IADMS 2018 Helsinki: Interview with Invited Speaker - Nicky Keay

Dance Endocrinology is the consideration of the interactive networks of hormones that influence both health and dance training and perforamnce.

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IADMS 2018 Helsinki: Interview with 'A Day For Teachers' Speaker - Nico Kolokythas

...11+ Dance is a protocol with specified progressions and regressions of the exercises depending on the abilities of the dancers, therefore can be replicated. The results indicate some physiological responses and there is also an indication of a decrease in the injury incidence. 11+ Dance, however, needs to be investigated further as the picture is not complete yet. We need longitudinal studies in order to be able to assess the effectiveness of the intervention.

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IADMS 2018 Helsinki: Interview with Invited Speaker - Carolina Baeza

My presentation will focus on psychological/psychiatric aspects associated to joint hypermobility and hypermobility related disorders.

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IADMS 2018 Helsinki: Interview with Invited Speaker - Fay Nenander

Within the framework of the ‘Macro-perspectives on dance teaching’ my theme – the importance of mental training and life-style skills – will hopefully help to illuminate the significance of giving the student dancer the necessary skills for acquisition of the “mind-set” needed by a successful professional dancer. This includes both mental training and life-style skills. However, I shall emphasize that this is not just important for the student dancer, but for all dancers.

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Breath: A Back-To-School Basic

Author: Jennifer Deckert on behalf of the IADMS Dance Educators' Committee

.. During this time of re-acclimation, particularly at Wyoming altitude, I often spend several classes re-connecting to the breath in order to provide a much needed ‘reset’ and reminder of the role of breathing in our dance practice. Breath is the only controllable aspect of our autonomic nervous system which includes the sympathetic or “fight or flight” and the parasympathetic or “rest-and-digest”. Breath awareness provides the ability to move between these two states in a balanced and effective manner, allowing the dancer to be powerful and relaxed, strong and steady, connected and focused.

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IADMS 2018 Helsinki: Interview with Invited Speaker - Jari Salo

My presentation “Imaging the dancer” on Saturday introduces a cutting edge imaging technology for accurate diagnostics of knee / foot and ankle area. Cone beam CT (CBCT) imaging is the first 3D technology with ultra high 0,2mm isotropic resolution, and with a possibility to have imaging done under real weight bearing. With intra-articular contrast media, virtual arthroscopy and proper imaging of even thin cartilage layers of knee or TC-joint is possible.

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How effective is Pilates as an additional training program for dancers?

Author: Christine S. Bergeron on behalf of the IADMS Dance Educators’ Committee

As an active Pilates and dance instructor for over 18 years, I can see the connection and similarity between dance technique and Pilates. Some of the similarities include the focus on body alignment, core engagement, pelvic placement, full body engagement, concentration, and precision. It seems, as a community, we have accepted Pilates as a leading supplemental training method among dancers.

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IADMS 2018 Helsinki: Interview with Invited Speaker - Yiannis Koutedakis

We are happy to introduce Yiannis Koutedakis, a name those in the dance medicine and science field will recognize as having published some of the seminal work on dance science! We are looking forward to what I'm sure will be a phenomenal keynote lecture this October in Helsinki!

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IADMS 2018 Helsinki: Interview with Invited Speaker - Camilla Knight

Throughout August and September, we will be publishing interviews with some of our invited speakers for #IADMS2018 in Helsinki. Check out our first interview with Camilla Knight!

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Dance Teacher Resources and A Day for Teachers 2018

Author: Gemma Harman on behalf of the IADMS Dance Educators’ Committee

With the next annual conference in Helsinki fast approaching, it seems timely to reflect back on the Dance Educators’ Committee’s blog posts that have been shared since last year’s meeting in Houston, Texas. This year has seen a vast array of posts created by dancers, educators, researchers and clinicians on sharing the current happenings in the field of dance medicine and science specifically aimed at educators and teachers. 

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