Congratulations to Donna Krasnow, winner of the 2020 IADMS Dance Educator Award! Dr. Krasnow is one of HDC's founding members and an internationally recognized dance educator, researcher and author. Congratulations!
We are thrilled to announce that two of HDCs founding members, Donna Krasnow and Andrea Downie, are on the list of nominees for this years IADMS Dance Educator Award! Congratulations!! Check out the full list on IADMS Facebook page and below.
The IADMS Dance Educators' Committee is very excited to share the nominees for the 2020 Dance Educator Award!
These 22 astounding educators were nominated by their colleagues and students for masterfully integrating principles of Dance Medicine and Science into their teaching practice and inspiring future generations of dance teachers to do the same. Nominators spoke passionately about these studio teachers, clinicians, healthcare providers, coaches, and classroom lecturers. Each of these professionals has devoted themselves to improving the health and performance of dancers through education and we thank them all for their service. The winner of the Dance Educator Award will be announced this October.
Please, join us in celebrating these educators:
Daan van den Akker
Hyp-Access (Audre Wirtanen & Laura Tuthall)
Healthy Dancer Canada has issued a Statement on Racism as well as published a new resource, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Resources with a dance-specific focus. We invite our members and the wider dance community to share this resource, and are open to feedback on how we can improve both.
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Dancers from Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre
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.
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.
Healthy Dancer Canada is a signatory to the Statement on Safer Spaces in Canadian Dance, along with other Dance Services Organizations across Canada. Read the Statement, and other resources, at Canadian Dance Assembly's Safer Spaces page, www.cda-acd.ca/en/about-us/safer-spaces.
HDC Conference Coordinator Andrea Downie was featured on Turn Out Radio, interviewed by HDC Board member Nicole Hamilton, on Wednesday August 15, 2018. Listen below to hear about the upcoming 10th Anniversary Healthy Dancer Canada Conference 2018 in Toronto this September 28-30.
The show airs at 9 a.m. EST on CIUT 89. 5 FM. For those who are not in the Toronto area, the show can be streamed live, weekly, at www.ciut.fm.
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