Minnesota Dance Medicine Foundation

Dancer Conference

Dancers learning strengthening techniques

The dancer conference is a forum for exploring many levels of dancer education including common injuries, self-care techniques, and learning how to incorporate a dance healthy perspective. The conference serves dancers of all ages, agility, and backgrounds.

Ultimately MDMF empowers the dancer attendees to leave with a renewed enthusiasm for self-preservation and a keen understanding of how to dance healthy. The overall structure of these conferences are a mixture of lecture, demonstrations and movement sessions offered during a single day.

This session is geared towards dancers, dance teachers, and dance coaches, but medical professionals are also invited to attend. Dancers of all ages and experiences are welcome.


“Loved this conference! Thank you for all you are doing for dancers-­‐ wish you had been around when I was younger!”

“Thank you for the breakout on the aging dancer-­‐ as an aging teacher I want to be able to continue without pain.”

What kinds of topics are covered at a conference?

  • How to achieve better turnout
  • Proper stretching technique
  • Strengthening techniques for leaps and turns
  • Balance training
  • Self-care techniques

Past conferences

2017 Conference

2016 Conference

2015 Conference

2014 Conference

2012 ConferencePhotos

2011 Conference  • Photos

2010 Conference

2009 Conference