Dancer Resource Center’s Day of Dancer Health Scheduled for Nov. 9

by Bridget Conrad | 10/30/2019 6:20 PM

Photo Credit: @DRC_LA (Dancer Resource Center) on Instagram

Dancers are among some of the most passionate athletes that exist, but with that passion comes the tendency to overwork their bodies in order to achieve their career goals. An important key for dancers to have long and fruitful careers though is to educate themselves on how to keep their bodies in the best possible shape. As we all know, quality healthcare these days can unfortunately come at a hefty price, which is why the Dancer Resource Center (DRC) organizes its annual Day of Dancer Health. This year, on Nov. 9, professional concert and commercial dancers across all disciplines are invited to The Music Center- Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., in Los Angeles to participate in PT screenings, workshops, and to meet with restorative movement specialists for a minimal cost. 

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Day of Dancer Health unites dance medicine and health practitioners with performance artists to form a wellness community by screening and educating dance artists to promote career longevity. This event is in collaboration with Dance/USA’s Task Force on Dancer Health and addresses the need for low cost health and wellness programming for Los Angeles artists. Dancers Kylie Shea and Liona Blackburn are just some of the featured speakers that participants can learn from during the event's informational workshops.

Photo Credit: @DRC_LA (Dancer Resource Center) on Instagram

With Day of Dancer Health, DRC recognizes that the Los Angeles area dance community lacks access to group/employer-based insurance plans, and the need for specialized care, both of which are key to prolonging a dancer's career. Day of Dancer Health supports Los Angeles freelance artists, choreographers, dance company members, and dance crews. Adapted screenings are also offered for artists of all physical abilities. 

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Dancer Resource Center is a not-for-profit, member-supported service organization that provides the Los Angeles area dance community access to information, resources, and services. The center also promotes the visibility and viability of Greater Los Angeles dance on local, state, and national levels. It's been a resource for everything dance in the Greater Los Angeles Area since 1987, providing services and programming to the area's professional dance communities. The Los Angeles metro area has more than 100 nonprofit dance companies and numerous unincorporated dance groups. It is comprised of commercial studios, university dance departments, teachers, working dancers (concert and commercial), and many dance students. 

Photo Credit: danceresourcecenter.org

Acting as a leader in the greater LA dance community, DRC provides a platform to explore ways to achieve a truly inclusive arts community in the greater LA area. The center recognizes the challenges in diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the critical need to remove barriers for advancement in the dance industry. Therefore, DRC centers its programming around the core values of equity and inclusion. The Dance Resource Center is open to all professional dance companies, dance makers and dance stakeholders. It welcomes all genres, organizational formats, and dancers of all abilities. DRC strives to remove barriers to the recruitment, retention, and advancement of dance groups, dancers, choreographers, and administrative/management staff who were previously or are currently underrepresented in the dance field.

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The Dancer Resource Center encourages all Los Angeles area dancers to put their health out in front and get a full body screening on Nov. 9 at Day of Dancer Health! For more information on Day of Dancer Health, visit https://www.danceresourcecenter.org/community/dancer_health/. Tickets start at just $25.

To learn more about the Dancer Resource Center, visit https://www.danceresourcecenter.org/ , or follow the center on social media: Facebook and Twitter- @drcla, Instagram- @drc_la. 

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