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Join us at NYSDEA's 2023 Winter Conference: Dance & Pride!

Saturday and Sunday, February 4-5th

New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Identity is a theme explored throughout dance education. However, themes of gender identity, sexuality, and other topics relating to the LGBTQIA+ community are not always addressed. When designing an equitable, diverse, and inclusive curriculum and classroom environment, it is imperative to consider the needs and perspectives of the LGBTQIA+ community. As an art form that provides a platform for self expression, how can dance educators make sure all students' identities are seen and celebrated? Share your ideas, methodology, and discoveries with Dance Educators by submitting your proposal for the 2023 NYSDEA Winter Conference!

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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

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With the magnitude of world events that continue to plague our communities across the state in our hearts and minds, I write to you on behalf of the NYSDEA Board and NYS Arts Professional Associations. We stand Unified with you.