NEW!!! DANCE RESOURCES!!

Part of our mission is to help facilitate communication amongst dancers, dance educators, and health care professionals. Please check out our resource page for the latest in achieving this. This members-only resource page includes a communication form that acts as a dancer's passport during an injury/health concern so that all three parties (dancer, dance educator, and health professional) can keep their lines of communication open so that all involved parties are aware of the dancer's injury/health concern and each person's role in the dancer's recovery.

We have also included a sheet of dance translations so that the dancer and the health care professional can speak the same language.  Lastly we have developed a tip sheet on how a dancer can discuss their injury/health concern with their dance team (dance educator, artistic director, etc.) as they navigate their recovery.


Dance Research – University of Calgary

Are you a female dancer, between the ages of 35-60, with a diagnosed knee injury and still participating in dance?

If so, we need you!!

The Dr. Doyle-Baker lab is currently conducting research examining knee injuries and participation in dance. The title is: Exercise and osteoarthritis: understanding the contexts of women through sport. It is funded by Social Science Health Research Council (SSHRC) and ethics have been granted from the Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board (ethics ID: E-22728)

Participation includes:
- Completing a form regarding physical activity participation
- Completing a knee symptom questionnaire
- Participating in an 20-30 minutes interview with a graduate student

We are interested in understanding why dancers return to dance and have continued participation following a knee injury, as many individuals who have experienced an injury do not. 

In total, the process will take between 45-60 minutes. Interviews will be tape-recorded and coded using a softw


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An annual Conference for dancers, dance teachers and health professionals. 

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Part of our mission is to help facilitate communication amongst dancers, dance educators, and health care professionals. Please check out our Resource page for the latest in achieving this.

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NEWS!

C-I Training Level 2 teacher course & certification:
Thursday, May 22 - Tuesday, May 27 from 9 am - 12 pm (6 days)
Cost: $350; enrollment needed: 10

Limón Technique teacher course:
Thursday, May 22 - Thursday, May 29 from 1 - 5 pm (8 days)
Cost: $400; enrollment needed: 15
*Participants must have a good understanding of Limon Technique.

Contact andrea.downie7@gmail.com for information or to register.

NEW!!! DANCE RESOURCES!!   NOW IN FRENCH!

Part of our mission is to help facilitate communication amongst dancers, dance educators, and health care professionals. Please check out our resource page for the latest in achieving this. This members-only resource page includes a communication form that acts as a dancer's passport during an injury/health concern so that all three parties (dancer, dance educator, and health professional) can keep their lines of communication open so that all involved parties are aware of the dancer's injury/health concern and each person's role in the dancer's recovery.

We have also included a sheet of dance translations so that the dancer and the health care professional can speak the same language.  Lastly we have developed a tip sheet on how a dancer can discuss their injury/health concern with their dance team (dance educator, artistic director, etc.) as they navigate their recovery.


Dance Research – University of Calgary

Are you a female dancer, between the ages of 35-60, with a diagnosed knee injury and still participating in dance?

If so, we need you!!

The Dr. Doyle-Baker lab is currently conducting research examining knee injuries and participation in dance. The title is: Exercise and osteoarthritis: understanding the contexts of women through sport. It is funded by Social Science Health Research Council (SSHRC) and ethics have been granted from the Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board (ethics ID: E-22728)

Participation includes:
- Completing a form regarding physical activity participation
- Completing a knee symptom questionnaire
- Participating in an 20-30 minutes interview with a graduate student

We are interested in understanding why dancers return to dance and have continued participation following a knee injury, as many individuals who have experienced an injury do not. 

In total, the process will take between 45-60 minutes. Interviews will be tape-recorded and coded using a software program. All information will remain completely confidential and anonymous.

If you choose to participate, arrangements to meet for the interview can be made for your convenience!

If interested, please feel free to contact Jodi (graduate student and research coordinator) at jenettle@ucalgary.ca to participate or for more information.

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Click here to fill out the survey that will give us a better understanding of your online needs. The results of the survey will allow us to tailor our online resources. We thank you for your cooperation!


SAVE THE DATE!!

Healthy Dancer Canada's 7th Annual Conference:
A Focus on Prevention and Wellness in Dance
Sunday September 14, 2014
Scotiabank Dance Centre
Vancouver, BC


If you are interested in presenting at this conference, find out how with our call for proposals! Submit your proposal by May 10, 2014 toconference.healthydancercanada@gmail.com, with the subject heading "2014 Conference Proposal", no later than May 10, 2014. For more details, check out our press release. 
To register for the conference please fill out this form and email to conference.healthydancercanada@gmail.com. For more information check out our conference page.

C-I TRAINING!!

We are excited to announce the following C-I Training and Limón Technique teachers' courses with Donna Krasnow, PhD, at York University in Toronto this spring:

C-I Training Level 1 teacher course & certification:
Thursday, May 15 - Tuesday, May 20 from 9 am - 4 pm (6 days)
Cost: $650; enrollment needed: 12
Join our email list today.  Send your request to healthydancercanada@gmail.com.