31st Annual Conference Special Interest Group (SIG) Day: A Day for Physicians

Author: Carolyn Keeler on behalf of the IADMS Medical Committee

One of our Special Interest Group (SIG) days this year is: A Day for Physicians organized by the IADMS Medical Committee. 24th October 2021 - 8am-5pm (MST)

Here, the Medical Committee introduce the expert lineup of Dance Medicine specialists and dynamic speakers who will impart their unique areas of knowledge and experience upon attendees. This day will be of value to medical and surgical specialists, along with other healthcare providers who share a passion in the care of dancers.

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31st Annual Conference Special Interest Group (SIG) Day: A Day for Dance for Health

One of our Special Interest Group (SIG) days this year is: A Day for Dance for Health organized by the IADMS Dance for Health Committee. 24th October 2021 - 8am-2pm (MST)

Here, the Dance for Health Committee provide details of two of the events happening as part of this day: Presentation on the Colorado Ballet’s Dance and Down Syndrome Program BBBY – ‘Be Beautiful – Be Yourself’, and a Research Brainstorm Event entitled ‘Data Talks’. The day will also include Dance for Health focused lecture and movement presentations from a variety of presenters on topics including Parkinsons, dementia, multiple sclerosis and more which are not to be missed!

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Dance Educators Award 2021 - Nominees and Nominators Part 1

We are delighted to celebrate dance educators across the world with the announcement of the nominees for the 2021 Dance Educators Award. Read all about the first 9 nominees here. 

The winner will be announced at the Closing Ceremonies of the 31st Annual Conference - DenverLive, to be held Saturday, October 23rd.

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Dance Educators Award 2021 - Nominees and Nominators Part 2

We are delighted to celebrate dance educators across the world with the announcement of the nominees for the 2021 Dance Educators Award. Read all about the final 8 nominees here. 

The winner will be announced at the Closing Ceremonies of the 31st Annual Conference - DenverLive, to be held Saturday, October 23rd.

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IADMS Big Messy Conversations #2: Student Concerns

Authors: Ellie Kusner, Beth Ackroyd, and Joe Bowie on behalf of the IADMS Student and Dance Educators’ Committees

August 8 saw the second installment of the IADMS Big Messy Conversations. This conversation was co-hosted by the Dance Educators’ Committee (DEC) and the Student Committee as the topic of discussion was student concerns: What do Dance Science students want today?

Read all about the rich discussion, summarized by some of our committee members, here.

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iConference 2020 Enduring Materials - Part 6: Dance Science

From March through to August we will be sharing select presentations from our 2020 iConference; free and open access here on the IADMS blog and on our eLearning page. This month we have two presentations from the ‘Dance Science' theme. We also asked the presenters some questions regarding their experiences of being involved in our 2020 iConference.

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iConference 2020 Enduring Materials - Part 5: Dance Education

From March through to August we will be sharing select presentations from our 2020 iConference; free and open access here on the IADMS blog and on our eLearning page. This month we have two presentations from the ‘Dance Education' theme. We also asked the presenters some questions regarding their experiences of being involved in our 2020 iConference.

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Strategic Planning Update #1

Author: Matthew Grierson

IADMS wishes to welcome and congratulate the members for our Strategic Planning Workgroup. Please check back for regular updates. We hope you share our excitement in working to position IADMS for great success in the years ahead.

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Bridging IADMS Webinar #1 – ‘Attention is a process’

Authors: Emma Redding and Clare Guss-West

The first webinar in a 5-part series ‘Bridging IADMS’ - Discovering attention and focus strategies in practice took place on May 29th 2021. Aimed at dance educators the first webinar was entitled “How to use an external focus of attention in effective teaching.” Read a summary of the webinar and reflections from participants here. 

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iConference 2020 Enduring Materials - Part 4: Interactive/Movement

From March through to August we will be sharing select presentations from our 2020 iConference; free and open access here on the IADMS blog and on our eLearning page. This month we have two presentations from the ‘Interactive/Movement' theme. We also asked the presenters some questions regarding their experiences of being involved in our 2020 iConference.

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