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2007 Special Interest Groups: A Day for Teachers

17th Annual Meeting

Thursday - Saturday, 25 - 27 October 2007
Special Interest Groups Day Sunday, 28 October 2007

Canberra, Australia
at the Australian Institute of Sport

(Updated 26 October 2007)

A Day for Teachers:

The Science Behind the Art of Dance:
Integrating Science to Enhance Dance Performance

8.15 - 9 am Welcome: Registration and Refreshments

9 - 9.15 am Opening Remarks
Virginia Wilmerding, PhD, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Karen Potter, MFA, Associate Professor and Director of Dance, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

9.15 - 10.45am Moving the Art Form Forward
- Using research to improve arabesque height, jump height and other technical skills.
Gayanne Grossman, PT, EdM, Temple University, Philadelphia, and Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA

- Lateral bias and functional asymmetry in dance training.
Marliese Kimmerle, PhD, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada

- Integrating anatomy and kinesiology in the studio/class.
Jane Baas, MFA, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, USA

- The role of imagery.
Janet Karin, OAM, The Australian Ballet School, Melbourne, Australia

10.45 - 11.15 am REFRESHMENT BREAK

11.15am - 12 pm Practical Applications: Concurrent Movement Sessions
1) Anatomical coaching in ballet.
Peter Lewton-Brain, DO, MA, Ecole Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, France, University of Nice, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Monaco

2) Conditioning and imagery for the young dancer.
Donna Krasnow, MS, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

12 - 1.30 pm LUNCH BREAK

1.30 - 1.50 pm Psychological considerations in enhancing dance performance.
Lucinda Sharp, BSc(Hons), MPsych(Clinical), Head of Student Health & Welfare, The Australian Ballet School, Melbourne, Australia

1.50 - 2.50 pm Panel Discussion/ Open Forum
Moderator: Karen Potter, MFA, Associate Professor and Director of Dance, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Panelists: Jane Baas, MFA; Gayanne Grossman, PT; Janet Karin, OAM; Marliese Kimmerle, PhD; Donna Krasnow, MS; Peter Lewton-Brain, DO, MA; Lucinda Sharp, BSc, MPsych

2.50 - 3 pm Closing Remarks

Program subject to change.

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