October 19, 2021 No Comments khpblack Uncategorized

The Arizona Dance Coalition welcomes these presenters for our Annual ADC Member Meeting held on Friday, November 19, 9 am-noon (ZOOM). Join us.

Free to ADC members in good standing. $10 nonmembers (view RSVP form for payment instructions).

RSVP Form: https://forms.gle/EXjmHQL6BXaS8oj37

Gregory Youdan, MA, MS, Human Movement Scientist, Data Scientist, Data Scientist, Science Communicator 


As dance teachers and movement educators, we deeply care about our students and their personal success. But how do we maximize skill learning in our clients? This lecture will introduce you to the science behind skill acquisition and how to directly apply that to teaching movement, be it dance, Pilates, yoga or any other movement-based practice. The lecture is centered on the teacher’s role in facilitating skill learning.


Greg Youdan, MA, MS is a dance scientist with a Masters in Motor Learning and Motor Control from Teachers College, Columbia University. He has guest lectured at Columbia University Medical Center, Barnard College, New York University, University of Rochester among others. He frequently speaks at scientific conferences and publishes in academic journals. Greg worked as a professional modern dancer and Certified Pilates instructor in NYC. Much of his dance career was spent with dance and disability, working as a rehearsal director, administrative assistant and dancer and now board member with Heidi Latsky Dance. He is currently a Wertheimer Dance for PD® Teaching Fellow and a National Association for Latino Arts and Cultures Advocacy Leadership Fellow. He sits on the development and strategic planning committee for the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) and the research committee for the National Organization for Arts in Health (NOAH).

Tammy Rosen, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and Dance Educator

Tammy will teach a Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lesson for the feet that can be done sitting in a chair or on the floor.

The Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education is a powerful and revolutionary approach to improving your life that uses gentle, mindful movement to bring new awareness and possibility into every aspect of your life. Developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, the Feldenkrais Method has helped millions of people worldwide.

You can increase your ease and range of motion, improve your flexibility and coordination, and rediscover your innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement. Since how you move is how you move through life, these improvements will often enhance your thinking, emotional regulation, and problem-solving capabilities.

The Feldenkrais Method is based on principles of physics, biomechanics, and an empirical understanding of learning and human development. Moshe Feldenkrais said, “We move according to our perceived self-image.” By expanding your perception and increasing awareness, you will become more aware of your habits and tensions and develop new ways of moving. By increasing sensitivity, the Feldenkrais Method assists you to live your life more fully, efficiently, and comfortably.


Tammy completed four years of training in the Feldenkrais Method at the Feldenkrais Institute of San Diego in 2010. As a professional modern dancer, teacher, choreographer and former dance studio owner, she is intimately aware of the importance of good bio-mechanics for optimal performance. It is her passion to help others improve in their chosen field or recover from injury or other limitations. She has extensive experience with stroke recovery, joint replacement recovery, back pain, TMJ, feet/ankle problems and high performers like dancers or athletes.