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DTRC First Steps 2012

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.

The afternoon featured a Traditional Newfoundland dance class with Tonya Kearley.

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

Road Map

One of DanceNL’s first projects was the Road Map survey 2010 which was designed to collect as much information as possible from as many communities across the province as possible in order to identify dance practitioners, groups, schools, companies, organizations and their dance activity.

Over 100 people took part in the survey and from the feedback they gave us we were able to gather valuable information about the breadth of dance activity happening across the province and make contact with people who are truly passionate about dance.
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