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Dance Educators' Committee

Call for Committee Members:

The Dance Educators' Committee currently seeks members who will help to expand the reach of our current network through their knowledge and connections to various global regions, dance genres, and cultural communities. We are particularly interested in gaining insights into dance disciplines outside of ballet and modern/contemporary, as well as making more connections in the competition dance sector.

General Skills: well organized, clear communicator, competent writer, well-versed in various social media and technology trends.
Committee-specific skills: strong command of the dance science literature, demonstrated interest in advancing the aims of IADMS, and robust experience in dance education.

To apply, email the Dance Educators' Committee.

2019-2021 Committee Members:

Ellie Kusner, MSc (Chair)
Janine Bryant, MA, BFA
Claire Farmer, MSc
Gemma Harman, PhD, MSc
Edel Quin, MSc
Astrid Sherman, FISTD
Charmaine Tay, MSc
Nefeli Tsiouti, MA, MSc, FHT
Margaret Wilson, PhD, MS, FIADMS

The Dance Educators' Committee promotes communication and education for dance teachers, dance students, parents, dancers, and the medical and other health practitioners who provide their care. The committee develops resource papers, fact sheets, and posters to disseminate information on safe, healthy dance education practices and on lifestyle choices that prolong dance careers. The Bulletin for Dancers and Teachers, an online publication, helps teachers to ensure that their practice is in line with current scientific knowledge. 

One of the committee’s major functions is to produce A Day for Teachers, a special meeting geared to the needs of dance teachers. This important event follows the IADMS Annual Conference each year.

Dance Educator Award
The Dance Educators' Committee seeks to recognize teachers who integrate principles of dance science in their teaching.  

Nomination criteria and additional information, and the nomination submission form, are located on the IADMS Nominations For Dance Educator Award 2020 page.

Resources for Teachers
IADMS strives to provide dance teachers all over the world with access to valuable information and resources. Well-informed dance teachers can enable dancers to dance longer and stronger. It is in the studio that future generations of dancers are born, either for the professional theater or for recreational pleasure. By keeping dance teachers up-to-date with the best medical and scientific information, we hope to facilitate the life-enhancing joy of dancing and enable professionals to enjoy longer and healthier dancing careers.

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