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Conference Programme Teaser Announced


Conference Programme Teaser Announced
Find out more about the presenters and topics covered by our December 2016 Conference

The Faculty of Education have given us a little teaser of the programme for the  forthcoming Dance Teaching in the 21st Centre: Practice and Innovation conference. With the full programme to be announced shortly, what we do know is that it will feature Australian and international perspectives from the UK, USA, New Zealand, Singapore and India on:

  • vocational training
  • higher education
  • dance pedagogy and approaches to learning and teaching
  • and dance science.

The conference also includes practical workshops focussed on repertoire, as well as inclusive and somatic practices. And an array of topics covered by presentations and guest speakers include Michelle Groves, Royal Academy of Dance, Director Faculty of Education; Associate Professor Gene Moyle, Head of Discipline – Dance, QUT Creative Industries and Hilary Kaplan – RAD Registered Teacher and Examiner.

Specific presenters announced in this first wave are:

  • Janet Karin, OAM, Clinical Fellow, Australian Catholic University; Professional Associate, University of Canberra; Kinetic Educator, The Australian Ballet School presenting Why do willing, capable students sometimes under-achieve?
  • Debra Crookshanks Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist.  Physiotherapist for Dancers & Performing Artists, Board Member - International Association for Dance Medicine & Science discussing Safe Dance practice in Dance Teacher Training: Dance Science V’s Social Media. 
  • Luke Hopper, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts presenting Pirouettes vs the laws of physics. 
  • Susan Simpson and Turid Revfeim, New Zealand School of Dance discussing The Challenges of Training the Versatile Dancer
  • Ballet practice and innovation: Preparing leaders for the 21st Century presented by Molly Faulkner, Ph.D.  is a Professor of Dance and former Chair of Performing Arts at Palomar College in San Marcos, California

It’s shaping up to be an exciting programme and we look forward to the full announcement due in September.

We are also thrilled to annnounce that due to considerable interest from presenters and delegates we've had to move the conference to a bigger venue and look forward to enjoying the facilities at UNSW CBD Campus, O’Connell St Sydney.

You can now book one day or two day passes here and up until 30 September qualify for the Early bird discount. So book now and make sure you stay at the forefront of dance practice and teaching with a global force in dance education.

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