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.
Happy May Day! Whether you are celebrating the arrival of spring or marching for workers’ rights (the 8-hour work day and fair labor conditions, where they exist, were generally hard won victories) we hope you enjoy your celebrations and that you get a chance to dance today.
Spring is about making plans for renewal and the NDEO and CDEA conferences in fall and winter are meant to renew and refresh you throughout your busy, committed years.
CDEA is once again pleased to announce our scholarship application process for members only. Awardees of the NDEO scholarship have their early bird or regular conference registration fees paid for. Travel and lodging are the responsibility of the attendee.
You might already be thinking about NDEO, the nation’s largest dance education-focused conference bringing the field of the art of dance and dance teaching forward with progressive movement, research and discussion sessions on all aspects of your program. Conference strands include PreK, Elementary, Middle/Secondary, Higher Ed, Studio and Dance Organization.
This year’s conference will span Sunday through Tuesday: Nov 12-14, 2017 with a pre-conference array of workshops all day Saturday. Get your rehearsal and teaching schedule covered for those days now!
The application process involves one click and answering six questions.
Deadline for NDEO Scholarship Applications is
Wednesday, MAY 31, 2017 at midnight.
Click here to be taken to the application, or read on for more details!
If you plan to attend NDEO and would like to take advantage of the early bird registration discount, please register for the conference with NDEO by MAY 31. If you are then awarded a CDEA scholarship, your registration will be refunded.
Students are welcome to apply.
We typically award 3-4 scholarships per year.
Deadline for consideration for the CDEA Scholarship to NDEO is May 31 at midnight.
Please click on this online application link where you will answer the following questions after putting in your contact information:
Are you presenting at NDEO? If yes, please tell us the name of your presentation and a brief description of the content.
How long have you been a member of CDEA?
Have you attended NDEO before? If so, how many times/which years?
You, the dance educator: What is your work in dance education at present and how would attending NDEO this year with its focus on advocacy, analysis and advancement of dance benefit your work and your community?
Financial need To what degree does financial need for registration costs determine your ability to attend NDEO? a. I potentially have funding from other sources available; b. I might have some funding available; c. I would have no funding for registration fees and would not attend without a scholarship.
Tell us what is unique about your work! For example: What different facets or sectors of the diverse California dance landscape does your work contribute to? Do you work with unique, underserved populations? Do you represent a dance style, or culture that brings new perspectives to CDEA & NDEO? Do you have a pedagogical practice that helps you stand out as an arts educator? Have you developed programs, coalitions, partnerships or led companies or advocacy efforts for dance in California? We want to know!
Thanks for sending in your applications. We generally ask previous recipients to wait three years before applying again but contact us if you have a question about that. We know some of you have funds available from your workplace, institution or district to cover conferences but many of our members do not. We want to encourage all interested members to apply.
All the best to you and Happy Spring!
Your CDEA Executive Board:
Kristin, Jenn, Nicole, Virginia, Meredith and Jessy
Our Spring Edition of CDEA’s Quarterly Newsletter looks ahead by featuring the call to important conversations, sustainable teaching practices, innovative lesson plans, and summertime professional development opportunities in California and beyond.
Feel free to print the newsletter out, explore with your students or share with colleagues.
Special thanks to CDEA Member-Contributors Nicole Robinson, Christy McNeil Chand, Cherie Hill, Susan Gingrasso, Avilee Goodwin, Zackary Forcum, and CDEA’s Executive Board.
Best regards in your Spring season!
JOIN CDEA AT CALIFORNIA STATE DANCE CONFERENCE 2017
The CDEA State Conference has become an annual touchstone for dance educators across California to come together to reinvigorate their teaching practice, while connecting with their amazing professional network of fellow CDEA members, and of course, their own creativity. While our host site for the conference alternates between northern and southern regions of California to better serve our members who cannot travel great distances, this year our 2017 State Conference, “I Am California Dance,” will be held at UC Irvine on January 28th, with closing Master Classes on the morning of the 29th at Irvine Valley College.
This year in particular, CDEA is questioning the equity of pathways to dance teaching as a career, probing what and how we teach when we teach dance, and investigating strategies to make dance education more equitable, accessible, and relevant. Striving to meet our mission and renewed commitment to work intentionally with our membership to expand cultural competencies, we are delighted to offer dynamic master classes, panels, and “Ignite” sessions.
To tackle today’s pedagogical strategies, our master classes will utilize dynamic techniques and styles to not only beautifully move us through space, but also provide tools on how to reach increasingly diverse learners with varying levels of interest in what our dance programs may be offering. Latanya d. Tigner (whose fortés are many: Hip Hop, Ballet, Jazz, Congalese and New Orleans Second Line) and Dante Puleio (who enlivens Limon with a contemporary approach) will offer master classes during the first day of the conference.
We will also feature an extraordinary panel, “Diversifying the “Face” of Dance: Changing the Diversity of Dance from the Ground Up” featuring Nicole Robinson, Amy Schiffner, Rosa Rodriguez Frazier and Michelle Riggs. This panel offers both breadth and depth with regard to cultural competence, through a sharing of practical, yet nuanced insights concerning teaching underserved students, while also providing strategies to create constructive, inclusive and sustainable dance communities. Additionally the panel will highlight how dance education in these communities can shore up achievement gaps, increase engagement, and facilitate advancement in higher education.
Since we received such excellent feedback on our “Ignite” Sessions from last year’s conference in Berkeley, we will be continuing them this year: various CDEA members will present key ideas on pressing topics, in which they have expertise, in small groups for about 15 minutes. Then our CDEA member-presenters will facilitate a 10-15 minute discussion with their group. We will hold multiple ignite sessions concurrently and offer a few rounds so you can literally customize your conference experience taking part in the dialogues that most interest you. CDEA encourages all interested members to become involved in this process by submitting an “Ignite” Session proposal by December 1 via www.cdeadance.org.
We also will hold our annual business meeting to give a sketch to our members of the advocacy and outreach efforts of 2016, fiscal updates, share news of the credential task force and credential coalition, and welcome our newly elected board members.
And how could we not mention the amazing historical passage of SB916 (TADA!) in all of this? We are very pleased to announce that Senator Ben Allen has agreed to attend our conference in person and will be our guest to receive an award from all of us at CDEA. Saturday evening at the conference CDEA is hosting a special celebration that members can register for online; more details will be issued closer to the event.
Sunday morning at 9 a.m. we will be offering two options for a post-conference, master class experience to tend to everyone’s expressive-needing-to-move-dancer selves before we depart at 11 a.m. Sunday, with plenty of time for return travel. Dante Puleio will offer a technique class and we will also have a restorative class. We do hope you will join us this January!
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
Thank you for your creativity and we hope you consider serving CDEA in a way that is inspiring and sustainable for you!
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.