“Advancing the Art and Science of Teaching Dance” on August 15 and 16, 2015


Falls Church, VA July 27, 2015 – The Virginia Dance Coalition (VADC), in partnership with Body Dynamics, Inc. (BDI) will present a two-day professional development workshop for dance educators, “Advancing the Art and Science of Teaching Dance” on August 15 and 16, 2015, at 410 S. Maple Avenue, Suite 100, Falls Church, VA 22046.

The link to the VADC event page is: http://www.virginiadancecoalition.org/BodyDynamics.htm

The link to the registration form is: http://tinyurl.com/VADC-BodyDyn2015

Our Facebook Event page is: https://www.facebook.com/events/409580075885783/

The cost of the workshop is $250. A discounted rate is available for VADC member organizations and their employees.

Class topics will include kinesthetic, visual, and tactile cueing, adolescent growth and development, supportive nutrition, the teacher’s role in managing injuries, biomechanics and dance function, and practical application for building movement sequences that integrate motor control, cueing, biomechanics, dance function, and aesthetics.

This workshop promises to be an intensive opportunity for dance teachers to enhance individual knowledge, develop pedagogical skills and network with other professionals in the field. BDI will provide documentation for participants to apply for up to 15.5 Continuing Education Units.

Virginia Dance Coalition (formerly the Fairfax County Dance Coalition) is a community of dance studios, companies, and individual dance artists acting as the voice for dance in Virginia. The organization’s mission is to grow awareness of and participation in dance arts by students, audiences, and dance companies. VADC activities work to foster development of network connections among Virginia dance and other performing arts groups, address challenges that face dance arts, and promote expansion and improvement of Virginia theatre facilities for dance. VADC aims to expand the audience for dance, and develop sponsorship opportunities and implement fundraising activities to support dance arts.

Body Dynamics, Inc. Performing Arts Medicine team includes physical therapists, athletic trainers, and Pilates practitioners who have extensive performing, teaching, and lecturing experience as well as real world experience training recreational, pre-professional and professional performers. They teach responsible self-care, empowering performers with tools to prevent future injuries and enhance current performance. BDI currently directs the Health and Wellness Program at The Washington Ballet and The Washington School of Ballet, and provide backstage support to Arena Stage and Kennedy Center productions.

Nancy Gross
grossna51 [at] gmail.com

Virginia Dance Coalition
PO Box 158
Fairfax, VA 22038-0158



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