The IADMS Bulletin for Dancers & Teachers


The IADMS Bulletin for Dancers and Teachers is a peer-reviewed resource that seeks to solve problems and formulate informed practices in dance education, training, and performance through the practical application and use of dance medicine and science theory and research. The Bulletin addresses issues of concern to educators of amateur, pre-professional or professional dancers across all age groups.

IADMS encourages and facilitates an ongoing dialogue with dancers and educators by addressing their specific concerns via the Letters to the Editor column, where questions are reviewed and answered by the Bulletin's editorial team. We kindly ask that questions submitted for the column focus exclusively on teaching methodology, physical training, or locating resources in the form of literature references or personnel.

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Gayanne Grossman, PT, EdM, BFA, FIADMS
Matthew Wyon, PhD, FIADMS
Nancy Kadel, MD                                                                                                              Margaret Wilson, PhD, FIADMS

Table of Contents

Volume 9, Number 1, 2021

Protein Requirements for the Dancer. Ann Brown, Ph.D., CISSN

Inflammation in the Dancer. Linda Bluestein, MD

Energy Status of Pre-Professional Contemporary and Ballet Dancers. Meghan Brown, Ph.D., SENR

Volume 8, Number 1, 2019

Can Off-Studio Training be a Tool for Enhancing Elements of Dance Performance? Matthew Wyon, Ph.D., F.I.A.D.M.S. and Nico Kolokythas, ASCC, M.Sc.

Do Fitter Dancers Dance “Better”? The Effects of Supplementary Fitness Training in Contemporary Dance. Manuela Angioi, Ph.D.

Ballet Dancers Cardiorespiratory and Muscle Stress Responses to Classes and Rehearsals. Josianne Rodrigues-Krause, Ph.D.

Performance and Fitness Parameters Following 3-months of Aerobic and Strength-Training in Modern Dance Students. Yiannis Koutedakis, Ph.D.

Volume 7, Number 1, 2017

Turnout in Dancers: A Comprehensive Overview of Active and Passive Turnout. Gayanne Grossman, P.T., Ed.M., B.F.A., F.I.A.D.M.S.

Improving Dancer Turnout. Danielle Pata, B.F.A., Tom Welsh, Ph.D., Veoletta Range, M.F.A., Jon Bailey, Ph.D.

Can a Prescribed Turnout Conditioning Program Reduce the Differential Between Passive and Active Turnout in Pre-Professional Dancers? Astrid J. Sherman, F.I.S.T.D., Erika Mayall, M.P.T, HBSc (Kin)., Susan L. Tasker, Ph.D

Volume 6, Number 2, 2015

Back Strengthening for Dancers. Tom Welsh, Ph.D.

The Effect of Moderate Glycemic Energy Bar Consumption on Blood Glucose and Mood in Dancers. Derrick Brown, M.Sc. and Matthew Wyon, Ph.D.

Eyes-Closed Dance Training for Improving Balance of Dancers. Kimberly Hutt, M.Sc., B.Sc.(Hons)

Volume 6, Number 1, 2015

Functional Criteria for Assessing Pointe Readiness. Megan Richardson, M.S., A.T.C., Marijeanne Liederbach, Ph.D., P.T., and Emily Sandow, P.T., D.P.T

Timing Matters! Ballet Training in Soft Blocks. Alison F. Whitaker, M.Sc., B.Sc. (Hons)

Insights into the Position of the Ankle and Foot in Female Ballet Dancers En Pointe. Jeffery A. Russell, Ph.D., A.T.

Volume 5, Number 1, 2014

Fitter Dancers Dance Better: The Effects of Supplementary Fitness Training in Contemporary Dance. Manuela Angioi, Ph.D.

Pilates Technique for Improving Dancers’ Performance. Tania Amorim, M.Sc., Matthew Wyon, Ph.D.

Encouraging Dancers to Train for Upper Body Fitness. Jatin P. Ambegaonkar, Ph.D., A.T.C., O.T., C.S.C.S.

Volume 4, Number 1, 2012

Supplemental Physical Fitness Training Can Improve the Artistic Elements of Dance Performance. Matthew Wyon, Ph.D.

Body Image and Mirror Use in the Ballet Class. Sally A. Radell, M.F.A., M.A.

Supplementary Muscular Fitness Training for Dancers. Andrea Kozai, B.S., C.S.C.S.

Volume 3, Number 2, 2011

Motivational Climates: What They Are, and Why They Matter. Michelle Miulli, M.Sc., and Sanna M. NordinBates, Ph.D.

The IADMS Bulletin for Teachers Motivation Handout Dance Imagery Research: Implications for Teachers. Lynnette Young Overby, Ph.D., and Jan Dunn, M.S.

The IADMS Bulletin for Teachers Imagery Handout 

Functional Anatomy in Dance Training: An Efficient Warm-Up Emphasizing the Role of the Psoas. Ruth Solomon, B.A., and John Solomon, Ph.D.

Volume 3, Number 1, 2011

Storing of Momentum in Ballet Movements. Kenneth Laws, Ph.D.

Lateral Bias in Dance Training. Marliese Kimmerle, Ph.D.

Implementing a Dance Screening Program. Karen Potter, M.F.A., Gary Galbraith, M.F.A., and Jane Baas, M.F.A.

Volume 2, Number 1, 2010

Teaching the Hypermobile Dancer. Moira McCormack, M.Sc.

Stretching for Dance. Matthew Wyon, Ph.D.

Understanding Balance: Applying Science to Dance Training. Glenna Batson, P.T., Sc.D.

Volume 1, Number 2, 2009

Standing on the Shoulders of a Young Giant: How Dance Teachers Can Benefit From Learning About Positive Psychology. Sanna M. Nordin, Ph.D. and Ashley McGill, M.Sc.

Dynamic Alignment, Performance Enhancement and the Demi-Plié. Peter Lewton-Brain, D.O., M.A.

Applying Biomechanic Research in the Dance Studio. Margaret Wilson, Ph.D.

Testing for High Intensity Dance Fitness. Emma Redding, Ph.D.

Volume 1, Number 1, 2009

Conditioning for Greater Leg Extension. Mary Virginia Wilmerding, Ph.D.

Teaching to the Whole Dancer: Synthesizing Pedagogy, Anatomy, and Psychology. Kathryn Daniels, M.A.

Improving Pelvic Alignment. Jennifer L. Deckert, M.F.A.


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