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NDEO Special Topic Conferences


NDEO Special Topic Conferences are regional events in which a small group of participants delves into a specific issue or area of concern or interest. Participants learn from experts in the subject matter, experience practice-based presentations from fellow dance education professionals, network with colleagues from their area, and often work to generate white paper reports about the issue at hand. Oftentimes, NDEO Special Topic Conferences initiate working groups that continue meeting and working long after the initial conference.

Upcoming Special Topic Conferences:


Emerging Pathways within Somatic Movement and Dance Education

In partnership with the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA)
June 21 - 23, 2019
Gibney Dance - Agnes Varis Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY

Jazz Dance: Hybrids, Fusions, Connections, Community

July 30 - August 2, 2019
Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

Past Special Topic Conferences:

Men in Dance: Bridging the Gap

The first symposium on Men and Boys in Dance
June 29-July 1, 2017
West Virginia University
More information here.

Jazz Dance: Roots and Branches in Practice

July 31 - August 3, 2016
Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

National K-12 Dance Education: Standards in Action

January 29-31, 2016
Berkeley, CA

April 17-19, 2015
Baltimore, MD

Charting the Course: Approaches to Teacher Evaluation for K-12 Dance Educators

May 16-18, 2014
Albuquerque, NM

Dance 2050: A ThinkTank for Dance in Higher Education

Annual convening since 2012
More information here.