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Pre-Professional Dancer Preseason Screening Part 2: Station 8 & More

presented by Shaw Bronner, PT, PhD, OCS

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Financial - Shaw Bronner receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. She is a consultant to the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation. Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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We outlined and demonstrated setting up, administering, and interpreting the preseason screen of the adolescent dancer, with relevant tests and measures in seven stations, in Part 1 of this two-part series. In Part 2, we complete the screen with a dance technique analysis and interpretation, followed by educating the dancer in how to correct deficiencies.

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Shaw Bronner, PT, PhD, OCS

Shaw Bronner's first career was as a dancer, performing nationally and internationally with several modern dance companies. Dr. Bronner earned her PhD at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers University) in rehabilitation and movement sciences, earned an EdM in biobehavioral studies at Columbia University's Teachers College, and did her physical…

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1. Set-Up, Training, Execution, and Interpretation of Dance-Specific Movement: Technique Station Eight

Dance technique evaluation is a critical component of the screen. Faulty dance technique involving poor alignment/motor-control is frequently cited as a risk factor for injury. Because ballet is part of the core training of most modern dancers, we employ a ballet-based movement analysis.

2. Educating Your Dancers: The Post-Screen Workshop

Screening results can be communicated through individual review or group workshops. Remedial treatment recommendations can be made through these educational forums. Dancers are kinesthetic experiential learners. Learning how to interpret their screening scores within the group average and compared to professionals can be very powerful. Information about injury prevention can be incorporated into information about the screening results during this workshop.

3. Educating Your Dancers Continued: The Post-Screen Workshop

Pulling from the results of Stations 1-7, we instruct the dancers in what muscles are typically too tight and which are weak. An experiential workshop employing photographs, active learning, and handouts to take with them enhances the learning process.

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