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Upcoming Webinars

These webinars offer the opportunity for dance educators to learn from leading experts. Panelists will offer best practices, tips, and strategies related to the webinar topic. Attendees can submit questions for panelists prior to and during the session. Webinars are an hour long with recordings available on-demand and are available FREE to Members and Non-Members. Registration is required. To see on-demand recordings of prior webinars, visit the links in the left-side menu bar.

  • Reminder: Times are all EDT/EST
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  • Recording Available within one week of event
  • Registration for this event is free for members and non-members, however if you'd like to support NDEO please consider a small optional registration fee of $5, $10, or $15 if you can.
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2024 Webinar Schedule

May 14, 2024 from 5pm-6pm ET

Ungrading / Contract Grading in Dance Classes 

Presented by: Nicole Perry

Are you a dance instructor in an academic setting wanting to encourage students to have more ownership of their learning? Then some form of ungrading practice can support this!

While training to be an Intimacy Director and Coordinator, I recognized that grading was a perfect example of how power dynamics influence consent and personal agency, affecting students’ trust in me, each other, and their own creativity. I began co-grading with middle and high school students in 2018 in both technique and composition classes. In 2020, I carried these formulas over to higher education. In 2022, I went fully to contract and ungrading practices in both dance technique and lecture courses. 

 In this session we will:

  •  Dispel some ungrading myths like: -“Everyone gets an A!” -“The teacher doesn’t do any work now.”-“Ungrading practices are only for ‘traditional’ classes and not for dance. 
  • Celebrate: -The “why” and “how” of ungrading practices for academic dance settings.
  • Discuss goal setting with students, rubrics, reflective prompts.
  • See and hear examples from students who have experienced these processes.

May 16, 2024 from 4:30pm-5:30pm ET

Crafting Dance Classes for Adults

Presented by: Bhargavi Gopalan

This webinar originates from my background as a dance science specialist and educator. The independent sector of dance presents fertile ground for fresh prospects and advancement. Establishing a platform for adult learners constitutes a pivotal move in enhancing dance accessibility and broadening the scope of the independent dance sector. The upcoming webinar aims to delve into strategies for crafting a dance class tailored to adult learners, with a specific focus on integrating technique-based instruction.
The webinar will commence by examining the advantages of imparting technique to adult learners. Subsequently, we will delve into various approaches for teaching technique to adults, examining a shared lesson plan to dissect its design process. Furthermore, we will engage in a discussion on key considerations to bear in mind when developing such classes.
In the course of this webinar, our attention will be dedicated to incorporating the principles of safe dance practices into the design of adult dance classes. The session will also shed light on how existing studio practitioners can diversify their instruction to include adults, fostering a vibrant community of adult learners.


JUNE 2024

Teaching Strategies for Hip Hop Educators

Presented by: John Barrella

This webinar will review some of the most important lessons every student should be receiving in their dance class. Teachers will learn Hip Hop terminology, major social dances, techniques for groove/rhythm, & choreography composition. Teachers will also learn about introducing styles such as Popping & Breaking into their classroom in effective and fool proof lessons.

Watch Past Webinars on Demand:


Past NDEO webinars are available via the links below organized by category. You can use the search function on the collection page if you are looking for a particular webinar or topic.

Click here to view the Teaching Online collection

Click here to view the Dance Sectors, Ages & Populations collection

Click here to view the Dance and Disability collection

Click here to view the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access collection

Learn More About Previous Webinars