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Special Interest (SIG) & Affinity Group Meetings

 

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Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

SIG Virtual Meetings allow you to connect with fellow dance educators to discuss the important concerns and issues of your sector of the dance field. Learn from other teachers currently working in the field and support one another through this challenging time. Conversations mainly conducted in breakout groups of 10-20. One-hour long sessions; no recordings available. Meetings are scheduled and set up by staff on a rolling basis. Be sure to subscribe to forums of interest to you to stay up to date on scheduled meetings and other important SIG happenings. 

SIGs include ones for K-12, Independing Sector, Higher Education, Performing Arts Orgs, Dance & Disability and more!

All Times are listed in Eastern Time

All Sector SIG Meeting: Dance Teacher Stress and Burnout

Thursday, February 15, 2024 from 3:00pm-4:00pm ET

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According to a recent Gallup poll, 46% of educators report experiencing high levels of daily stress. Yes, we said daily. And dance educators are no exception. In this Special Interest Group meeting, we will be discussing stress and burnout - how they happen, how it impacts our physical and mental health, and what we can do to mitigate the everyday stressors that come with being a dance educator. 


Affinity Groups

All Times are listed in Eastern Time

NDEO Affinity Group for Black Dance Educators:  

Black and African American NDEO members from all sectors, environments, and interest areas are invited to come together to discuss any issues or topics that feel relevant to you and/or your teaching practice.

Although allyship and solidarity are valued and appreciated, this meeting is intended for NDEO members who identify as Black or African American in order to build community among those members. This is not an educational event for allies and non-Black individuals. In order to ensure that this Affinity Space remains a place for its members to share openly about their experiences, please do not register for this meeting if you are not Black or African American.

If you have a specific topic of discussion, please indicate that on your registration so that moderators can consider it in the framing of the conversations.

NDEO Affinity Group for LGBTQIA+ Dance Educators

LGBTQIA+ identifying NDEO members from all sectors, environments, and interest areas are invited to come together to discuss any issues or topics that feel relevant to you and/or your teaching practice.

Although allyship and solidarity are valued and appreciated, this meeting is intended for NDEO members who identify as LGBTQIA+ in order to build community among those members. This is not an educational event for allies and non-LGBTQIA+ individuals. In order to ensure that this Affinity Space remains a place for its members to share openly about their experiences, please do not register for this meeting if you are not LGBTQIA+.

If you have a specific topic of discussion, please indicate that on your registration so that moderators can consider it in the framing of the conversations.

NDEO Affinity Group for Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi American Dance Educators

Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American identifying NDEO members from all sectors, environments, and interest areas are invited to come together to discuss any issues or topics that feel relevant to you and/or your teaching practice.

Although allyship and solidarity are valued and appreciated, this meeting is intended for NDEO members who identify as APIDA in order to build community among those members. This is not an educational event for allies and non-APIDIA individuals. In order to ensure that this Affinity Space remains a place for its members to share openly about their experiences, please do not register for this meeting if you are not Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American.

If you have a specific topic of discussion, please indicate that on your registration so that moderators can consider it in the framing of the conversations.

Start an Affinity Group

NDEO is launching Affinity Groups as part of an organizational commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and justice. Affinity Groups are member-driven and member-led.

Affinity Groups are positioned around groups of people who have experienced historical discrimination including, but not exclusive to racist, sexist, xenophobic or able-bodied stereotypes, systemic bias such as housing, access to healthcare, and education, and other forms of livelihood and employment discrimination, and violence. Affinity Groups must respect the humanity of all people, regardless of their age, gender, gender expression, sex, national origin, documentation status, ability, color, class, source of income, religion, ethnicity, race or sexuality. The purpose of the Affinity Groups is to come together to share experiences and work towards equal participation and rights in society.

If you are a part of an identity group that would benefit from forming an affinity group please use the following form to indicate your interest. You must be an NDEO member to join an Affinity Group!

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