We have had a generous donation of $5000, which the donors are offering as an opportunity for others to also give to our Mission:
For every dollar given to BDP between February 6 and August 1, our sponsors will contribute an additional $1. If you give $5, it becomes $10 - if you give $10, it becomes $20.
Every dollar raised will enable BDP to maximize our work supporting the whole-person health and wellness of competition and commercial dancers, and to provide studio owners and teachers with current dance medicine and science information. Our generous donors have provided an opportunity for you to also join us in this important work.
Every donation given, regardless of the amount, will be acknowledged on all our social media platforms, as well as at Dance Teacher Web (Las Vegas, July Aug.1-4), where BDP will have key opportunities to be involved with the program and to interface with attendees. Donate Now to Support our Mission!
"The dance world has many 'silos'... In most sports... there's an overarching regulator - so everyone knows the sports science. There's communication between coaches around the world, and regulations put forth to protect the athlete.
That doesn't exist in the dance world... we have all these individual 'silos' - certification programs, education programs, that people subscribe to... but very little communication between them. And we are going to build the bridges."
Kaycee Cope Jones, MS - Co-Founder / Co-Chair, The Bridge Dance Project
"Very few people in our traditional dance medicine world have been involved with competition dance, and it's been a problem - especially as we've seen the injuries skyrocket and the popularity of competition dance grow in the past decade."
Jan Dunn, MS - Co-Founder / Co-Chair, The Bridge Dance Project
(from ONE magazine / OneDanceUK - The Bridge Dance Project: supporting health in competition dance. Issue 8, Spring 2020)
The Bridge Dance Project is a newly launched cooperative endeavor between leaders in the dance medicine and science field, and in the competition / commercial dance field.
The Project began as an outgrowth of conversations between Jan Dunn, MS (Denver Dance Medicine Associates, Past President of IADMS) and Kaycee Cope Jones, MS (COO of Apolla Performance Footwear,) following the release of the Apolla Mia Michaels video series (2019) on injury risk reduction in dance (https://www.apollaperformance.com/pages/mia-michaels). Michaels is an Emmy-award winning choreographer based in Los Angeles, CA, USA.
The goal of the Bridge Dance Project is to build a bridge between the current realm of dance medicine and science and the commercial / competition areas of dance - to bring more information, working collaboratively together, into the daily lives of dancers working in this area. Although this project was started as an outgrowth of the Mia Michaels / Apolla videos, it is not about endorsing any particular product / project / or endeavor. The BDP is about leaders in both fields coming together to address a specific need in a specific segment of the dance community, independent of any organizations or companies we may otherwise be involved with.
The Bridge Dance Project does not endorse nor have commercial ties with any external organization. Organizations or products mentioned on this website are done so as a service to the dance community.