HDC members will not be voting this December, as there are no opponents for the available positions of Vice-President, Secretary, and Directors of the organization. We are pleased to share that Louis Laberge-Cote has been acclaimed Vice President 2022, Sarah Kenny will return as Secretary, and that Andrea Downie, Nicole Inica Hamilton, and Sandro Rajic are returning as Directors-at-Large.
We wish to express our deep gratitude to Karine Rathle and Erika Mayall for their many years of dedicated service on the Board of Directors.
We have seen the struggles and resiliency of dancers, dance educators and healthcare professionals as you have adapted to a continually changing environment. We have watched you rise to the challenge of finding new ways to teach and take dance classes online, consult with clients, share performances virtually, and build community. We applaud your creativity and perseverance!
Healthy Dancer Canada is here to help you rebuild and reconnect. We are committed to giving back and helping support the Canadian dance sector as we venture forward. As such, we are offering a significant discount on our annual membership from December 16, 2020, through January 31, 2021. Save 50% on studio/clinic and individual Healthy Dancer Canada memberships by using the discount code welcometohdc50 when you register!
Your membership not only gives you access to practical resources for improving dance performance, reducing injuries, and handling stress but it also connects you with a network of dance healthcare providers and like-minded dance educators and artists who care about dancers' health and wellbeing. We invite you to join us in our efforts to connect the dance community and provide much needed resources that support dancers, dance teachers, and dance healthcare professionals to improve the health and wellbeing of ALL dancers.
Click the link below to register today (don't forget to use the discount code above).
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.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com with your suggestions.
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Photograph by Luca Papini Photography
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 connects dancers, dance educators, health care professionals and researchers across the country via our News blog and Members' Newsletter. Share our news and newsletters in your studio, school or clinic!