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2013 Annual Meeting – A Day for Teachers

23rd Annual Meeting

Thursday – Saturday, October 17 – 19, 2013

Special Interest Groups Day Sunday, October 20, 2013

Seattle, Washington, USA

A Day for Teachers

Applying dance science and somatics to the language of teaching technique

For the past few decades, studies and research in dance science and somatic practices have become more available to teachers involved in the training and education of dancers. While these areas of study inform dance technique, teachers can struggle with how to integrate this material into the traditional dance technique class. The focus of A Day for Teachers 2013 will be developing language and cueing that can enhance teaching practices using these recent developments. Three dance-related areas will be examined: (1) anatomy and kinesiology, (2) current research in the dance sciences such as biomechanics and motor learning, and (3) somatic practices. Experts in the field will be asked to share their experiences to describe how they have developed language, cueing, and imagery using these fields to enhance their dance technique classes. Special guest William (Bill) Evans will give a movement session integrating the language of somatic practice into the dance class.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

8:00 - 8:45 am Registration; Tea and Coffee

8:45 - 9:00 am Opening Remarks
Margaret Wilson, PhD, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming;
IADMS Board of Directors; IADMS Education Committee Chair

9:00 - 10:00 am The Language of Dance Class: Translating Anatomy and Kinesiology
Kitty Daniels, MA, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, Washington, USA

10:00 - 10:30 am Group Discussion

10:30 - 11:00 am Refreshment Break

11:00 am - Noon The Language of Dance Class: Translating Dance Research
Donna Krasnow, PhD, California State University, Northridge, California, and California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California, USA;
Virginia Wilmerding, PhD, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, IADMS Program Committee Chair

Noon - 12:30 pm Group Discussion

12:30 - 1:45 pm

1:45 - 3:10 pm Movement Session The Language of Dance Class: Translating Somatic Practice
William (Bill) Evans, MFA, CLMA, Visiting Artist Professor, The College at Brockport, SUNY, New York; Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

3:10 - 3:15 pm Closing Remarks

Program subject to change


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