2023 Info and Schedule 

Workshop on Embodied Cognition and Dance - Spatial Dynamics, Aesthetics, and Learning in Dance

General Information

Location: The workshop will be held in the "Mack Club" on the second floor of the Sakowich Campus Center at Merrimack College (315 Turnpike St, North Andover, MA 01845).

Parking: All attendees can park in Parking Lot A (right next to the Merrimack College Entrance on Elm St.)

Map and Directions: For up-to-date campus map, driving, train, or flight directions, visit https://www.merrimack.edu/map/

Pick-up from North Andover: If you decide to take the train email us ahead of time and we can arrange for the shuttle or a research assistant to pick you up at the North Andover train station.

Breakfast and Lunch: Breakfast and Lunch is free for all speakers and registered attendees


There will be conference dinners on October 20th and 21st after the scheduled program. Conference dinners are free for speakers, but all registered attendees are welcome to join. Just email us ahead of time to let us know you will be joining us for dinner. Dinners should be no more than $75 per person. Dinners will be low-key family style (Plenty of vegetarian options and some vegan options).

Registration: To register as an attendee (zoom or in-person), email kronstedc@merrimack.edu

Dance Sessions and Attire: The workshop has some movement sessions. These sessions are scaled to all skill levels. No particular attire is required, but workout wear is helpful.

Zoom links: All session talks will be hybrid (in-person and on zoom). Zoom links will be posted on this website a week before the conference. 

Session Times: Each speaker will give a 20-minute presentation and 10 minutes of Q&A. The remaining time of each session is scheduled for "informal" and "organic" conversations with the speaker and between all attendees in the room. Each session has a total of one hour allotted to account for technical issues and other contingencies.


The most up-to-date workshop Schedule can be found here

This year the workshop is sponsored by a grant from the American Society for Aesthetics.