MAY  |   2022

May 4-6, 2022   
Moving Minds Immersive Conference

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND & VIRTUAL
Scottish Ballet 

Registration Fees: £30-75

Do you work with, or make decisions for young people? Scottish Ballet is hosting a three-day mental health and wellbeing conference with a difference. Leave your suits at home and prepare to immerse yourself in dance programs that are having a big impact on young people’s lives. Moving Minds, an exploration of young people's mental health and wellbeing through dance, will take place on 4–6 May 2022. The conference will comprise a blend of in-person and online events. Day 1 (Wednesday) & Day 2 (Thursday) will be hosted at Scottish Ballet in-person, whilst Day 3 (Friday) offers a digital program available to a worldwide audience of health and social care, education, and arts sector professionals. Accessibility and inclusivity will be at the heart of this event.

Choose your own event program based on your mood, including: Keynote speeches from leaders in health, education, youth work, and dance; Workshops where you will learn tools used by leading dance specialists; Performances created by both young people and professional dancers; Panel discussions with industry specialists and young people; Audio walks in the Hidden Gardens; Exhibitions and film screenings; Facilitated networking. Register Now. 

May 5, 2022   |   IADMS EVENT
Economic Impact of Health for Dance Practices

ZOOM 
11:00 AM EST

FREE - REGISTRATION REQUIRED 

Calling all IADMS researchers, dance for health champions, and educators! The IADMS Dance for Health Committee will be joined by international researchers and teaching artists leading the sector in the integration of arts and dance into health care and in working with analysis tools to quantify the economic impact of arts for health practices, specifically dance for health.

This event is free but requires registration to attend. IADMS members will have access to the recording of the webinar one week after the event. 

May 8, 2022   
Let Go & Laugh

ZOOM 
This is Me - Confidence App for Dancers

FREE 

One-hour free online workshop learning tools to let go of past happenings that you don't need to carry with you. We'll have much fun and laughter along the way. Humor is the spice of life! Join TIM This Is Me creator Paula Naeff, and bring your friends and colleagues. Let's have a good and impactful hour together. Please register directly on the event website.

May 21, 2022   |   IADMS EVENT
Student-to-Professional Networking Session

ZOOM 
11:00 AM EST

FREE - IADMS STUDENT MEMBERS

Join the IADMS Student Committee for the second of three virtual networking sessions for 2022, to be held on May 21. This session is dedicated to connecting students with professionals in the field of dance medicine and science to learn more about career development opportunities. 

All three of the Student Networking Sessions in 2022 are open to active IADMS Student Members. A link to register will be sent to all IADMS Student Members by the Student Committee Chairs in the week prior to the event. Questions? Email: students@iadms.org

JUNE   |   2022

June 4-5, 2022
Dance Medicine Education Initiative Foundational Course: Module IV - Upper Quadrant: Thorax, Cervical Spine & Shoulder Girdle

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
John Hopkins Hospital

Registration Fees: $625 / Early Bird $575 (May 3)

Module IV is the final module of the Dance Medicine Education Initiative Foundational Course and is focused on the evaluation and treatment of the Thorax, Cervical Spine, and Shoulder Girdle. Building upon the prior three Modules, course participants will have the opportunity to attend a course that is focused both on issues of mobility, stability, and control of the Upper Quadrant and how movement and control are linked to the lower half of the body. An analysis of rib motion and breathing mechanics is also included with a unique opportunity to work with the Parasetter ™ a proprioceptive tool that can increase the dancer’s awareness of breathing and movement strategies. This course is primarily focused on practical hands-on instruction and practice and will include the opportunity to work with a dancer volunteer. For more information, please visit www.dancemedei.com

June 18-19, 2022   |   IADMS EVENT
Dance + Health: How Can We Use Dance To Improve Health

GAIA, PORTUGAL & VIRTUAL
Armazém 22 / Ginasiano School of Dance, Gaia

Registration Deadline - May 28

Fees: IADMS Members: Virtual Only $49.50 / In-Person Student $54 / In-Person Professional $95

Non-Members: Virtual Only $55 / In-Person Student $60 / In-Person Professional $105

This hybrid IADMS Regional Meeting, Dance + Health: How We Can Use Dance to Improve Health, is co-hosted by Kale Companhia de Dança. The meeting will be presented live in Gaia, Portugal, and available via live stream for virtual-only attendees. The purpose of this unique hybrid event is to provide theoretical approaches to the theme of Dance and Health, as well as practical workshops and interactive lectures in order to bring together a community that can only grow and reach more people if they think together. Learn more here

Registration is Open!

JULY   |   2022

July 31, 2022   |   IADMS EVENT
Talking Dance Science: Being a 21st Century Dance Teacher

VIRTUAL
Co-Hosted by IADMS, the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD), and Safe in Dance International (SiDI)

Free morning sessions for IADMS, ISTD, and SiDI Members (Registration Required)

Afternoon/CPD sessions discounts for IADMS, ISTD, and SiDI Members

This day of dance science for dance teachers follows an overall theme around the implementation of dance science principles into practice and how dance science can support and evidence the learned experience and skills that teachers use every day. Its aim is to stimulate, support, and encourage debate amongst all those involved in teaching dance. Learn more here. 

Registration Open!

AUGUST   |   2022

August 2022
Dance Science for Ballet Educators

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN & VIRTUAL
The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences

No Tuition Fee for EU Citizens 
Application Required (Opens mid-March - mid-April) 
Search "Ballet"

The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences in Stockholm is happy to announce two new courses specifically aimed at high-level ballet educators, starting in August 2022: (I)Psychology for ballet educators and (II) Anatomy & physiology for ballet educators. These courses are designed for teachers, professional dancers about to become teachers, and other ballet educators such as choreographers, ballet mistresses/masters, managers, and artistic directors. We will focus on high-level educators (having a formal education in classical ballet at the upper secondary school level and 5+ years of professional experience in classical ballet) to ensure a group that is sure to benefit greatly also from knowledge exchange with each other.

Each course is 7.5 ECTS credits. They will be delivered mostly via distance learning (online). However, 2.5 days on campus for each course ensure all-important practical learning and networking. Learn more here

August 5-7, 2022
Optimizing Performance for Competition

DENVER, COLORADO
Embassy Suites Denver Downtown Convention Center Hotel  

This August, the Bridge Dance Project will host a conference specifically geared to competition dance studio owners/teachers/convention planners entitled Optimizing Performance for Competition. This conference will focus on immediately applicable information people can take home and introduce into their own competition settings. 

Register, view the schedule, book your accommodations, and learn about sponsorship opportunities on the BDP website. 

August 28, 2022
The Dancing Hip
A Symposium with Sue Mayes

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
Hvidovre Hospital

Registration Fees: $145-220

Dance Science Denmark welcomes Sue Mayes, PhD, Principal physical therapist and Medical team manager at the Australian Ballet, to our yearly symposium on "The Dancing Hip". The location will be close to Copenhagen at Hvidovre Hospital on Sunday 28th of August from 9:00-17:30. The symposium is relevant for all interested in dance medicine and science; dancers, dance and movement teachers, medical professionals, and more.

Participants will: be provided with an in-depth update on the current research on hip injury in dance; learn and practice a hip assessment, including dance-specific evaluation; learn and practice manual therapy techniques, including soft-tissue and joint mobilization, and taping for the hip; participate in evidence-based exercise programs for the hip, with specific reference to dance; and discuss criteria for a safe and optimal return to dance.

Visit Dance Science Denmark for more information and to register. Questions? Email info@dancescience.dk.  

OCTOBER   |   2022

October 28 - 31   |   IADMS EVENT
IADMS 32nd Annual Conference

LIMERICK, IRELAND

The IADMS 32nd Annual Conference will be held at the University of Limerick, Ireland from October 28-31, 2022. This 4-day event will include the most up-to-date clinical and scientific research on dance medicine and science. We welcome all in the field to join us next year in person at the University of Limerick! Sign up for our mailing list to ensure you receive up-to-date information as it is released. 

Mark Your Calendars! Registration Opens July 2022. 

DECEMBER  |   2022

December 3, 2022   |   IADMS EVENT
Student Networking Session

ZOOM 
7:00 PM EST

FREE - IADMS STUDENT MEMBERS

Join the IADMS Student Committee for the third and final of the 2022 Student Networking Sessions on December 3. Topic for discussion: TBA.

All three of the Student Networking Sessions in 2022 are open to active IADMS Student Members. A link to register will be sent to all IADMS Student Members by the Student Committee Chairs in the week prior to the event. Questions? Email: students@iadms.org

JANUARY  |   2023

January 16, 2023   |   IADMS EVENT
The Holistic Dancer: The Art of Connecting Dance Science and Practice

LONDON, UK
Middlesex University 

Join us for the IADMS Regional Meeting, The Holistic Dancer: The Art of Connecting Dance Science and Practice, co-hosted with Middlesex University. More details soon! 

VIRTUAL / ON-DEMAND

Dance in Mind: Professional Courses

ONLINE COURSES 

Presented by Imogen Aujla, Dance in Mind offers online psychology courses specifically for dance professionals to help you 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 wellbeing in just a few weeks - each course works brilliantly as a stand-alone but were designed to be taken together, and as a special introductory offer, you can buy all 3 courses for just £40.00! The offer ends on 6 June 2022 (after which the normal price of £50.00 will apply).

Sport Ready Academy: Training as a High Performing Female Dancer

ONLINE COURSES 

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. US$199

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

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