HDC Members now have advance access to our newest resource, Post-Performance Depression: Coping with the Inner Silence after the Applause (La Flèche). See the resources available on the Open Dance Resources page. Become a member today if you'd like early access to this resource before it's release to the public in October!
HDC founding member and Immediate Past President, Andrea Downie, and HDC member Amber Downie-Back have a new article, Dancers and Doctors: Communicating with Healthcare Professionals in the May-June 2019 issue of The Dance Current (Volume 22, issue 3). Look for it on newsstands today!
"Communicating with health-care professionals and dealing with health concerns can be challenging for anyone. This interaction can pose specific challenges for many dancers, who may hesitate to seek help for their health concerns, fearing the counsel they receive will lack an understanding of their lives and practice. Familiar advice, such as “Don’t do that movement” or “You’ll have to take time off” and “A few visits to the massage therapist will help,” can seem frustrating to a dancer who lacks the necessary time and funds to comply."
Join HDC Immediate Past President, Andrea Downie, for a Healthy Dance Practice Certificate course this June both in Saskatoon & Regina, Saskatchewan. Register today!
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.
Healthy Dancer Canada is pleased to offer a broad selection of eleven NEW workshops for the dance community on topics that focus on improving dancer health and wellbeing, training, and performance. All of the workshops can be adapted to suit a specific audience including dancers, teachers, rehearsal directors, choreographers, health professionals, and more. HDC’s workshop content will fit your organization’s unique and specific needs. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, and to organize a workshop in your area!
The HDC Dancer Screening Committee is pleased to announce the release of the NEW Pre-Season Dancer Screen: Dance Educator Version, now available to members on the Members Dance Resources page.
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