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These webinars offer the opportunity for dance educators to learn from leading experts in a range of topics. Panelists offer best practices, tips, and strategies related to the webinar topic. Webinars are typically an hour long and FREE, available to Members and Non-Members. You can click the links below to view the collection of your choice. You can also learn more about the webinars in each collection below and their original air date. 

Learn More About Upcoming Webinars

Most Recent Webinars

Monday August 21, 2023 from 4 - 5 pm EST - Presented By: Bob Morrison

 

Digital Footprints: Exploring the Intersection of Dance and Educational Technology

Originally Aired: Monday July 24th from 7:30-8:30pm ET

In this session, participants will learn how to use educational technology to enhance their teaching and learning experiences in the dance classroom. During this webinar, the participants will explore the benefits of incorporating technology in dance education and learn practical tips and strategies to seamlessly integrate technology into dance lessons. Participants will discover or rediscover various technologies that can support collaborative learning experiences, assessments and more. Whether the participant is a dance educator looking to upgrade their teaching methods or a dance student interested in leveraging technology to elevate their learning experience, this webinar has a space for everyone

Presented by Tanajarae Porter

Fostering Collaboration in K12 Dance Programs: Teaching 21st Century Skills

Originally Aired: Tuesday, June 20th from 7:30pm-8:30 ET 

In today's fast-paced and interconnected world, collaboration has become an essential skill that students need to succeed. This is particularly true in dance programs where collaboration is integral. In this webinar, we will explore how K12 dance programs can foster collaboration among their students as well in their community while also teaching other essential 21st century skills.

We will begin by defining what we mean by collaboration and why it's such an important skill for students to develop. We will then explore how K12 dance programs can create a collaborative classroom environment that encourages students to work together effectively. We will discuss practical strategies for building collaboration skills into dance curriculum and instruction and discover collaborative opportunities within your school and outer community.

Throughout the webinar, we will also examine other 21st century skills that are relevant to dance education, such as creativity, critical thinking, communication, and digital literacy. We will demonstrate how these skills can be integrated with collaboration to create a dynamic and engaging learning environment.

By the end of this webinar, participants will:
-Understand the importance of collaboration in K12 dance programs and how it can benefit students' future success
-Be able to identify practical strategies for fostering collaboration in the dance classroom and the arts community
-Have a greater understanding of how collaboration can be integrated with other 21st century skills to create a dynamic learning environment
-Know how to assess and evaluate students' progress in developing collaboration and other 21st century skills

Presented By: Tamara Irving

“Why We Dance" - a Sneak Peak of the feature documentary film with NDEO's Men in Dance SIG

Originally Aired: Thursday June 1, 2023 6:30-7:30pm ET

The Webinar will present approximately 15 minutes of heretofore unseen footage from the film-in-progress, “Why We Dance”. Originally titled “Why American Men Dance” the full length movie is a collection of excerpted interviews with an intergenerational group of 44 men who have dedicated their lives to dance as performers, choreographers and teachers. Structured as a series of conversations, the artists discuss their early memories of dance, their inspirations, challenges, the support they did or didn’t get and they answer the question, “Why do I dance?” Following the screening of these short clips, we will invite attendees to ask questions of the filmmaker and offer feedback in an interactive Q&A. The question ‘Why do you dance?’ will be posed to participants so that they have the opportunity to share their personal stories and how their stories are relevant when passing on their experience to others whether in the form of teaching, choreographing, or producing.

Talking to the Brain Through Dance: Indian Dance Mudras or Hand Gestures Explained

Originally Aired: Monday May 15, 2023 from 7:30pm-8:30pm ET

In the webinar the following will be covered:

- The meaning of 'Hasta-Mudra' meaning 'Hand Gesture' that is acting through the movement of hand

- How many and what hand gestures are used in Indian classical dance 'Kathak' (story telling form) in a Dance presentation including musical dance theater and acting in dance

- Importance of 'Hasta-Mudra' in Indian Kathak dance

- How using hand gestures relates to Yoga, help in communication, and help reducing stress and anxiety

Disability Culture Methods: Process/Score-Work in the University Dance Classroom

Originally Aired: Wednesday, May 11, 2023 frmo 7:30pm-8:30pm ET

In this webinar, we will look at various ways that disability culture methods can enhance, supplement and disrupt dance classrooms in productive and enjoyable ways. How can we use score-work and media engagement to re-do notions of presence, in particular when so many students cannot be present all the time in person, have to be online,  cannot commit to harsh time regimes, or deal with injury and rest periods? How can we use disability artistry and lineage work to understand how else dance can find its way into the (university and public) world? 

Presenter By Petra Kuppers and Elisabeth Motley

Move Better. Dance Better: Lower Body Edition

Originally Aired: Wednesday, April 19th from 7:00pm-8:00pm ET 

This webinar will discuss common lower extremity injuries and injury types, screening techniques for instructors, and corrective exercise techniques to help dancers protect their bodies and perform optimally.

Presented By: Courtney Johnson, AKA Dr. CoJo

Identity Maintenance: Dancing in the In-between

Thursday March 30, 2023 4:00-5:00PM ET

This participatory session engages with visionary author and scholar Gloria Anzaldua’s use of nepantla, a concept that will support movement improvisation intended to surface one’s liminal identities (nepantlas). This practice intends to provide a space for participants to (re)identify and (re)affirm a place in the world by using their lived experiences as conduits for movement research and expression.

I am interested in exploring how movement artists can employ hidden facets of themselves in the studio. In this session, we will use freewriting prompts to connect with aspects of ourselves that might feel sensitive. To make space for vulnerability, I will not ask you to share your writing; however, I will invite you to share the movement exploration inspired by it.

This session aims to counter how standardization in dance curriculums may affect students’ ability to authentically and artistically express themselves. While demonstrating one way to access and use our differences, we can share new ways for students to relate to the art form.

Some resources to consider prior to the webinar:

Books:

Light in the Dark/ Luz En Lo Oscuro: Rewriting Identity, Spirituality, Reality by Gloria E. Anzaldúa

Borderlands/ La Frontera by Gloria E. Anzaldúa

Rhetorics of Nepantla, Memory, and the Gloria Evangelina Anzaldúa Papers: Archival Impulses by Diana Isabel Martinez

Film:

Altar: Cruzando Fronteras, Building Bridges by Paolo Zaccaria and Daniele Basilio

Official Gloria E. Anzaldúa website: https://gloriaeanzaldua.com/

Presesnted By: Yebel Gallegos

What Now? Advocating in a New Legislative Session

Originally Aired: 3/15/22

What do we need to know about arts advocacy at this juncture? Starting a new legislative session after an election requires renewed attention on our political leaders and the platforms they support. In addition, we simultaneously need to remain aware of national campaigns for the arts that were developed during the COVID-19 pandemic and relief funds allocated for education. What needs to happen next? Each environment will require slightly different efforts and areas of attention. This webinar will focus on resources to consult to help sustain effective advocacy efforts and projecting needs moving forward.

Presesnted By: Stephanie Milling

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Katherine Dunham

Originally Aired: 2/7/2023

Join NDEO for a Black History Month conversation on the life and legacy of African American dancer, choreographer, anthropologist and social activist Katherine Dunham (1909-2006), whose artistry, pedagogy and scholarship are models for embodied cultural affirmation and activism. The panelists will share their rich experiences as Dunham teachers, scholars and performers.

Are Dance Competitions Disrupting the Power and Progress of Dance Education?

Originally Aired: 1/21/23

Chasta Hamilton decided to remove her dance studios in Raleigh, NC from the competitive dance industry. Based on her experiences as a competitive dancer, teacher/choreographer, adjudicator, and studio owner, she felt there had to be a better way to offer elevated dance education experiences that featured a stronger return on investment and aligned more with her vision to create a humanistic approach for all. In 2020, Chasta published a book Trash the Trophies: How to Win Without Losing Your Soul, which detailed her experience in making this move. This webinar will feature an overview of her experience, experiences that have been shared with her, and how we can collectively consider dance education's potential for positive impact as we cultivate the performers, and leaders, of tomorrow.

Teaching Online

These webinars offer the opportunity for dance educators to learn from leading experts in areas related to teaching dance online. Panelists offer best practices, tips, and strategies related to the webinar topic.

Click here to view the Teaching Online collection

Dance Sectors, Ages and Populations

Sectors and populations represented include: Private Sector, Higher Education, Dance and Disability, K-12 Schools, and Dance Companies.

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

Dance and Disability

The following workshops and film discussions were hosted NDEO's Dance & Disability Task Force and offered as part of NDEO National Conference. The 2020 webinars were made possible with support from the Theresa Foundation.

Click here to view the Dance and Disability collection

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access

These webinars offer the opportunity for dance educators to learn from leading experts in areas related to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about NDEO defines Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access and related terms, please see this working document created by our IDEA Committee:  IDEA Definitions and Terms.

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

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