Save the Date!
New York State Dance Education Association Conference:
Techniques for Self-Preservation
New York, NY
March 1-2, 2014
Join NYSDEA for its winter conference at NYU Steinhardt this March to explore the role of somatics and science in dance education. The theme for this year will focus on “Techniques for Self-Preservation,” including:
Greater details and registration will be available soon.
- Compositional workshops that aim to integrate kinesiology and anatomy
- Movement sessions that will provide prevailing research on stretching, self-myofascial release, and core strengthening techniques.
- Participants will also have the opportunity to share ideas and explore their inquiries with experts in a variety of fields related to dance education in Sunday’s BreakOut Sessions. The BreakOut Sessions will include topics such as: class management; technology; world dance; and health and wellness.
NYSDEA Accepting Board Member Nominations
Attention NYSDEA members: Do you have leadership skills you’d like to share? Would you like to make a difference in dance education for New York State? If yes, please consider running for the NYSDEA board in 2014.
In 2014, our long-standing board member Barry Blumenfeld will finish his second consecutive term, and therefore completes the maximum time for board member terms. Barry is the Director of Website, so NYSDEA seeks a member with technology and graphic design skills to step in to that role. However, if your specialty is in another area: advocacy, education, NHSDA, mentorship, conferences, finances, fund-raising, etc., we would still love to add you to the team. You may choose to self-nominate or nominate a colleague. Board terms are three years and commence March 2014. All nominees must belong to NDEO and live in New York State.
In addition, the student representative term also concludes in March 2014. Allison Bohman who currently holds this position, has made wonderful contributions to the board, including representing the arts in Washington DC and creating the NYSDEA Facebook page. If you know of a candidate you would like to nominate, please send his/her name and contact information, along with a written description of the candidate’s qualifications. Student reps should possess skills in leadership, scholarship, organization, and have facility with social media. The student representative is a non-voting member of the board, but participates in Arts Advocacy Day in Washington DC, attends and contributes to NYSDEA board meetings, represents the student population of NYSDEA, and is given a $500 stipend to attend the NDEO conference.
Interested members should contact: President, Anne Harris Wilcox, at firstname.lastname@example.org_____________________
NYSDEA would like to extend a special thanks to the five sponsors of the New York State reception in Miami:
SUNY BrockportUniversity of BuffaloHofstra UniversityHunter CollegeNew York University
We are grateful for your continued support.The NYSDEA board looks forward to seeing everyone next year in Chicago!
Congratulations to Patricia Dye, recipient of the first Diana Domoracki-Kisto Award!
Dance Teacher Magazine Honors Abigail Agresta-Stratton
Congratulations to Abigail Agresta-Stratton, who was awarded the Dance Teacher Magazine K – 12 Award. Abigail is an Advisory Committee member of NYSDEA and a former President of the Board of Directors. The award recognizes Abigail's accomplishments in the field of K - 12 dance education, specifically honoring her for her commitment to dance education and dance advocacy, her ability to rebound after the West Islip High School Dance Program was cut by 38 % and then cut entirely, for having the first high school dance program to pilot the Research in Dance Literature Review data index, and for increasing the amount of student choreography.
Read the full Dance Teacher Magazine article.
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.
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.