NYSDEA



NYSDEA

  in collaboration with 

present

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:

  • Incorporate a world dance curriculum into the dance class at all levels
  • Integrate cultural studies in the dance class
  • Direct self-guided exploration and investigations of the student's own background
  • Implement exchange programs for enhanced learning experiences
  • ...and much more!
CLICK HERE for more information or to register for this year's conference!





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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Thumbs Up!

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.



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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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