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On-Demand Webinars: Dandancer within heartce Sector, Ages, & Populations

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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Dance Companies | Dance & Disability | Higher Education | K-12 Education | Private Sector

Dance Companies

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

Partnering with Elementary Schools to Keep Dance Alive: One Dance Company's Journey to Shift Dance Online During Covid (aired 6/23/20)

Featuring Mark DeGarmo, Callie Hatchett, Claudia-Lynn Rightmire, Bridget James Ling, and Hannah DeGarmo | Click here for support materials

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 & Disability

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.

Higher Education
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.

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).

College Dance and The Fall Semester (Part 2) - Q&A with Administrators in Higher Ed (aired 7/21/20)

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.

Widening the Dance Circle: Envisioning a Collaborative Future (aired 8/5/20)

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

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.

Private Sector
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”

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.

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.