Tag Archives: Philanthropy

A season of giving back

23 Nov

My dance studio just announced tonight that our annual holiday show will be a charity fundraiser for a local nonprofit organization called Opendance, which is an arts and educational outreach dance company that provides dance classes and programs for children of all ages at schools and community centers throughout the area. This company focuses on giving positive transformation through dance to all students regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, skill level, or body type. This positive influence is so vital to any young person interested in expressing themselves through dance, so I’m so thrilled to be collaborating with them this year!




NDEO 2011 Conference

4 Nov

The National Dance Education Organization has just announced their 2011 conference dates – from October 19-23, 2011 in Minneapolis, MN.

Topics of discussion for dance teachers will include: How many roles do we play? How are we identified and how do we identify ourselves? Are we teachers, artists, administrators, dancers, interpreters, choreographers, writers, mentors, historians, and/or advocates?  How are we creating paths into the future for ourselves, our communities and our profession?

These conventions are designed to help us all share our expertise, stories, questions and creative spirit so we ALL learn and strengthen dance throughout America.