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

Author: the IADMS Dance Educators' Committee

One of our Special Interest Group (SIG) days this year is: A Day for Teachers organized by the IADMS Dance Educators' Committee. 24th October 2021 - 8am-5.15pm (MST)

Here the Dance Educators' Committee outline this year’s programme, which delves into topics from cueing for enhanced focus, to self care and movement explorations of the spine as well as setting boundaries to preserve ourselves and prevent burnout.

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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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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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IADMS Big Messy Conversations: “How did we get here?” – How did it go?

Author: Claire Farmer on behalf of the IADMS Dance Educators' Committee

The first of the IADMS Big Messy Conversations, curated by the Dance Educators’ Committee took place on April 25 with attendees from all corners of the globe.  Rather than identifying facts, this inaugural conversation aimed to open doors for new discussions, open to all voices and passions.

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Dance Educators' Committee: Big Messy Conversation Series

Author: Ellie Kusner on behalf of the IADMS Dance Educators' Committee

In acknowledgement of where we are now and what might come next, the Dance Educators’ Committee presents: BIG MESSY CONVERSATIONS: Where is Dance Science Education going in 2021, and beyond? 

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Meet the 2020 Dance Educators’ Award Nominees, Part 3 of 3

This is the final installment of our three-part blog series introducing the exceptional nominees for the 2020 Dance Educators’ Award (DEA). Each of this year’s nominees contributes a wealth of experience, knowledge and care to dancers across the sector and we have been extremely impressed to read about their work. 

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Meet the 2020 Dance Educators’ Award Nominees, Part 2 of 3

In this post, we meet more of the 22 outstanding nominees for the 2020 Dance Educator Award (DEA) and learn a little more about their background and their passion for teaching. 

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Meet the 2020 Dance Educators’ Award Nominees, Part 1 of 3

The IADMS Dance Educators' Committee is eager to celebrate nominees for the Dance Educator Award. This year, 22 astounding educators were nominated by their colleagues and students for masterfully integrating principles of Dance Medicine and Science into their teaching practice and inspiring future generations of dance teachers to do the same. This is the first of three blog posts highlighting the nominees.

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