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29th Annual Conference – A Day for Teachers


Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Thursday–Sunday, October 24–27, 2019

A Day for Teachers (ADfT) - Friday, October 25, 2019

A Day for Teachers

A Day For Teachers will be run alongside the main conference on Friday October 25th. There will be opportunity to share knowledge in lunchtime roundtable discussions. Attendees from the main conference can attend presentations of A Day For Teachers.


Bridging the Gaps: from Theory to Practice
Co-hosted by Healthy Dancer Canada (HDC) and the IADMS Dance Educators’ Committee


8:30 - 9:00 am

Registration; tea, coffee and light breakfast 

 9:00 Opening remarks
Karine Rathle MSc, HDC president 
 9:00 - 10:00 Moving to move: an approach to the art of technique
Angelique Wilkie MSc
 10:00 - 10:15

Refreshments break

 10:15 - 11:30 World Café’ (1) Can vegans dance? (2) Balance board - friend or foe? (3) The stretching debate (4) How much is too much?

 11:30 - 12:30 pm

(choose one)

Building anatomical fluency through creative practices
Megan Brunsvold Mercedes BFA, MFA

Utilizing strategies from motor learning to enhance verbal cueing for dancers
Lisa Donegan Shoaf DPT, PhD & Judith Steel MA, CMA

 12:30 - 2:30

 Lunch with Dance Educators Roundtable discussions (*lunch ticket to be bought)

 2:30 - 3:30 Dancers’ perceptions of strength and conditioning training
Melanie Kerr MSc, BA(Hons) & Imogen Aujla MSc, PhD
Injury associated with dance education: a systematic review
Meghan Critchley MSc
The effect of the Flipped Classroom Model on altering knowledge and behavior in collegiate dancers
Margaret Willoughby MS & Mary Petrizzi MS
Gender separation in training: right or wrong?
Elizabeth Yutzey MFA & Emma Redding MSc, PhD
 3:30 - 3:45

 Refreshments break

 3:45 - 5:00 2020 vision: stress less, create more resiliency and self-care
Lynda Mainwaring PhD, C.Psych
 5:00 - 5:30 Review, reflection and actions from the day
Dance educators’ committee chair, IADMS

Program subject to change
Revised October 20, 2019

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