2017 Regional Meetings - All the info!

Posted by: IADMS Dance Educators’ Committee 

This year we are working hard to reach new audiences through a range of international regional meetings, arranged by key members of the IADMS Dance Educators’ Committee. The aim of these events is always to widen our reach and ensure that information about dance medicine and science is broadly disseminated, especially amongst artists, practitioners, teachers, educators, clinicians, students and parents for whom these ideas are relatively new. This year we have events lined up in Australia, the USA and the UK, which seek to present ways in which dance medicine and science principles can be transferred to the classroom and applied in practice. 


IADMS Melbourne poster


8.15 – 9.00 Registration; Tea and Coffee FOYER 

9.00 – 9.10 Opening Performance 

Maggie Lorraine, Tim Storey
Welcome Address and Acknowledgement of Country 

9.10 – 9.15 David McAllister, Artistic Director, The Australian Ballet (video)

9.15 – 11.15 Susan Mayes, Paula Baird-Colt, Megan Connelly
                    Posterior ankle impingement syndrome 

11.15 – 11.45 Refreshment Break     FOYER 

11.45 – 1.15 Dana Rader and Debbi Fretus
                    Mobilizing and conditioning the upper body using GYROTONIC® Methodology 

1:15-2:00 Lunch     FOYER 

2:00-2:30 Janet Karin
                Variability and the stability myth 

2.30-3.00 Chris Swain and Sela Kiek
               Research and teaching perspectives on spine health in adolescent dancers 

3.00-3.45 Fiona Sutherland
               Body Positive Nutrition for Dancers 

3.45 -4.15 Afternoon Tea     FOYER 

4.15- 5.15 app.Performance Details to follow 



8:30-9:00   Tea and Coffee     FOYER 

9.00 – 9.05 Maggie Lorraine/Tim Storey
                  Welcome to day two and Information session 

9.05 – 9.45 Jill Cook
                  Jumping your way to knee injuries: Tendon problems in young dancers 

9.45 – 10.15 Melanie Fuller
                    Understanding changes in training load related to injuries in dance 

10.15 – 10.45 Refreshment Break     FOYER 

10:45- 11:25 Gene Moyle
                     The curse of being highly gifted: The ethical intricacies of injury rehabilitation in an elite ballet setting 

11.25 – 12.00 Janet Karin
                      The curse of being highly gifted: Restoring the body, restoring the dancer 

12.00 -12.45 Susan Mayes
                    Healthy ballet hips 

12.45 – 1.30 Lunch     FOYER 

1:30-2:30 Maggie Lorraine
                Enhancing and strengthening the range of movement in young dancers’ hips through the GYROTONIC® Hamstring Series. 

2.30 – 3.15 Paula Baird-Colt
                  Intrinsic foot muscle activation and strengthening exercises with the assistance of real time ultrasound imaging 

3.15 – 3.45 Liz Hewett
                  Beyond Dance: Is dance alone enough to develop the young dancer? 

3.45– 4.15 Q & A and conclusion 

Location: Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, 57 Miles Street, Southbank, Victoria, Australia 3006
Click for map of location 

Contact: Maggie Lorraine
Booking can be found here 



IADMS Texas poster


8:00 – 8:45am         Welcome: Registration and Breakfast 

8:45 – 8:55pm         Opening remarks 

8:55 – 9:40am         Dancer as Athlete
                               Vanessa Muncrief, PT; Ballet Austin 

9:40 - 9:50am          Q & A 

9:55 – 10:40am       Using Rotator Discs to Increase Strength and Endurance in External Rotation in Dancer
                               Carisa Armstrong, MFA and Christine Bergeron, MFA; Texas A&M University 

10:40-10:50am        Q & A 

10:55-11:40am        Motor Control Training for the Dancer’s Hip
                               Sally Donaubauer, PT, DPT, OCS; Pittsburgh, PA 

11:40am-11:50am    Q & A 

11:50 – 1:15pm        LUNCH BREAK 

1:15 – 1:45pm          Research in Dance
                                Amanda Clark Tanruther, MFA; Cleveland, OH
                                Margaret Wilson, PhD; University of Wyoming 

1:50-2:30pm             Warming Up in Technique Class
                                Amanda Clark Tanruther, MFA; Cleveland, OH 

2:30-2:40pm             Q&A 

2:45 – 3:30pm           Movement Session
                                 Margaret Wilson, PhD; University of Wyoming 

3:30 – 3:40pm           Q & A 

3:45 – 4:30pm            Using a Roller for Myofascial Release
                                  Melissa Hausman, MS, ATC, LAT; Texas A&M University 

4:30 – 4:40pm            Q & A 

4:40-5:00pm               Closing Remarks 

Date: May 6, 2017
Location: Texas A&M University, PEAP Building, College Station, Texas 77843-425, USA 

Contact: Christine Bergeron;; 979-845-5025
Booking can be found here 



IADMS Ipswich poster


10.00 – 10.30am:    Arrival and Coffee 

10.30 – 11.00am:    Keynote Presentation - Speaker to be confirmed 

11.00 – 12.00noon: Training the Adolescent Dancer: Physiological and Psychological Perspectives
                               Siobhan Mitchell, University of Bath 

12.00 – 12.30pm:   Coffee 

2.30 – 1.30pm:       Parallel Sessions:
                                  Pointework Readiness
                                 Katy Chambers, Royal Academy of Dance
                                  Resilience and Mental Health
                                 Stella Howard, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance 

1.30 – 2.15pm:        Lunch 

2.15 – 2.30pm:        Creating a safe environment for dance
                               Mark Rasmussen, Harlequin Floors 

2.30 – 3.30pm:        Panel Discussion – How Do We Support Adolescent Dancers to Dance
                               Chair: Rachel Rist, Tring Park School for Performing Arts
                               Panellists: Sujata Banerjee (Classical Indian Dance Artist);
                                               Hakeem Onibudo (Impact Dance and Changemaker at The Place);
                                               Sarah Lewis (Glass House Dance and DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training);
                                               Tracy Witney (Head of Learning and Participation, Northern School of Contemporary Dance) 

3.30 – 4.30pm:        Parallel Sessions:
                                  Nutrition for the Young Dancer
                                  Zerlina Mastin, Dance Dietitian and Author of Nutrition for the Dancer
                                  The Widening Role of the Dance Teacher
                                  Tom Hobden, UNIT and DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training 

4.30 – 5.00pm:        Tea 

5.00 – 6.00pm:        Children and Young People Dance Performance 

Location: DanceEast, Jerwood Dancehouse, Foundry Lane, Ipswich IP4 3DW, United Kingdom
Click for map of location or Click for DanceEast's info page 

Contact: Elsa Urmston
Booking: 01473 295230 or via DanceEast website 


Written by: Elsa Urmston, Chair of the the IADMS Dance Educators’ Committee and Member of the One Dance UK Expert Panel for Children and Young People. Freelance Dance Educator, based in the UK.