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.

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“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