The goal of the Harkness Center’s educational activities is to prevent injuries and illnesses in dancers and to provide the dance and medical community with the knowledge and skills necessary for the evaluation and treatment of such problems when they do occur. Harkness provides lectures and workshops to dancers and educational opportunities for established and aspiring medical professionals interested in a career in dance medicine. The Center offers clinical rotations for orthopaedic residents, senior affiliations for physical therapy students, internship opportunities for college students and mentorship opportunities for post-graduate physical therapists and researcher scientists. The Harkness Center for Dance Injuries provides innovative, practical and relevant educational lectures and workshops to the dance and medical communities.

Funding for the Principles of Dance Medicine curricula is provided in part by the Harkness Foundation for Dance

The Harkness Center's Educational Objectives

  • Expanding the network of specialized medical care givers
  • Promoting wellness and injury prevention for dancers and dance educators by offering lectures and workshops to dance schools, dance companies, dance service organizations, universities and colleges, parent's groups and civic groups.

Online Educational Course Offerings

Principles of Dance Medicine: Clinical Management of the Dancer Patient
Digital Continuing Medical Education Certificate Course

Live Conferences 

GYROTONIC® Methodology for Healthcare Professionals