IDEO Conference &
High School Dance Festival
When: Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018
Where: College of Southern Idaho, 315 Falls Ave, Twin Falls, Idaho 83301
Why: Professional Development & Networking for educators, Professional Development Credit for K-12 educators, and the HS Dance Festival prepares serious dance students to be college dance majors. International Keynote Presenter, Cassie Meador.
How: Register now online at http://ideo2018conference.bpt.me
The 4th Annual IDEO Conference: “Deepening through Dialogue: Effective Methods of Feedback in Dance Education and Beyond”
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 and surrounding region. 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 Twin Falls, Idaho at the College of Southern Idaho Dance Program and share your dance talents, and your vision for the future of dance education.
The conference offers opportunities for dance educators, dance studio owners, PreK-12 educators, high school dance students, and dance science researchers with movement sessions, panel discussions, paper presentations, mock audition for high school students and networking opportunities. Conference registration includes continental breakfast (7-8am), lunch, awards ceremony, member meeting, and admittance to the conference closing concert (6-8pm).
2018 IDEO Conference:
International Keynote Presenter,
Cassie Meador is a choreographer, educator, and writer and is the Executive Artistic Director of Dance Exchange in Takoma Park, MD. Her creative work builds ways for communities to be together in shared dialogue and critical reflection, and cultivates opportunities to work together across generations. Highlights of her multi-year performance projects and engagements include: How To Lose a Mountain, created along a 500-mile walk from Washington, DC, to a mountaintop removal mining site in West Virginia; Bricks and Bones, co-created with Paloma McGregor in 2015, in response to the erasure of Black lives in Dallas, TX; New Hampshire Avenue: This Is a Place To… , a creative placemaking effort in partnership with the City of Takoma Park; and Off-site/Insight: Stories from the Great Smoky Mountains, that brings National Park Service, leaders from the Cherokee community, and regional artists to build capacities to contend with the complexities that shape our relationship to the park land. As Executive Artistic Director of Dance Exchange, she launched Organizing Artists for Change in 2016 an initiative to support, connect, and grow the network of socially engaged artists. Cassie has taught and created dances in communities throughout the U.S. and internationally in Japan, Canada, England, Ireland, and Guyana. She has worked extensively with the Girl Scouts, National Park Service, and USDA Forest Service to develop and enhance environmental curricula with the arts and encourage environmental stewardship through embodied learning. Her work with educational institutions, such as Wesleyan University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Michigan State University among others, has influenced educators and students to embrace a cross-disciplinary approach to artmaking, education, and social change. Cassie is a 2017 graduate of Leadership Montgomery and received the Emerging Leader Award at the 2017 Montgomery County Maryland Executive Awards for Excellence in the Arts & Humanities. Born in Charleston, SC, and raised in Augusta, GA, Cassie graduated with honors from The Ohio State University and joined Dance Exchange in 2002. She became Artistic Director in 2011 and assumed the role of Executive Artistic Director in 2016.