A preventive occupational health program to assist with keeping you performing
In 2015, the New Orleans Musicians’ Assistance Foundation (NOMAF) launched the Dancer Wellness Program in partnership with the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine (TISM) and the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) to ensure the health and safety of performing dancers and paraders in New Orleans.
NOMAF seeks to provide local performers (especially burlesque dancers, parading dancers, African dancers and marching band members) with preventive health care education through monthly wellness workshops addressing health and injury topics specific to dancer’s needs. Through the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic, we seek to provide specialized care and one-on-one treatments with a dance athletic trainer. For more program information or details on how to get involved, please visit the Overview webpage.
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NOMAF’s Dancer Wellness Program offers free workshops addressing physical and mental health for local dancers
Functional Motion – Monthly Workshops
August 21, September 13, October 16, November 13, December 11, 2017 and January 15, 2018
6:30 – 8:00PM
Free events. All are welcome, no pre-registration necessary
The Functional Movement series workshops are designed by performance healthcare professionals to help your alignment, strengthen your dancing muscles and improve coordination.
Come monthly to check in for new material and build on concepts needed to prevent injuries to keep you dancing. Each workshop will start by explanation and demonstration of correct technique followed by a short workout and will finish with a tutorial of how and when to incorporate into your performing life.
A Day of Dancer Wellness – October 21st
Saturday, October 21, 2017
12:00PM – 6:00PM
Free event. All are welcome, no pre-registration necessary
The Dancer Wellness Program is partnering with Dance/USA to bring a Day of Dancer Health to dance and performance professionals of New Orleans.
The day will consist of a comprehensive orthopedic exam with physical therapists and certified athletic trainers, exercise education, insurance assessments, provider referral support, live entertainment and much more!
All are welcome. Must be 18 years and older to participate. Open to professional dancers, instructors, yoga/pilates/barre teachers, parade krewe members, Mardi Gras Indians and all who practice the art of dance!
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“Performing artists are the soul of New Orleans, and we want people to know we’re here to take care of them.”