Identifying Cannabis Use In Dancers Across the Globe
• Seeking dancers worldwide
• Online survey, anonymous, approximately 10 minutes to complete
• Questions address the utilization of cannabis within the past 6 months
If interested, please email Joshua Honrado at Joshua.Honrado@nyulangone.org.
Primary Investigator: Donald J. Rose, MD, Harkness Center for Dance Injuries at NYU Langone Health
Study on Mental Health
The purpose of the study is to examine emotion regulation and mental health among dancers. We are seeking dancers over the age of 16 who are currently participating in dance in Canada and the United States. Dancers can be participating at recreational, competitive, or professional levels.
Participation in this study involves an online survey that will take 30-45 minutes to complete. The survey will ask questions related to mental health, sport-related distress, emotion regulation, symptoms of depression and anxiety, and performance satisfaction. Participants can leave their email if they would like to receive a $5 electronic gift card for completing the survey; email addresses will not be linked with survey responses.
If you are interested in participating in this study, click on the survey link below for more
information and to provide consent to participate:
The Journal of Dance Education: Vol 23, No 3 (Current issue) (tandfonline.com), Special Issue on the Mental, Emotional and Physical Health and Wellness of Dancers is open-access until the end of October. No miss these articles on dancer wellness, including HDC past-president and founding member Andrea Downie's Equity-Informed Dancer Wellness.
Healthy Dance Canada's BIPOC Advocacy Working Group is pleased to announce the runner-up for the Healthy Dancer Canada BIPOC Emerging Artist Scholarship 2023, Lucia Llano!
Lucía Llano was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia where she trained at MISI - School of Musical Theatre. She graduated with honours from York University with a BFA in Dance. As a student, she performed with the York Dance Ensemble and was awarded the Dance Department Fund and the Kondor AMPD Awards. Lucía continued her professional development upon graduation and participated in the Kenny Pearl, ProArte Danza and most recently the Deltebre Dansa Summer Intensive in Spain. She has worked with choreographers such as Mateo Galindo Torres, Dave Wilson, Nina Milanovski and Sophie Dow. In 2022, she danced in Jessie Reyez's music video ‘Mutual Friend’ choreographed by Martha Hart and most recently enjoyed working with hART Dance Company. Lucía is a lifelong learner who aspires to grow as a performance artist and promote movement education in Toronto and her home country.
Thank you to The Fifth Dance for supporting this year's runner-up! Healthy Dancer Canada and The Fifth Dance are thrilled to assist with Lucia's development and career aspirations. Follow Lucia on Instagram: @maluciallano. Learn more about the BIPOC Emerging Artist Scholarship.
Healthy Dance Canada's BIPOC Advocacy Working Group is pleased to announce the winner of the Healthy Dancer Canada BIPOC Emerging Artist Scholarship 2023. Congratulations to Bryn Bridgen!
Bryn is an Indigenous freelance dance artist based in Vancouver BC. As an emerging artist, Bryn has most recently worked for local dance company Dance//Novella, under the direction of Brandon Lee Alley and Racheal Prince. She was a performer in their newest work “STANCE” presented at The Polygon Art Gallery, and is also a dancer in their full-length work “When The Walls Come Down” most recently performed in the Sound Off Festival 2023, The Dance Centres International Dance Day 2023, and VIDF 2022. Bryn’s professional training includes the GibneyPRO Pilot Program 2022 directed by Alexandra Wells, Gilbert T. Small II and Bret Yamanaka, the Modus Operandi Link Program directed by Kate Franklin, David Raymond and Tiffany Tregarthen, and Lamondance under the direction of Davi Rodrigues and mentorship of Racheal Prince. Throughout her training, she has performed works by Rena Butler + Maleek Washington, Laja Field, Noam Gagnon, Richard Walters, Kirsten Wicklund and others. She has also worked with a variety of teachers including Beverley Bagg, Crystal Costa, Francesca Dominguez, Kevin Shannon, Nicolas Ventura and Zina Zinchenko among many others. Bryn will be returning to GibneyPRO in New York City for the 2023/2024 season.
Healthy Dancer Canada is thrilled to be able to assist with Bryn's development and career aspirations. Follow Bryn on Instagram: @brynbridgen. Learn more about the BIPOC Emerging Artist Scholarship.
HDC was recently awarded a Canada Council for the Arts grant for a strategic planning and organizational development initiative. Since then, the Board of Directors and Committee Chairs have been working closely with consultant Marlene Stirrett-Matson and met in Calgary from May 5-7 for an intensive retreat. Informed by input provided by a membership survey distributed in March, and an environmental scan conducted by HDC practicum student Allysan Lui, we are currently discussing the organization's values, vision, mission, structure and goals. Work will continue into the fall of 2023.
HYPERMOBILE DANCERS WEBINAR:
While an asset in many dance forms, hypermobility can also present dancers with distinct physical and psychological challenges. Based on the most current research, this workshop will provide information about the signs, symptoms, and evaluation of hypermobility. Participants will also learn to address the special needs of hypermobile dancers, providing the necessary support, management, and training to help them avoid injuries and achieve their maximum potential. Join for the first quarterly webinar of 2023, on March 26, with Linda Bluestein, MD.
Dr. Bluestein is an international speaker on the forefront of research on pain, hypermobility and dance medicine. An integrative medicine physician with certification in Performing Arts Medicine, she takes a unique approach to the evaluation and treatment of this highly specialized population. Dr. Bluestein received her Doctor of Medicine from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine followed by the completion of an anesthesiology residency at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. She is board-certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology.
Note: This webinar is listed in Eastern Time. The zoom meeting will also be recorded for registrants that are unable to attend live.
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