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Council Members Receive:


  • Weekly topical virtual conversations on how to support dancers' mental wellness


  • Weekly printable PDF worksheets for use in the classroom 


  • Short instructional videos every month to play in class


  • Q and A sessions with industry leaders, mental health professionals, and other dance educators from around the world


Weekly Virtual Discussions

Council's weekly virtual discussions will be held on Thursdays at 8:15am PST. These sessions will be recorded and available for replay (private only) for a month after the initial meeting. Members unable to attend may email in questions before the event. Each discussion will begin with an informational presentation on a topic and a discussion afterward. Discussions will be approximately one hour long.

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Weekly PDF Worksheets

Council members will receive weekly downloadable PDF worksheets to use to raise awareness and education on mental health and wellness topics in the classroom. PDF worksheets will be emailed on Fridays to members and will pertain to the topic discussed in the previous day's virtual discussion. These worksheets are designed to be completed in less than ten minutes of class time.

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Special Guest Speakers

Every so often, Council will host special guests to discuss issues impacting dancers' mental health and wellness in a way that is understandable and relatable to educators. Theses guests will either be professionals in the field of mental health and/or in the dance industry. Replays of these sessions will be available to Council members for up tp four weeks after the guest lecture.

Council Conversation and Worksheet Schedule


  September 12, 2022 - Council Special Guest - Simon Ward!
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  September 13, 2022 - Council Special Guest - Simon Ward!
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  September 19, 2022 - The Importance of Play
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  September 20, 2022 - The Importance of Play
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  September 26, 2022 - The Science of Body Image
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  September 27, 2022 - The Science of Body Image
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  October 3, 2022 - The Brain on Dance
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  October 4, 2022 - The Brain on Dance
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  October 10, 2022 - An Educator's Guide to Empathetic Leadership
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  October 11, 2022 - An Educator's Guide to Empathetic Leadership
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****Individual Memberships to Danscend's Council Will Reopen in 2023***




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