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Cohort #1 Applications Open - Apply Below by June 22nd, 2023!
This program serves as a support system for independent sector teachers and studio owners with fewer than five years of experience (mentees) in the field of dance education. The program also provides those with five or more years of experience in the Independent Sector (mentors) an opportunity to share their experience and lend guidance to these emerging dance educators. In addition, the ISMP offers collaborative mentorship opportunities for those interested in cooperative learning.
Mentorship pairings will be matched in terms of similarities in job attributes, learner populations, and needs assessment. Both mentor and mentee should plan for a two-year commitment, however, it may continue and grow in an alternate form for as long as the participants wish.
Independent Sector Dance Educators are members of the following populations:
Deadline to Apply - Thursday, June 22nd 2023
The Independent Sector Mentorship application is 28 questions long, plus optional demographic questions. This application needs to be completed in one sitting, there is no save and return feature. Please be prepared by previewing the questions below before you start the application. We suggest having your answers prepared before starting the application.
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As a mentor, you will have the opportunity to draw from your experience as an educator as you guide a newer dance teacher, significantly contributing to the sustainability of the Independent Sector dance education field.
The application contains several short and long response questions in regards to environment, teaching philosophy, strengths as an educator, and more.
Each mentor/mentee will need to agree the following guidelines if selected:
A Mentor or Mentee may be removed from the program for not adhering to the above listed guidelines.
Not a current NDEO Member?
First, sign up For NDEO Membership, OR renew your expired membership before you complete the application. Both Mentor and Mentee must be current NDEO members to apply and remain members throughout the duration of the relationship.