Arts Associations Updates


Published: June 29th, 2018

AzDEO’s 2nd Annual DANCE EDUCATOR RETREAT/REJUVENATION!

 

AzDEO is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Dance Educator Retreat, offering one day of movement and discussion classes specifically designed for teachers in any setting. Followed by our Annual Meeting.

You do not want to miss this incredible day of dance and sharing. Lunch included!!

 Retreat Offerings-Draft (subject to change)

  • Hip Hop Choreography
  • Contact Improv
  • Yoga
  • NHSDA information and tips
  • Grants and Funding sources
  • Improvisation ideas

Annual Meeting

  • Learn about our successes & future plans!
  • Meet your current board & fellow members!
  • Cast your vote for new board members!
  • Get involved and add your voice to Dance Education in Arizona!

 

Date: August 11th from 8 am.-2:30 pm.

Location: Westwood HS. 945 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Mesa, AZ 85201

Cost: $50 for members, $75 for non-members, $50 for students.

Check in and networking: 8-8:30 am. Classes from 8:30 am.-12 pm.  Lunch and Annual Meeting to follow.

 

Deadline to register and payment postmarked- July 31st Go to www.azdeo.org, Dance Educators Retreat Registration. Email registration to [email protected]. Make check to AzDEO. Mail to AzDEO, PO Box 60152, Phoenix AZ. 85082

 

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Published: June 13th, 2018

ATTN MUSIC EDUCATORS!

The Tucson Jazz Music Foundation is interested in hosting a workshop and/or series of workshops/training sessions to inspire, and provide direction for music teachers on how to create a curriculum/lessons plans to teach jazz music to young children ages Pre-K-5. Workshop instructor will be Natalie Wilson, an award-winning music educator (vocal, general music, jazz specialty), from Grass Valley Elementary School, Camas, Washington. She has given workshops on this topic at the JEN conferences (Jazz Education Network), and is an excellent presenter.

Natalie is available in AUGUST, and also October 12-15. We need your input so we can select the best dates to schedule the workshop(s) to accommodate the most interested. New graduates welcome.

Interested parties should email  Krystyna or call 520-743-1349.

Let us know what your interests and availability are: Month, Day of Week, Best times of day, Exact Dates, Can you attend multiple days – Fri-Sat or Sat-Sun?

 

The Tucson Jazz Music Foundation is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization looking to make jazz music education affordable and accessible for Arizona’s youth. https://tjmfdn.org

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Published: May 21st, 2018

Register NOW for AzDEO “Dance Educator Retreat”!

Before the end of the school year, don’t forget to register for the Dance Educator Retreat and Annual meeting.

 AzDEO’s 2nd Annual

DANCE EDUCATOR RETREAT/REJUVENATION!

 AzDEO is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Dance Educator Retreat, offering one day of movement and discussion classes specifically designed for teachers in any setting. Followed by our Annual Meeting where you will:

  • Learn about our successes & future plans!
  • Meet your current board & fellow members!
  • Cast your vote for new board members!
  • Get involved and add your voice to Dance Education in Arizona!

You do not want to miss this incredible day of dance and sharing. Lunch included.

 

Date: August 11th from 8 am.-2:30 pm.

Location: Westwood HS. 945 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Mesa, AZ 85201

Cost: $50 for members, $75 for non-members, $50 for students.

Check in and networking: 8-8:30 am. Classes from 8:30 am.-12 pm.  Lunch and Annual Meeting to follow.

 

Deadline to register and payment postmarked- July 31st Go to www.azdeo.org, Dance Educators Retreat Registration. Email registration to [email protected]. Make check to AzDEO. Mail to AzDEO, PO Box 60152, Phoenix AZ. 85082

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Published: May 7th, 2018

REQUEST FOR AzDEO BOARD NOMINATIONS 2018-19

 

Did you know that…

…AzDEO is now in its 12th year.

…your AzDEO is considered the “go to” organization for dance education by ADE and the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and supports and advocates for dance education on the state and national level?

…your AzDEO colleagues were instrumental in the revision of the 2015 dance standards?

…your AzDEO colleagues have developed Student Learning Objectives (SLO) and authentic performance assessments for dance for Teacher Evaluation?

…Arizona and AzDEO have a strong and impressive presence at NDEO conferences?

…AzDEO provides teacher scholarships and awards, and sponsors a student essay contest?

…AzDEO provided dance to 3rd and 1st graders in an elementary school?

…AzDEO has 60 active NHSDA chapters? 2488 inductees? A leader in NHSDA?

…AzDEO has had 1 NDEO National Artistic Merit, Leadership, and Academic Achievement Award 1st place winner, 2 finalists and 8 honorable mentions?

…AzDEO has been awarded 8 operating grants from the AZ. Commission on the Arts?

Support and contribute to dance education in AZ. by nominating yourself or someone else to the AzDEO board.

  • Nominations and self -nominations are now open for the following positions:

President-Elect- 1 year

  • Current AzDEO Board with years remaining on their term

President-1 year

Treasurer- 1 year

Secretary-1 year

Higher Ed Representative- 1 year

Please email Lynn Monson at [email protected] by Wed. August 1 with your nomination(s). Board members must be current members of NDEO/AzDEO and remain a member throughout their term.

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Published: April 23rd, 2018

AzDEO Announces the Arizona Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Awardee in Dance for 2018

The Arizona Dance Education Organization (AzDEO) is proud to announce that they have awarded Cassandra Erhardt, from McClintock High School in Tempe, the state level Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement award.

The state level award is based on the National Dance Education Organization’s (NDEO) National Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement award. It is the highest award in dance given to high school students in the nation, and applicants go through a very rigorous process. AzDEO, a state affiliate of NDEO, adjudicates Arizona students who apply for the national award to bestow a state level award to any applicant that is judged in the top 15%. Congratulations to Cassandra.

Congratulations Cassandra!

 

National Dance Education Organization

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Published: April 6th, 2018

Recognize YOUR amazing Dance Teacher!

National Dance Education Organization
NDEO 2018 National Awards

Nominate Yourself or Someone Else for a National Award

Nomination Deadline is April 24th

Before you start an online nomination form, make sure to read the Award Nomination Guidelines so that you know which documents and details are necessary 

to complete the online nomination form.  

Gather these documents prior to starting the online nomination form.

 

 Award Nomination Guidelines

NOMINATE Yourself or Someone Else – Online Nomination Form

NDEO is presenting four National Awards at the 2018 National Conference in San Diego California in early October.  All National Award recipients are given a complimentary registration to attend the National Conference to accept their award.

 

  • Outstanding Leadership: This award is given to an NDEO member who has demonstrated excellence in creating ideas for programs, curriculum, and/or projects that have had a significant impact on the field of dance education and who has demonstrated leadership on a national level.
  • Outstanding Dance Educator (Postsecondary / Higher Ed): This award acknowledges a stellar NDEO member who teaches in a college or university. The recipient of this award should inspire and motivate their students and have a significant impact in their school community.
  • Outstanding Dance Education Researcher: This award recognizes an NDEO member who has made a unique contribution to the field of dance education through creative and/or scholarly research. The recipient of this award should cultivate the importance of scholarly and creative research throughout the field of dance education.
  • Lifetime Achievement: The NDEO Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to a member of the National Dance Education Organization for exemplary leadership, research, scholarship and/or artistry, and philanthropy or service to dance education.  The honoree will have contributed to the field of dance education at the national and / or international levels for a period of at least fifteen (15) years.  The Lifetime Achievement Award is the most prestigious award the organization confers.

 

To access the NDEO Awards webpage, go to www.ndeo.org/nationalawards.  

 

 

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Published: April 2nd, 2018

Arizona Dance Education Organization (AzDEO) Honors Teacher

Alyssa McMichael, dance teacher at Apollo High School in Glendale, was awarded the 2018 Katherine Lindholm Lane Arizona Dance Educator of the Year Award at the annual Arizona High School Dance Festival at Raymond S. Kellis  High School, March 24th.  This award honors a teacher for demonstrating support for and contributing to the larger dance education community, inspiring students and colleagues through example, enthusiasm and encouragement, and advocating for quality dance education and the arts.  Alyssa exemplifies these characteristics in her teaching and by her involvement in the dance community.

 

Congratulations from ADE’s Office of Arts Education!

Alyssa McMichael AzDEO Awardee

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Published: April 2nd, 2018

2018 Romero-Wolf Scholarship: Student Scholarship

Romero-Wolf Scholarship
Expand your horizons….

Awarded to a student showing excellence in leadership qualities in dance performance and dance education.

Scholarship Criteria:

Dancer who plays an active role in school/studio dance program at least 2 years. Dancer demonstrates growth in dance performance and quality movement. Overall excellence in leadership for choreography, performance and dance company organization roles. Inspires others.

Students must be attending a NDEO/AZDEO member school/studio.

This scholarship will require a short essay on dance experience in high school and a recommendation from dance instructor.

Applications are due by April 20th.

Please visit the AzDEO website for more information!

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Published: March 21st, 2018

Call for Opportunities!

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