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Regional Meeting: Melbourne, Australia: April 2017

IADMS Regional Meeting

Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School
Melbourne, Australia

7-8 April 2017

The Training and Care of the Adolescent Dancer

Meeting format: Lectures and Practical sessions
Target Audience: This Regional Meeting will be tailored toward the dance teaching community but it is envisaged that it will also stimulate interest with medical practitioners.

Date: 7-8 April 2017
Location: Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, 57 Miles Street, Southbank, Victoria, Australia 3006
Click for map of location
Contact: Maggie Lorraine
Agenda for each day: located further down this page


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)


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         



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

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