Strength in Numbers

January 2013 | Strength in Numbers | Profile: National Registry of Dance Educators

Elsa Posey, president of the National Registry of Dance Educators, says the best part about teaching in the private sector is that “you are on your own.” Teachers in K–12 must be licensed, she says. Those in higher education follow the lead of deans or administrators. Private-sector teachers go “from the studio to the stage and back to the studio, most of the time under our own cognizance.

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December 2012 | Strength in Numbers

The CORPS de Ballet International, Inc. originated in June 1998 after a professor of dance at Florida State University envisioned the benefits of a professional organization supporting the art of classical ballet in universities and schools nationally and internationally.

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September 2012 | Strength in Numbers

Dance Masters of Michigan Chapter 4 was organized in 1927 for the purpose of elevating the art and science of dance. That goal holds true today, along with the remainder of the chapter’s original charges: to promote the welfare of dance educators, to establish and maintain a uniform method of instruction among dance educators . . .

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August 2012 | Strength in Numbers

Colorado Dance Alliance exists to help Colorado dance artists and educators, as well as those working in other aspects of the dance field, to do their jobs and do them well.

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July 2012 | Strength in Numbers

In September 2009, Canadian Dance Masters of America (CDMA) Chapter 38 hit rock bottom. The only people in attendance at the fall Grand Body meeting were the four members of the executive committee and one studio director.

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May-June 2012 | Strength in Numbers

The Massachusetts Dance Education Organization (MADEO) was organized three years ago to fulfill the need for a professional organization for the state’s dance educators.

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March-April 2012 | Strength in Numbers

Since receiving its charter in 1977, Dance Masters of Arizona, Dance Masters of America Chapter 36, has been offering member teachers opportunities to further their own dance education.

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February 2012 | Strength in Numbers

In the mid-’80s the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts started a discussion about ways to encourage cooperation among the organizations that represent different dance sectors in the state.

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December 2011 | Strength in Numbers

Dance educators from private studios, K–12 schools, community centers, and institutions of higher education all play a part in supporting dance education through the New York State Dance Education Association (NYSDEA).

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November 2011 | Strength in Numbers

Founded in 1914, the Dance Teachers’ Club of Boston Inc. (DTCB) today has approximately 390 members, many of whom took their first official steps toward becoming teachers through the club’s Dance Education Training Course.

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September 2011 | Strength in Numbers

Cecchetti USA was founded in Los Angeles in 1971 by Olga Fricker, Sheila Darby (who had trained with Guillermo Del Oro, a student of Enrico Cecchetti), and Lucille McClure.

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August 2011 | Strength in Numbers

Dance Masters of America, an organization of dance teachers founded in 1884, has grown to include 32 chapters throughout the world, serving more than 2,000 members. The keystone of DMA is maintaining excellence in dance education, which is realized through its many intensive programs, conventions, scholarship opportunities, and competitions.

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May-June 2011 | Strength in Numbers

Associated Dance Teachers of New Jersey, a nonprofit educational organization for dance teachers and other dance professionals established in 1936, calls itself the “members’ organization.”

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March-April 2011 | Strength in Numbers

The Dance Council of North Texas (DCNT), a nonprofit founded in 1973, provides artistic, educational, and cultural opportunities to dancers, teachers, and professionals of all ages, races, and abilities through dance festivals, master classes, scholarships, professional recognition, adaptive dance programs, collaborations, and partnerships.

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February 2011 | Strength in Numbers

The Arizona Dance Education Organization (AzDEO), state affiliate to the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO), serves Arizona’s dance educators and is dedicated to supporting and providing services to those educators statewide.

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January 2011 | Strength in Numbers

This is the first part of a new, ongoing feature. Each issue will include a short profile of one dance teacher organization, followed by listings of upcoming events.

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