Photo credit: Susan Epstein

New York State Dance Education Association

invites you to our 3rd Annual Fundraiser

"Dance Party"

April 28th 6:00-9:00pm

at Gibney Dance Center
280 Broadway 2nd Floor
entrance at 53A Chambers Street

An interactive dance party led by the renowned dancer and choreographer:
Kristin Sudeikis
Cocktails, Hors d'oeuvres,
Live Dance Performances and Silent Auction
Dancers group 1
Suggested Donation:
Under 30 & Dance Educators: $50
Supporting Friend: $125
Patron (includes a swag bag): $200
Payable by check or credit card

I will attend, Suggested Donation Levels:

I am unable to attend but would like to make a contribution
Helping Hand: $25
Stepping Up: $50
Next Steps: $75
Taking the Leap: $100
Supporting Friend: $125
Patron: $200

I am unable to attend, but would like to make a Contribution:

RSVP by April 20, 2018 space is limited

To Donate by check, make payable to NYSDEA and mail to:
c/o Andrew Jannetti
235 Elizabeth Street #17
New York, NY 10012

For further information contact us at:

Benefit Chair: Mara Sherwood-Katz
Benefit Commitee: Andrew Jannetti, Grace Geracioti, Elizabeth Gosselin, Susan Epstein, KristiAnne Francis, Linda Florin, Liza Sandler, Ann Billingsley, Amy Wade

All Robbins!

NYSDEA day of dance.

Saturday May 12th

NYSDEA members are invited to participate in our first Day of Dance event. Participants will start the day at the New York Public Library for the Arts at Lincoln Center where we will be immersed in Robbins Archives relating to the Tribute to Robbins show program. After leaving the library participants will have the opportunity to visit local eateries with colleagues to grab lunch before seeing the 2pm Tribute to Robbins performance by the New York City Ballet. The cost for this event is $60.00 which includes the library & performance ticket (second ring seats). Educators in need of CTLE hours can register online for an additional $5.00 for 4 hours of CTLE and certificate of participation.

Schedule of the Day is as follows:
Please note this event is first come first serve.
Purchase your tickets before they run out!
Please click the link to view the Tribute to Robbins Program:

Ticket for "Tribute to Robbins" - $60

CTLE for "Tribute to Robbins" - $5

From the President

Dear NYSDEA Members

As many of you know we held our Annual Winter Conference in February at which time we announced our Unified Slate for Board members and our new President Elect. This Unified Slate was presented to our membership for a vote. It is with great pleasure that I announce that the vote was overwhelmingly in favor of our Slate and we now have a new President-Elect, Kerrianne Cody. She will serve for 4 years. One year as President-Elect, under my tutelage, two years as President, and one year as Past President. In addition Cindy Hanna was voted on for a second 3-year term as National Honor Society Director. We had the largest voter turnout since I have been involved with the organization and it shows that our constituents are pleased with the direction that this board has taken us. I am thrilled with where we are headed and I am positive that under Kerrianne’s leadership NYSDEA will forge ahead into new and exciting directions and initiatives. Please join me in welcoming Kerrianne Cody as our new President-Elect and wishing her the very best as she embarks on this exciting path.

From the President Elect- Kerrianne Cody

As I begin this new journey as president elect, I wanted to take a moment to thank those who have encouraged and supported me every step of the way. To Deborah Damast, Andrew Jannetti and the rest of the NYSDEA board who nominated me for this position...Thank you for believing in my ability to lead. To our constituents who voted in favor of my appointment as President Elect, I hope to be the voice of our organization, your voice. Over the past few years I have served NYSDEA in roles varying from membership director, to NYSED support, each preparing me in a different capacity for the road ahead. I know I have much to learn over the next few months to further grasp all facets of NYSDEA’s impact & contributions to the field. I look forward to this new adventure and thank each of you for allowing me to serve such an incredible group of Dance Educators.