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Attend a Virtual SIG Meeting in February

Connect & Share Knowledge with other NDEO Members

Join us in February for Virtual SIG Meetings

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. 

The SIG Virtual Meetings are conducted in zoom breakout rooms of 10-20 NDEO members. Participants can utilize the audio/video capabilities of this platform to actively participate in discussions. One-hour long session; informal; no recording or notes. Registrants will be given the opportunity to volunteer to moderate a breakout room.

Registration Options:

FREE - NDEO Members Only. Registration required. To register, go to your Member Dashboard and select the Conference/OPDI/Webinar button from the left hand menu of the module. You can then hit "Register for an Event" and select the meeting you wish to register for and proceed with the registration process. 

You will need to be logged in to your NDEO to complete the registration. 

Cross-Sector: Assessing College Audition Processes: Tuesday, February 8 @ 6:00PM EST

Higher Education: Wednesday, February 9 at 4:30PM EST

K-12: Wednesday, February 16 at 7:00PM EST

Early Childhood: Thursday, February 17 at 4:30PM EST

Dance & Disability: Tuesday, February 22 at 7:00PM EST

Private Sector / Dance Studio: Wednesday, February 23 at 2PM EST

Cross Sector SIG Meeting

Assessing College Audition Processes: Building a More Equitable Framework

Cross-Sector SIG Virtual Meeting -- All Members are Welcome!

Tuesday, February 9, 2022 at 6:00pm EDT

All sectors, environments, and interest areas are invited to attend!

In the midst of mandated pandemic-related changes in our class structures, audition practices, and curriculum, some college dance programs are taking advantage of this time of change to create more equitable practices for the admissions auditions in their college dance programs. The changes are designed to support BIPOC dancers and break down barriers that some of our prior gatekeeping audition practices have built, with the goal of creating a more equitable playing field. In this meeting, Dr. Elizabeth McPherson (Professor and Director of the Dance Division at Montclair State University) will briefly discuss changes her university has made to their admissions audition process, and then open the floor to an open discussion with attendees about changes they are making and considering. The goal of this meeting is to discuss meaningful, individualized change to address diversity, equity, inclusion, and access to dance in higher education while keeping in mind that programs are not identical and that auditions should reflect the culture and attributes of distinct colleges.

If you have been enjoying NDEO's series of free webinars please consider making a donation to our NDEO Works! fund. As a non-profit arts association, the Covid19 crisis has hit us hard. Your donation, regardless of amount, will help NDEO remain viable and vibrant and a valued part of the field of dance education during this challenging time.