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Cultural Literacy in the Dance Class
January 31 - February 1, 2015
Join the New York State Dance Education Association for its annual winter conference in 2015, a two-day event dedicated to learning effective ways to introduce your students to the contributions of various cultures and the influence that they have on the world of dance. Through workshops, panels, and master classes, attendees will learn how to:
This completed Vision Document was presented to DANCE 2050 participants at the 2014 National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) National Conference in Chicago, IL. Those attending, along with those contributing electronically, reviewed the document and voted to accept it as a shared vision of those participating in the blind reviewed DANCE 2050 project.
You can find the whole document here: Vision Document Dance 2050 (190 KB)
Vision Document Dance 2050 (190 KB)
Thumbs Up to MaryLee Miller
Thumbs Up to MaryLee Miller for her two-year service to NYSDEA and her vital contribution as NYSED liaison. MaryLee spent numerous hours representing Dance in the discussions regarding the NYSED's decision to adapt, adopt, or reject the NCAS as well as spearheaded the dance committee on this important topic, and drafted the letter of recommendation to the Board of Regents.
MaryLee Miller works in the Rochester City School District, School of the Arts Dance Department teaching grades 7-12. She instructs courses in Modern Dance levels I, II, and III, Somatics and Conditioning for Dancers, Dance Composition and Production, Creative Dance for middle school students and Dance for Non-Majors. MaryLee is also a faculty member at the Garth Fagan Dance School, a recent board member of dre.dance (NYC) and advisory committee member for FuturPointe Dance (Rochester). She is co-author of the NYS Dance Education Standards and the NYS Dance Certification Exam. MaryLee is a dance educator focusing on dance in public schools, particularly 7th through 12th grade, transitioning dancers to college dance programs from high school and studio programs, teaching from a perspective of anatomical awareness to bring freedom and efficiency to movement, using choreography as a safe haven for inner city youth, increasing an awareness of the need for an arts education for all youth.
NYSDEA serves dance educators who teach diverse populations in schools of dance, PreK-12 schools, post-secondary institutions and education outreach programs. Click here to see a list of our institutional members.
You can register online and pay by credit card or print an invoice and mail in a check to the NDEO home office. This process automatically registers you as a member of our organization. If you do not have internet access and wish to join our organization, please call 301-585-2880 and your registration can be taken over the phone.