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2018 Dance Educator Award Winner - Stevie Oakes

Posted By IADMS Dance Educators' Committee, Sunday, October 28, 2018

Congratulations to our Dance Educator Award winner - Stevie Oakes! While she couldn't join us in Helsinki this year, check out this awesome video taken by her students of her being presented the award!

 

 

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IADMS Seeks Nominations for the 2018 Dance Educators’ Award

Posted By IADMS Dance Educators' Committee, Monday, April 2, 2018


The Dance Educators’ Committee of IADMS promotes communication and education for dance teachers, dance students, parents, dancers, and the medical and other health practitioners who provide their care.

 

The Committee also seeks to recognize teachers who integrate principles of dance science in their teaching and is seeking nominations for the 2018 IADMS Dance Educators’ Award from around the world.

 

The recipient of this recognition is an IADMS member who shows evidence of substantial impact through teaching dance and has influenced future dance teachers. Additional evidence for the award comes from service to the field of dance medicine and science as well as mentoring students participating in dance medicine and science events and conferences.

 

 

The 2017 IADMS Dance Educators’ Committee Dance Educator Award was presented to Professor Emma Redding PhD, who joins Dr. Janice Plastino, recipient of the 1st IADMS Dance Educator Award in 2014, Janet Karin, recipient of the award in 2015 and Dr. Tom Welsh 2016, in receiving this honor from the IADMS Dance Educators’ Committee.

 

The criteria for the award describe a dance educator who:
 
· demonstrates long standing support for the integration and implementation of dance science in the classroom.
 
· has developed a system of training based on sound knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, and/or psychology;

· can address artistic and pedagogical priorities within a scientific context to help researchers understand the art of dance and dance teaching;
 
· demonstrates innovative thinking in teaching and is not afraid to challenge myths and historical methods;
 
· demonstrates an ongoing commitment to furthering the field of dance and dance science and IADMS as an organization.

 

Nomination submissions will close May 1, 2018. Submit a nomination through the webform here - www.iadms.org/page/educator_award

 

The candidate will be selected by the Dance Educators’ Committee and will be recognized at the IADMS Annual Meeting in Helsinki in October 2018.

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IADMS Seeks Nominations for the 2017 Dance Educators Award

Posted By IADMS Education Committee, Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Educators Committee of IADMS promotes communication and education for dance teachers, dance students, parents, dancers, and the medical and other health practitioners who provide their care.

The Committee also seeks to recognize teachers who integrate principles of dance science in their teaching and is seeking nominations for the 2017 IADMS Dance Educators Award from around the world

The recipient of this recognition shows evidence of substantial impact through teaching dance and has influenced future dance teachers. Additional evidence for the award comes from service to the field of dance medicine and science as well as mentoring students participating in dance medicine and science events and conferences. 

 

 

The 2016 IADMS Education Committee Dance Educator Award is presented to Dr. Tom Welsh, Professor at Florida State University. Tom joins Dr. Janice Plastino, recipient of the 1st IADMS Dance Educator Award and Janet Karin, recipient of the award in 2015 in receiving this honor from the IADMS Education committee.

 

 An initial letter of nomination will be used to address the candidate’s eligibility, and additional letters of support will be solicited from parents, school directors, and/or former students. Nomination submissions will be due May 1, 2017. The candidate will be selected by the Educators Committee and will be recognized at the Annual Meeting in October.

 

The criteria for the award describe a dance educator who:

 

· Demonstrates long standing support for the integration and implementation of dance science in the classroom and technique studio;

 

· Has developed a system of training based on sound knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, and/or psychology;

 

· Understands and effectively communicates the biomechanical components of movement and dance training principles, both intuitively and based on research, to augment artistic performance;

 

· Can address artistic and pedagogical priorities within a scientific context to help researchers understand the art of dance and dance teaching;

 

· Demonstrates innovative thinking in teaching, is not afraid to challenge myths and historical methods;

 

· Demonstrates attention to physical development and emotional welfare of the student, working to train and educate independent artists fully able in mind, body, and spirit;

 

· Has students who embody and practice the principles that underpin the teacher’s philosophy;

 

· Demonstrates an ongoing commitment to furthering the field of dance and dance science and IADMS as an organization.

 

Please send in your nominations to Education@iadms.org.

 

 

 

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IADMS Dance Educator Award Update

Posted By IADMS Education Committee, Tuesday, January 3, 2017

 

The 2016 IADMS Education Committee Dance Educator Award is presented to Dr. Tom Welsh, Professor at Florida State University.  Tom’s direct and indirect influence on dance pedagogy and training has been profound.  He carefully thinks about how research informs practice and how research needs to reflect practice.  The many colleagues and students he works with are challenged and invigorated by his thoughtful questions, carefully worded concerns and unique solutions to difficult problems.  The students and colleagues he mentors are directly impacting the field of dance, from the smallest studio to college programs.  He has written several papers for the Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, Journal of Dance Education and his book, Conditioning for Dancers, is a foundational text in many dance programs and studios around the country. A founding members of the Dance Kinesiology Teacher’s group (now the Dance Science and Somatic Educators Group), Tom also served on the IADMS board of directors and was the President of IADMS from 2009-2011.  Tom joins Dr. Janice Plastino, recipient of the 1st IADMS Dance Educator Award and Janet Karin, recipient of the award in 2015 in receiving this honor from the IADMS Education committee.  More information on the Dance Educator Award can be found at Education@IADMS.org.

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IADMS Dance Educator Award Update

Posted By Margaret Wilson on behalf of the IADMS Education Committee, Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The 2nd IADMS Dance Educator Award was awarded to Janet Karin, OAM, for her passion and commitment to dance and for her tireless contribution to Dance Medicine and the benefits her work brings to countless dancers.  A former Principal Dancer of the Australian Ballet, Janet Karin was previously Principal Dancer of Victorian Ballet Guild and a member of the Borovansky Ballet. She performed in Giselle, Swan Lake, Les Sylphides,  Rudolf Nureyev’s Raymonda and Sir Robert Helpmann’s Electra, to name a few, with several roles created exclusively for her. She established her teaching career in Canberra, training many outstanding dancers, choreographers and teachers. She devised her own teaching system, The Karin System, in response to developments in understanding of anatomy, learning processes and teaching methodologies and to changes in the artistic and physical requirements of the dance profession.


 

The Karin System is designed to provide all students with sound technical development, opportunities to develop creativity and self-expression, the flexibility to progress at their own rate in a non-competitive environment and a broad understanding of dance as an art form. She developed dance studies courses for the Australian National University and for the ACT Department of Education. Ms Karin has received several awards including the Medal of the Order of Australia and the 2014 Australian Dance Award for Services to Dance Education.
 
Ms Karin has worked extensively within the area of cultural development and has designed and facilitated a range of national and international courses, conferences and workshops.  She was Chair of the host consortium (Australian Ballet School, Ausdance and Australian Sports Commission) that presented the 2007 International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) conference in Australia. After chairing the IADMS Education Committee and serving on the Board of Directors, Ms Karin was elected IADMS President for the years 2013-15 and currently serves as Past President for the organization.
 
As Kinetic Educator at the Australian Ballet School, Ms Karin focuses on the application of neuroscience principles to elite ballet training. She has a strong interest in research and is involved in research studies with several Australian and overseas universities. In 2009 she was awarded an Australian Centre of Clinical Research Excellence Grant to investigate dynamic pelvic stability. In 2014, Ms Karin was appointed a Clinical Fellow of Australian Catholic University, and she was appointed Professional Associate of the University of Canberra in 2016. Janet Karin has received the Medal of the Order of Australia and several awards for artistic direction and dance teaching. 


Janet is pictured here with Janice Plastino, recipient of the first Dance Educator Award, and both recipients are pictured with Margaret Wilson, Education Committee Chair, and Robin Kish, Education Committee Vice Chair and Dance Educator Award Chair.

 

 

Calls for nominations for the Dance Educator Award will be included in the next IADMS newsletter, but be thinking about colleagues who have demonstrated a commitment to the art and science of teaching dance that you wish to nominate.

 

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