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Save the Date! 

4th Annual Western NY Roundtable will be held Tuesday, August 5th 
at the University of Rochester River Campus  from 10 am – 1:30 pm

Back by popular request, Western NY dance educators will gather to discusses pressing concerns, share ideas, receive feedback, and connect with fellow local colleagues. 

RSVP to  Anne Harris Wilcox at annehw@rochester.rr.com. If you have a particular area of interest you would like to add to the agenda, please include that with your rsvp.   

Details with directions and campus map will follow soon.  
Lunch will be sponsored by NYSDEA. Hope you can make it.

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2014 NYSDEA Awards & Scholarships - DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL AUGUST 1

Teachers (pre-K - 12), students, graduate students:
Interested in applying for a scholarship to the 2014 NDEO conference?
Apply for:

Pre-K - 12 grade teachers can also apply for:

Know a dance educator who deserves recognition for his/her achievements?

Submit him/her for an award:

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Thumbs Up!


Thumbs Up to Jeanne Palmer-Fornarola, Clinical Associate Professor (MA, K-12 NYS Dance Teacher Certification)! 

Jeanne is Director of Dance at the University at Buffalo in the Department of Theatre & Dance. Administrating to 10 faculty members and over 90 dance majors, she is the founder and director of Bridging Communities Through Dance, bringing the dance experience to children in the Buffalo City Schools and surrounding districts. In addition to serving as a dance consultant, master teacher, and arts administrator, she is an active free-lance writer and contributor to JODE, Dance StudioLife, and Dance Teacher/Spirit publications. 




Thumbs up to Kim Elliott! Kim does amazing work, teaches full time for DOE, is an adjunct NYU plus has her own company and teaches at Peridance. 

Kim Elliott, dance educator, choreographer and performer, obtained her MA in Dance Education from NYU, Steinhardt, where she received the Outstanding in Dance Education award. With a focus on Hip Hop dance culture but not limited to, Kim is currently the dance teacher at The Beacon School, a public high school in Manhattan, an Adjunct Faculty Member at NYU and Peridance Capezio Center. She also restarted The Elliott Dance Company, a dance ensemble of only educators...



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The New York State Dance Education Association (NYSDEA) is growing and evolving to meet the needs of our dance community in the 21st century. The officers of NYSDEA invite you to join us as we enter a new and exciting era for dance in New York State.

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.

NYSDEA is a state affiliate of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO). When you become a member of NDEO, you automatically become a member of NYSDEA. Checks are made payable to NDEO and a portion is returned to NYSDEA.

We look forward to forging new creative paths in dance and dance education. We thank you in advance for your consideration in joining NYSDEA.

Benefits of membership include:
  • Networking for dance educators across the state and nation
  • Membership in the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO)
  • The Journal of Dance Education, a national peer review publication
  •  National NDEO Conferences
  • NYSDEA Workshops throughout the state
  • NYSDEA Website: Information sharing, Dance events and calendar, Program announcements
  • National Honor Society for Dance Arts
  • A major voice in developing NYS dance policy and curricular issues

Dance educators are defined as, but not delimited to, those teaching or administering dance programs in K-12, higher education, performing arts organizations, private studios and schools of dance, cultural/community centers, etc. It includes dance specialists, teaching artists and choreographers, artists-in-schools, studio teachers, and generalists teaching dance or movement education.

To become a member of NYSDEA, go to the NDEO website at www.ndeo.org/membership.



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.


The New York State Dance Education Association (NYSDEA) is growing and evolving to meet the needs of our dance community in the 21st century. The officers of NYSDEA invite you to join us as we enter a new and exciting era for dance in New York State. NYSDEA serves dance educators who teach diverse populations in schools of dance, PreK-12 schools, post-secondary institutions and education outreach programs.
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