2015 IDEO Brain Dance Conference

IDEO Inaugural Conference Fall 2015

Inaugural conference was held in Pocatello, Idaho this fall with international key note dance education presenter, Terry Goetz.  The conference theme focused on what dancing does for the brain.  For this first conference attendees did not need to be NDEO/IDEO members.

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About our keynote presenter:


Terry Goetz is the Director for the Creative Dance Center in Seattle, Washington. Terry has been on the faculty of the Creative Dance Center since 2000 and began training intensively with Anne Green Gilbert in 1997. She teaches Nurturing Baby, Parent/Toddler, and Parent/Child Creative Dance classes and Ballet and Modern Dance for older children and adults. Terry has taught in preschools, elementary classrooms, and studios throughout the Seattle area since retiring from Pacific Northwest Ballet where she danced from 1988-1995. Prior to performing with PNB, she was a member of Pittsburgh Ballet Theater from 1986-1988. During her professional career Terry performed works by George Balanchine, Paul Taylor, Jose LImon, Lar Lubovitch, Mark Dendy, Merce Cunningham, Lynn Taylor-Corbett, Petipa, and Bournonville, as well as performing in full-length works; Swan Lake, Giselle, Coppelia, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, and A Midsummers Night’s Dream. She began her dance training at Beulah’s School of Dance in the San Fernando Valley, studying everything from tap, ballet, jazz, character dance, tumbling, to baton twirling! After catching the ballet bug she trained with Natalia Clare of Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo at her studio, Ballet La Jeunesse, in Toluca Lake, CA. As a teen Terry studied at San Francisco Ballet School, the School of American Ballet in NY, and Pacific Northwest Ballet School. Terry has continued her dance training as an adult by attending numerous Summer Dance Institutes for Teachers with Anne Green Gilbert and through studying with Bill Evans at his Teacher Intensives. The combined body of knowledge that Bill Evans and Anne Green Gilbert have shared with her has transformed and deepened her understanding of dance, personally and professionally. She presents to PEPS groups and Early Childhood specialists focusing on the importance of movement in the early years of life. Terry’s workshops at Early Childhood conferences are always enthusiastically received and she was the Keynote Speaker at the 2006 FACES North Conference and the 2007 Childhood Matters Conference. Terry presents workshops locally, nationally, and internationally, training dance teachers, educators, and teaching artists in BrainDance and Brain-Compatible Dance Education and she has presented at the National Dance Association  and National Dance Education Organization conferences. Terry has taught for the International Dance and the Child Finnish Chapter, at the Kuopio International Dance Festival, the Edmonton and Indiana Orff Schulwerk Associations, the East Asia Regional Council of International Schools Conference held in Shanghai, and at universities in the US and Canada. She worked with the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction in WA state as a Dance Specialist developing updated K-12 Learning Standards for Dance. Terry is an active member of the National Dance Education Organization and is the Past-President of the Dance Educators Association of Washington.

Student Performer $20.00 ($21.69 w/service fee)
Early bird ticket price for purchases before August 1, 2015. These tickets are for high school and college students. Please show Student ID when picking up conference packet.
Student General $25.00 ($26.87 w/service fee)
Ticket price for high school and college students. Please show Student ID when picking up conference packet.
Presenter/Performer General $45.00 ($47.57 w/service fee)
Purchase your ticket before August 1st for early bird pricing.
General $50.00 ($52.74 w/service fee)
Ticket price for purchases after August 1, 2015.

Friday Teacher Workshop $25.00 ($26.87 w/service fee)

Dance Concert Only $10.00 ($11.34 w/service fee)

IDEO Conference Agenda

Friday, Certified Teacher Workshop, September 25, 2015

4:30 pm to 8:30 pm Certified Teacher Professional Development Workshop            Redhill Studio #103
“Tapping Into Your Bodily/Kinesthetic Intelligence”

           SATURDAY, September 26, 2015


7:30 am to 8:30 am Conference Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 am to 8:45 am Opening Ceremonies 
Redhill Studio #103
8:45 am to 10:15 am  Keynote Presentation/Group Movement Session with Terry Goetz  
Redhill Studio #103                    
10:15 am to 10:30 am Break and Networking
10:30 am to 12:00 pm  Breakout Session 1: (choose one of the classes below)
 Movement: Brain Coordination Patterns w/ Rachel Swenson
Reed Gym
Movement: Contemporary Ballet w/ Marla Hansen
Redhill studio #101
Movement: Improvisation w/ Belle Baggs
Redhill studio #103
Conditioning: Pilates w/ Ashley Ames
Redhill Pilates studio
 12:00 pm to 12:15 pm  Break and Travel to the Performing Arts Center
12:15 pm to 1:45 pm  Lunch
Member Meeting and IDEO Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony
SPAC Rotunda
1:45 pm to 1:50 pm  Break
Performing Arts Center
1:50 pm to 3:20 pm  Breakout Session 2: (choose one of the classes below)
Movement: Choreography/Composition w/ Kay Braden
SPAC Classroom #234Movement: World Dance w/ Gary Larsen
SPACMovement: Laban Effort ‘Play’ w/ Molly Jorgensen
Bistline TheaterLecture: Kinesiology for Dance w/    
SPAC Classroom

Lecture: Student Research in Action for Dance w/ Lauralee Zimmerly, Belle Baggs, & University Dance Students    
SPAC Conference Room

3:20 pm to 3:30 pm Break and travel to Keynote
SPAC Classroom #234
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Keynote Presentation/Group Movement Session with Terry Goetz
SPAC Classroom #234
4:30 pm to 4:45 pm Break and travel to theater
Bistline Theater
4:45 pm to 6:45 pm IDEO Conference Dance Performance: various Idaho dance groups perform
Bistline Theater
6:45 pm to 7:30 pm Dance Performance Critical Response Session with Choreographer(s)             Bistline Theater
7:30 pm Adjourn

Discounted hotel rate at the Marriott hotel in Pocatello.

We will also have another sleeping arrangement of a dance studio sleepover at ISU on yoga mats.  There is a $10 fee and snacks will be provided.  Bathrooms and showers are available.  This option is for 18 and older adults only.  All proceeds go to the ISU student NHSDA hoping to attend the national NDEO conference.  

Professional development credit will be available for state certified educators. There will be a Friday, September 25 workshop class 4:30-8:30 p.m. at ISU for educators interested in receiving professional development credit.  We will video the workshop and make Skype available as well for teachers unable to attend in person Friday.