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APRIL   |   2024

April 14th  | Beginning ASL for Medical Students & Health Practitioners

Beginning ASL for Medical Students & Health Practitioners has been developed by our 32nd AC Keynote Antione Hunter. 

Join this course to enhance your ability to communicate with Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) patients. Please find more information here as well as the link to register here.

April 20th  | One Dance UK Health Networking Event

One Dance UK’s Health, Wellbeing, and Performance team and the National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science (NIDMS) would like to invite you to the One Dance UK Health Networking event taking place at Queen Mary University London on Saturday 20 April.  

The Spring Health Networking Event provides the opportunity for all students and professionals working, researching, studying, or interested in the field of dance science to connect and network within the dance sector, as well as meet our Health, Wellbeing and Performance team and NIDMS partners. 

The programme for the day includes presentations on supporting dancers on the NHS from Dylan Morrissey, Consultant Physiotherapist, Trevor Prior, Consultant Podiatric Surgeon, and Siva Mani-Babu, Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine from Barts Health NHS Trust. We will also hear about dance medicine education for clinicians and research updates from Dr Manuela Angioi.

Additionally, attendees at this event will have the opportunity to take part in the Growing up in Dance (GuiDANCE) Advocate Training with Dr Siobhan Mitchell and Imogen Knight. This half-day workshop and training event will provide dance teachers with an opportunity to learn about the latest developments and best practice in supporting healthy development and promoting health and wellbeing for children and young people in dance, with a specific focus on adolescence. More information about the GuiDANCE Network can be found here.


April 21st   | Movement Analysis and Treatment of Circus Shoulders: Working with True Overhead Athletes - NYC CME Course

FlySpace Physical Therapy - New York, NY

In this continuing education course for healthcare professionals, you will look at the biomechanics of the shoulder related to this unique population of circus athletes through a Movement Systems lens.

In this course you can expect to:
- Learn about the anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder and how it changes to accommodate the large range of motion, high forces, and unique demands of circus arts.
- Assess the movement of the shoulder in circus artists and differentiate between unique patterns of dysfunction common in circus populations.
- Identify and assess landmarks during common foundational circus movements.
- Create an exercise program which will help circus artists correct common movement pattern dysfunctions in circus art.

Approval for 6.5 hours of CE pending approval


MAY   |   2024

May 5th   |   The Circus Doc Circus Smart Speaker Series - The Athletic Shoulder Framework - Insights From Profiling Circus Performers


Join performance consultant and shoulder specialist Ben Ashworth, MPT for the May Circus Smart Speaker Series lecture!

Ben Ashworth created and published the ASH Test, now used by his company Athletic Shoulder and elite level and high performance athletes concerned with shoulder health and performance testing globally. In this talk Ben will cover "The Why" behind his shoulder testing framework, how testing is done and Circus shoulder case examples of testing and rehab.

In his talk Ben will cover the following:
• How to test shoulders
• What a circus shoulder looks like
• Relevance of data to inform programming
• Future directions

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


May 11th - 12th   |   9th Annual Dance Medicine and Science Research Symposium

The University of Wolverhampton, UK


The University of Wolverhmapton's School of Sport is hosting its annual 2-day clinical and research symposium focused on current research themes and future collaborations in dance medicine and science. It will allow attendees to hear about contemporary practices and projects with opportunities to network and develop future partnerships. 

This is a hybrid symposium with in-person and online presentations and attendance.

Fees: £30 a day or £55 for two days.


JUNE   |   2024

June 16th   |  Circus Smart Speaker Series - Circus Dynamics Unveiled: Analyzing maximal dynamic forces in diverse circus disciplines


Join engineer of research at the Center for Research, Innovation and Transfer in Circus Arts in Montréal (CRITAC), Marion Cossin PhD for this lecture exploring the current research informing the consensus on dynamic force loads in circus disciplines and on circus bodies.

In her talk, Marion will answer the following questions:
What are the maximal dynamic forces found in diverse circus disciplines?
What are some recommendations to develop a safe and functional circus arts practice space?
What are some considerations on the impact of these forces on the human body?

Note: The presentation will be followed by a facilitative working session. Have you always wanted to help with an ongoing research project? Now's your chance! We're in the process of starting a project on workloads, and we'd like to hear from you to help us put it together.

More about Marion Cossin PhD:
Marion is an engineer of research at the Center for Research, Innovation and Transfer in Circus Arts in Montréal (CRITAC). She has a PhD in biomedical engineering and a master's degree in mechanical engineering. Her work focuses on various rare sectors such as the design of innovative and sustainable circus equipment, the biomechanical analysis of acrobatic performances, and the integration of digital technologies in the arts. Her website:


June 21st - 23rd   |   Dance Science and Somatic Educators 2024 Conference

Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA


This year's Dance Science and Somatics Educators (DSSE) conference will focus on "Gaining Momentum." This biannual event will ask: How have dance science and somatics changed since the pandemic? How have the changes affected the ways we teach, our research inquiry, and where the field is going? Where do you sense dance science and somatics are gaining momentum?

To celebrate our fields’ evolution, three professionals who’ve made important contributions to dance science and somatics research and education during their careers will be highlighted: Jane Bass, Western Michigan University; Eva Powers, Wayne State University, and Margaret Wilson, University of Wyoming.


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 (venue to be confirmed). 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. 

Save the date! More information will be announced soon. 


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.