One Dance UK Conference 2017

Author: Janine Bryant on behalf of the IADMS Dance Educators' Committee 

The beginning of the academic year brought an exciting announcement from One Dance UK with the programme for its first-ever Conference Season to be held at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. The conference, held in November, spread three separate programmes over two days and combined the best of the UK's dance sector knowledge and delivered an outstanding weekend of insights and conversations. One Dance UK presents an incredibly wide range of expertise and this conference was demonstrative of all the organisation has to offer. There were three conferences on the programme – the Dance Teaching and Participation Conference, a Choreographers' Conference, and a Healthier Dance Progamme Conference.

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Healthy Dancer Canada Conference 2017

Author: Alyssa Perron on behalf of the IADMS Dance Educators’ Committee 

This year’s annual Healthy Dancer Canada (HDC) Conference, held in Calgary, Alberta, brought together a diverse community of dance educators, medical practitioners, researchers, and artists from across Canada and around the globe. A breadth of topics were covered, all fitting within the conference theme: “Science to Studio to Stage”. Particular emphasis was given to the role of the dance educator, and on actively translating research into practice, which was definitely a highlight of all presentations.

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Irene Dowd: The relationship of the scapulae and thorax whilst dancing. Reflections from the IADMS Annual Meeting, Houston, 2017

Author: Elsa Urmston on behalf of the IADMS Dance Educators’ Committee 

This is the first in a series of blog posts about the shoulder. The IADMS Dance Educators’ Committee will soon be publishing a new resource paper to help dance teachers, educators and students to understand the complex anatomy, function and mechanics of the shoulder girdle. We will include activities to aid your understanding in an applied context. Keep an eye out for our next post. Meanwhile, after attending a workshop focussed on optimising shoulder mechanics, specifically focussed on the relationship between the rib cage and shoulder blades, Elsa shares some of the outcomes of the session led by Irene Dowd.

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IADMS 2017 DUEL: Cryotherapy - help or harm?

This year's Annual Conference will host a few IADMS DUELS!

Here, we will introduce you to the two duelists debating CRYOTHERAPY - HELP OR HARM?

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IADMS 2017: Student Events!

The Annual Meeting is upon us and there are some exciting student events this year!

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IADMS2017: Top 10 Things to do in Houston, Texas

Top 10 Things to do in Houston, Texas

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IADMS 2017 A Day for Teachers PANEL: Gaby Allard

Gaby Allard, ArtEZ School of Dance, Arnhem, The Netherlands, Faculty of Dance and Theatre Director, will be part of a panel of speakers on A Day for Teachers - part of the IADMS 2017 Annual Conference. Check out this brief interview with her here!

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IADMS 2017: Speaker Brooke Winder

Introducing a featured speaker at this year's IADMS Annual Conference - Brooke Winder, PT, DPT, OCS. Brooke is faculty at Cal State Long Beach and serves as a committee member in the American Physical Therapy Association's Performing Arts Special Interest Group!

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Student Committee Conference Events and Introductions

With the IADMS Student Committee around the corner we would like to put a face to our Student Committee names, feel free to hello at the conference!

We would love to introduce ourselves to you in person, feel free to visit our presentations, or at registration.

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5 Conference Networking Tips

Conferences—deceivingly pragmatic and academic in form—are nothing short of a whirlwind of emotions. For introverts, extroverts, and professed extroverted-introverts alike, conferences can be exhausting. Conceivably this is because conferences are often set up like the Fast and Furious version of a term in university, where it’s a mad dash to see how many notes you can scribble on a program booklet in a little over 72 hours. Yet perhaps this is because, at any one time, you are surrounded by people. A lot of people. But not just any people, magical people. These people are the people who are interested in the exact same things as you. So how are you going to talk to them?

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