We are pleased to announce that our 9th Annual HDC Conference, Dancing Through Life, will be held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on Sunday September 25, 2016 from 9 am - 5 pm. The Conference Committee welcomes Jennifer Bezaire, who will be the 2016 Conference Coordinator. Thank you to Sébastien Hamel for his work as the coordinator of the highly successful 8th Annual HDC Conference in Quebec City.
Dancer Screening Committee
We recently released the HDC Pre-Professional Dancer Screen: Health Care Professional Version to our members, to be piloted in 2016. Visit the Members-Only Dance Resources section of the website. Congratulations to committee Chair, Carolina Rotondo, as well as Laura Cruz, Cathy Gordon and Caitlin McAlpine for their hard work developing this screen. The Dancer Screening Committee welcomes Andrea Downie, Sarah Kenny, David Outevsky, Nicole Hamilton, Karine Rathle and Anita Shack to the Dance Educator Sub-Committee as we initiate the next phase: developing the Dance Educator Version of the HDC Pre-Professional Dancer Screen.
Outreach & Communications Committee
HDC has been asked to present 3 workshops at the RAD En Avant Dance Teacher Conference in Toronto this August. Board members Carolina Rotondo and Andrea Downie will present Importance of Introducing Healthcare Practitioners in Studio Life. Board member Anita Shack will present Dancers and the Art of Stress Management, while Board members Nicole Hamilton and David Outevsky will present Healthy Studio Environments. Click here to see the schedule.
The Outreach & Communications Committee welcomes Hannah Etlin-Stein (Social Media Personnel), Karine Rathle (Communications Personnel) and Website Coordinator, Avis Yang. Thank you to members Heather Finn and Avis Yang for their work on developing the new HDC website, complete with original HDC artwork by member Lisa Dickson!
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