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Dance Sector, Ages & Populations

Webinars in this Collection

Dance Companies

Featuring Gerald Casel, Juan José Escalante, Daniel Gwirtzman, Cory-Jeanne Murakami Houck-Cox, Betsy Loikow, Kesha McKey, Dante Puleio, and Mary Roberts. Choreographers and Company Directors share concerns, insights, and strategies during this time. Discussions will cover: Initiatives to expand one’s online presence and educational reach, strategies for re-invention in the face of disaster, opportunities to cultivate a smart digital footprints, ways to keep dancers engaged and employed, racial inequities and solutions to address these, using this time for research, development, and connecting.

Featuring Mark DeGarmo, Callie Hatchett, Claudia-Lynn Rightmire, Bridget James Ling, and Hannah DeGarmo. Hear from the staff and teaching artists of Mark DeGarmo Dance as they share their experiences in transitioning a dance & literacy program in New York City elementary public schools to an online learning format for the benefit of Pre-K-5 students who live in economically challenged and under-resourced communities.

Dance and Disability


Featuring Sydney Erlikh. As studios and schools practice social distancing dance teachers now need to create virtual classes that continue to support their communities from a distance. Dance is an opportunity to keep people moving while at home, but teachers now face new challenges on how to best support students with disabilities through remote learning. This webinar will propose best practices, consider remote accommodations, and explore the opportunities of virtual dance to examine disability dance. Finally, we will share the different tools the community is using. This workshop is created with K-12 educators in mind but everyone is welcome to join and consider the accessibility of virtual dance.

Higher Education


Featuring Kelly Lester and Beth Megill. Join veteran college professors, Kelly Lester and Beth Megill, as they offer advice on connecting with college students, incorporating movement sequences, and adapting choreographic project guidelines for courses in the online environment. The presenters will share ideas from their experiences of teaching online for more than a decade, and answer questions from participants.

This panel of dance department chairs and administrators are here to share their insights and answer your questions about planning for the Fall semester and beyond due to the COVID-19 crisis. Panelists include Frederick Curry - Rutgers University (NJ), Rebekah Davidson Hathaway - Cerritos College (CA), Nicki Flinn - Hope College (MI), Kelly Lester - University of S. Mississippi (MS), James Robey - Radford University (VA), and Karen Schupp - Arizona State University (AZ).

Featuring Sarah M. Barry, Jan Erkert, Miriam Giguere, Carlos Jones, and Kelly Lester. This panel of dance professors, chairs and administrators are here to share their insights and answer your questions about planning for the Fall semester and beyond due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Featuring Donna Davenport, Luke Kahlich, Kelly Lester, Jessie Levey, and Stephen Ursprung. This panel will highlight the trajectory and recent work in Dance 2050: A ThinkTank for Dance in Higher Education. The themes and values of the Dance 2050 Vision Document will be connected to the current landscape in higher education and the challenges faced in 2020. The discussion aims to be a stepping stone of connection to all sectors as we drive progress and positive change in dance education. The Dance 2050 annual meeting of the Think Tank will take place in November 2020 with the goal of reconsidering our primary values, recognizing the transitions we all experienced in 2020, and building action plans that include all sectors of dance education.

K-12 Education


Featuring Andrew Jannetti, Sonya Monts, and Lynn Monson. In this session, Identifying Promising Strategies: Ideas for Online Dance for Students Ages 4-8, veteran teachers Andrew Jannetti, Sonya Monts, and Lynn Monson will discuss their experiences and ideas for connecting and teaching young students in an online environment, as well as address some of the challenges presented for Public Schools,Private Studios and Non-Profit Community Arts Organizations . The presenters will answer questions from participants.

Moderators: Lynn Tuttle (NDEO Advisory Board Director of Curriculum & Standards) and Stephanie Milling (NDEO Advisory Board Director of Advocacy) Panelists: Zakiya Atkinson, Shirlene Blake-Neale, and Rachel Swenson. Join us for an Arts ARE Education Town Hall webinar to learn about a new advocacy campaign built to help maintain dance education in the nation's public K-12 schools. As we look ahead to next school year, multiple challenges will face dance programs in K-12 settings. Learn how to make use of the tools in this new campaign to support your school’s dance education programs and hear from NDEO members on how they have continued to offer high-quality standards-based dance programs this school year. We’ll celebrate what’s gone well, learn what to expect for the next school year, and begin the steps needed to ensure dance education for all students.

Independent Sector


Featuring Kathryn Austin, Cory-Jeanne Houck-Cox, Misty Lown, Mary Roberts, and Tori Rogoski. Dance studio teachers and owners share tools, strategies, and everyday challenges during the COVID-19 crisis. Presentations cover: Programs that can help you - understanding the alphabet soup of the soup of the stimulus package: EIDL, SBA, PPP, PUA, CARES, CESA Resources for maximizing a professional digital footprint on social media as it is more important than ever to keep your brand out there Online teaching concerns and alternatives to supplement dance education during this time Ways we can take care of ourselves FIRST, without feeling guilt for carving out time for our own mental health each day Online! Time to Shine! A day in the life of a busy dance educator making “lemonade”

Featuring Kathryn Austin, Cory-Jeanne Houck-Cox, Tori Rogoski, and Mary Roberts. This panel of dance studio teachers and owners are here to answer your questions about the challenges of teaching and running a studio during the COVID-19 crisis.

Featuring Dr. Kathryn Austin, Tori Rogoski, and Sonya Monts. The thing is we don't know - no one knows what to do, how to navigate, and what the future looks like. We are all just doing the best we can moment to moment. As studio owners and teachers, we are used to planning ahead but COVID-19 has thrown us a curveball. Our schedules and routines no longer exist as we know them, and our previous plans are out the window. We are missing that important connection with the students that fuels and feeds us and the explosion of online dance options presents its own challenges and long-term implications. Join us on May 8th to hear how private studio owners and teachers are adapting to this new world and envisioning the future of the private dance studio.

Presentations by Studio Owners: Kathryn Austin, Jesse Katen, and Misty Lown | Presentations by Studio Faculty: Cory-Jeanne Houck-Cox, Julie Pentz, and Mary Roberts. Success at Innovating and Transitioning. Dancers do know how to transition! This panel of NDEO members will share their successes with protocols that have kept their studio doors “Open for Business”. A myriad of combined protocols for dance spaces from different regions, states, counties, and countries will be discussed. A question and answer session will follow the presentations. Dance educators teaching in any environment or sector are welcome and encouraged to come with their questions. DISCLAIMER: Presentations and subsequent discussions during this webinar reflect the experiences, opinions, and viewpoints of the particular person that is speaking. NDEO does not endorse any person, business, product, service, method, or protocol mentioned during the webinar or included in any presentation materials.

Presentation by Kendall Baab. In this webinar, you’ll learn about the benefits of strength and flexibility training for dancers, modern methods of strength and flexibility training in the classroom, and how to integrate these principles into your curriculum as a dance educator. Kendall will discuss the traditional approaches to gaining strength and flexibility, as well as the use of a proper warm up for dance classes.

Featuring Nicole Ohr. This webinar will cover virtual tap class lesson planning, differentiation of teaching, Zoom features that enhance tap dance education, and how virtual learning can be an asset in learning about tap dance history.

Featuring Molly Schenck. The Language of Trauma-Informed Teaching in Dance focuses on being intentional about the words we weave into our pedagogy and how this practice can cultivate brave and supportive spaces. Participants can expect a mixture of lecture, contemplative practices, and discussion. The first portion of the webinar will utilize contemplative practices to make space for teachers to take time to unpack their relationship with words in their classroom and how that connects to creating a classroom culture that they feel is in alignment with the dance world they envision for the future. The second portion of the webinar will be a mini-lecture from the facilitator, Molly W. Schenck, on how language helps to embody trauma-informed pedagogy and can serve as an inroad to more concrete systemic change. Schenck will discuss language that is inclusive, neutral, asset-based, human-centered, consistent, consensual, and continuous. Extra attention will be given to consensual language as it related to tactile teaching. She will also share her definition of trauma-informed teaching and her journey to this methodology. The final portion of the webinar will be participant driven and include revisiting the previous contemplative practices as well as time for open discussion, questions, concerns, and appreciations.