraduate Dissertation Supervisor


Qualifications and Awards

2010  PG Teaching in Higher Education

2010  Coach Educator (Sports Council Wales)

2000  MA Dance Studies (University of Surrey)

1995  Diploma of Credit Artists in Schools (Anglia Polytechnic University)

1995  Dance Leaders in the Community: Stage II (Laban Guild)

1990  BA(Hons) Theatre (Dartington College of Arts)


External Links

National Tutor (Dance) Physical Education and School Sport (2005-2014)
External Examiner University Campus Suffolk Performing Arts (2007-2010)
Laban Guild tutor and assessor (1997-2009)
Higher Education Academy Fellow (from 2010)
People Dancing (Foundation for Community Dance)
EQUITY member
Dance for Parkinson’s Network
National Dance Teachers Association
Dance UK