Beginning fall 2019 changes to the B.S. in Kinesiology: Dance Science track will enable students to focus the information in kinesiology and dance science towards three career options. Within this updated curriculum students will have 18 elective hours to tailor their degree for teaching, preparation for medical, physical therapy or occupational therapy school or for a career as a professional dancer. For students interested in a K-12 certifcation can use the 18 elective hours for the required education courses.
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Members of our Dance Science committee collarborated with students from Trinity Laban and California State University, Long Beach to create a Dance Science Newsletter! To read the newsletter, click here!
On Saturday, December 8th we had our semiannual dance science symposium! The symposium consisted of lectures and movement sessions all presented by some of our undergraduate students. Topics such as cardiorespiratory fitness, trigger point therapy, and hamstring rehabilitation were discussed. Our dance science symposium is organized by our Dance Science Committe. Along with the dance science symposium, the Dance Science Committee is also responisble for creating a newsletter, which you can read by clicking the image below.
On October 20th, four faculty and 23 students headed to Helsinki, Finland for the 28th Annual IADMS Conference. After making a stop in London, everyone made it to the hotel to get ready to explore Finland the next day. The first day in Helsinki was filled with cool weather, amazing food, adventure with friends, and dancing around the beautiful city of Helsinki. The next day continued the excitement with a two and a half hour cruise to Estonia where the students and faculty explored the city of Tallinn, where a hint of Texas appeared.
Dates: June 23 - 29, 2019
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Texas A&M Collegiate Summer Dance Intensive is designed to provide serious dancers with the opportunity to prepare for dance at the collegiate and pre-professional level, as well as gain insight into campus life and the Dance Science Program at Texas A&M University. Participants must be ages 12-20 and have a minimum of four years of dance experience. Students will be staying in university dormitories, walking our vast campus, and working closely with dance faculty. Each day will include various classes in Ballet, Modern, and Wellness (Yoga, Pilates, etc.) as well as Improvisation and Choreography as taught by TAMU dance faculty: Carisa Armstrong, Christine Bergeron, Diane Cahill-Bedford, Andrea Alvarez, and Alex Pooley-Detwiler and other professional guests. For students looking to enter TAMU in Fall 2020 (Class of 2024) an audition will also be available during the intensive at no additional cost. Please click here for audition application to be completed and sent in prior to the intensive. Additionally, the students will participate in evening activities to enhance their preparation for dancing in college and beyond as well as explore our campus.
Here's a great article sharing what our friend Courtney Kalaher is doing with the PATHS program at Texas A&M and with her community through her studio, Out Loud Dance in Houston. “Movement is a form of communication. For Courtney Kalaher, using that movement to create relationships and community among people with disabilities is critical.” We couldn’t agree more. Thank you Courtney for all your amazing work!