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Hello NYSDEA Membership

With a heavy heart I write to you with membership updates. Please know the NYSDEA board is working diligently to continue the work and mission of the organization. We are here to support you, our members, during this challenging time. For inquiries please email and a NYSDEA board member will be in touch. 


Our NHSDA student event which was scheduled for May 3rd, 2020 at Gibney Dance is postponed until further notice due to COVID-19. 

Call for Awards- Please continue to check eblasts and visit the NYSDEA website for the upcoming call for Awards to attend the Annual NDEO Conference, October 18-20, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. 

For remote learning support please visit: 

NYSED DanceEducation Resources & Standards

SEADAE Arts Resources: Arts Resources organized by discipline and grade level
Arts Education Partnership Resources: Resources for the field

NDEO online forums

Updates from NYSED: 

NYSED COVID-19 Webpage: P12 Guidance, Continuity of Learning, Additional Guidance.

NYSED Guidance for Educator Preparation Programs:  Higher Education 
AP Updates 
IB Updates
List of RICS Statewide: List of RICS and support being offered during COVID-19 

As further updates are available from NYSED and the field NYSDEA will make that information available to the membership. Thank you for continuing to be there for your communities, students, colleagues, and families. Your strength and passion continue to inspire me. 

Kerrianne Cody 
NYSDEA President 

A message from the President -
The Benefits of being a NYSDEA member.

Ever wonder what NYSDEA does for YOU? The New York State Dance Education Association is composed of  Dance Educators from P-12, Higher Education, Private Studios, Arts Organizations, Cultural Institutions, Researchers, Vendors, Service Organizations, Administrators, Parents, and Students.

What we are currently doing for our membership

Advocacy Professional Development Networking / Events We've listened to the Membership!
New for 2019-2020

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