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Mid-Year Makeover:

Infusing Wellness Into Your Dance Curriculum

A Virtual Workshop for Dance Educators

Sunday, January 21st, 2024
10am-3pm EST

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.

Growth-oriented?

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

Student-centered?

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

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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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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?

  • 5-Hours of valuable wellness information and curriculum development tips

  • Presentations by each of our experts

  • 3 different topics to help you get ready for the upcoming school year

  • Handouts from each presentation to help you design your curriculum

  • Breakout groups with each presenter

  • Workshop your curriculum using what you just learned

  • Incorporate what you just learned in real-time

VIP Tickets Available

VIP ticket holders will also get bonus goodies from each of our presenters

VIP Bonuses

30-min physical therapy session (Michigan Only) or private training with Ginger from Divergent Physical Therapy

30-min coaching session for dance educators with Maria, The Dance Scientist

Goal setting and tracking journals for dancers by Lisa of Kinetic Dance Lab

                                                                            -PLUS-

An extra special bonus movement session led by Megan Drabant

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Megan Drabant

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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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.

Mark Your Calendar!

Don't miss this opportunity to transform your teaching and create a lasting positive impact on your students.

Reserve your spot for the Mid-Year Makeover: Infusing Wellness Into Your Dance Curriculum workshop today and embark on a journey toward holistic dance education.

Spaces are limited, so secure your place now!

When: Sunday, January 21st, 2024
10am-3pm EST

Where: Michelle's Academy of Dance and Performing Arts Center
in Brighton, MI

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Virtually via Zoom

What are people saying?

NICOLE H

"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!"

LESLEY C

"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!
  • Best Value

    Dance Wellness Event: VIP

    220$
    Valid for 4 months
    • Everything offered with General Admission PLUS
    • 30-min session with Ginger of Divergent PT (PT- MI only)
    • 30-min coaching session with Maria, The Dance Scientist
    • Goal journals created by Lisa of Kinetic Dance Lab
    • PLUS a bonus movement session led by Megan Drabant
  • Dance Wellness Event: Virtual VIP

    200$
    Valid for 4 months
    • Everything included with a Virtual Only ticket PLUS
    • 30-minute session with Ginger of Divergent PT (PT- MI Only)
    • 30-min coaching session with Maria, The Dance Scientist
    • Goal Journals created by Lisa of Kinetic Dance Lab
    • PLUS a bonus movement session led by Megan Drabant
  • Dance Wellness Event: General Admission

    120$
    Valid for 4 months
    • 5-hrs of valuable wellness & curriculum development tips
    • Presentations from each of our experts on 3 different topics
    • Handouts to help you design your curriculum
    • Breakout groups with each presenter
    • Workshop your curriculum using what you just learned
    • Incorporate what you just learned in real-time
    • Light refreshments!
  • Dance Wellness Event: Virtual Only

    100$
    Valid for 4 months
    • Virtual access to the following:
    • 5-hours of valuable wellness and curriculum development tips
    • Presentations by each of our experts on 3 different topics
    • Handouts to help you design your curriculum
    • Breakout groups with each presenter
    • Workshop your curriculum using what you just learned
    • Incorporate what you just learned in real-time!

Want to register for the bonus movement session too?

Click the link below to learn more and to get registered!!

Are you a studio owner?

If you've got 5+ employees you'd like to attend this training,

to get a special discount just for YOU!

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