Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Kenny, Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary, recipient of 2018 HDC Research Award. This is award is granted for her research, Sleep Quality and Self-Reported Health Problems in Pre-Professional Dancers: Are they associated?, in recognition of research quality and significance to Healthy Dancer Canada’s mission to foster and facilitate communication and collaboration among the dance community, health professionals and researchers, with the aim to enhance the health, well-being and performance of all dancers.
Thank you to Conference Coordinator Hailey McLeod and the HDC Conference Committee for their excellent work on HDC's Annual Conference 2017, from November 10-12 in Calgary, AB. Canadian and international attendees and presenters enjoyed an educational weekend of eclectic performances, thought-provoking presentations, lively panel discussions, engaging workshops and plenty of networking opportunities.
Congratulations to Siobhan Mitchell, recipient of the 2017 HDC Research Award.
"I have a greater understanding of the issues involved in maintaining dancer wellness, particularly in young dancers. I enjoyed seeing young dancers, experienced dancers, teachers, and healthcare professionals come together to network and discuss how to make dance better for everyone. I particularly enjoyed the panel sessions, where people from a range of backgrounds (academic, studio-based, healthcare-based, performance-based) shared insights on the same question or challenge posed. I also thoroughly enjoyed attending an open rehearsal of Decidedly Jazz Dancework’s upcoming show, and appreciate how dance from the host city of the conference was represented.
I was particularly impacted by Erika Mayall's session about dance’s role in social media, and how what we endorse or post on social media impacts dancers’ aspirations for their bodies and careers. I am inspired to create positive content for social media in different ways moving forward. I also enjoyed the session on the healing power of hoop dancing, and would love to see dance from more cultures represented at these conferences in the future. I am grateful to the Healthy Dancer Canada Financial Assistance Program for providing me with funding to attend this conference." (Mariel, Masters Student)
Call for abstracts International Conference on Performing Arts Medicine (ICPAM2018)
Presenters are invited to submit proposals for Healthy Dancer Canada’s Annual Conference 2017, Science to Studio to Stage, to be held November 10-12th in Calgary, Alberta. Click here to view the Call for Proposals.
Les présentateurs sont invités à soumettre des propositions de communications, en vue de la Conférence Annuelle 2017 de Healthy Dancer Canada, intitutée Science to Studio to Stage (De la science au studio et à la scène), qui aura lieu du 10 au 12 novembre à Calgary, Alberta.
Questions and proposals should be submitted to Conference Coordinator, Hailey McLeod, at email@example.com
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