With the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic closing borders, restricting travel and limiting large in-person events, Healthy Dancer Canada has made the difficult but responsible decision to cancel the Annual Conference which was set to take place in Vancouver August 28 - 30, 2020. Although this decision was not made lightly, it was made with the best interest of our members and community in mind. At a time when the world needs arts and culture more than ever, we look forward to supporting our community in different ways in the coming months, and welcoming you to our Annual Conference again in 2021.
Healthy Dancer Canada members Bonnie Robson Carpenter, Jo-Anne La Flèche and Linda Bluestein attended the Performing Arts Medicine Association symposium in LA.
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.
The Conference Committee is pleased to announce that one of our founding members, Donna Krasnow, PhD, will give the keynote address, as well as a workshop at the 10th Anniversary Conference in Toronto!
Donna Krasnow is Professor Emerita in the Department of Dance at York University in Toronto where she taught modern dance based in Limón technique, composition and choreography, conditioning for dancers, dance kinesiology, prevention of dance injuries, motor learning for dance, and repertory. She specializes in dance science research, concentrating on injury prevention, conditioning for dancers, and motor learning and motor control. Her most recent research focus has been the adolescent dancer, psychological issues surrounding injury and dance training, and motor control in elite dancers. Donna's articles have been published in Medical Problems of Performing Artists; Journal of Dance Medicine & Science; Impulse: the International Journal of Dance Science, Medicine, and Education; Journal of Dance Education; Bulletin of Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences; Medecine des Arts; and Dance Research Journal. In 2007 she was guest editor for a special issue of the Journal of Dance Medicine & Science about motor learning issues in dance. She is currently the Associate Editor for Dance for Medical Problems of Performing Artists.
Donna also specializes in teacher training workshops, and has done residencies for faculty at Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia, Cecchetti Ballet Australia, the Royal Academy of Ballet, the Society for Russian Ballet, Arts Umbrella in Vancouver, Canada, and faculty seminars at York University. In addition to the book Conditioning with Imagery for Dancers which was published in 2010 and co-authored with Jordana Deveau, Donna has authored the book Motor Learning and Control for Dance: Principles and Practices for Performers and Teachers, with co-author Dr. Virginia ("Ginny") Wilmerding, released by Human Kinetics in 2015. They also co-edited the book Dancer Wellness, a collaborative project with IADMS, published by Human Kinetics in 2016.
The Conference Committee would like to thank all those who submitted proposals to present at this year's conference. We are pleased to report that we received a record number of proposals to present lectures, workshops and posters at the upcoming 10th Anniversary Conference, Create, Communicate, Collaborate, Collaborate. Notifications will be made the first week of July and presenters will be announced on social media later in the month.
Early-bird registration for Healthy Dancer Canada's 10th Anniversary Conference is now open. Register and pay by August 15 to receive reduced conference fees. Healthy Dancer Canada members receive an additional discount!
In honour of the 10th Anniversary Conference, the HDC Conference Committee is seeking photos of our members for the conference poster. We are looking for:
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