The International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) strives to provide dance teachers all over the world with access to valuable information and resources. Well-informed dance teachers can enable dancers to dance longer and stronger. It is in the studio that future generations of dancers are born, either for the professional theater or for recreational pleasure. By keeping dance teachers up-to-date with the best medical and scientific information, we hope to facilitate the life-enhancing joy of dancing and enable professionals to enjoy longer and healthier dancing careers.
'A Day for Teachers' Conference
Since 1997 a separate 'Day For Teachers' has been held before or after the IADMS Annual Meeting. The lectures at these conferences are specifically geared to dance teachers.
Bulletin for Dancers & Teachers
The IADMS Bulletin for Dancers & Teachers (formerly the Bulletin for Teachers) applies dance medicine/science theory and research to practical problems in dance education, dance training, and dance performance. It addresses issues of concern to teachers of amateur, pre-professional and professional dancers across the age span as well as to the dancers themselves. The articles identify practical teaching problems and present scientific knowledge that may enlighten teaching practices.
Dance Medicine and Science Posters
These large, full-color posters provide relevant information on dance medicine and science topics, with text drawn from IADMS Resource Papers. They are suitable for framing, and are available for purchase from the IADMS Online Store.
Resource Papers present applications of current medical knowledge and scientific research to dance teaching, forming a bridge between the technical aspects of dance medicine/science and the day-to-day needs of dancers and dance teachers.
Dance Kinesiology Teachers' Special Interest Site
(external internet site) The site is designed for those who teach dance kinesiology, dance science, injury prevention and related subjects to dancers.
Healthy Dance Practice Certification
This new certification includes all the latest research in healthy and safe dance practice and has been developed and written by IADMS members. It endorses the knowledge of healthy dance practice internationally. The management and assessment of the certification is undertaken by Safe in Dance International.