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Regional Meeting Edinburgh 2019 – Control

Posted By Leanne Steel on behalf of the IADMS Student Committee, Monday, April 29, 2019

Between 29th-30th April, in collaboration with ACPSEM and the University of Edinburgh, IADMS hosted their regional meeting in Scotland which focused on the topic of ‘Control’. The meeting consisted of a full day Saturday exploring topics relating to control in aesthetic sports as well as an optional evening session on Friday about ‘Controlling hypermobility’.

 

 

Friday’s sessions included four presentations covering various aspects of hypermobility including the current state of hypermobility among dancers, an insight into hypermobility related injuries and surgery options, the psychopathological characteristics of hypermobility and the teaching and learning environment of dancers with hypermobility and those teaching them. Being someone who is interested in hypermobility, all presentations provided an insightful update on my current knowledge of the topic. Within the Friday session there were also practical workshops on how strength and conditioning, Pilates and Feldenkrais can be used to help dancers find enhanced control. These were particularly useful to physically experience exercises which could be used to inform hypermobile dancers who struggle with finding control but also to incorporate into my personal exercise sessions being a hypermobile dancer myself.

 

 

The main conference day on the Saturday had a much broader inclusion of topics relating to the main theme of the meeting ‘Control’. These topics included injury, training load, leadership and burnout. Throughout the Saturday it was interesting to have speakers from other aesthetic genres of sport including gymnastics, ice skating and also from performance companies such as Cirque de Soleil who have performers with varying performance skills and training backgrounds. It became clear to me that issues dancers face are also common among these other aesthetic sports and performers but that there are clear differences that should be addressed when working with a performer. It was therefore frequently suggested by multiple speakers that you should always consider the specific needs of the performer and the outcome they are wanting to achieve in order to gain the best results.

 

Pictured: Amy Longmuir and Saya Yamaguchi

 

A session that particularly interested me and took me by surprise was a session entitled ‘Extra Control - Breast health in athletes’ by Nicola Brown. In this presentation I was introduced to the structure of the breast and how little support is provided by our bodies structure alone, the consequences of exercising without appropriate support and the importance of wearing a supportive sports bra that is well fitted when exercising despite your cup size. It was also shocking to find out how only a third of women wear sports bras when exercising and that around three-quarters of women wear incorrectly fitted sports bras. This indicates a need for further education on breast health among women!

 

 

Being at the IADMS regional meeting opened my eyes to the impact of control on multiple elements of performers wellbeing and training but also that sometimes those working with performers need to reduce control to allow dancers to feel empowered.

 

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Ipswich IADMS Regional Meeting: A Healthier Dancer Day on The Adolescent Dancer

Posted By DanceEast in partnership with One Dance UK, Monday, May 1, 2017

 Are you a dance educator, private school dance teacher, community artist, a parent, or involved in dance teaching and learning of children and young people?
 
 If so, then this day-long IADMS Regional Meeting is exactly for you!

 

 
 A blend of practical and discursive workshops, as well as keynote presentations, this day draws from the most recent research and practice in dance medicine and science to offer up-to-date information on the physiology and psychology of working with children and young people in an applied dance learning context.
 
 Workshops include: Working with Adolescent Dancers: The Physiology and Psychology of Children and Young People, Pointe work readiness Resilience and Mental Health, Supporting the Adolescent Dancer Growing up as a dancer and The Role of the Dance Teacher.
 
 Dance teachers will be able to claim continuing professional development hours for their portfolio.
 
 The schedule of the day, including key note speakers can be found here.
 
Friday 26th May 2017
10am – 6pm 
Jerwood DanceHouse, Ipswich
£80, £65 concessions
 
To book, call DanceEast Box Office on 01473 295230 or visit www.danceeast.co.uk

 

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2017 Regional Meetings - All the info!

Posted By Elsa Urmston on behalf of the IADMS Dance Educators’ Committee, Monday, March 27, 2017

This year we are working hard to reach new audiences through a range of international regional meetings, arranged by key members of the IADMS Dance Educators’ Committee.  The aim of these events is always to widen our reach and ensure that information about dance medicine and science is broadly disseminated, especially amongst artists, practitioners, teachers, educators, clinicians, students and parents for whom these ideas are relatively new.  This year we have events lined up in Australia, the USA and the UK, which seek to present ways in which dance medicine and science principles can be transferred to the classroom and applied in practice.

 

REGIONAL MEETING #1 - iadms.org/melbourne

 

 

FRIDAY APRIL 7, 2017

 

8.15 – 9.00      Registration; Tea and Coffee  FOYER

 

9.00 – 9.10      Opening Performance

 

Maggie Lorraine, Tim Storey

Welcome Address and Acknowledgement of Country

 

9.10 – 9.15      David McAllister, Artistic Director, The Australian Ballet (video)

Welcome

 

9.15 – 11.15    Susan Mayes, Paula Baird-Colt, Megan Connelly     

Posterior ankle impingement syndrome

 

11.15 – 11.45  Refreshment Break                FOYER

 

11.45 – 1.15    Dana Rader and Debbi Fretus

Mobilizing and conditioning the upper body using GYROTONIC® Methodology

 

1:15-2:00         Lunch                                      FOYER

 

2:00-2:30         Janet Karin

Variability and the stability myth

 

2.30-3.00         Chris Swain and Sela Kiek

Research and teaching perspectives on spine health in adolescent dancers

 

3.00-3.45         Fiona Sutherland

Body Positive Nutrition for Dancers

 

3.45 -4.15        Afternoon Tea                                   FOYER

 

4.15- 5.15 app.Performance   Details to follow         

 

 

SATURDAY APRIL 8, 2017

 

8:30-9:00         Tea and Coffee                       FOYER

 

9.00 – 9.05      Maggie Lorraine/Tim Storey

            Welcome to day two and Information session

 

9.05 – 9.45      Jill Cook

Jumping your way to knee injuries: Tendon problems in young dancers

 

9.45 – 10.15    Melanie Fuller

Understanding changes in training load related to injuries in dance

 

10.15 – 10.45  Refreshment Break    FOYER

 

10:45- 11:25    Gene Moyle

The curse of being highly gifted: The ethical intricacies of injury rehabilitation in an elite ballet setting

 

11.25 – 12.00  Janet Karin

The curse of being highly gifted: Restoring the body, restoring the dancer

 

12.00 -12.45    Susan Mayes

Healthy ballet hips

 

12.45 – 1.30    Lunch                          FOYER

 

1:30-2:30         Maggie Lorraine

Enhancing and strengthening the range of movement in young dancers’ hips through the GYROTONIC® Hamstring Series.

 

2.30 – 3.15      Paula Baird-Colt

Intrinsic foot muscle activation and strengthening exercises with the assistance of real time ultrasound imaging

 

3.15 – 3.45      Liz Hewett

Beyond Dance: Is dance alone enough to develop the young dancer?

 

3.45– 4.15       Q & A and conclusion

 


Location: Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, 57 Miles Street, Southbank, Victoria, Australia 3006
Click for map of location

Contact: Maggie Lorraine mlorraine@internode.on.net

Booking can be found here

 

 

 

REGIONAL MEETING #2 - iadms.org/texas

 

 

SATURDAY MAY 6, 2017

 

8:00 – 8:45am             Welcome: Registration and Breakfast

 

8:45 – 8:55pm             Opening remarks

 

8:55 – 9:40am             Dancer as Athlete

Vanessa Muncrief, PT; Ballet Austin

9:40 - 9:50am              Q & A

 

9:55 – 10:40am           Using Rotator Discs to Increase Strength and Endurance in External Rotation in Dancer

 Carisa Armstrong, MFA and Christine Bergeron, MFA; Texas A&M University

10:40-10:50am            Q & A

 

10:55-11:40am            Motor Control Training for the Dancer’s Hip

Sally Donaubauer, PT, DPT, OCS; Pittsburgh, PA

11:40am-11:50am      Q & A

 

11:50 – 1:15pm           LUNCH BREAK

 

1:15 – 1:45pm             Research in Dance

                                    Amanda Clark Tanruther, MFA; Cleveland, OH

Margaret Wilson, PhD; University of Wyoming

 

1:50-2:30pm                Warming Up in Technique Class

Amanda Clark Tanruther, MFA; Cleveland, OH

2:30-2:40pm                Q&A

 

2:45 – 3:30pm             Movement Session

Margaret Wilson, PhD; University of Wyoming

3:30 – 3:40pm Q & A

 

3:45 – 4:30pm             Using a Roller for Myofascial Release

                                    Melissa Hausman, MS, ATC, LAT; Texas A&M University

4:30 – 4:40pm             Q & A

 

4:40-5:00pm                Closing Remarks

 

Date: May 6, 2017
Location: Texas A&M University, PEAP Building, College Station, Texas 77843-425, USA

Contact: Christine Bergeron; cbergeron@tamu.edu; 979-845-5025

Booking can be found here

 

 

 

REGIONAL MEETING #3 - iadms.org/ipswich

 

 

FRIDAY 26TH MAY 2017

 

10.00 – 10.30am:        Arrival and Coffee

 

10.30 – 11.00am:         Keynote Presentation - Speaker to be confirmed

 

 11.00 – 12.00noon:     Training the Adolescent Dancer: Physiological and Psychological Perspectives

                                         Siobhan Mitchell, University of Bath

 

12.00 – 12.30pm:         Coffee

 

12.30 – 1.30pm:           Parallel Sessions:  

                                   Pointework Readiness

                                              Katy Chambers, Royal Academy of Dance  

                                   OR 

                                   Resilience and Mental Health

                                               Stella Howard, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

 

1.30 – 2.15pm:                                   Lunch

 

2.15 – 2.30pm:              Creating a safe environment for dance

                                                Mark Rasmussen, Harlequin Floors

 

 2.30 – 3.30pm:              Panel Discussion – How Do We Support Adolescent Dancers to Dance

                                                Chair:  Rachel Rist, Tring Park School for Performing Arts

Panellists:  Sujata Banerjee (Classical Indian Dance Artist); Hakeem Onibudo (Impact Dance and Changemaker at The Place);

Sarah Lewis (Glass House Dance and DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training);

Tracy Witney (Head of Learning and Participation, Northern School of Contemporary Dance)

 

3.30 – 4.30pm:                Parallel Sessions:  

                                      Nutrition for the Young Dancer 

Zerlina Mastin, Dance Dietitian and Author of Nutrition for the Dancer

                                      OR 

                                      The Widening Role of the Dance Teacher

Tom Hobden, UNIT and DanceEast Centre for Advanced Training

 

4.30 – 5.00pm:                                   Tea

 

5.00 – 6.00pm:                Children and Young People Dance Performance


Location: DanceEast, Jerwood Dancehouse, Foundry Lane, Ipswich IP4 3DW, United Kingdom
Click for map of location or Click for DanceEast's info page

Contact: Elsa Urmston elsa.urmston@gmail.com
Booking: 01473 295230 or via DanceEast website

 

 

Elsa Urmston is Chair of the the IADMS Dance Educators’ Committee and a Member of the One Dance UK Expert Panel for Children and Young People.  She is a freelance Dance Educator, based in the UK.

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