NDEO's "Teaching Dance Online" Webinar Series:

Extrinsic Variable Considerations When Dancing from Home:
Creating a Safe Space
This session was presented live by Kristen Stevens and Joshua Honrado
on Wednesday June 3, 2020.

NYU Langone Health’s Harkness Center for Dance Injuries will define and discuss extrinsic considerations when teaching or dancing from home and how these relate to injury prevention. Topics covered will include environmental factors such as flooring, temperature, and space; footwear; and conditioning modifications. Educators, parents, and students can gain tools readily applicable to dancing at home as well as useful in preparing for post-pandemic return to the studio.
12-Week Online OPDI Course - Dance Injury Prevention
The presenters of this webinar also teach an online course in dance injury prevention for NDEO's OPDI program. This 12-week online course begins on July 20th.

OPDI-116: Harkness Center for Dance Injuries -
The Applied Science of Dancer Health and Injury Prevention
July 20 to October 25, 2020
Professors: Marijeanne Liederbach with Joshua Honrado, Kristen Stevens, and William Zinser; Tuition $520 NDEO Members / $595 non-Members; 3 NDEO-Endorsed CEUs

Dance educators in every genre of dance serve a myriad of student populations. The goal of this evidenced-based course is to present you, the dance educator, with key principles of overall health in a way that will allow you to critically interpret the information, apply it to your dance education setting, and formulate a dance injury prevention plan of action in your teaching practice. Participants will explore the relationship, or spectrum, between overall health and dance injuries in order to consider what a dance injury prevention plan of action would include in any given environment. Topics covered will include physical, psychodynamic, and environmental factors; motor skill development; strength and conditioning principles; common dance injuries and their formal nomenclature; common myths about injury and training; adolescent dancer health; basic functional anatomy/biomechanics and nutrition; and teacher self-care. Upon analyzing the course material, participants will design an action plan for their students and receive feedback from Harkness Center for Dance Injuries (HCDI) clinicians. At the end of this course, students will demonstrate knowledge of what factors constitute overall health and how they can use this knowledge to develop and deepen their own teaching practices, regardless of educational setting. It is strongly encouraged but not required that prior to engaging in this course, that participants have previous anatomy/kinesiology experience.
Bio of Presenters
Joshua Honrado, MS, ATC, CSCS, RYT, Athletic Trainer at Harkness Center for Dance Injuries Mr. Honrado provides backstage care to Broadway shows and elite dance companies as well as injury prevention assessments and educational lectures to the dance community. Mr. Honrado as well performs administrative tasks related to continuing education courses and marketing for the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries. Mr. Honrado completed his BA in Sociology from the University of California Los Angeles, and received his MS in athletic training from Seton Hall University. Mr. Honrado is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and a registered yoga teacher. 
Kristen Stevens, MA, Program Coordinator of Education and Marketing at Harkness Center for Dance Injuries Ms. Stevens coordinates education programs and marketing. Previously, she worked as a professional ballet dancer in companies including Norwegian National Ballet and BalletMet Columbus, and she is now on faculty at the American Ballet Theatre’s JKO School Children’s Division. She holds a master’s degree in arts administration from Teachers College, Columbia University. 

More about the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO)
The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to advancing dance education centered in the arts for people of all backgrounds. NDEO provides dance artists, educators, and administrators of all backgrounds a network of resources and support, a base for advocacy and research, and access to professional development opportunities that focus on the importance of dance in the human experience.

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