Do you teach dance kinesiology or anatomy for dancers? Would you like to meet other dance science educators and collectively brainstorm about teaching pedagogy, sharing success stories and challenges? In 2001, The Dance Kinesiology Teachers’ (DKT) Group was established by a group of four educators across several universities in the United States, many of whom had worked directly with Sally Fitt, a dance science educator and author of the well-used text, "Dance Kinesiology." The DKT group's mission is to help educators share teaching strategies, educational resources and meet other educators integrating dance with science and somatics. Since 2001, the initial, core group of DKT's has grown extensively and several conferences have been organized over the last several years in order to share teaching insights and resources.
This year, DKT's interactive conference will be held June 20-22, 2014 at Lindenwood University, hosted by the Department of Dance. All sessions will be studio-based, include discussion and movement sessions, and emphasize interaction. We are reserving part of the conference for Special Guest, and author of "Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology," Karen Clippinger.
Please see the Call for Proposals to learn how you can participate.
Please see the Information Document for more information regarding lodging, dining, and transportation.
Sessions Schedule coming soon.
For more information, please contact Tricia Zweier.
Lindenwood University is collaborating with Leverage Dance Theater to host Now & Next Dance Mentoring Project at the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts. In Now & Next, college women and recent graduates study somatics, contemporary dance technique, improvisation, and new works of repertory each morning. Each afternoon they teach dance classes and mentor middle school girls, and then participate in professional development workshops with professional dance artists in the evenings.
Students apply to attend and are selected based on leadership and artistic potential. Now & Next facilitates direct mentoring relationships and provides resources including profiles of alumnae and friends of Now & Next who have mobilized their dance education along many avenues.
To learn more, and to submit your application, please visit the Now & Next website.
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