2017 IDEO Conference “Embodying Healthy Practices”

IDEO 2017 Conference,

“Embodying Healthy Practices”

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Held at the University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho

The IDEO Conference offers us a chance to share great practices and move forward the field of dance education in Idaho. IDEO welcomes dance educators from across the state of Idaho. We will strategize and share ways to advocate for, analyze, and advance dance education in our schools, communities, and state. We invite you to join us in the state’s capital and share your dance talents, and your vision for the future of dance education.


IDEO 2017 Conference Keynote presenter:

IDEO Fall Conference 2017 Keynote presenter will be: Mary Lou Seereiter!

Mary Lou Seereiter is a Registered Movement Therapist, Certified Practitioner and Teacher of Body Mind Centering®, a Certified Laban Movement Analyst and Authentic Movement Facilitator. She is the Program Director of Moving Within Somatic Movement Education Program through the School Of Body-Mind Centering® and the Co-Educational Director of the Program with Amy Matthews.

Mary taught dance and Somatics at Lane Community College for 34 years, 1980 to 2016. The first 25 of those years she served as Director of the Dance Program. In that time she hosted several Dance Intensives and corresponding concerts with such notables as Repertory Dance Theatre from Utah, Bill Evans and Susan Marshall Dance Company. At LCC, Mary specialized in all levels of modern and jazz dance, beginning and intermediate ballet. She developed and taught several courses in somatics and anatomy for dancers, choreography, improvisation and composition. She was a prolific choreographer, creating works for Lane Dance Theatre and her company, C. Rider Dance Company. Mary also taught classes in the Therapeutic Rehabilitation Program in the Physical Education Department at LCC.

Mary has taught on the faculty for several somatic programs including: Amy Matthews, Embodied Anatomy and Yoga Program in Portland, Oregon; the Center for BodyMind Movement, Certification Program in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and in Lorane, Oregon; The School for Body-Mind Centering® in North Hampton, Massachusetts. Recently she presented a workshop for National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon.

As visiting scholar at Ohio State University, she taught in the graduate Somatics Program at OSU and as a guest teacher in OSU Dance Department. She was a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award for outstanding contributions to her field from the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance.

Mary Lou continues to offer workshops, classes and private sessions at her Studio in the Woods in Lorane, Oregon. She is one of the two core teachers in Moving Within BMCSM certification program. Mary also enjoys caring for the property of the Moving Within, Studio In The Woods site that includes gardening, trail work, building rock retaining walls and lots of weeding. She loves quilting, playing with her grandsons, hiking and hoola hooping.

For more information go to: www.movingwithin.com
IDEO High School Festival 
for the school year 2017-2018
will be held at the University of Idaho
Saturday, October 28, 2017
8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Snacks and lunch will be provided. Dinner on your own.

Saturday high school dance workshop classes will be included in the IDEO conference. These high school classes include:
movement session with technique and composition/improvisation
mock audition for solo dances, and individual feedback from dance professors
panel discussion with Idaho dance professors on what to expect for college dance
– opportunity to perform in the IDEO Conference Gala Concert (see performance submission form)

IDEO encourages high school dancers to come to the Saturday IDEO conference.
Highly recommended for serious dancers ages 12-18.

We would love for groups to apply to perform in the Saturday IDEO Gala performance. Please see the performance form above.

Please register for the Saturday 10/28/17 IDEO Conference
“Embodying Healthy Practices” here.

Call for proposals for the IDEO 2017 Conference!

Call for proposals for the IDEO 2017 Conference!
The 3rd Annual IDEO Conference: Embodying Healthy Practices
Saturday, October 28, 2017 Moscow, Idaho
Proposals Deadline for Submission: June 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM

Emailed proposals only please: info@idahodeo.org

The IDEO Conference offers us a chance to share great practices and move forward the field of dance and movement education. IDEO welcomes dance/movement educators from across the state of Idaho, the Inland Northwest, and surrounding regions. We will strategize and share ways to advocate for, analyze, and advance dance/movement education in our schools, communities, and state. We invite you to join us in Moscow at the University of Idaho to share your dance talents, and your vision for the future of dance education.

How has embodiment of movement education been a powerful tool for supporting transformational learning? How can dance/movement education support learning about the whole self? How can movement/dance education be an important part of a child’s healthy development, challenge problem solving skills, teach empathy and compassion, and build confidence? How are your students empowered to take ownership of their learning through dance/movement experiences? What defines healthy practice in dance or movement education? What pedagogical strategies do you engage with to support injury prevention, mindfulness, environmental safety, community building, conflict prevention, psychological wellbeing, and student empowerment? What practices do you utilize in your studio/school/community to keep your students moving? How can we come together and share these stories in a way that improves learning in, about, and through dance/movement?

Conference session formats:
Presentations can be in the form of papers, panels or movement workshops. In all forms, presenters are encouraged to involve the conference theme in their sessions. Proposals should demonstrate originality of thought and the value of the research in relation to the field of dance and movement education.

Session Type Space AV Packages Length of Session
Paper Presentation Classroom with moveable tables and chairs OR Theatre style seating Projector, screen, computer, and speakers 30 minutes (suggested 20 minute presentation with 10 minute Q&A)
Movement Session/Experiential Workshop Movement space with perimeter seating iPod/auxiliary speaker No projection available 60 minutes (suggested 50 minute presentation with 10 minute Q&A)
Panel Classroom with moveable tables and chairs Projector, screen, computer, and speakers 60 minutes

Proposal Submission Guidelines – IDEO Conference 2017
All proposals must be submitted via email to idahodeo.org.
To create your proposal, carefully follow the instructions provided below:

  1. Presenters: ONE Lead Presenter must submit each proposal regardless of the number of co-presenters. The Lead Presenter is responsible for communicating to all co-presenters; IDEO will only communicate with the Lead Presenter. Individuals may only submit ONE proposal as Lead Presenter; however, they may be co-presenters on other proposals. All Lead Presenters and co-presenters must register for and attend conference. If any presenters change after proposal acceptance, contact conference@ndeo.org immediately. IDEO reserves the right to cancel the session if presenters change, and any changes must be approved by conference staff. All presenters and co-presenters must submit a bio, 120-word limit.
  2. Student Presenters: Students must present with an advisor or faculty member, or have an individualized letter of support from a faculty mentor.
  3. Session Tracks: You may choose up to 3 tracks that will appear on the conference schedule to guide participants as to the intended audience of your session. EC (early childhood), HE (higher ed), K-12, PS (private sector), I (inclusion), T (technology).
  4. Audio/Visual Requirements – The following AV packages are available: (1) projector, screen, (computer, and DVD players available); or (2) iPod hookup; or (3) Musical accompaniment MAY be available. You must make clear any AV requests when submitting your proposal. IF ACCEPTED and your AV needs change after proposal submission, please contact IDEO immediately Changes are not guaranteed.
  5. Space Requirements – Indicate whether your session requires classroom style seating or movement space with perimeter seating.
  6. Abstract/Session Description – 400-word limit. In your abstract include a title and summary of your proposed presentation. In addition, please use the following questions to further describe the content of your session: (1) What is the benefit of the research or practice to the field of dance and/or dance education? (2) What information or practice is being presented with a fresh look or perspective? (3) How does your proposal relate to the conference theme?

Abstract Attachment Format – 400-word limit. Times New Roman, 11 point font; NO photos, text boxes, and tables. No footnotes or references!
All accepted Presenters and co-presenters must register and pay the conference registration fee by August 15, 2017. IDEO reserves the right to cancel the session if these policies are not followed.

Would you like to perform at the IDEO conference?

IDEO is looking for dance performers for the 10/28/17 Gala Performance:

Dance Performance Submission Form
IDEO 2017 Conference “Embodying Healthy Practices”
Gala Performance: Oct 28 (5-7pm)
Due: September 22, 2017
Submit via email to dance@uidaho.edu

Submit your choreography for an opportunity to perform in the
Hartung Theatre at the University of Idaho and represent your school or company.
Engage in a Q&A and discourse about dance making afterwards.

School/Studio/Company Name:
Contact Person:
Phone Number:
Mailing Address:
Title of Proposed Work:
Date of Premiere: (Month/Year)
Number of Performers:
Dancers’ Names:
Music (if any):
Length of piece:
*Work must not exceed 10 minutes in length
Props (if any):
*Artist must supply additional help if needed during tech and performance times to accommodate the needs and usage of the intended props.
Technical Needs (if any):
*Lighting will be simple (lights up and down) with three looks to choose from to support minimal tech rehearsal time. Further information will be requested upon acceptance.
Describe the Mood of the Proposed Work:
Briefly describe your proposed work:
Please limit yourself to about 500 characters (including spaces).

Video Url:
*If you want us to view a specific work excerpt, please note the times you wish us to view. No more than two minutes, for example – [03:00-05:00]

2017 Dance Educator of the Year Award:

The Idaho Dance Education Organization recognizes the achievements of extraordinary people who have made vital contributions to dance education and enhanced dance education in schools and communities.

Help IDEO award the 2017 Dance Educator!

The winner will be awarded at the annual IDEO conference held on
Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho.

IDEO is dedicated to the art form of dance as an essential educational component of life-long learning.  
Learn more about the IDEO organization: www.idahodeo.org


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