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Nominations are still being accepted for the 2016 NYSDEA Awards and Scholarships! 
Check out our awards page for more information. 
The deadline has been extended to June 17, 2016. 
We look forward to reading your submissions!

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NYSDEA Winter Conference 2016 Reflections
"The Changing Face of American Dance"
NYU in New York City
February 6-7, 2016

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Vision Document for Dance 2050: The Future of Dance in Higher Education

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 Vision Document Dance 2050 (190 KB)



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Congratulations to Heather Roffe for her orchestration of the Movement and Dance (MAD) Festival at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY this past March. This festival included more than 30 events--dance and movement master classes in a variety of styles over three days combined with two curated dance concerts featuring artists from all over the country. 

Heather Roffe (M.F.A.) joined the faculty of the Nazareth College Theatre Arts Department in 2012 as an Assistant Professor of Dance, and became the Dance Program Director in 2014. Previous to that, she was on the Dance faculty at SUNY College at Brockport, Wells College, SUNY Potsdam, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and at St. John Fisher College. Roffe’s choreography has been presented in various venues across the country and internationally (including the Cayman Islands, Bahamas, UK, AZ, CA, IL, MA, MN, NY, NJ, PA), and has been commissioned by both professional companies and dance programs throughout the US. Roffe has performed nationally and internationally with Garth Fagan Dance Company, FuturPointe Dance, in her own work, with Bill Evans Dance Company, and Assemblage Dance at such notable venues as Jacob’s Pillow, NY LiveArts, Ailey Center, DUMBO, 92nd St. Y, and Curve Theatre (UK).






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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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