On February 19, 2012 DanceNL held a day long conference for young dancers – on the MOVE – First Steps – a collaboration with the Dancer Transition Resource Centre (DTRC) and the Dance Teachers Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (DTAN). on the MOVE- First Steps is a program of the DTRC designed to support young dancers as they consider a career in dance.
There was a workshop featuring a panel and a Q and A from experienced dancers about the realities of transitioning into a dance career – with professional dancers Sarah Joy Stoker, Veronique MacKenzie and Martin Vallee.
Participants learned about injury prevention, staying healthy, and enjoying a long, fulfilling dance career with dancer/physiotherapist Tony Ingram.
Kelly Russell and company provided live music for the class.
The conference ended with a special panel discussion – Parents of professional dancers shared their experiences and answered questions – with Barbara Dick and Richard Stoker