Our Winter issue is full of resources for you and your local dance communities including insight into what comes next now that TADA! has passed, information on National and State Dance Education Conferences, a sample arts integration lesson plan, an article on the merits of invigorating massage, and the Language of Dance ® Center’s Symbol of Quarter.
Feel free to print the newsletter out, explore with your students or share with colleagues.
Special thanks to CDEA Member-Contributors Lisa D. Long, Dawn Kenniston, Susan Gingrasso, Zackary Forcum, and our Presidential Team.
Best regards as we near our winter season!
Vote today for your CDEA 2017 Executive and Greater Board Positions.
Polls are open November 1st -20th.
Please fill out form below to vote.
For more information email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
CDEA is pleased to announce the following member-generated Greater Board Position Proposals that have been approved by the Executive Board for the 2017 election ballot.
In addition, nominations for the Executive Board positions of Treasurer, Secretary and President-Elect are accepted between Oct 1-31. Thank you for getting in touch with us about your intentions to step up to leadership in CDEA in you are looking at an executive board position!
Voting for all positions will begin November 1 and last day to vote is Nov 20. Announcements of the 2017 Full Board (Greater Board + Executive Board) will come out December 1, 2016.
Positions begin February 1, 2017.
Proposes Director of E-Communications Position &
Newsletter Editor Position
I stepped up as Director of E-Communications for the 2015-2016 year, and would like to continue on for 2016-2017. For the first part of the year I found that I was only responding to requests from fellow board members within the organization (partly due to my schedule with finishing up a dance MFA program) as a way of providing support, but have recently renewed my personal sense of initiative in creating new actions for the betterment of CDEA. I feel like I can do the most good for the organization by continuing on in this role for one more year. By re-electing me to the role of Director of E-Communications CDEA will be better able to cement the role and duties of this post, while also improving overall operation, efforts, and actions having to do with web-maintenance and newsletter creation and dissemination. I am looking forward to working with the executive board to bring our website to the next phase of relevance and usability.
Lydia Campos – Martinez
Proposes Grants/Scholarships Researcher Position
I would be happy to continue developing the Grants/Scholarships Resources page for CDEA. In my first year in this position, I created quarterly updates for the website so all CDEA members have access to the latest dance related grant listings. I have compiled lists of grants that CDEA members may consider to supplement their funds for professional development, independent work or to directly support their teaching. I have researched in-state options from government (state, regional, local) and applicable national granting organizations that have a record of funding dance education and dance educators and would like to stay on in this capacity.
Proposes Liaison to Dance USA (national & state level) Position &
Membership & NHSDA Site Cultivation in San Diego Region Position
I learned that CDEA is seeking a greater presence and connection to San Diego dance educators and so am proposing a regionally based greater board position of NHSDA and member cultivation in the San Diego Region. I will also be representing CDEA to Dance USA at their national level board meetings and helping to develop an informed dialogue between those two organizations.
Proposes Diversity Director Position
I would like to continue on as Diversity Director for CDEA. Last year I was able to get oriented to the organization and begin to formulate some events, programs and directions that we could take as an organization focusing on diversity, inclusion and equity. I would like to serve on CDEA greater board with an eye for representing and supporting all populations of dance educators in California. I would also like to reach out to and notify existing CDEA members of opportunities related to learning more about diversity and cultural competency. Finally I hope to organize and promote opportunities to gather and recruit prospective CDEA members, while creating a network of dance educators who exhibit the diversity in California.
Proposes Disability/Inclusivity Advocate
As the Disability/Inclusivity Advocate, I’d be available to advise on making dance teaching inclusive. I have experience in this vein as a former dancer and rehearsal director with AXIS Dance Company and I continue this work as I build my school’s inclusive dance program. I would be a resource for CDEA’s membership regarding how to think about the integration of inclusivity into technical training and how to be inclusive without diminishing any individual’s uniqueness. I would work with the executive board to develop best practices guides for CDEA regarding disability/inclusivity in dance.
Proposes Editor/Proofreader and
Nor-Cal NHSDA Coordinator Position
I would like to nominate myself as Editor/Proofreader for CDEA. I believe that this position will benefit CDEA by helping make our publications (such as the recent white paper and the newsletter) as effective as possible, with language that reads smoothly and is appropriate to each situation. I believe I am uniquely prepared for this task, as a life-long stickler for grammar and a careful and painstaking writer. I would be pleased to help CDEA in this way.
In addition, I would be happy to stay on the Greater Board as NHSDA Coordinator – North. In this capacity I will be to reach out to schools that are likely prospects for new NHSDA chapters, contact schools which have let their chapters lapse, and serve as a resource for chapter sponsors with any questions about the honor society and its processes. I will also help coordinate with the Nor-Cal sites we are featuring, in rotation each year, as model high school dance programs.
Proposes Policy, Technical and Proposal Writing Position
I am writing to you to propose a greater board position to assist CDEA with policy, technical, and proposal writing. With the emergence of potentially new areas of the greater board scope such as diversity, grants, credentialing, standards updates and with the forging of new partnerships with Cahperd and other organizations, I will be glad to provide technical and proposal writing support for the board of CDEA and work with our proofreader/editors to assist them in generating content for publications as needed.
Proposes Dance Credential Task Force Developer position
I would like to propose a position responsible for the creation of a CDEA led Dance Credential Task Force within the greater board. I see this position as cohort-driven with a grade TK-6 dance educator, grade 7-8 dance educator, grade 9-12 dance educator (public, private, and charter), CCC dance educator, UC and CSU Dance Educator, and a member from The California Arts Project and CCTC. This task force would ensure as the credential progresses, all stakeholders understand the intricacies of a policy reform at the college level and the standards and requirements needed to have students obtain a dance credential.
Proposes Dance Credential Site coordinator at CSU East Bay Position
In the capacity of Dance Credential Site Coordinator at CSU East Bay, I would help CDEA stay connected to one of the early adopter sites for the newly forming dance credential programs. I would collaborate with other greater board members working on the credential and report to the executive board with updates on emerging plans and policies related to the structuring of a dance credential program specifically at the CSU level.
Nina Haft is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at CSU East Bay, Co-Director of the Dance Program, Director of Dance Ensembles, and CSUEB faculty liaison to the Bay Area Dance Exchange and the American College Dance Association. Nina teaches at Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, where she has teaches contemporary dance for youth and adults. Nina Haft & Company is in residence there.
Proposes Communications Video-Maker for CDEA
Heather Castillo has served as the Secretary for CDEA in the 2016 year and is rotating off the executive board. She would like to be an “occasional video-maker” for CDEA on the greater board who could assist with creating video content for our social media platforms including out website. Her video conveying our organization’s thanks to all stakeholders involved with the passage of SB916 received 32,000 hits and 10K views in the week the bills passed.
A CALL for
“IGNITE” SESSION PROPOSALS
California Dance Education Association is currently seeking innovative “IGNITE” Sessions Proposals and awesome student interns to help shape our upcoming statewide conference, “I AM CALIFORNIA DANCE.”
If you have any questions feel free to get in touch with us anytime at email@example.com
CDEA 2017 Board Nominations Information (Click Link for PDF)
2017 California Dance Education Association
Seeking Executive Board Positions of
PRESIDENT-ELECT, SECRETARY & TREASURER
& Greater Board Members
Nomination Period: opens October 1 / closes October 31, 2016.
Voting: polls open November 1; polls close November 20 at midnight P.S.T.
Election Results: December 1.
New Board Members Orientation: between December & February.
Positions Begin: February 1, 2017
To nominate yourself (or others for an executive board position):
See the CDEA website between October 1 & 31, 2016 to complete on-line form.
For more info. or to express greater interest concerning the following positions we would love to hear from you at: firstname.lastname@example.org
EXECUTIVE BOARD DESCRIPTIONS OF OPEN POSITIONS
PRESIDENT ELECT – MEMBERSHIP CHAIR
Term: 1-year (likely followed by 2 year presidential term)
[Average 6 hours/week. Low: 1/hour/week, High: 12 hours/week]
- Oversees Membership Recruitment, Welcoming, Cultivation, Development
- Manages Reports, E-Communications, Social Media, Web & Newsletter
- Plans and executes annual meetings, conferences and CDEA presence at NDEO conferences.
- Advocates for and represents CDEA at local and state level stakeholders and partners.
- Learns all aspects of the organization in preparation for moving into Co-Presidency for two-year term after one or two terms as President-Elect.
This position is designed to lead to a two-year presidential term with a longer position description and expectation of up to 25 hours/week of shared service duties with another Co-President. Interested applicants should contact the Executive Board at email@example.com for the full position description of Co-President. Thank you!
[Average 3 hours/week. Low: .5/hours/week, High: 5 hours/week]
- Records minutes and manages logistics for Executive Board meetings
- Ensures that CDEA files are current and contain complete organizational records.
- Maintains and updates board rosters.
- Schedules meetings.
[Average 2 hours/week. Low: .5/hours/week, High: 4 hours/week]
- Creates and manages budgets included projected budgets for approval by Board
- Pays fees, bills and organizational memberships
- Processes and distributes reimbursements in a timely manner
- Produces receipts when necessary
- Maintains checkbook
- Maintains electronic payment accounts (i.e Square, Paypal).
- Receives and manages bank cards and statements
- Keeps bank records and account books of receipts and disbursements.
- Prepares Treasurer’s report of actual income and expenditures and presents at board meetings.
- Files required state and federal income tax forms and any other governmental forms as required to maintain 501(c)3 status
Greater Board Positions are also available to members wishing to serve in a specific capacity. Greater board positions allow members to represent and serve CDEA at regional arts education conferences, be a liaison to dance pedagogy organizations and alliances, or connect regional dance interests to CDEA/NDEO. In fall 2016 we are asking for interested members to craft a short proposal for a position describing their skills sets and interest. The executive board will create position descriptions from those proposals that are accepted. These are due September 20, 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your creativity and we hope you consider serving CDEA in a way that is inspiring and sustainable for you!
CDEA Grant/Scholarship Resources
(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: email@example.com
Last update September, 2016.
State and National Grants
1. The Creative Work Fund
Deadline: Seminars held during the months of September and October, 2016
Dec 2, 2016 5pm deadline for letters of inquiry
Feb 3, 2017 Invitations to full proposal
Apr 21, 2017 5pm deadline for full proposals
Aug 1, 2017 Awards announced
In August 2017, the Creative Work Fund will award approximately $600,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations and collaborating literary or traditional artists. Grants will range from $10,000 to $40,000. Literary artists, traditional artists and nonprofit organizations based in these counties are invited to apply:
For complete information, and to see examples of previously funded projects, visit the website.
2. New England Foundation for the Arts
Maximum Grant: $35,000
Deadline: October 11, 2016
A program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, the National Dance Project Touring Awards supports the national tours of new dance works.
Awards are distributed as NDP Presentation Grants to nonprofit organizations in the U.S. presenting the works and are designated to support artist fees and travel.
To be eligible to apply for a 2016 Touring Award, applicants must:
Be choreographers or companies applying for a project with a planned U.S. tour during the NDP touring period of: June 1, 2017-November 30, 2018. Applications from artists/companies based outside the U.S. are eligible.
Demonstrate that the project is in an advanced stage of development, will premiere by November 1, 2017, and will be available to tour during the NDP Touring Period, June 1, 2017 through November 30, 2018.
Demonstrate that at least three U.S. nonprofit organizations (presenters) from at least two states are committed to presenting the work on tour.
Applicants who are NOT eligible to apply for a Touring Award are:
Choreographers and companies currently receiving NDP support through an NDP Production Grant or 2015 Touring Award.
Artists who have received an NDP grant (either Production or Touring Award) for two consecutive touring periods. In that case, artists must take one full cycle off following the conclusion of the NDP tour before applying again. School, youth, or student companies and groups.
3. PERFORMING ARTS JAPAN (PAJ)
Application Deadline: 5pm(EST), October 31, 2016
This program is designed to provide financial assistance for performances or co-productions in North America that aim to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences.
*For more information on eligibility, grant coverage, assessment criteria etc, please visit The Japan Foundation, New York website.
4. California Arts Council-California-State
Listings provided on State Grants and Scholarships
Upcoming Deadlines: September 2016.
5. Princeton Arts Fellowships For National artists
Lewis Center for the Arts
Deadline: September 16, 2016
Princeton Arts Fellowships, funded in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will be awarded to artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise in any area of artistic practice and teaching. Applicants should be early career poets, novelists, choreographers, playwrights, designers, performers, directors, filmmakers, composers, and performance artists–this list is not meant to be exhaustive–who would find it beneficial to spend two years teaching and working in an artistically vibrant university community.
6. Family Caregiver Alliance
Maximum Grant: $20,000
Deadline: September 16, 2016
The Family Caregiver Alliance is accepting nominations for the Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Awards, an annual program that recognizes organizations focused on helping family/informal caregivers of adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
The alliance will award grants to organizations in the areas of Creative Expression, Diverse/Multicultural Communities, and Policy and Advocacy.
The Creative Expression award recognizes projects that use imaginative and creative approaches in supporting persons with dementia or family/informal caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Some examples are programs or projects using art, music, theater, journaling, multimedia (e.g., film, documentary, radio), or other types of creative expression.
To be eligible, organizations must be, tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, a government agency, or an institution of higher education responding to a community need with a program or project focused primarily on family/informal caregivers of adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia.
7. Shubert Foundation Grants for Theater and Dance
Shubert Foundation grants are awarded exclusively to US organizations, which must have current 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in order to be eligible for funding.
The Foundation provides grants only to organizations that have an established artistic and administrative track record, as well as a history of fiscal responsibility.
General Deadline: DANCE October, THEATER December
8. The California Dance Network
The california dance network was developed in 2000 by an alliance of dance service organizations throughout the state to strengthen, connect and promote California’s thriving dance ecosystem.The CADN provides access to dance-focused information and connections in California, including, dance auditions across California, dance classes, funding opportunities, connections to a dance related jobs and performances.
Deadline: Year round
1. Dancers’ Group
The California Dance Network was developed in 2000 by an alliance of dance service organizations throughout the state to strengthen, connect and promote California’s thriving dance ecosystem.The CADN provides access to dance-focused information and connections in California. If you want to check out dance auditions across California, find a tap class in your area, discover funding opportunities, connect to a dance related job or go to a performance: you’ve come to the right place.
Deadline: Tuesday, October 11, 2016
CA$H (Creative Assistance for the Small (organization) and Hungry (artist)) is a grants program for the Bay Area’s dance artists and small organizations with budgets of under $100,000. CA$H was designed in 1999 as a grants program by artists for artists. The program encourages impactful, innovative creative activity.
CA$H | dance is a program of Dancers’ Group, funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and San Francisco Grants for the Arts.
Applications are submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If submitting an application via email is a hardship please contact Dancers’ Group to discuss alternatives.
3. Zellerbach Family Foundation Grants for Bay Area Art Projects
Grant link: http://zff.org/apply/guidelines/
The Zellerbach Family Foundation seeks to support new and innovative work that speak to the diverse cultures and communities of the Bay Area. Priority in awarding Community Arts grants are given to artists and organizations who primarily live and work in the City of San Francisco, and western Alameda and Contra Costa counties and whose programs benefit communities in the City of San Francisco, and western Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
4. ArtUniverse Agency 2016-Northern California
Scholarships and Grants
Partial grants announced for professional dancers, choreographers, actors of dance, physical theatre, drama, musical theatre, contemporary circus artists, movement directors, physical theatre directors and multidisciplinary artists.
5. Arts Council for Monterey County
Deadline: Monthly submissions accepted
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.
6. Silicon Valley Education Foundation for High School Programs (Field trips)
Deadline: September 23, 2016
Eligibility: Grants are available for teachers who work in Santa Clara County public school districts or charter schools that have a signed memorandum of understanding with SVEF.
Grant Purpose and Usage:
TIG is intended to inspire student learning, by supplementing rather than replacing regular district funding. SVEF will support the purchase of equipment and materials which go beyond school budgets, but funding is not intended for the purchase of ordinary school supplies such as paper, pencils, and pens which are part of the regular school budget. Field trip grants must be directly related to the curriculum and classroom activities.
Individual Teacher grants for either classroom projects or field trips are limited to $1,000. Collaborative Grants (2 or more teachers) have a $1,500 limit.
1. Los Angeles County Arts Commision
La County Arts Commission: Community Impact Arts Program (CIAG)
Deadline: The open application period for the 2017-18 Community Impact Arts
Grant Program is August 31 – October 12, 2016.
The new Community Impact Arts Grant (CIAG) program provides financial support for exemplary arts projects produced by nonprofit organizations whose primary mission is outside of the arts.
CIAG recognizes the value of the arts as a vital tool for civic problem solving across a range of issue areas. The program seeks to support the complex arts ecology of Los Angeles County by increasing access and strengthening the quality of arts programming wherever it happens – in health, human services, criminal justice, or environment, to name a few. This grant is designed to promote cross-sector strategies and support organizations that provide high quality arts programs as part of their larger mission to provide services to individuals and communities.
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.
2. THE AHMANSON FOUNDATION
Description: The Ahmanson Foundation serves Los Angeles County by funding cultural projects in the arts and humanities, education at all levels, health care, programs related to homelessness and underserved populations as well as a wide range of human services.
By supporting non-profit organizations that demonstrate sound fiscal management, efficient operation, and program integrity, the Foundation strives to enhance the quality of life and cultural legacy of the Los Angeles community.
Deadline: Grants are awarded throughout the year. See website for more info.
1. Kevin Space foundation: Scholarships and grants
This Grants and Scholarship Listing was gathered by CDEA Greater Board Member Lydia Martinez-Campos and was edited by Zackary Forcum.
We Are Pleased to Present the FALL Edition of the CDEA Newsletter for 2016
We hope you enjoy the message from the Co-Presidents on the six reasons CDEA stands behind SB916, the news about the upcoming NDEO conference, the intriguing printable lesson plans, the grants sampler and the inspiration that being in this artful dance community together brings.
Click on the link below to view the newsletter!
We suggest downloading this pdf file as that will give you the clearest view of the document.
Thank you to all the contributors for this issue.
And special thanks to Zackary Forcum, one of our intrepid greater board members, who has taken on the formidable task of compiling and editing this wonderful piece.
Best regards as you embark on your fall seasons and semesters and special projects!
Kristin Kusanovich & Jessy Kronenberg, Co-Presidents,
Jennifer LaCuran, President-Elect,
& the CDEA Executive Board
Slowly and steadily we are moving forward in the fight to get the Dance and Theatre Credential re-instated in California!
Check out the progress on the TADA! Bill, from this article written by Senator Allen in the Sacramento Bee.