Healthy Dancer Canada's annual conference brings together dancers, dance educators, dance scientists, health care professionals and dance families for a weekend of networking and learning. Through lectures, workshops, posters, panels and performances, attendees share in the opportunity to pool their respective knowledge and resources to enhance the health, well-being and performance of all dancers. This year we are celebrating the last decade of Healthy Dancer Canada’s growth and community impact. Our 10th Anniversary Conference theme is Create, Communicate, Collaborate.
Healthy Dancer Canada endeavours to highlight the many facets of a dancer’s lifespan, and the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge translation and application to practice. Create, Communicate, Collaborate aims to encourage all attendees to utilize their creative skill sets, communicate both their personal and collective experience, and collaborate effectively together to realize Healthy Dancer Canada’s vision of optimal health, well-being and performance for all dancers. The Keynote Address will be given by Donna Krasnow, PhD.
Here's what attendees had to say about our HDC Conference 2017, Science to Studio to Stage, in Calgary, AB:
"I have a greater understanding of the issues involved in maintaining dancer wellness, particularly in young dancers. I enjoyed seeing young dancers, experienced dancers, teachers, and healthcare professionals come together to network and discuss how to make dance better for everyone..." MARIEL
"Attending the Healthy Dancer Canada 2017 Conference was an absolutely amazing opportunity, filled with great conversation, networking opportunities, and professional development that I am immensely grateful for. The social time allowed me to connect with local health practitioners with a background in dance, while the lecture-style presentations and studio based time allowed for a comprehensive weekend full of learnings that I look forward to sharing with my colleagues..." VANESSA
Supporting the Dance Community
HDC conferences and events provide financial support to the dance community in the following ways:
- Annual Research Award
- Paid Dance Performances
- Dancer/Student Grants (registration fees/travel expenses)
- Complimentary Conferences Passes (for low income individuals/ students/emerging artists)
Conference Schedule and Pre-Conference Events
Healthy Dancer Canada offers pre-conference events designed to help participants network and get to know each other through moving, observing and networking. Friday evening's pre-conference events are included in the conference registration fee, and help to build a foundation for meaningful interactions during the conference activities on Saturday and Sunday. View the detailed schedule by clicking on the button below.
Conference Presenters and Performers
Stay tuned to our social media pages for information about our 2018 presenters and performers. Biographies coming soon...
Are you or your business committed to dancers' health and well-being? Find out more about the valuable sponsorship opportunities at our conferences and events here: