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Dance Education Conference

July 17, 2017

Dance education for all

The National Dance Education Conference is taking place in San Antonio, TX, November 12 – 14th, Cultivating Equity and Access: Dance Education for All. Interested in attending? If so, CLICK HERE for registration and more information.

The long multicultural history of Texas and the vibrant culture of San Antonio provide a lively setting to discuss, share, and celebrate our successes and to strategize new initiatives that provide equity and access to dance education for all. San Antonio is a community with a rich history reflective of the six flags that have flown over Texas. This history comes to life with the legacy of the Alamo located in downtown San Antonio not far from the famous River Walk with shops, restaurants and entertainment.
In the new education legislation of Every Student Succeeds Act (2015) the arts are declared a core subject important to every child’s education. New questions and challenges are raised as we seek to meet the needs of every child. As dance educators, how do we respond, advocate, and innovate in our schools, studios, and communities to provide dance education for learners of all ages with different backgrounds, abilities, and needs. How do we balance various cultural contexts, socio-economic conditions, and the varying landscapes of our communities? In contexts where interdisciplinary instruction is promoted, how do we connect across the spectrum of teaching and learning from dance-based instruction in non-arts subjects to integrated interdisciplinary curriculum? In Texas, where everything is big and bold, we welcome you for can-do thinking, deep discussion, and exchange of big ideas.

NDEO 2017 National Conference 
New Intensive just added to the Master Schedule
Sign up to tour two local high school dance programs in San Antonio, Texas
Cultivating Equity and Access: Dance Education for All
Sun., November 12 – Tues., November 14, 2017
pre-conference intensives Saturday, November 11th
Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk, 123 Lasoya St, San Antonio, TX 78205
Announcing an additional Intensive added to the NDEO 2017 National Conference program……
#13: Tour Local Texas High School Dance Programs
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Limit: 20 people
Registration deadline: 10/16/17
*Only open to conference registrants/attendees. 
Back by popular demand, the school tour will feature two local high school dance programs showcasing the breadth of Texas K12 dance programs. At Clark High School, participants will learn about the Dance & Drill Team programs, visit an Alternative Learning Experiences class, and experience performances by both groups. At Brandeis High School, participants will learn about the Fine Arts Dance/Company programs and hear about the NEW Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (moving from a teacher-driven to a student-driven classroom). A special performance by the Brandeis Ballet Company will follow. There will be ample opportunity for questions at both schools, and participants will leave invigorated and full of new ideas to use with their own students.
As the bus tour falls during regular conference sessions, we are offering it at a special 50% discount this year.
How to Register for this Intensive:
You can register for the bus tour when you register for conference by clicking here.
If you’ve already registered for conference, please call the office at 301-585-2880 or to add it to your registration.
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