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JULY   |   2024

July 12th - 14th   |   Cadenza

Tulum, Mexico

CADENZA is an immersive, experiential, and nourishing weekend for dance educators that provides a collective container that inspires, ignites, and knits together a family of creators. We look forward to joining teachers, studio owners, and studio directors from various backgrounds to partake in a weekend of professional development, networking, and rejuvenation. Offerings include keynotes, movement classes, seminars, group discussions, "sun" breaks, professional headshots, and more!

IADMS members receive a 50% discount on registration. For more information and to get this discount, email


July 18th - 21st   |   42nd Annual PAMA International Symposium

London, UK

The PAMA symposium is designed to meet the research and practice needs of physicians, therapists, athletic trainers, educators, artistic directors, and other health care and performing arts professionals who seek to improve the well-being of performing artists.

The PAMA symposium fosters an environment full of education, networking, and growth all to support the health and well-being of the performing artist.


July 20th   |   Pointe Live Classes & Conversations

Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, 248 West 60th St. NY, NY 10023

Join us for a day of classes with Clifford Williams, Chyrstyn Mariah Fentroy, and Daniel Ulbricht, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A featuring our guests and moderated by Pointe Editor in Chief Amy Brandt. 


July 24th - 28th   |   Call Me Dancer: Exclusive Screening


We are excited to announce an exclusive pre-screening of the highly anticipated documentary "Call Me Dancer." Join us for a special event that includes 4-days of access to watch the film online and a live Q&A session with the filmmaker, featured dancer, and IADMS moderators.

Live Q&A: Engage directly with the filmmakers and dance experts from IADMS in an insightful discussion about the film, dance, and the resilience of the human spirit.

Community Experience: Connect with fellow dance enthusiasts, professionals, and supporters of the arts.

About the Film: "Call Me Dancer" explores the life of an aspiring dancer, their struggles, and triumphs, capturing the essence of their passion and determination. This documentary highlights the transformative power of dance and its impact on individuals and communities.

Register Now: Secure your spot and exclusive IADMS ticket rate for this pre-screening event and Q&A by registering here. We look forward to seeing you there and celebrating the art of dance together!

July 28th   |   Circus Smart Speaker Series - Load Management for Circus Performers: Critical Concepts and Returning to Peak Performance


Presented by: Tim Gabbett. PhD
July 28, 2024 - 4pm pacific

Join the prolific researcher, speaker, sport science consultant, professor and sport advisor Tim Gabbett, Phd for the June Circus Smart Speaker Series lecture! He will discuss the latest evidence on training load, injury and performance and provide attendees with real-world tips for enhancing capacity in their athletes and patients.

Can't make it live?
** RECORDING AVAILABLE ** for one week afterwards

In his talk Tim will cover the following:
• How do we improve capacity in injured and healthy performers?
• What constitutes an appropriate response to load?
• How much training is enough and how much is too much?


July 29th   |   Dance Magazine Live 25 to Watch

Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch Live is back. Monday, July 29, at the Ailey Citigroup Theater.

Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch, the longstanding list of rising stars in the dance world, will be brought to life through an in-person performance and event. Taking place Monday, July 29 – 6pm EDT – the Ailey Citigroup Theater – audiences will see a sampling of dance performances and be witness to a lively conversation with these skyrocketing talents, all gathering for the first time. 


AUGUST   |   2024

August 1st   |   Dance Teacher Live Workshops & Awards

The Ailey Studios, 405 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

The 2024 Dance Teacher Awards are back—and this time with even more inspiration to advance your teaching practice through insightful, expert-led workshops, panel discussions, a networking luncheon with leading dance educators in the field, and more.

Plus, you’ll also get the chance to be a part of the much-loved Dance Teacher Awards ceremony honoring: Ronald K. Brown and Arcell Cabaug, Terese Capucilli, Dr. Diane Duggan, Jackie “Miss Funk” Lopez-Foaad & Leigh “Breeze-Lee” Foaad, Dre Torres. 


August 16th - 17th   |   The Savvy Dance Teacher: Applied Dance Science Teacher Training Course

Nanaimo, BC Canada

The Savvy Dance Teacher is a 2-day live, practical course for dance teachers that teaches the latest in dance science & research so that your dancers can reach their maximum performance potential.

The Savvy Dance Teacher will focus on 3 main pillars of the Dancer Health Pyramid:

1. Load Management and Recovery. The foundation and basis of all physical performance, we’ll break down training load management, periodization and recovery strategies for dancers.

2. Physical Preparation. Ensuring our dancers are physically prepared for the demands of dance, we’ll dive into a proper and effective warm-up, functional assessment tasks to identify areas of weakness or imbalance, and nervous system regulation.

3. Preventative Maintenance. Just like our cars require regular maintenance to run their best, dancers’ bodies need regular maintenance to perform at the highest level. This section covers topics including functional strength assessment for dancers, implementing cross-training programs, and active mobility.


OCTOBER   |   2024



Save the date for the IADMS 34th Annual Conference in Rimini Italy. Through lectures and interactive sessions, the conference is designed to share relevant and innovative research in the field of dance medicine and science. Hear from over 150 world-renowned professionals in orthopedics and sports medicine, dance education and academia, mental health, somatics, dance for health, and more on all aspects of comprehensive wellness as it relates to dance. 

This continuing medical education (CME) course looks broadly at the field of dance medicine and science, where it has come from, where it stands, and where it is heading.


NOVEMBER   |   2024

November 9th   |   The Dancers Foot and Ankle & Beyond

Dr. Elisabeth Schauer and the Center ASSAL offer a medical training course entitled 'The Dancer's Foot and Ankle & beyond.' It is aimed at specialists in sports medicine, orthopedists, physiatrists, general practitioners, physiotherapists, and osteopaths as well as dancers.

The course will take place over a full day in Geneva. Theoretical sessions will be given by international speakers, and practical workshops will be proposed.

The equipment costs and meals are covered by the Center ASSAL.

The course will be delivered in English.




Co-hosted by IADMS and ISTD, this Regional Meeting to be held in Mexico City and presented fully in Spanish, will provide the fundamentals for applying dance science research in the classroom for dance teachers of young dancers (K-12 and studio level, ages 7-18). This event will only be offered in Spanish. 

Learn about effective cueing, mental health concerns, neurodivergence and hypermobility, evidence-based somatic skills, and injury prevention in dance.

Morning sessions will be broadcast globally from Mexico City to allow international participation. In-person attendees will also participate in afternoon movement sessions. 



Dance in Mind: Professional Courses


(I)For Students (II)For Professionals (III)For Working Parents (coming soon)

Presented by Imogen Aujla, Dance in Mind offers online psychology courses for dance professionals and students to help deal with stress, create a better work-life balance, and cultivate optimism. Drawing on CBT and coaching techniques, the courses are a mix of webinar-style video tutorials and worksheets to help you put what you're learning into practice. Create positive change and enhance your well-being in just a few weeks - each course works brilliantly as a stand-alone but was designed to be taken together, and as a special introductory offer, you can buy all 3 courses for just £50.

Sport Ready Academy: Training as a High-Performing Female Dancer


Presented by Nicky Keay BA, MA(Cantab), MB BChir, MRCP, these online courses provide dancers, teachers, and parents with the latest professional-level training and medical performance strategies on how young female dancers can reach their full potential in dance. The aim is for every dancer to achieve her personal best in a healthy and sustainable fashion. The online course also has a quiz and links to further resources.

Two courses are available:

Training as a High Performing Female Dancer - Team offers the course for a group of dancers, teachers, or parents. USD$199

Training as a High Performing Female Dancer offers the course for an individual dancer. USD$59

These courses are offered through Sports Ready Academy and are endorsed by the British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine.  

New Programme - Irish dancers, parents and teachers

Introducing a completely new online post-graduate course offered by the University of Limerick, Ireland for teachers, parents and older dancers (over 18), focused on all-round health to optimize performance in Irish dancing - injury prevention and management, psychology, nutrition, strength & conditioning, peaking, load management, being a professional dancer, and much more.

Designed for adult learners who are busy people, with bite size resources and exercises integrated into your dancing and everyday life.

Led by Dr Roisin Cahalan, ADCRG, former Riverdance Lead and the world’s leading researcher on Irish dancing health and performance.

Payment plans available to spread the cost over the year.