EnhanceDance is pleased to announce that our Founding Director, Andrea Downie, is on the list of world-class teachers nominated for the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) 2020 Dance Educator Award. Congratulations!!
See the announcement below:
The IADMS Dance Educators' Committee is very excited to share the nominees for the 2020 Dance Educator Award! These 22 astounding educators were nominated by their colleagues and students for masterfully integrating principles of Dance Medicine and Science into their teaching practice and inspiring future generations of dance teachers to do the same. Nominators spoke passionately about these studio teachers, clinicians, healthcare providers, coaches, and classroom lecturers. Each of these professionals has devoted themselves to improving the health and performance of dancers through education and we thank them all for their service. The winner of the Dance Educator Award will be announced this October.
Please, join us in celebrating these educators:
Daan van den Akker
Hyp-Access (Audre Wirtanen & Laura Tuthall)
Maggie Morris, Andrea Downie, Bonnie Robson,
Karine Rathle & Jo-Anne La Flèche
EnhanceDance was pleased to spend time with colleagues from around the world at the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science Conference in Montreal. Andrea Downie gave a lecture presentation, Multisensory instruction addresses learning diversity and enhances dance skill learning and performance, and also lead a movement workshop, EnhanceDance: Holistic multisensory movement.
Healthy dancer workshop, New Blue Emerging Dance Festival, Toronto 2018
EnhanceDance's Andrea Downie presented a workshop in Toronto, Optimizing Dance Performance, with Nicole Hamilton of Inica Dance Industries and Kiah Brubacher-Cressman on behalf of Healthy Dancer Canada - The Dance Health Alliance of Canada at New Blue Emerging Dance Festival 18, June 4, 2018. Topics include physical tools to optimize dance performance, injury prevention and management, and psychological tools to optimize dance performance.
Dance conditioning workshop, Quinte Ballet School, Quinte 2018
EnhanceDance's Andrea Downie was at Quinte Ballet School of Canada in again this winter, working with the dancers in the professional division. We discussed how to safely and optimally warm-up and cool-down. We also did C-I Training classes and discussed the importance of supplementary fitness and conditioning for dancers.