2016 Course Descriptions

2017 coming soon


Hip Labral Injuries by Dr. Brian White, MD: 

Dr. White is on the forefront of labral surgery and reconstruction and is highly respected in his field.  His presentation will cover some of the anatomy of the hip and discuss FAI, or femoral acetabular impingment, and how this relates to dancers.  He has kept many professionals at the barre even with total hip replacements and has been featured in the Denver Post.  He will allow time at the end for questions and answers as they relate to his lecture.


Foot and Ankle by Peter Marshall, PT:

Peter Marshall has shared his experience in treating and preventing dance injuries in seminars around the world. He is pleased to be making his initial presentation in Denver.  His presentation will include insights on the history, assessment and facilitation of going on pointe. He will also discuss some common dance injuries seen in the foot and ankle with emphasis on tendinitis and problems concerning the great toe.


Spine by Dr. Michael J Darosa, DO:



Female Athlete Triad by Dr Deb Jacobson, MD:



Dance Neuroscience by Dr. Sandra Minton, PhD:

Surprise! Dance Can Be Much More than Learning Movement

An understanding of the dance/neuroscience connection is a useful tool when advocating for the benefits of dance as an educational teaching strategy. This presentation/workshop helps participants understand how some of the basic discoveries in the neurosciences about how brain functions relate to and connect with a typical dance curriculum, including work with technique, dance making and improvisation. Participants will learn how dancers and dance teachers already work with neuroscience discoveries daily. Some of the neuroscience discoveries to be covered include: engagement, sensory input, pattern recognition and formation, mirror neurons, emotions, short and long-term memory and imagination.


Q&A - Biomechanics/Alignment/Warmups of Ballet and Jazz by Dr. Emily Becker, PT

This class will focus on how to utilize the correct alignment and hopefully explain how to complete some tasks that you may be struggling with by applying the physics and biomechanics behind each movement.  Sure to help you capitalize on your alignment and improve your technical understanding.