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Dancer wellness screening

On Sunday September 13, 2015, the Skidmore Dance Department offered its first Dancer Wellness Screening, led by Sarah DiPasquale PT, DPT in collaboration with the Dancer Wellness Project and Sage Graduate School Physical Therapy Department. During this first annual event, 24 Skidmore dancers were tested for the strength, flexibility, balance, and aerobic capacity necessary to dance safely and efficiently. Teams of dancers and physical therapy students collected the measurements together to engage in an interdisciplinary learning process.

Following the screen, dancers were able to access their results using the Dancer Wellness Project. They also had a chance to meet individually with a licensed physical therapist to review their results create an individualized exercise plan based on their findings.

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Photos by Stephanie Hon, Class of 2016

Announcing SEE-Beyond awards…

Summer Educational Experiences—Learning Beyond the Campus

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Find more information at the SEE-Beyond website, along with information specific to how it applies to the Dance Department.

SEE-Beyond awards invite students to explore new techniques, technologies, or modes of inquiry or expression; to apply their academic-year learning to real-world challenges; and to clarify the interrelationship between their educational and post-baccalaureate goals.

Dance Major Recipients