presented by Shaw Bronner
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.
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…Read full bio
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.