Introducing Invited Speakers for our 32nd Annual Conference, Limerick, Ireland - Part 4, Dance for Health SIG Presentation

In this blog post we introduce the forth of six invited presentations for our upcoming annual conference in October. 

We are pleased to introduce Åsa N. Åström BS and Sara Houston PhD who will be presenting: ‘Dance -a life line’ as part of our Dance for Health Special Interest Group (SIG). 

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Introducing Invited Speakers for our 32nd Annual Conference, Limerick, Ireland - Part 3, Medical SIG Presentation

In this blog post we introduce the third of six invited presentations for our upcoming annual conference in October. 

We are pleased to introduce Heather Southwick PT MSPT, Roger Wolman MD, Cassandra A Lee MD and Kieran O’Sullivan PhD who will be presenting: ‘It takes a team: Comprehensive approach to knee injury’, as part of our Medical Special Interest Group (SIG).

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Introducing Invited Speakers for our 32nd Annual Conference, Limerick, Ireland - Part 2, Dance Education SIG Presentation

In this blog post we introduce the second of six invited presentations for our upcoming annual conference in October. 

We are pleased to introduce Imogen Aujla PhD and Michelle Schachtler Dwarika MA, MAS who will be presenting: 'Thriving or Surviving: Supporting dancers through challenges: A conversation'. This is presented as part of our Dance Education Special Interest Group.

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Introducing Invited Speakers for our 32nd Annual Conference, Limerick, Ireland - Part 1, Medical & Dance for Health SIG Presentation

In this blog post we introduce the first of six invited presentations for our upcoming annual conference in October. 

We are pleased to introduce Christina Soriano BA, MFA, Daisy Bremmer MA, Clare Guss-West, BHum MA and Jo-Anne La Flèche MA who will be presenting: ‘Mindfulness and Attentional Focus as Diagnostic and Performance Enhancement Tools’. This is presented in collaboration between the IADMS Dance for Health and Medical Committees as part of our Specialist Interest Groups programming.

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Introducing the keynote speakers for our 32nd Annual Conference, Limerick, Ireland

In the next few blog posts we will be introducing some of our invited speakers for our upcoming annual conference in October including this year's Keynote Speakers: Breandán de Gallaí’ PhD and Camilla Knight PhD. 

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Reflections from the 2021 IADMS Strategic Planning Process

In 2021, IADMS embarked on a strategic planning process to refine and further define the Association’s direction, and layout the long-term goals and short-term actions to accomplish such a feat. Three of the IADMS Strategic Planning Workgroup members, Joe Bowie, Andrea Kozai, and Gregory Youdan, offered us their perspective on the process and end-result of the new IADMS 3-Year Strategic Plan.  

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2021 Dance Educator Award - Special Awards Announcement

Author: the IADMS Dance Educators' Committee

Each year the Dance Educators Committee opens nominations for the Dance Educator Award, with the winner being announced at the annual IADMS conference. As a committee we are consistently overwhelmed and impressed by the expertise, experience and wealth of knowledge and passion from those nominated and their commitment to the continued education of dancers at all levels across the world. This provides unique challenges in selecting just one deserving winner of this annual award, particularly with nominations for those who have made significant impact on educational and pedagogic practices, research and textbooks as well as pioneering work in the field of dance medicine and science.

As such, we are pleased to announce two further awards, which recognize a long-term commitment to the development of dance medicine and science work. Lifetime Achievement Award: Karen Clippinger, and Pioneer Dance Educator Award: David Leventhal. Read more about the recipients here.

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Announcing the 2021 Dance Educator Award Winner

Author: the IADMS Dance Educators’ Committee

During the closing ceremonies of our 31st Annual Conference, the IADMS Dance Educators' Committee were delighted to announce that the 2021 Dance Educator Award winner is Edel Quin.

Edel was presented with her award by the cast of Riverdance, on October 23 2021, during their 25th Anniversary UK tour. Watch the full presentation video here.

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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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