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Published: Published: September 30th, 2019

AzDEO 35th Annual High School Dance Festival

Register Now for the 35th Annual High School Dance Festival!!

DATE: Feb 22, 2020  

azdeo.org under events

LOCATION: Camelback High School. 4612 N 28th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016


REGISTRATION FEES: Fees are per school!

Early (Payment Postmarked by 1/15/2020):

$175 for AzDEO/NDEO Members

$250 for non-members

Regular: (1/16/2020-1/31/2020) 

$225 for AzDEO/NDEO members

$300 non-members

Late Reg: (2/1/2020- 2/21/2020):

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.

REFUND POLICY:

  1. 30 days prior to event – full refund
  2. 2 weeks prior- 50% refund
  3. 1 week prior- only adjudication, DVD, and t-shirt refunds only.
  4. Under 5 days – absolutely NO refund!

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.


To register and for more details, go to azdeo.org, under events.

Questions? Contact Lynn Monson at [email protected]

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Published: Published: September 19th, 2019

AzDEO Student Opportunities: Dance Education Advocacy Essay Contest & Student Choreography Contest

 

 

 

AzDEO 2019-20 Dance Education Advocacy Student Essay Contest 

Open to grade levels 7th-post secondary.

This year’s theme: “How has dance helped you navigate school and your education?”

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

To apply, go to: azdeo.org under Awards/Scholarships for the application and information on the essay criteria.

Essays are due Oct 15th.

Encourage your students to apply!

AzDEO Student Choreography Contest

AzDEO announces its Student Choreography Contest for 2019-2020. Students in Middle and High School, and College are encouraged to submit their choreography for adjudication.

Criteria:

  • Must be based on the given theme. This year the theme is “Making a Change: It Only Takes One” (Choose a topic/idea important to you and show in your choreography the process of how you as one person can make a change).
  • Maximum length is 4 minutes.
  • Only the choreography will be judged, but performance can affect the quality of the choreography.
    1. Choreographer does not have to be a performer.
    2. Choreography Criteria
      • Composition, Originality/Creativity, Visual Effect, Interpretation of   Accompaniment
    1. Must be submitted digitally to the google drive link. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Es7zCR331wqGDi8i0NTrXXTrGp6iPJ-x
    2. MP4 format only
    3. 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: Published: June 12th, 2019

Susan Griffin Recognized as National Dance Education Organization 2019 Outstanding Dance Educator (PreK-12)

Today the National Dance Education Organization Announced the 2019 Award Recipients including Arizona’s Susan Griffin from Phoenix Union. Congratulations Susan! Thank you for all you’ve done for Arizona students over the years.

2019 NDEO National Award Recipients

Lifetime Achievement – Naima Prevots

Outstanding Dance Educator (PreK-12) – Susan Griffin

Outstanding Leadership – Barry Blumenfeld

Outstanding Dance Education Researcher – Wendy Oliver and Marijeanne Liederbach

NDEO will honor the National Award recipients at the Grand Opening Dinner of the 2019 NDEO National Conference in Miami, Florida in October.

Susan Griffin has taught dance to students at every age and level since she graduated from Rutgers University in 1976. She was an Associate Instructor while she pursued her master’s degree at Indiana University and taught as a member of professional dance companies in Bloomington, IN, and Rochester, NY. She taught dance and created choreography at the University of Rochester and Centre College, and taught at Arizona State University. She was the dance teacher at Mineral Springs Elementary School (NC) before joining the faculty of South Mountain High School in Phoenix, AZ, where she has been teaching since 2003. She is active in developing dance curriculum and assessment both for Phoenix and statewide for Arizona. She has served AzDEO, NDEO’s state affiliate in Arizona, and NDEO in various capacities since 2006 and was president of AzDEO from 2009-2011. AzDEO named her the Katherine Lindholm Lane Dance Educator of the Year in 2014. That same year, Phoenix Union High School District recognized her as the Teacher of the Year for the entire district in all subject areas. Graduates of her program in Phoenix have gone on to become successful teachers and performers, including one student who is dancing with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.

Excerpt from Student Support Letter:

“She was a mentor, a counselor, a mom, a cheerleader, and so much more. Walking into her class, you knew you were going to learn more than just dance. Her studio was a safe place that fostered teamwork, leadership, creativity, and diversity. Her approach to dance was not one-sided. She encouraged us to use our voices and bodies to express how we felt. She invited individuality while teaching us how to work as a collective. There was always a greater message behind every piece she created for us. From immigration to border patrol and self respect, her choreography was accompanied by research and facts. She took us to see dance outside of the classroom. She welcomed the hard conversations and answered the tough questions. She taught us movements along with the steps.”

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Published: Published: May 13th, 2019

AzDEO Middle School Dance Festival

Register now for the 1st annual Arizona Dance Education Organization (AzDEO) Middle School Dance Festival!

http://www.azdeo.org/events.html

LOCATION: Mesa Arts Academy

221 W 6th Ave, Mesa, AZ 85210

DATE: Sat. Oct. 12, 2019, 9 am- 1 pm.

REGISTRATION FEES: Fees are per school!

Early (Payment Postmarked by August 30th):

$100 for AzDEO/NDEO Members

$150 for non-members

Regular: (8/31/19-9/20/19) 

$150.00 for AzDEO/NDEO members

$200.00 non-members

Late Reg: (9/21/19-10/11/19):  Same fee as regular but no option to perform or to purchase t-shirts.

ADJUDICATION: $20 for AzDEO/NDEO members; 25 for non-members. This is entirely voluntary. Schools can opt out of being adjudicated.

PAYMENT: All checks and Purchase Orders should be made out to AzDEO.

 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.

For more info and to register, go to azdeo.org, under events.

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Published: Published: May 6th, 2019

Arizona Dance Education Organization (AzDEO) Announces 2019 State Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Awardees

 

AzDEO is proud to announce that ten students earned our state level Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement award:

 

  • Alexis Jackson from Centennial High School
  • Amanda Carter from Desert Ridge High School
  • Ashley Reafleng from Valley Vista High School
  • Desiree Berry from Highland High School
  • Kamryn Smith from Desert Mountain High School
  • Inai Luevano Palomera, Jordyn Lugo, and Maire Grimes from Apollo High School
  • Kaithlyn Nathan and Sidney Torres from Washington High School.

AzDEO adjudicates a state level Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Award to any Arizona NHSDA High School student who applies to the National Dance Education Organization’s National Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Award, the highest student dance award in the nation. 

These students represent the best in dance and this award highlights their exemplary hard work, and the wonderful job our high school teachers do every day. Congratulations to the students and their teachers.

 

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Published: Published: April 15th, 2019

AzDEO’s 3rd Annual Dance Educator Retreat/Rejuvenation!

AzDEO is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Dance Educator Retreat, offering movement and workshop/discussion classes specifically designed for teachers in any setting. Followed by our Annual Meeting.

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! You do not want to miss this incredible day of dance and sharing. Lunch included.Date: Saturday August 17th from 8 am.-2:30 pm.Cost: $50 for members, $75 for non-members, $50 for students.

Location: Maryvale  HS. 3415 N 59th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85033

Check in & networking: 8-8:30 am.

Classes: 8:30 am.-12 pm.

Lunch and Annual Meeting: to follow.

Deadline to register and payment postmarked- August 7th. Click here to register or go to www.azdeo.org, Events.

Make check to AzDEO. Mail to AzDEO, PO Box 60152, Phoenix AZ. 85082

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Published: Published: April 15th, 2019

STUDENT DANCE SCHOLARSHIP- 2019 Romero Wolf Student Scholarship

Announcing the 2019 Romero Wolf Student Scholarship

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

Scholarship Criteria:

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

Students must be attending a NDEO/AZDEO member school.

This scholarship will require a short essay on the applicant’s dance experience during their high school years and a recommendation from their dance instructor.

Scholarship Award is $150.00 for further dance education. Click here to apply!

Applications are due May 1st.

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Published: Published: December 3rd, 2018

Winners of the 2018-19 Dance Education Advocacy Student Essay Contest Announced!

Arizona Dance Education Organization (AzDEO) Announces the Awardees for its

2018-19 Dance Education Advocacy Student Essay Contest

 

AzDEO is pleased to announce the awardees for our 2018-19 Dance Education Advocacy Student Essay Contest.

Huntington Parson, a 12th grader at Centennial High School in Peoria, was awarded 1st place in Division 2 (Grades, 10, 11, 12), and Danielle Pfeiffer, a 12th grader at Centennial High School in Peoria, was awarded 2nd place in Division 2. Both students study under Kim McFall.

In Division 1 (Grades 7, 8, 9), Diya Jim, a 9th grader, studying dance at Classic Image Dance, was awarded 1st place.

Congratulations!

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Published: Published: November 20th, 2018

It’s Here!!! AzDEO’s Pink Tutu Flu!

 

AzDEO’s 15th Annual Pink Tutu Flu (Professional Development Day) 2019!

Friday, Jan. 25th 2019. 9 am-3 pm.

Gilbert HS

1101 E Elliot Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234

 

A great day of sharing curriculum ideas and methods from fellow educators including  information from the NDEO annual conference last October.

All are welcome- K-12 teachers, college students, studio teachers, Post-Secondary teachers.

Coffee and Tea and lunch included.

 

To register email Lynn Monson.

Send registration fee to:

AZDEO

PO Box 60152

Phoenix, AZ. 85082

  • AzDEO Members: Free
  • Non-Members: $20
  • Certificate of hours awarded.
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