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Mid-Year Makeover:

Infusing Wellness Into Your Dance Curriculum

A Virtual Workshop for Dance Educators

Are you a passionate dance teacher who believes in nurturing not only the technique but also the overall well-being of your students?

Do you want to create a curriculum that goes beyond the dance studio, instilling a lifelong love for movement and wellness?

Look no further! Our exclusive workshop, Mid-Year Makeover: Infusing Wellness Into Your Dance Curriculum, is designed just for you!

Discover the Art of Integrating Wellness into Your Dance Curriculum

Join us for an immersive and transformative experience where you'll unlock the secrets to seamlessly integrate wellness practices into your dance curriculum.

Our experts will guide you on an enlightening journey, empowering you to become a well-rounded dance educator who prioritizes the holistic development of your students.

Unleash the Benefits of Dance Science

In this workshop, you'll delve into the captivating world of dance science, exploring how it can enhance the dance experience for both you and your students.

Through interactive sessions and hands-on activities, you'll discover innovative techniques to help your students develop physical strength, flexibility, emotional resilience, and mental focus—all while fostering a nurturing and inclusive environment.

Cultivate a Culture of Wellness in Your Dance Studio

We believe that a dance studio should be more than just a space for movement—it should be a haven where students flourish physically, mentally, and emotionally.

During this workshop, you'll gain valuable insights into creating a culture of wellness within your studio.

From designing warm-up routines that prevent injuries to implementing periodization techniques that allow for mental, emotional, and physical rest, you'll learn to revolutionize your teaching approach and leave a lasting impact on your students' lives.

Who is this workshop for?

Are you...

A new or experienced dance educator?

Whether you're an experienced dance educator looking for new ways to keep your students safe and healthy or you're a new dance educator who isn't even sure where to start

Passionate about the wellness of your students?

You've got a genuine interest in promoting wellness and well-being in your students' lives and you understand the connection between dance, physical health, and mental well-being.

Committed to student success?

You're dedicated to the growth and development of your students, striving to create a positive and nurturing learning environment that supports their overall well-being.

Eager to learn?

You have a thirst for knowledge and you're eager to acquire new skills and insights related to curriculum planning and integrating wellness practices into dance education.


You embrace continuous learning and professional development, seeking opportunities to enhance your teaching abilities and expand your knowledge base.


You prioritize the needs and well-being of your students, aiming to create a curriculum that fosters holistic growth, self-expression, and a positive dance experience.

If this sounds like you,

Then this workshop will be a perfect fit!

Learn From Experts in Dance and Wellness

Our workshop brings together a distinguished panel of dance educators and wellness specialists who are at the forefront of their fields.

They will share their wisdom, practical tips, and cutting-edge research, providing you with the tools you need to effectively integrate wellness practices into your curriculum.

Prepare to be inspired as you network with like-minded professionals who share your passion for holistic dance education.

Meet Our Experts

Maria Haralambis, M.Ed., NASM CES, FMT

Maria Haralambis is a current Ph.D. candidate and CEO of The Dance Scientist, L.L.C.


She helps Dancers & Dance Educators understand and apply Dance Science principles through Resources, Master Classes, Training Sessions, Mentoring, Injury Risk Assessments, and more.

  • BS Dance (honors)- Wayne State University (2018)

  • MS Kinesiology (Exercise Science)- Wayne State University (2019)

  • PhD Health & Human Performance- Concordia University Chicago (candidate)

  • Certifications

    • Stott Pilates & ISP​

    • NASM Corrective Exercise

    • Rock Tape

    • Acrobatic Arts

    • Cecchetti Council of America

    • NSLS Fully Inducted Member

  • Instagram
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GingerAnn Neslund, PT, DPT

Ginger is a professional dancer and physical therapist and CEO of Divergent Physical Therapy & Wellness, LLC.


She helps dancers and dance educators level-up their technique and sustain long-lasting careers through one-on-one trainings, workshops, movement classes, and injury and pointe readiness screenings.

  • BFA Dance- University of Michigan (2012)

  • BS Movement Science- University of Michigan (2012)

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy- University of Michigan, Flint (2015)

  • MA in Teaching Artistry (Dance)- Wayne State University (candidate)

  • Certifications:

    • Dry Needling for the Upper Extremity, Head, Neck, and Face (American Academy of Manipulative Therapy)

    • Vestibular Rehab Certified (Medbridge)

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Lisa Podnar, BS

Lisa is a professional dancer and dance educator and is CEO of Kinetic Dance Lab.

Lisa educates dancers by integrating anatomy, technique, and artistic expression. She offers one-on-one trainings, masterclasses, and workshops to help her clients attain their goals.

  • BS Dance Education (2020)

  • Certifications

    • AZ Dance Medicine

    • Stott Pilates (Mat- Level 1)

    • Cecchetti Council of America (Grades 1, 2, & 3)

    • Progressing Ballet Technique

    • Acrobatic Arts

    • iTap

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Megan Drabant, MFA

Megan is a dance educator, Pilates instructor, and dance science expert. She received her MFA in Dance Science from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, ENG. Megan has performed professionally with a number of companies including the Michigan Dance Project, Detroit Tap Repertory, and M.A.D.D Rhythms.


Megan is currently faculty at Tap Dance Detroit, Main Stage Dance (St. Clair County, MI), Dancewerks National Werkshop, and Triple S Dance Competition.

  • BFA in Dance from Wayne State University

  • MFA in Dance Science from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire, London ENG

  • Certifications:

    • STOTT Pilates

    • PTA Global Personal trainer

    • AFAA Group Fitness instructor

    • Gray Institute 3DMAPS and CAFS certified coach

  • Professional Memberships:

    • International Association for Dance Medicine & Science

    • National Dance Education Organization

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Unlock Your Full Potential as a Dance Teacher

This workshop isn't just about enhancing your curriculum—it's about empowering you as an educator.

You'll gain invaluable knowledge, strategies, and resources to take your teaching to new heights.

Whether you're a seasoned instructor or just starting your journey, this workshop will equip you with the confidence and expertise to make a significant impact on the lives of your students and nurture their love for dance and wellness.

What's Included?


  • 2+ Hours of valuable dance wellness presentations and curriculum development tips

  • Presentations by each of our experts

  • 3 different topics to help you incorporate wellness into your curriculum

Premium Replay

  • 2+ Hours of valuable dance wellness presentations and curriculum development tips

  • Presentations by each of our experts

  • 3 different topics to help you incorporate wellness into your curriculum

  • Bonus- Workshop sessions with each of our presenters (additional 1.5 hours)

  • Bonus- 1-hr Movement session with Megan Drabant, MFA

  • Bonus- Handouts from each workshop to help you design your curriculum


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"Inside the Dancers' Body: Anatomy Education for Dance Artists" is your
ultimate way for making Anatomy
& Dance Science easy to teach
your dancers. When these lessons
are embedded into their dance
education from a young age, they
become less prone to injuries, more anatomically aware, and overall stronger in their dance technique."
~Maria Haralambis


"This workshop is meant to help give dance educators the tools for their students
to become goal setters and
independent thinkers. It shows
how we can cultivate a
community of acceptance and
support to encourage our students to
reach their fullest potential."
~Lisa Podnar

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"This workshop is meant to help dance educators incorporate dance science
and wellness into their current
curriculums instead of just talking
about it in an abstract way. We
want you to be able to put the
information into action immediately
to help your students dance their best
and stay safe and healthy."
~GingerAnn Neslund


"From Plie to Power: Dance Conditioning Strategies is a specialized movement class tailored for dance educators, aiming to equip them with the knowledge and tools needed to effectively incorporate dance conditioning into their curriculum.

From Plie to Power is here to supercharge educators and set their students up for success in the ever-evolving world of dance."
~Megan Drabant

Bonus Movement Session

From Plié to Power: Dance Conditioning Strategies

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What are people saying?


"Lisa puts her students and their learning before anything else. She adapts her lessons to what the dancers need and loves watching them grow as artists and as people...She incorporates her musical abilities, her passion for anatomy & injury prevention and an evolving artistic pedagogy into everything she does! Lisa never stops trying to improve and I love that about her!"


"Ginger offers solutions to your individual needs as a dancer/mover/human being. Her knowledge and gentle advice offer long term action plans that are easy to follow on your own. No question is too silly, no request ignored. A myriad of adaptations fit unique needs and bodies. She is a pleasure to work with and an inspiring role model."

"I love the tips and cues Maria provides. As I am a very 'have to do' learner and visual learner, being able to have examples & demonstrations was like a light bulb clicking on for me."

Elevate Your Curriculum. Empower Your Students. Enrich Their Lives.

Sign up for Mid-Year Makeover: Infusing Wellness Into Your Dance Curriculum now!

Together, let's revolutionize the way dance is taught and cultivate a generation of dancers who thrive in body, mind, and soul.

Sign me up!
  • Dance Wellness Workshop

    Standard Replay
    Valid for 3 months
    • 3-Month access to presentations from each expert
  • Best Value

    Dance Wellness Workshop- Premium

    Premium Replay
    Valid for 3 months
    • 3-Month access to presentations from each expert
    • 3-Month access to workshop sessions from each expert
    • BONUS: 3-Month access to the movement session with Megan
    • BONUS: All handouts to accompany each of the presentations
  • Dance Wellness Workshop- Monthly Premium

    Every month
    Premium Replay- Monthly Payments
    Valid for 3 months
    • 3-Month access to presentations from each expert
    • 3-Month access to workshop sessions from each expert
    • BONUS: 3-Month access to the movement session with Megan
    • BONUS: All handouts to accompany each of the presentations

Are you a studio owner?

If you've got 5+ employees you'd like to provide access to our workshop,

to get a special discount just for YOU!

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