Professional Development 

CDEA Whatever You Need   is simply an opportunity for dance educators in all sectors to come together to take a master class hosted by a guest artist. The only agenda is the dance educator gets "whatever they need" out of the session. Those needs can vary from wanting to move in a class taught by someone else or to get ideas to improve practice or just a need to get together with other people who teach dance. It is a session for dance educators, by dance educators and with dance educators. Whatever You Need is held in regional locations around the state.  Come get whatever you need.

CDEA Whatever You Need is simply an opportunity for dance educators in all sectors to come together to take a master class hosted by a guest artist. The only agenda is the dance educator gets "whatever they need" out of the session. Those needs can vary from wanting to move in a class taught by someone else or to get ideas to improve practice or just a need to get together with other people who teach dance. It is a session for dance educators, by dance educators and with dance educators. Whatever You Need is held in regional locations around the state. Come get whatever you need.

CDEA Coffee & Conversations   is a morning breakfast session to network with other dance educators and discuss current, relevant topics related to dance education.    Hypersexualization of Young Dancers   will stir up informative conversations about ‘the new trend’ in dance and will introduce you to free, research-based educational materials that will assist you in your dance environment. Dance educators are on the front lines of this important issue and need to nurture and communicate appropriate standards for dance artistry and education rather than hypersexualization.

CDEA Coffee & Conversations is a morning breakfast session to network with other dance educators and discuss current, relevant topics related to dance education.

Hypersexualization of Young Dancers will stir up informative conversations about ‘the new trend’ in dance and will introduce you to free, research-based educational materials that will assist you in your dance environment. Dance educators are on the front lines of this important issue and need to nurture and communicate appropriate standards for dance artistry and education rather than hypersexualization.

Jacob’s Pillow Summer Dance Educators Exchange   is a unique professional development opportunity for CDEA members will take place form June 21 - June 29, 2019 at Jacob’s Pillow. Participants will take morning community classes in the famous Pillow Dance Studios, observer world class dance educators lead classes and rehearsals and dive into dance research topics of their own design in the one-of-a-kind Jacob’s Pillow archives. The total cost is $1,000: $100 is due at registration, and two subsequent payments of $450 are due in March and April. Airfare to/from Jacob’s Pillow Summer Intensive is not included in these fees.

Jacob’s Pillow Summer Dance Educators Exchange is a unique professional development opportunity for CDEA members will take place form June 21 - June 29, 2019 at Jacob’s Pillow. Participants will take morning community classes in the famous Pillow Dance Studios, observer world class dance educators lead classes and rehearsals and dive into dance research topics of their own design in the one-of-a-kind Jacob’s Pillow archives. The total cost is $1,000: $100 is due at registration, and two subsequent payments of $450 are due in March and April. Airfare to/from Jacob’s Pillow Summer Intensive is not included in these fees.

Dance Festivals

 
 

STATE & NATIONAL CONFERENCES

 

NDEO NATIONAL CONFERENCE

The Creative Process:
Choreography, Choice-Making, and CommuniCATION
Wednesday, October 23 – Saturday, October 26, 2019
Hyatt Regency Miami | Miami, FL

Miami is a mecca of finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts, and international trade. In this vibrant city, nicknamed “Capital of Latin America” and embracing an international culture, dance flourishes through a unique blend of diversity, support from government institutions, and funding for innovative, extraordinary creativity. More than 290,000 children are reached through cultural programs, and over 16 million people attend Miami-Dade Cultural events each year. Dance education is robust, encompassing dance departments in community colleges and state universities, accredited programs in K-12 private and public schools, and community enrichment programs. The dance commonwealth of Miami is a colorful and rich one that carries cultural traditions and heritage that are unique to this youthful city.