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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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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Introducing the 2020 iConference Student Research Award Recipients (Part 2)

This is the second of two blog posts introducing the six recipients of the 2020 iConference Student Research Award. Make sure you check out Part 1 to see the three previously introduced awardees.

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Introducing the 2020 iConference Student Research Award Recipients (Part 1)

Across two blog posts we will be introducing the six recipients of the 2020 iConference Student Research Award. Part 1 introduces the first three awardees - make sure to check out Part 2 to see the next three awardees. 

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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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