We are pleased to announce that in lieu of Healthy Dancer Canada's annual conference, in 2019 HDC will partner with the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) in MONTREAL to present A Day for Teachers. This will take place on Friday October 25, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Montreal.
Healthy Dancer Canada members will receive 20% off their registration to A Day For Teachers. Stay tuned to the HDC website and social media platforms for more information and help us spread the word among your local dance community. We would love to see a large Canadian contingent in Montreal!
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.
Royal Academy of Dance is hosting two days of CPD workshops on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 August alongside the Genée International Ballet Competition in Toronto. Workshops will take place at Canada’s National Ballet School and include dance science courses: Preparing for Optimal Dance, Dance Injury Prevention & Management, and Understanding Anatomical & Biomechanical Principles of Dance. Register today!
Join Healthy Dancer Canada's Immediate Past President, Andrea Downie, for the Level 1 C-I Training Teacher Course & Certification in Calgary this spring. For information and to register click HERE.
HDC Members are encouraged to vote by December 31. Candidates biographies can be viewed here.
Healthy Dancer Canada is looking to fill the following positions in 2019:
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.
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 email@example.com 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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