Please join us for our 2nd Annual

New York State Dance Education Association (NYSDEA)

fundraising event

“All Things Isadora”

August 19th from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

at The Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack, Long Island

It will be a wonderful evening that includes a

Cocktail party followed by a performance of Isadora Duncan’s work

danced by Beth Jucovy and her company Dance Visions to classical music

in the magical gardens of the Madoo Conservancy

Reminiscent of the bygone era when Isadora Duncan

danced barefoot on the great lawns of the Newport mansions

Location: Madoo Conservancy

618 Sagg Main Street, Sagaponack

Suggested Donation: $150.00

To donate now and reserve a place just visit our event page to PayPal.

For further information call 917-375-0396 or 917-667-1623

or email anjannetti@gmail.com

NYSDEA would like to give special thanks for the generous support of

Madoo Conservancy, Dr. Dennis Gross skincare and Beth Jucovy and Dancers

Letter From President Elect Letter From President Elect (79 KB)

Sponsor Letter Sponsor Letter (841 KB)


Save The Dates: October 15, 2016 & February 4-5, 2017

The New York State Dance Education Association announces TWO upcoming conferences!

New: Mini-conference--October 15th

Harrison High School

Our first mini-conference will be held on October 15th.  Hosted by member Deborah Toteda and held at the Harrison High School in Westchester, this half day workshop will be filled with dancing.  The two -1.5 hour classes are open to member and non-member dancers 18 and over.  Take one class for $20 or both classes for only $30!  Registration is required online.  Click here to register today!

Save The Date: NYSDEA Winter Conference Line Up!

February 4-5 NYU Steinhardt, NYC – open to NYSDEA members only

Confirmed Faculty and classes to date – look for more classes, schedule, registration fees and special event announcements as confirmed.

Jazz: History and Repertory – presented by Pat Cohen

Working with Children with Special Needs – presented by Kerrianne Cody

Functional Anatomy – presented by Nancy Wanich-Romita  and Allegra Romita

Simonson Jazz Technique – presented by either Diane McCarthy or Laurie DeVito

Hands are for Holding – presented by the Gibney Community Hub

BrainDance - presented by Dionne Kamara

Click here to join NDEO/NYSDEA and register today!

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


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)


Thumbs Up to Baylee Simpson, Miss Buffalo!

Baylee Simpson is a magna cum laude graduate from The College at Brockport. In four short years, she obtained a BFA in Dance as well as a BS in Exercise Science. In addition, Baylee has been working as Miss Buffalo throughout New York State and was the first runner up in the Miss New York pageant this Spring. Her greatest achievement in this role has been establishing an educational outreach program within the Department of Dance at The College at Brockport through herPlatform The Create Initiative: Empowering our Youth to Succeed through the Arts. This outreach program uses dance students at the college to bring live performance to the local Brockport and Rochester school districts. Since live performance opportunities can be rare for some school districts, the outreach program utilizes this time to allow the students to engage in live art and to also build critical thinking skills. The Miss America Organization already supports a STEM education but Baylee can foresee herself being of great influence to lead this organization to support a STEAM education. After being crowned Miss Buffalo 2016, Baylee’s dream of leading our nation’s youth towards success has continued to expand. She hopes to further work on her platform and leave a lasting mark on the city of Buffalo.

NYSDEA wants to know who deserves a thumbs up, so please send in your accolades to Allison Bohman, a.bohman@nysdea.org.

Include the following: Email subject: THUMBS UP Dance Recognition. Name of person or Institution. Job Position/Title and/or brief biography. A picture of the individual (Please limit your answer to three sentences or fewer).

The next Thumbs Up will be given next month - let us know who it should be!


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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