Arts Education


Arts Associations Updates


Published: September 14th, 2018

ADE and the AZ Arts Commission releases the AZ Arts Ed. Data Project

What an amazing week we have journeyed through together! We have introduced our new Arts Education Specialist, sent our Director to the National Arts Education Partnership Conference in Indiana, we’ve highlighted celebrations happening in our schools, and now we are pleased to unveil the Arizona Arts Education Data Project!  This interactive dashboard is the most comprehensive analysis to-date of Arizona Student access and participation in Arts Education courses. Interested in learning about Arts Education access in your county? The dashboard can tell you that. What about 5th grade enrollment in dance at your district? The dashboard can tell you that. For the first time, we can clearly analyze student access and participation in the arts by geographic location, economical demographic, by artistic discipline- for EVERY school in Arizona!

Interested in the full Executive Summary, or would you rather just look at the highlights? Either way, we are working hard to better frame the Arts Education landscape as it truly exists in each of our Arizona schools.

We are very proud to share this information with you, adding to transparency and choice for you and your student(s).

Happy National Arts in Education Week form the ADE Office of Arts Education,

 

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Published: September 9th, 2018

Happy 2018 National Arts in Education Week!

September 9th – September 15th is National Arts in Education Week! Join ADE and over 500 organizations across the NATION as we celebrate the Arts in Education!

We would LOVE to know how YOU are participating!! What events are happening at your school/organization? Let Americans for the Arts know what you’re up to so that your celebrations can be added to the National Map! Please fill out this form to be added to the conversation and receive important updates throughout the week. Email our ArtsEd Inbox so that the ADE can #Spotlight your event!

How can you participate in National Arts in Education Week?!? Easy!! Here are a few ideas:

  • Host or attend celebrations and register them through the ArtsMeet National Event Calendar. More than 500 celebrations are anticipated to occur around the country;
  • Advocate. An essential part of National Arts in Education Week is leveraging the celebration for advocacy to decisionmakers. Spread the word about two easy advocacy opportunities: sign the petition to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos about arts education policy; and submit an op-ed to your local paper;
  • Share your story on social media and help bring visibility to the issue of arts education. Use the hashtags #ArtsEdWeek, #BecauseOfArtsEd, and #AzArtsEd to share stories of the impact of arts education on individual lives. Tag Arizona Citizens for the Arts on Facebook, and azcitizens4arts on Twitter – they will rebroadcast what you’re doing during arts education week!

Keep your eyes out for some exciting Arts Ed announcement from both ADE and the Arizona Commission on the Arts! Arizona Arts Education is very vibrant, with intentional energy being cultivated for a collective impact on policy, access, and participation.  Join us and Americans for the Arts as we celebrate, advocate, and participate in the well-rounded and artful education of Arizona students!

Yours in creation,

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Published: September 3rd, 2018

AzDEO Student Choreography Contest

AzDEO is pleased to announce its Student Choreography Contest for 2018-19. Students in Middle and High School, and College are encouraged to submit their choreography for adjudication.

 

 

Criteria:

  1. Must be based on the given theme. This year the theme is “Landmarks” (can be a physical location, a “landmark moment” in your life, a landmark moment in history, a landmark event).
  2. Maximum length is 4 minutes.
  3. Only the choreography will be judged, but performance can affect the quality of the choreography.
  4. Choreographer does not have to be a performer.

Choreography Criteria

  1. Composition, Originality/Creativity, Visual Effect, Interpretation of   Accompaniment
  2. Must be submitted digitally to the google drive link. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1fXreUZZPRZpMrFCn2KhHtQMcJDTLjT7c.
    1. MP4 format only
    2. Must include your name, age, school at the beginning of the video, and a written artistic statement also submitted (include your name, age and school).

Submissions are due Oct. 15th, Jan. 15th and March 15th. Each deadline date is for a new round of adjudication.

Only 4 submissions per school per each submission deadline. 4 may be submitted in October, 4 in January, 4 in March.

AzDEO will award a certificate to the student and school.

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Published: September 3rd, 2018

AzDEO 2018-19 Dance Education Advocacy Student Essay Contest application now open!

Open to grade levels 7th-post secondary.

This year’s theme: “How has dance impacted your understanding and appreciation of people’s differences and your behavior towards others?”

 Cash awards given to support the student’s dance program.

Visit our website for more information and to Apply.

Essays are due Oct 15th

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Published: August 27th, 2018

Arizona Dance Education Organization (AzDEO) 34rd Annual High School Dance Festival

Register Now!!

LOCATION: Desert Ridge High School. 10045 E. Madero Ave., Mesa, AZ 85209

DATE: March 2, 2019

REGISTRATION FEES: Fees are per school!

Early (Payment Postmarked by 2/1/2019):

$175 for AzDEO/NDEO Members

$250 for non-members

Regular: (2/2-2/14) 

$225 for AzDEO/NDEO members

$300 non-members

Late Reg: (2/15-3/1):  Same fee as regular but no option to perform or to purchase t-shirts.

ADJUDICATION: $20 for AzDEO/NDEO members; 25 for non-members

VIDEO: $25 for AzDEO/NDEO members and $35 for non-members.

PAYMENT: All checks and Purchase Orders should be made out to AzDEO. Schools must be an institutional member to qualify for member registration cost.

MAIL PAYMENTS TO: Arizona Dance Education Organization State Dance Festival PO BOX 60152 Phoenix, AZ 85082-0152

Fill out your purchase orders NOW!! Registration and class availability is on a first come, first served basis, so please register on-line and mail your registration fee ASAP. Once fees (check or P.O.) have been received, you will be officially registered for classes.

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Published: August 27th, 2018

First Annual AAEA National Art Education Week Meet & Greet

Did you know that the week of September 9th is National Art Education Week?

To celebrate, Arizona Arts Education Association (AAEA) has planned a meet and greet for all art educators at Helton Brewery. You do not have to be a member of AAEA to participate, simply gather up your art ed peeps and come celebrate. Aside from conversations, there are many games on the patio that are worth playing. As a bonus, the wonderful people at Helton Brewery will be donating $1 from specific purchases to AAEA! Food is available to order if you work up an appetite.

Bring your fellow art educators for a fun-filled afternoon!

 

Helton Brewery

2144 East Indian School Road

Phoenix, AZ 85016

September 15, 2018    Noon-4:00 pm

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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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