Frank Hatchett by Michael S. Gordon

To Adjust or Modify

Making adjustments is at the essence of a dancers life. How do you find your ideal alignment? Is the arm here or there? Are you pointing your toes, when your choreographer asked you to flex? [...]

Our Brave Dancers

Each day we instruct in the art of dance we ask our students, in one way or another, to be brave. To be brave enough to look silly and awkward as they learn. To have [...]
Dancing on a Dime

Dancing on a Dime..

A few years into my dance studies I was in the studio rehearsing a group jazz combination when an aggravated student turned to our teacher and impatiently spat, "I can't dance in here, it's too [...]

Senate Bill 725 Update

August 2015 Update CDEA has been taking the lead in advocating for new arts standards for the state of California and YOU our members! Working alongside our partner organizations in the visual and performing arts, […]

Performance by Lehrer Dance company.

5 Ways to Regain Balance

With grades submitted, graduation ceremonies conducted and finished, and the shifting into summer-time positions and priorities, the middle of June can leave dance teachers from all walks of life in a haze of exhaustion. The […]


Dance as Ritual: Guiding Our Students Through Transitions

With academic sessions wrapping up around this time of year, tensions for both students and teachers can be quite high. Commencement and promotion ceremonies are time honored rites of passage that illustrate the achievement of […]

May 2015 Newsletter

Quick Look Dance the Bay – Learn about this excellent outreach program in the Bay Area. Changing Models Changing Systems – Co-­‐President Beth Megill shares her reflections on trying something new. We did it!! Your letters made the difference. Thank you to everyone who took the time to write a letter in support of SB 725. The […]

April 2015 Newsletter

Quick Look Dance and Dialogue – Ricka Kelsch talks workshops in middle school. Dance Advocacy Day – Kristin Kusanovich takes San Fran by storm to wake up advocates everywhere. Repeatability – Cabrillo College lead a repeatability session at CFT Convention. The Strides from March I […]

March 2015 Newsletter

Quick Look CDEA Reports – Update on our recent day conference with essential member news. Spring Into Action After a fantastic February day conference, March is a great month for reflecting on new beginnings as spring comes to […]

February 2015 Newsletter

Quick Look CDEA Elections – CDEA announces and welcomes its new board members. Teaching Artists – Nancy Ng discuses teaching Art to Artists. Togetherness Through Dance – Katherine McGinity (1 of 3 Scholarship recipients) reminisces on her experience at the NDEO conference. CDEA Day Conference – February 14th is the big day! Register now online at The Love of Dance What better way to spend […]

January 2015 Newsletter

Quick Look CDEA Elections – CDEA wants your input on the 2015 Executive and Greater Board Members. Keeping it “Real” – Wendy Jones explores authentic movement with her company members. Giving Back – Andrea Hansen (1 of 3 Scholarship recipients) reminisces on her experience at […]

December 2014 Newsletter

Quick Look NDEO in Chicago – Robin Kish talks stability and mobility. Featured Article – Beth Megill shares her thoughts on the Cruise Ship Dance Scene. The CDEA Family As the year comes to a close CDEA is hosting […]