Healthy Dancer Canada and Human Kinetics are partners with a mutual vision and goal to provide dance and health professionals with access to valuable resources. As Human Kinetics associates, HDC is able to offer our members exceptional rebates on books and posters from HK through the Newsletter Book Club. We also feature books for dance and health professionals on our website. Check out the new Books page under the Dance Resources tab!
Healthy Dancer Canada is pleased to introduce the newest HDC website dancers! Our website dancers (more than 20 now) and the HDC poster were created by HDC member, Lisa Dickson.
What kinds of programs can keep dancers in their professions longer and at healthier levels? Have a look at what HDC Board Member Nicole Hamilton is doing. She is featured in Making Connections, in the Practice section of the Nov/Dec 2016 issue of The Dance Current.
Healthy Dancer Canada is pleased to announce the release of two resources to the public.
Healthy Dancer Canada's Board of Directors has recently reviewed and updated our Vision, Mission, and Value Statements. These statements provide the foundation of our organization, communicate our purpose and identity, and guide our work. Read them below:
Healthy Dancer Canada envisions a dynamic community of dancers, dance educators, health professionals and researchers dedicated to promoting dancer health and wellness, optimizing performance, understanding and addressing the unique challenges facing the dance community, and creating a culture of healthy dance practices in Canada.
Healthy Dancer Canada’s mission is to foster and facilitate communication and collaboration among the dance community, health professionals and researchers. We endeavour to enhance the health, well-being and performance of all dancers and to be the Canadian leader in this effort.
Healthy Dancer Canada is committed to the following:
Logo, Poster & Images
Our logo was created in 2012 from a sketch by founding member Andrea Downie and with graphics by Alessia Soppelsa. The figure was designed to represent every dancer (male/female, young/mature, professional/recreational) and all dance forms. The colours surrounding the dancer symbolize our goal to have equal representation from dancers, dance educators, health professionals and researchers within our organization. Healthy Dancer Canada’s official poster and website images were created by member Lisa Dickson in 2015 in the spirit of these original principles.
HDC connects dancers, dance educators, health care professionals and researchers across the country via our News blog and Newsletter. Share our newsletter in your studio, school or clinic!