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On-Demand Webinar Recordings: Teaching Dance Onlinedancer within heart  

These webinars offer the opportunity for dance educators to learn from leading experts in areas related to teaching dance online during COVID-19. Panelists offer best practices, tips, and strategies related to the webinar topic. Webinars are an hour long and FREE, available to Members and Non-Members.

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Online Teaching Tips from OPDI Professors
(aired 3/24/20)

featuring Jane Bonbright, Patricia Cohen, Lynn Monson, Lori Provost, and Marty Sprague
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Veteran OPDI professors share advice and insights for teaching dance online including concepts of community and compassion, student engagement, content considerations, and tips for taking technique online. For more information on NDEO's OPDI, click here

How to Zoom: The Inside Story of Teaching Online (aired 3/25/20)
featuring Karen Bradley | Click here for support materials

We have all become aware of the challenges and opportunities that teaching through Zoom offers. Karen will help you navigate the setup, the ways to organize, the pitfalls and opportunities that Zoom offers as a platform for teaching dance, synchronously and asynchronously. We will address how to support your students in this new arena, what the benefits might be to you and to them, and we will also point out what does not work in Zoom, saving you hours of frustration.

Dancemaker App for Online Learning (aired 4/1/20)

featuring Barry Blumenfeld and Ana Nery Fragoso | Click here for support materials

In this webinar session, Dancemaker App for Remote Learning, the app co-creator, Barry Blumenfeld, and Ana Nery Fragoso, Director of Dance, Office of Arts and Special Projects at New York City Department of Education, offer a tutorial on how to use the Dancemaker App as both a teacher and as a student, followed by a sharing of curriculum created by Ana that utilizes the app. The Dancemaker App was created by the Dance Education Lab of the 92nd St Y to encourage dance making using the principles of Laban Movement Analysis. It can be used by any age.

Identifying our Synergy: Ideas for Online Dance in Higher Ed (aired 4/2/20)

featuring Kelly Lester and Beth Megill | Click here for support materials

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.

Online Teaching Tips for Students Ages 4-8 (aired 4/3/20)

featuring Andrew Jannetti, Sonya Monts, and Lynn Monson | Click here for support materials  

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.

Surviving the COVID Crisis: Voices from the Private Sector (aired 4/8/20)

featuring Kathryn Austin, Cory-Jeanne Houck-Cox, Misty Lown, Mary Roberts, and Tori Rogoski | Click here for support materials

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”

Teaching Dance Virtually for Students with Disabilities (aired 4/9/20)

Featuring Sydney Erlikh | Click here for support materials

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.

Private Sector Challenges: Teaching Dance & Running a Studio during Covid-19 - Q&A (aired 4/22/20)

Featuring Kathryn Austin, Cory-Jeanne Houck-Cox, Tori Rogoski, and Mary Roberts | Click here for support materials 

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.

Google Classroom and the Virtual Dance Class (aired 5/1/20)

Featuring Andrew Jannetti | Click here for support materials

Explore ways that you can adapt your dance class for the virtual environment using Google Classroom specifically in the Pre-K – Grade 5 environment but applicable to all, including private studios and non-profits. Andrew will share his experience and work arounds that he has put in place to be able to reach 525 elementary school students a week. Organizing materials, adapting lessons plans, pros and cons of synchronous and asynchronous classes, use of video, google slides, and assignments to deliver content and curriculum driven instruction will be discussed. Come join us and share in promising practices for online education and the dance classroom.

Teaching Dance in Times of Crisis (aired 5/5/20)

Featuring Chell Parkins | Click here for support materials 

The Covid crisis took the dance education world by surprise. None of us imagined we would be adapting to online teaching amidst a global crisis. How do we take care of our students and ourselves and what do we need as a community and individuals moving forward? This webinar addresses psychological aspects of working within communities in crisis. Learn strategies for communicating with students and families while creating healthy boundaries. Self care will be at the core of adapting to the ever changing world around us.

Ultimate Structured Improvisation: The Future of the Private Dance Studio (aired 5/8/20)

Featuring Dr. Kathryn Austin, Tori Rogoski, and Sonya Monts | Click here for support materials

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.

Re-Framing and Re-Energizing: Dancers, Choreographers, and Companies in the time of Covid (aired 5/13/20)

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 footprint
  • Ways to keep dancers engaged and employed
  • Racial inequities and solutions to address these
  • Using this time for research, development, and connecting

Pedagogy and Mechanics for Online Physical Dance Practice (aired 5/18/20)

Featuring Barbara Angeline and recent BFA Dance graduates from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University: Kelly Dooley, Claudia Soga, Ariana Speight, Cara Stine, and Abby Wolski | Click here for support materials

How do student dance experiences and learning goals shift when they are moved to digital environments? Which additional skills do we need and which do we need to give to our students in order for us to successfully engage in remote dance education? Reimagine rather than replicate. This workshop will not expand philosophical debate surrounding whether or not face to face learning in studio practice is better in a studio. (Of course it is!!!) This workshop will explore the potential for what CAN be done in remote physical dance practices. Logistics without fancy software, safety considerations and ideas for online pedagogy will be explored via a participant/observer, observer/participant experience. Please wear comfortable clothes for moving. A gentle jazz class will be used as a medium for illuminating best practices in remote dance learning.

College Dance and the Fall Semester: Administrative Challenges Due to Covid - Q&A (aired 5/20/20)

Featuring Frederick Curry, Rebekah Davidson Hathaway, Nicki Flinn, Kelly Lester, James Robey, and Karen Schupp | Click here for support materials

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).