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2005 Special Interest Groups: Kinesiology Teacher's Day

Special Interest Groups Day
November 6, 2005
Stockholm, Sweden

(Updated 8 September 2005)

Kinesiology Teachers Day

Dance Kinesiology Teachers' Special Interest Site (external site)

09:00-9:20 Opening Remarks
Rachel Rist, MA, President IADMS, Tring UK

09:30-10:00 Comparing and contrasting biomechanic and somatic approaches to teaching kinesiology to dancers. Margaret Wilson, PhD candidate, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas; Pamela Geber, BFA, MFA, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

An historical examination of our field demonstrates that the physical education model for teaching kinesiology has influenced the development of dance science course work, establishing a vocabulary for describing movement and emphasizing certain areas, including biomechanics, the design of the bones and joints, attachments and shapes of muscles, and movement analysis. An alternate approach has been to focus on the physical, kinesthetic understanding of movement efficiency with an emphasis on somatic practices.

10:00-10:30Small group discussion of the following questions:
• What are the advantages and disadvantages of each approach?
• What core information is critical for dancers to understand in order to remain healthy?
• What components do you feel your students enjoy and are able to master? With what components do they struggle?

10:30-11:00 BREAK
Participants are encouraged to bring sample syllabi, research agendas and other items of interest to share informally during this time.

11:00-11:45 Movement session - A safe and efficient warm-up: Some basic principles in preparing the body to dance. Ruth Solomon, Professor Emerita, University of California, Santa Cruz, California, Division of Sports Medicine, and Harvard Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

11:45-13:45 LUNCH BREAK

13:45-14:45 Roundtable Discussion: Applications of dance kinesiology beyond the university setting.
Janet Karin, OAM, Australian Ballet School, Melbourne, Australia; Reetta Ronkko, PhD candidate, University of Kuopio, Finland

14:45-15:30 Movement session - Training for mobility vs stability utilizing Stott Pilates principles. Eva Powers, BS, MA, Wayne State University, Detroit Michigan, USA

15:30-16:00 BREAK

16:00-17:00 Business Meeting
Jane Baas, MFA, special interest group chair; Pamela Geber, MFA, chair-elect; Tom Welsh, PhD, immediate past chair

• Update on Special Interest Group Status

• Selection of Chair-Elect for 2005-2006, who then becomes group chair for 2006-07

• Update on website and on-line survey

• Planning for Special Interest Groups Days and conferences

• New business

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