Injury Prevention Workshop for Dancers
Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
In movement practices, there is ultimately only one person who is responsible for your health and well-being, and that is you! Safeguard yourself by understanding how to properly warm up and cool down. Increase your body awareness and knowledge by exploring your movement form through basic anatomy. Learn how to assess your fitness level in order to maintain a balanced body and make proper modifications.
In this course, you will learn how to:
- Identify physical benefits from practicing your dance/movement form
- Use basic anatomy to recognize the parts of the body that are strengthened & prone to injury by your dance/movement form
- Assess basic types of injuries and First Aid
- Keep your body balanced
- Make safe modifications for your fitness level
- Develop safe and effective warm ups, cool downs, & stretches
Workshop: $50 (plus paypal/eventbright fee)
PDF Workbook (emailed before workshop): $20
Hard copy Workbook (must be ordered 3 days before workshop): $50
For more information, please visit: /www.training4danceteachers.com
Dr. Laura Osweiler is known for her personalized attention to student needs and expectations. She wants teachers, dancers, and students to be the best that they can be at any given time. Laura stresses a strong foundation while helping individuals achieve their goals and enjoy their practice of learning. As the result of working closely with students, she in turn learns from them and continues to expand her teaching methods.
Laura holds a PhD in Dance History and Theory from the UC Riverside, a BA in Music History and Literature and a certificate in Ethnomusicology from The Florida State University, and worked towards an MA in Dance Ethnology at UCLA. She has over thirty years of teaching experience; twenty of them in teaching dance studio and fitness classes for beginners to professional levels.
While attending graduate school, Laura took courses in dance pedagogy and had opportunities to design and teach accredited courses in dance. These allowed her to continue developing her own method of teaching while gaining invaluable insights and feedback from top dance therapists and educators. Since then she has taught accredited courses at Cal Poly Pomona, continuing adult education classes at the Learning Tree and Golden Oaks in Los Angeles, and workshops at a number of universities and colleges. In 2007, Laura began developing the seminar series “How to Teach Dance” for new and seasoned teachers to learn and practice new pedagogical methods.
Laura’s productions are centered on building supportive dance communities. She wants dancers to reach intellectual and artistic goals, and therefore, develops a variety of avenues for practice and performance. Laura also understands the other important part of the production; the development of an understanding and engaging audience. Laura produces numerous events, including the international acclaimed theatrical concert “An Evening of Experimental Middle Eastern Dance,” “X-MED” workshop series on experimental dance, site-specific shows, and monthly showcases. She has also produced numerous commercial dance videos and in 1998, co-founded “Dance Under Construction,” a UC system wide graduate dance conference.
In addition to teaching and producing, Laura has performed across the United States in various venues as a soloist and company member. She is featured in over 15 commercial videos. Since 1997, Laura has been the Director and Choreographer of Ya Helewa! Dance Company, which performs a diverse repertory of traditional and experimental improvisations and choreographies.