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IADMS 2013 - A dancer’s guide to anxiety

A dancer’s guide to anxiety
 
Bonnie E. Robson, MD, FRCPC, Pivot Sport Medicine and Orthopedics, Toronto, Ontario,
Canada

All dancers experience anxiety, nervousness, and anticipatory arousal at some time. This paper
will explore anxiety from the relatively mild brief variety that is caused by a stressful event (such
as speaking in public or a first date), to more severe conditions. Anxiety disorders effect 40

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IADMS 2013 - Dance-related concussions: a growing concern

Dance-related concussions: a growing concern
 
Tara McCrystal, DPT; Susan Kinney, PT; Deanna Santanello, DPT, Artist Rehabilitation Therapy Services, LLC; Cynthia Stein, MD, Division of Sports Medicine, Boston Children's
Hospital, Massachusetts, USA

Sport-related concussion is a topic of increasing public and media attention, and the medical
literature on this subject is growing rapidly. However, to our knowledge, no published papers

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Tackling eating disorders within a professional dance and musical theatre college

Authors: Nicola Stephens, Tracey Lee, Performers College, UK

This presentation will discuss how the problem of disordered eating/eating disorders was highlighted, the actions taken to create a Healthy Eating Policy to help manage the problem, and how our policy has been revised to help ongoing management of these issues within a performing arts college.

Case studies will be used to highlight the issues faced in a full-time dance and musical theatre college and ideas for how we plan to continue to address the issues relating to healthy eating will be discussed.

IADMS 2001- Eyes and Movement in Dancing

Eyes and Movement in Dancing

Jose Javier Pedrosa Laplana,
L’Astragal, Zaragoza, Spain

After having observed, while teaching dance, that the gaze is usually aimed downward or stays in too fixed a point, our starting point is the performance presence. This is a problem that results in a great loss of expressivity on the part of the artist.