HDC Members now have advance access to our newest resource, Post-Performance Depression: Coping with the Inner Silence after the Applause (La Flèche). See the resources available on the Open Dance Resources page. Become a member today if you'd like early access to this resource before it's release to the public in October!
HDC founding member and Immediate Past President, Andrea Downie, and HDC member Amber Downie-Back have a new article, Dancers and Doctors: Communicating with Healthcare Professionals in the May-June 2019 issue of The Dance Current (Volume 22, issue 3). Look for it on newsstands today!
"Communicating with health-care professionals and dealing with health concerns can be challenging for anyone. This interaction can pose specific challenges for many dancers, who may hesitate to seek help for their health concerns, fearing the counsel they receive will lack an understanding of their lives and practice. Familiar advice, such as “Don’t do that movement” or “You’ll have to take time off” and “A few visits to the massage therapist will help,” can seem frustrating to a dancer who lacks the necessary time and funds to comply."
Join HDC Immediate Past President, Andrea Downie, for a Healthy Dance Practice Certificate course this June both in Saskatoon & Regina, Saskatchewan. Register today!
We are delighted to introduce HDC's Board of Directors for 2019:
Jennifer Bezaire, Andrea Downie (Immediate Past-President), Nicole Hamilton, Sarah Kenny (Secretary), Louis Laberge-Côté, Jo-Anne La Flèche, Sara Lawson, Erika Mayall, Sandro Rajic, Karine Rathle (President) and Karen Sudds.
We would like to thank Nefeli Tsiouti for her contributions to the Board in 2018.
Royal Academy of Dance is hosting two days of CPD workshops on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 August alongside the Genée International Ballet Competition in Toronto. Workshops will take place at Canada’s National Ballet School and include dance science courses: Preparing for Optimal Dance, Dance Injury Prevention & Management, and Understanding Anatomical & Biomechanical Principles of Dance. Register today!
Join Healthy Dancer Canada's Immediate Past President, Andrea Downie, for the Level 1 C-I Training Teacher Course & Certification in Calgary this spring. For information and to register click HERE.
HDC Members are encouraged to vote by December 31. Candidates biographies can be viewed here.
Healthy Dancer Canada is looking to fill the following positions in 2019:
The Healthy Dancer Canada 2017 Annual Report is now available. Read about HDC's many successes in 2017. Highlights include:
- updated HDC logo
- new members of the HDC dance "company", representing more diversity in body types and dance genres
- HDC's Financial Assistance Program
- newsletter Book Club
- Calgary Conference successes
- growing membership
- professionally designed resources, including the new 2017 resource Core Support, Neutral Pelvis and Trunk Stabilization
- change to the fiscal year-end
Click on the image to read the report.
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