Day of Dancer Health

The Importance of Self-Care

PAIN. STRESS. INJURY. These are occupational hazards for every dancer, costing precious time and money. The best prescription? Taking charge of your health – and making physical and mental self-care a priority. That’s what the Dance Resource Center’s Day of Dancer Health is all about.

Day of Dancer Health 2021 Goes Virtual on June 5th!

4 Interactive Workshops covering:
– Nutrition
– Mental Wellness
– Conditioning
– Safe Practices & more!

See below for details on 2021 workshops.

What is Day of Dancer Health?

Day of Dancer Health (DDH) is a health fair customized for the unique needs of dancers. But this is not just any health fair. We created a wellness community of renowned practitioners from LA’s finest institutions to provide consultations and wellness screenings for LA dancers at a fraction of the cost.

Tell Me More

Designed for dancers of every age, background and ability, DDH empowers you to take control of your body, your mind and your career under the careful guidance of professionals and organizations that specialize in dance. Some of our esteemed partners include: Dance/USA’s Task Force on Dancer Health, Jennie Morton and Evergreen Physical Therapy

2021 DDH Workshops |  June 5th, 2021 | 10am-3pm PST

Meet our Guest Speakers:
– Jennie Morton, B.S.c. (Hons) Osteopathy, M.S. Psychology
– Randé Dorn, MA, MFA, LMFT
– Annette Karim, PT, Ph.D., OCS, FAAOMPT
– Nasira Burkholder-Cooley, DrPH, RDN, BFA

10:00am-10:55am: Cardio, Balance and Other At-Home Screen Tests

11:00am-11:55am: Caring For Your Emotional Body As A Dance Artist

LUNCHTIME GATHERING | 12:00-12:50 PST Connect and Converse
Take the opportunity to get intimate with workshop leaders and (re)connect with your community! Bring your meal and thoughts to a warm and welcoming environment – snack and sip, listen and share.   

1:00-1:55pm: Nourish & Flourish – Nutrition Wellness for Performing Artists

2:00-2:55pm: Integrated Skills for Healthy Practice and Performance

Invest in Yourself & Reap the Rewards

That’s what we call Priceless

DDH was very beneficial and informative because as dancers we need to learn about how to prevent injury as well as maintain the body. One of my personal highlights was the assessment test… so I can concentrate in improving my overall body, fitness and maintenance. Thank you to the DRC for thinking of the community.

Co-Founder/Artistic Director of Versa-Style Dance Co.

A Little History

The DRC introduced Day of Dancer Health in 2015 in collaboration with Dance/USA to help address the need for quality low cost health and wellness programs for independent LA artists. The event has grown substantially over the years and has expanded to eight other cities in the U.S. This past year DDH implemented all-ability screenings to ensure equitable treatment to those with different physical abilities.

Who is Day of Dancer Health for?

DDH is open to all professional concert and commercial dancers (18+) across all disciplines and abilities – from urban athletes to ballerinas; tap dancers to contemporary artists; flamenco dancers to integrative/all-ability dancers. Adapted screenings are offered for artists of all physical abilities.

Register for Day of Dancer Health Virtual

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