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2008 Special Interest Groups: A Day for Teachers

Special Interest Groups Day
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

(27 July 2008)

A Day for Teachers:

Dancing Mind, Body and Soul

8:15–9:00 am Welcome: Registration and Refreshments

9:00–9:10 am Opening Remarks
Virginia Wilmerding, PhD, IADMS Past-President, University of New Mexico,
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Rachel Rist, MA, Director of Dance, Arts Educational School, Tring, UK

9:10–9:20 am Keynote speech:
David Howard, Ballet Master, New York, New York, USA

9:20–9:40 am Delivery and teaching of the dance class: strategies to augment skills training.
Lynda Mainwaring, PhD, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

9:40-10:00 am Teaching ballet within the dance curriculum.
David Howard, Ballet Master, New York, New York, USA

10:00–10:40 am Practical applications: cueing, and the use of touch to enhance feedback.
Janet Karin, OAM, The Australian Ballet School, Melbourne, Australia
Experiential session: taking the audience through an imagery journey.
Jan Dunn, MS, North Boulder Physical Therapy, Boulder, Colorado, USA

10:45–11:15 am REFRESHMENT BREAK

11:15–12:00 noon How to reduce occupational stress and promote longevity.
Linda H. Hamilton, PhD, Wellness Consultant, New York City Ballet, New
York, New York, USA
Teaching to foster/enhance the joy in dancing.
David Howard, Ballet Master, New York, New York, USA

12:00–1:30 pm LUNCH BREAK

1:30–2:30 pm Healthy weight control for dancers:
Identification of students with a serious eating disorder, utilizing healthy weight controlling practices.

Bonnie Robson, MD, FRCP(C), Bellville, Ontario, Canada
Referral to family physician: procedures and tests.
Katharine M. Zeller, MD, Internal Medicine Specialist, Portland, Oregon, USA
Healthy eating tips for the student with very high or very low BMI.
Elizabeth L. Snell, BSc, RD, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Use of BMI as a tool: relevance and recommendations.
Virginia Wilmerding, PhD, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Practical Issues: policies and challenges in educating parents, teachers and students.
Rachel Rist, MA, Director of Dance, Arts Educational School, Tring, UK

2:30–2:45 pm Introduction of the ‘Safe Dance Qualification’.
Emma Redding, MSc, PhD candidate, Laban, London, UK
Helen Laws, Dance UK, London, UK

2:45–3:00 pm Open Forum and Closing Remarks: Teachers Day Program Committee
Rachel Rist, MA, Director of Dance, Arts Educational School, Tring, UK; Pam Geber, MFA, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA;
Sonia Rafferty, MSc, Laban, London, UK;
Bonnie Robson, MD; FRCP(C), Bellville, Ontario, Canada

3:00–4:00 pm Optional Movement Session
Implementing theory into practice.
Jan Dunn, MS, North Boulder Physical Therapy, Boulder, Colorado, USA

This activity has not been designated for AMA PRA Category 1 credits™.

Program subject to change.

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