DIGITAL: Extrinsic Variable Considerations When Dancing from Home with Harkness Center

Oct. 29, 2:00 pm3:00 pm



In this workshop, we will define and discuss extrinsic considerations when teaching or dancing from home and how these relate to injury prevention. Topics covered will include environmental factors such as flooring, temperature, and space; footwear; and conditioning modifications. Educators, parents, and students can gain tools readily applicable to dancing at home as well as useful in preparing for post-pandemic return to the studio.

Led by Joshua Honrado, DAT, MS, ATC, CSCS, RYT and Kristen Stevens, MA of the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries.

About Joshua Honrado, DAT, MS, ATC, CSCS, RYT

Mr. Honrado provides backstage care to Broadway shows and elite dance companies, as well as injury prevention assessments and educational lectures to the dance community. He received his master of science degree in athletic training from Seton Hall University, and earned his doctoral degree in athletic training from A.T. Still University. Mr. Honrado is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and a registered yoga teacher.

About Kristen Stevens, MA

Ms. Stevens coordinates education programs and marketing. Previously, she worked as a professional ballet dancer in companies, including Norwegian National Ballet and BalletMet Columbus, and she is now on faculty at the American Ballet Theatre’s JKO School Children’s Division. She holds a master’s degree in arts administration from Teachers College, Columbia University.

NYU Langone Health’s Harkness Center for Dance Injuries is dedicated to enhancing the health and well-being of dancers by providing breakthrough approaches to injury prevention, medical treatment, education and training, and research. Founded in 1989 through a partnership between Harkness Foundation for Dance and Hospital for Joint Diseases, the Harkness Center provides world-class clinical care for dancers of all types and levels. The Harkness Center’s evidence-based practice has produced globally accepted approaches to the recognition, treatment, and prevention of dance injuries. In addition, the Harkness Center offers injury prevention workshops, screenings, and academic training with live and online ( continuing education courses.


Gibney’s Training Department, led by Senior Director of Training, Alexandra Wells, serves the current and holistic needs of adult dance artists, with consideration for the multiplicity of career expressions and entry points. Through the cultivation of an inclusive and positive space, our offerings make space for exploration, risk-taking, personal and artistic growth, connection, and fun. It is our priority to listen to and support our community and to empower the future leaders of the field. Learn more.

Gibney Professional Development supports dance professionals of all backgrounds building (and re-building) a unique and sustainable career through accessible learning, expanding skills, and fostering a diverse and inclusive community.


Classes will be streamed live via Zoom. You need a device connected to the internet, you don’t need camera capabilities. Students must pre-register for class and download the Zoom app to join.

Registration will close 20 minutes before the class time. 15 minutes before class, you will receive an email with the Zoom link. Please make sure your Zoom name matches the name you signed up for class with. The class will close 10 minutes after its scheduled start time so please join the class on time.

Please be advised that if there is more than one class taker on your zoom, all must be registered for the class before starting. If a class taker is not registered, Gibney staff will remove you from the class immediately. You will be allowed to re-enter the class once all participants have registered.

Gibney will provide Live Transcription via Otter Live Notes for this class. To access the live transcript in the Zoom meeting, click the red LIVE indicator and then select “View Stream on Live Notes” in the dropdown. The live transcript will open in a separate browser window.

All classes are in Eastern Standard Time.