Vote Today for your CDEA 2018 Executive and Greater Board Positions
Polls are open November 1st -20th.
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Polls are open November 1st -20th.
Please fill out form below to vote.
For more information email us: email@example.com
Executive Board Nominations & Greater Board Interest
building ADVOCACY | engaging MEMBERS | cultivating LEADERSHIP
Over the course of the last three years, the California Dance Education Association has been in the forefront in leading the state towards a credential in dance as well as providing strong relevant professional development and advocacy for dance education. Our continued success depends on a strong, engaged, dynamic, informed and inclusive Executive Board and Greater Board.
And that’s where you come in! Please help us identify outstanding, strong innovative leaders in dance education so that the California Dance Education Association may continue to grow and prosper in its work. Nominate individuals or yourself to serve as Executive Board or express your interest in our Greater Board.
Help guide our direction during this critical time in dance education.
The California Department of Education is now accepting applications for VAPA Standards Advisory Committee.
To learn more and apply visit:
Applications due by October 30, 2017
Have your voice heard!
This page is updated quarterly. Please send us your grant opportunities that are for California based artists like our CDEA members. If you have something you’d like to add let us know by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last update September, 201
Grant Guidelines/link: http://www.artscouncilsc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Fall-2017-Create-Guidelines.pdf
Deadline: September 27, 2017
Arts Council Santa Cruz County’s Grants Program provides funding for artists and arts organization in Santa Cruz County to support the creation and presentation of artistically excellent work; increase the success of artists and the sustainability of arts organizations; expand equitable access to the arts to the full diversity of residents and visitors; increase social impact through art; and engage new audiences in the arts
Upcoming deadline: Tuesday, October 3, 5pm
CA$H provides grants for projects by San Francisco Bay Area’s individual artists and organizations with budgets under $100,000. CA$H was designed in 1999 by artists, for artists. The program supports impactful projects that represent the many diversities of Bay Area dance community (race, genre, age, gender, ability, experience, location). CA$H | dance is a program of Dancers’ Group, funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and San Francisco Grants for the Arts.
Free Applicant Workshop
At the workshop, we will review updates to the program, talk through the application components, and answer questions.
Mon, Sep 18, 6-8pm
Dancers’ Group, 44 Gough St, Ste 201, SF
Deadline: October 5, 2017
This grant is for merging artist looking to further your creative development. The Washington Award recognizes talented artists working in a broad range of disciplines including dance, painting, photography, sculpture, music, dramatic arts, film, digital, and interdisciplinary arts.
Winners receive a cash prize of $5,000 to support their career development. An additional $5,000 may be awarded to a Grand Prize-winning artist of outstanding ability. Award winners become part of the S&R Foundation network of artists, scientists, and social entrepreneurs. Award winners are eligible for performances or exhibitions supported by S&R Foundation.
The Ovation Foundation
Grant link: http://www.theovationfoundation.org/innovation-grant-awards-program/
The innOVATION Grant Awards program is The Ovation Foundation’s signature funding program, where wide-ranging nonprofit arts organizations are recognized for their excellence and best practices in program delivery. Areas of focus for the innOVATION Grant Awards have included model arts place-making projects, STEAM programs, and Creative Economy workforce development programs.
The 2017 Creative Economy innOVATION Grant Awards will recognize model nonprofit arts organizations who cultivate and support artists and enterprises in the creative industries through capacity-building, accelerating partnerships, and/or fiscal support. Up to five organizations will be awarded $25,000 each for a total of $125,000.
Contact: John Lightfoot, Senior Program Officer
Grant link: http://calhum.org/funding-opportunities/california-documentary-project/
The California Documentary Project (CDP) is a competitive grant program that supports the research and development and production stages of film, audio, and digital media projects that seek to document California in all its complexity. Projects should use the humanities to provide context, depth and perspective and reach and engage broad audiences through multiple means, including but not limited to radio and television broadcasts, podcasts, online distribution and interactive media, community screenings and discussions, in classrooms and libraries, at cultural centers, film festivals, and beyond. Funding is available in two categories:
Research and Development Grants up to $10,000
Production Grants up to $50,000
Contact: Liz Ozol
Grant link: http://www.sfartscommission.org/content/artists-and-communities-partnership-youth#overlay-context=content/artists-and-communities-partnership-youth
The Artists and Communities in Partnership – Youth (ACIP-YOUTH) grant program provides project support for arts organizations and community-based organizations to use the arts to address a specific issue impacting historically marginalized youth communities in San Francisco. Artists and Organizations working with youth from pre-k to transitionally aged youth 18-24 during out-of-school time are highly encouraged to apply. Projects serving youth during the school day will also be considered.
Deadlines: September 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm APPLICANT SEMINAR – SAN FRANCISCO
September 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm APPLICANT SEMINAR – RICHMOND
September 19 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm SEMINAR – SANTA CRUZ
Grant seeker registration deadline: August-November, 2017
INVITES ARTISTS AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
TO CREATE NEW ARTWORKS TOGETHER
THE CREATIVE WORK FUND IS A PROGRAM OF THE WALTER AND ELISE HAAS FUND THAT ALSO IS GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY THE WILLIAM AND FLORA HEWLETT FOUNDATION.
2017-18 Dance Composition Awards
Grant link: http://fdnweb.org/gerbode/arts/
The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, in partnership with The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, is pleased to announce a $300,000 fund for the creation and development of new dance works by California choreographers. The works are to be commissioned and produced by Bay Area non-profit arts presenting organizations that can apply for grants of $50,000 each.
1. To accelerate the creative excellence and professional development of promising California choreographers and master artists.
2. To recognize and support Bay Area dance-presenting organizations, interdisciplinary arts organizations, and community-based arts nonprofits in their commitment to commission, develop, and produce new works by California choreographers.
3. To encourage and deepen the engagement between the choreographer(s) and the producing organization.
4. To support projects that represent the diversity and uniqueness of the Bay Area’s cultural perspectives and communities.
5. To support organizations that are deeply rooted in culturally-specific communities and have potential to deepen engagement with their communities.
Emailed application materials must be received by the Gerbode Foundation by 4:00 p.m., Thursday, November 9, 2017. Late submissions will not be eligible. Hardcopy applications will not be accepted.
The S.T.A.R. Foundation of Monterey County
Contact: Susanne Mentzer
Grant link: http://starfoundationmc.org/
The S.T.A.R. Foundation of Monterey County supports youth-related performing arts activities in Monterey County. Our grants are designed to supplement existing programs by providing funding for capital technical expense (e.g., lighting, sound and musical equipment), augment instruction by providing guest artists/docents in acting, make-up, scenic, sound and lighting design, maintenance of musical instruments, and more. The Board of Directors will entertain ideas and approve funding on a quarterly basis. There are no deadlines to apply.
Deadline: Next deadline October 15, 2017 Grant application available in July
The Arts Council for Monterey County has announced new grants for art programs and cultural groups. All art festivals, programs and cultural groups with annual budgets less than $100,000 are eligible to apply — thanks to new funding from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The purpose of these new grants is to further increase access and opportunity for all Monterey County residents. In addition to funding, Arts Council staff will provide consultation and help selected groups connect with additional resources. The new grants are designed to serve small groups that may or may not have a 501©(3) designation.
Click on Cultural Arts Grant Application (available on the website) or send request to Klara Hickmanova at email@example.com. Community Engagement Coordinator Berniz House will answer any questions in English or Spanish at anytime – firstname.lastname@example.org. Groups are welcome to apply anytime; grant requests will be reviewed monthly.
Deadline: September 15, 2017
Grants for programs/projects of grassroots organizations working in the areas of music, the arts and education. They also fund social work, environmental protection and spiritual & compassionate projects in our community. They seek to assist those whose needs are not served by larger philanthropic organizations. Their geographic scope is primarily but not absolutely limited to the Bay Area and Northern California.
The majority of the grants given by the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation are in the range of $1500 – $2500, and we have a maximum cap of $4500 for a single grant.
Deadlines: North, Central, and Southern California: September 30, 2017.
The mission of The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation is to build strong and vibrant communities, improve the quality of life, and make a positive difference in locations served by the bank throughout the United States.
Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations in bank communities as well as selected national organizations. The Foundation’s areas of interest include education, community development, health and human services, arts and culture, the environment, and civic affairs.
Grant link: http://www.lapromisefund.org/artsmatter/
The LA Promise Fund is offering grants to support art projects in classrooms around LA County. Grants are for supplies and resources to implement a project inspired by the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative, celebrating Latin American and Latino art in Los Angeles. Student work from classroom projects can be submitted to the Promise Fund’s Student Arts Contest. Top works will be selected for display and will be awarded college scholarships. Educators from all grade levels and subject areas are eligible to apply.
Arts Transportation Grant program
Deadline: Applications available September 11, 2017 until funds are depleted
The City of Santa Monica Arts Transportation Grant Program provides access to arts and culture activities throughout Los Angeles County. Any Santa Monica school or nonprofit organization wishing to visit a cultural destination in L.A. County may apply for reimbursement of transportation costs. Trips must take place between October 1, 2017 and June 7, 2018.
Deadline: October-November, 2017
See Link for detailed deadlines: https://www.lacountyarts.org/funding/organizational-grant-program/ogp-grantseekers/workshops
The Organizational Grant Program (OGP) provides Los Angeles County nonprofit arts organizations funding to address priority needs and ensures cultural services for the diverse communities that comprise LA County. These two-year grants support arts organizations whose services positively impact residents, neighborhoods and communities. Providing direct access and increased opportunities for quality arts activities and programming that is often free or low cost.
Grant link: https://www.arts.gov/grants-organizations/research-art-works
The National Endowment for the Arts’ Office of Research & Analysis makes awards to support research that investigates the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components of the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life.
Research: Art Works offers support for projects in two areas:
Track One: Value and Impact. These are matching grants ranging from $10,000-$30,000 for research projects that aim to examine the value and/or impact of the arts in any topic area(s) by using data and methods appropriate to the proposed research questions. Projects relying primarily on experimental/quasi-experimental design methods should apply to Track Two.
Track Two: Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs. These are matching grants ranging from $30,000-$100,000 for research projects that aim to test the causal or inferred-causal impact of the arts on individual or cohort outcomes by using experimental or quasi-experimental design methods appropriate to the proposed research questions. This Track is only for projects relying primarily on experimental or quasi-experimental research methods. Projects that do not use experimental or quasi-experimental research methods will considered ineligible if submitted under this track.
Deadline, November 1, 2017
The Southern California Program seeks to promote the education and healthy development of children and youth, strengthen families and enhance the lives of people in the greater Los Angeles area through its support of organizations that provide arts and cultural enrichment, civic and community services, early childhood and pre-collegiate education, and health care. Projects that address compelling issues and have the potential to have a significant impact on the target population, organization, region and/or field are encouraged. A special emphasis is placed on projects that focus on children and youth from low-income families, special needs populations and safety-net services. Collaborative initiatives as well as projects arising from the vision of one organization’s strong leadership are supported. Nonprofit organizations, including colleges and universities, pursuing relevant projects in Los Angeles County are eligible to apply.
Deadline: September-December, 2017
The San Diego Foundation’s Creative Catalyst program strengthens San Diego’s creative economy by providing opportunities for local professional artists to create work that advances their careers, increases civic engagement and enriches our quality of life.
We award artists with $10,000 to $20,000 fellowships, and partner with nonprofit arts and culture mentoring organizations. Fellowships require the development of new work or advancement of existing work over a 12-month period that includes extensive community engagement and culminating project exhibitions or performances for all San Diegans to enjoy. San Diego-based artists 18 and older working in visual, performing, literary and media arts at all stages of their careers are eligible to apply. Artists must not be enrolled in degreed programs during the fellowship.
Deadline: October 18, 2017
Annual Deadlines and Important Dates:
End of August
Current grant application becomes available online.
Deadline for Dance, Arts Related and Education applications. Applications must be received by The Shubert Foundation no later than 6 pm EST on this date.
Deadline for Theatre applications. Applications must be received by The Shubert Foundation no later than 6 pm EST on this date.
Deadline for audited financial statements for Dance, Arts Related and Education applicants who submitted by the October 18 deadline. Audits must be received by The Shubert Foundation no later than 6 pm EST on this date. (For more information regarding audit requirements, please click here).
Deadline for audited financial statements for Theatre applicants who submitted by the December 1 deadline. Audits must be received by The Shubert Foundation no later than 6 pm EST on this date. (For more information regarding audit requirements, please click here).
Last week of May
Grants are announced and disbursed.
The principal goal of The Shubert Foundation is to support not-for-profit, professional theatre and dance companies in the United States. The Foundation’s Arts Related and Education programs are smaller than those of Theatre and Dance and necessarily limited.
The Shubert Foundation awards unrestricted grants for general operating support, rather than funding for specific projects.
December 1, 2017 for projects taking place between March 15, 2018 and March 14, 2019. Certification Sheets and letters of invitation due by December 8, 2017.
April 5, 2018 for projects taking place between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. Certification Sheets and letters of invitation due by April 12, 2018.
USArtists International supports performances by U.S. dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists invited to perform at important cultural festivals and performing arts marketplaces anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories. Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is pleased to announce the release of the 2017-2018 program guidelines and application deadlines. Applications for Round I are due September 7, 2017 at 11:59 PM ET for engagements between December 15, 2017 and December 14, 2018. Click here for additional deadlines.
How to apply for USArtists International:
Step 1: Read program guidelines carefully to ensure eligibility. Guidelines have been revised for the 2017-2018 grant cycle. Join us for a webinar below!
Step 2: Review the work sample and budget instructions.
Step 3: Complete the online application.
Web Site: http://www.jfny.org/arts_and_culture/paj.html
Application Deadline: October 31, 2017
The mission of the Japan Foundation is to establish international cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and other countries. The Foundation’s Performing Arts JAPAN (PAJ) program is designed to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences in North America. PAJ supports initiatives created by U.S. and Canadian nonprofit organizations to provide geographically diverse audiences with greater exposure to Japanese performing arts, as well as encouraging collaborations between Japanese and North American artists. PAJ Touring Grants assist in the presentation of Japanese performing arts in the U.S. and Canada, emphasizing locations outside major metropolitan areas. PAJ Collaboration Grants allow Japanese and American/Canadian artists to create new works that will further an appreciation of Japanese culture when presented to American and Canadian audiences. The application deadline is October 31, 2017. Visit the Japan Foundation website to download the PAJ program guidelines and application form.
Application deadline: October 25, 2017
The Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program funds nonprofit performing, presenting, literary and municipal arts organizations to host college students in paid internships throughout the summer.
*Dance scholarships provides financial aid resources for deserving artists and performers.
Dance is a discipline with so much variety that it’s no surprise many students find their passion in one or more of its forms. While a college education can help passionate students pursue careers in dance, finding money for college can be challenging. Fortunately, dance scholarships exist to provide financial aid for deserving artists and performers who are interested in dance.
CDEA CA Dances Festival
Festival location: El Cerrito High School Performing Arts Theater
540 Ashbury Ave, El Cerrito CA 94530
(10 minute walk from El Cerrito Plaza BART Station)
Please research the reviews on these hotels before booking to ensure your comfort during your stay. There are also many, low-priced, high-quality AirBnB homes in the direct vicinity of the Festival Site.
6009 Potrero Ave, El Cerrito
Tel: (510) 232-0900
Reservations: (877) 476-6674
Fax: (510) 231-0209
Close to Del Norte BART Station– just one stop from EC Plaza Station
1.8 miles from Festival Site at ECHS (~7 minute drive)
2001 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
Tel: (510) 843-4043
Fax: (510) 843-4046
Close to Downtown Berkeley BART station– just two stops from EC Plaza Station
3.7 miles from Festival Site at ECHS (~15 minute drive)
1538 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
Tel: (510) 548-9930
Near Downtown Berkeley BART station– just two stops from EC Plaza Station
2.9 miles for Festival Site at ECHS (~11 minute drive)
371 13th St, Oakland
Tel: (510) 279-1700
Fax: (510) 279-1701
Close to 12th St/Oakland BART Station — six BART stops from EC Plaza Station (17 minute ride)
10 miles from Festival Site (~20 minute drive)
Attention CDEA Members – we know you are all leaders and can engage an audience! Please consider proposing an Ignite Session idea for our upcoming conference, drawing on the wisdom that you have developed in your career, no matter if you are emerging, established or a master/veteran teacher. This is a short-format presentation, conversation or experiential time, usually 20-30 minutes and is generally low-tech, done in conversation circles and exploratory in nature. Concurrent sessions happen in different areas of the dance spaces and attendees shift to the next ignite session with a new set of themes to choose from.
Topics can include: Your curricular choices, your site’s solutions to various arts education challenges, your pedagogy, your outreach, your use of standards, your ways of building equitable programs, your research, your choreographic process, your approach to issues of equity, diversity, social justice, ableism, gender, cultural breadth and language acquisition. We are interested in your discoveries about funding, flooring, flexibility, and your ways of navigating the career and your business partnerships. We want all presenters to be open to bringing in the widest array of ideas, we only ask that you consider the way bodies move and minds change or transform in light of the work, the findings, the practices and the questions you are presenting.
Ignite proposals are due October 1.
Presenters will be notified by October 15.
We will announce all Ignite sessions in November.
Call for Volunteers: If financial hardship makes conference registration prohibitive for any of our members, please let us know by emailing us at CDEAdance.email@example.com and we will consider what work-study options we have. We ask that potential Volunteers contact us by October 1. Thank you!
Join CDEA as we celebrate the wide variety of CA dance! We are excited to announce our first all sector dance festival performance showcase. We intend to represent all 9 dance education sectors on the stage. The performance is March 10, 2018 at 8pm at the El Cerrito High School Performing Arts Theater in East Bay Area. CDEA is seeking pieces from a variety of genres containing family friendly content and no nudity. There will be 18 performance slots available with a time limit of 7 minutes per piece. On going technical rehearsals will take place throughout the day on March 10.
Submission fee of $15 Acceptance Fee of $30
Open to all CDEA individual or institutional members!
Submission Form Due by Oct 1, 2017
Acceptance Announcement by Nov 1, 2017 (CDEA Notifies Applicants)
Confirmation of Acceptance by Nov 15, 2017 ( $30 Participation Fee Paid)
All Piece Information Due By Feb 1, 2018
Tech Schedule & Show Order Posted by Feb 24, 2018
In response to the 2016 passage of SB 916 (the Theater and Dance Act), CDEA convened a task force of members representing a wide spectrum of dance education sectors to focus attention on the next steps for the future Dance Credential in California. This group, led by Melissa Bramham (Greater Board member and Task Force Developer) and Jessy Kronenberg (CDEA Past President) spent the first half of 2017 researching specific questions surrounding the new credential and reaching out to experts for consultation on CDEA’s role in the creation of the credential.
The group’s research investigated the following questions: What do the CA single-subject credentials in Visual Art and Music look like right now? What do the credentialing systems in dance look like in other states? And, regarding both of these questions, how can we use these structures to inform the development of the dance credential in CA? In addition to the group’s research into these topics, it also worked on plans for communication, outreach, and support to the universities and junior colleges in California that host departments of dance.
Members of the task force also met with arts education and credentialing expert Eric Engdahl who is chair of the Department of Teacher Education at Cal State East Bay and is also a theater educator. Eric later participated in a recorded video conference on ZOOM that focused on general credentialing in CA and CDEA’s potential role in developing the new dance credential. These meetings helped us better understand the landscape of CA credentialing systems and what the dance-specific elements may look like for the new credential.
The information gathered by the task force helped us understand the need for a single repository of information regarding the dance credential in California. As 2017 moves along, CDEA and the Credential Task Force look forward to launching CADanceCredential.com, a website that will act as a major resource for current and prospective dance teachers in our state. If you’d like to be a part of the coalition that will inform the contents of the new site, please contact CDEA at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime, read on to learn about the potential timeline for the Dance credential and CDEA’s role in its development and implementation.
Note: Steps 1 through 5 above will take 3 – 4 years. Please reference the Post-TADA FAQ produced earlier this year for additional information on the Dance Credential.
With this timeline in mind, what can CDEA, the Credential Taskforce, and Credential Coalition do to support this process?
What will CDEA not be able to do in this process?
CDEA, as an organization, will not be writing the curriculum for the new credential programs. We hope to have members on the Standards Advisory Committee to revise the VAPA standards, and members as faculty at the host universities that work within those institutions to create the methods coursework. We will act as a resource to the CTC, the CDE, and our membership throughout this process to the best of our ability.
If I already have a PE credential, what do I do to get this Dance Credential once it exists?
In CA, to add a credential to an existing credential, a teacher must pass the CSET in the subject area. Once the Dance CSET is developed, any PE-credentialed teacher (or any other subject, or multiple subjects, for that matter) can take and pass the test and pay the fee to CTC to have “Dance” added to their credential.
What is the difference between the CDEA Credential Task Force and the Credential Coalition?
The Task Force is a specialized working group that conducts research and strategizes around the development of the dance credential. It consists of 10 – 15 members from the CDEA community and it is guided by Melissa Bramham (Task Force Developer, Greater Board) and Jessy Kronenberg (Past President, Executive Board). The Coalition is an informed advocacy group that is kept abreast of the activity of the Task Force and, from time to time, is asked to partake in activities to support the work of the Task Force (i.e. taking surveys or reaching out to local dance education networks).
Want to join the Coalition? Please contact CDEA at email@example.com
Your name will be put on the list and we’ll be in touch in the fall with next steps!
How do I help write the curriculum for the new Dance Credential?
Apply and be accepted to the VAPA Standards Advisory Committee through the CDE (application date TBA), and/or be on faculty at department of education or the department of dance at the universities where the credential will be offered.
Learn about teacher credentialing in CA and the specifics around the future of the Dance and Theatre Credentials with CDEA and Eric Engdahl – Chair of the Department of Education at Cal State East Bay, and theater educator. Zoom conference call that was recorded on May 1st, 2017.
Meredith C. Galvin, CDEA Tresurer
Several years ago, I sat through yet another professional development workshop with my colleagues, which had countless applications for English or Mathematics teachers, but few examples or uses in the arts classroom. Frustrated, I ordered the book Teaching Dance as Art in Education by Brenda Pugh McCutchen and used it as a tool to redesign and rewrite the curricula for my Dance 1A and Dance 1B courses. In her book, McCutchen outlines four “cornerstones” for dance as art in education. Her cornerstones are: Dancing and Performing; Creating and Composing; Knowing History, Culture, and Context; and Analyzing and Critiquing. I recognized each of these cornerstones already at work in my existing courses; but I knew that by better articulating how each one played an equal role in our courses, my students would feel that all of their work for dance class was equally important.
(from Teaching Dance as Art in Education by Brenda Pugh McCutchen)
A few years later, the NCAS were revealed and there were McCutchen’s four cornerstones, now renamed Performing, Creating, Connecting, and Responding. That same year I began my term as department chair. I took these new cornerstone standards and asked my department members to consider how their various assignments could fall under one or more of these master categories. Our graphic designer created posters that we hung in all Fine Arts classrooms so students could see how each of our courses taught the same skills.
Graphics by Nancy Hess
This is how I use these four categories in everyday classwork. In my syllabus, I tell students how many points they will be earning in each category. For example, my Dance 1A class looks like this:
Performing and Creating assignments largely happen in class so those assignments are set. Connecting and Responding Projects are largely homework so students have some choices. I teach everyone from freshmen through seniors and they are in very different places academically and as far as homework time goes. Some students prefer a few large assignments and others would rather a regular routine of short assignments.
Connecting assignments make up our study of the history and culture of a particular style of dance we are studying. From whom and from where does this style arise and how has it gotten to us? So within our Ballet Unit, students need to earn 40 Connecting points but there are several ways to do it and students can mix and match according to their interests, schedules, and preferences. This image shows the options for our Ballet Unit. Students can choose from these assignments to get themselves to the required 40 points for this 4-week unit.
The result of all of this has been that students no longer express that I am assigning too much work for “just a dance class.” Every single activity we do ties to one of these four cornerstones and whenever possible, they are customizing their learning within the strengths of those cornerstones as foundation.
Another result is that my written curriculum is directly connected to the National Core Arts Standards. I teach in a Catholic school where that is not required, but my administrators have looked positively on the fact that I have so carefully designed my courses to match those standards. They also love the fact that student voice and choice is given so much weight in my classroom.
If you’d like more information about my curriculum or examples of assignments, my courses are listed in the Canvas Commons or you can email me with more specific requests.
California Dance Education Association
PO Box 8616
San Jose, CA 95155
California Dance Education Association is a state affiliate of NDEO. This special affiliation offers joint membership to both organizations with dual benefits.