The conference will explore questions related to the NDEO Priorities for Dance Education: Connecting the Field, Building Knowledge, and Cultivating Leadership:
In your teaching, how do you connect to your students with relevant, engaging practices that respond to differences in ability, socio-economic status, religious practices, body image, gender-identity, culture, etc.? How are you building connections with other dance programs across sectors, genres, geography, and cultures? How can we use dance as a vehicle to connect communities during shifts in economics, politics and demographics?
How do we expand and disseminate experiential, embodied, and scholarly research to reenvision how knowledge informed by dance can impact civic engagement, systems, and identity in a new era?
How do we model, grow, and develop leadership that inspires innovative programming, political engagement, and local/global advocacy while advancing dance as an art form?