Posts Tagged ‘NDEO’

The Manly Arts

Focus turns to male dancers at National Dance Education Organization symposium by Ryan P. Casey The sprawling hills and lush greenery of Morgantown, West Virginia, served as the backdrop for “Men in Dance: Bridging the Gap,” the first symposium sponsored by the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) to focus on male participation in dance. Approximately…

Read More

February 2017 | FYI

What’s up in the dance community
-NDEO President Thom Cobb Remembered
-Ballet Companies’ Seasonal Spirit Saves Nutcracker
-Liz Lerman Recognized With ADF Educator Award
-American Tap Company Triumphs Over Travel Woes

Read More

December 2016 | Jazz Hands-On

by Karen White

Questions about what jazz dance is, where it lives, who does it and why drove discussions at the conference, Jazz Dance: Roots and Branches in Practice, held July 21 to August 3 in Newport, Rhode Island, hosted by the dance program at Salve Regina University. Hailed by attendees as a rare opportunity for educators, historians, choreographers, and master teachers to come together in celebration of jazz dance, the conference addressed not only the jazz lexicon but issues of race, relatability, and respect that impact how the art form is taught and viewed.

Read More

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.

Read More