IDEO Fall 2016 Language of Dance Conference

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IDEO’s 2nd Annual Conference, The Language of Dance, will be held Saturday, October 22, 2016 in Boise, Idaho at the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Center.  Ballet Idaho will be co-hosting the event.  We are excited to have such a wonderful dance space for a day.

Announcing the IDEO 2016 Conference Keynote Presenter, Tina Curran, PhD, MFA. National dance education presenter Tina Curran will we presenting multiple sessions at the conference. You won’t want to miss out!

Tina Curran, MFA, Ph.D is the coordinator of the BFA Dance: Dance Studies program at the University of Texas at Austin in the College of Fine Arts, Department of Theater and Dance. She oversees the preparation and professional mentorship of students pursuing their Texas dance teacher certification, acts as a liaison with the College of Education, and oversees educational initiatives within the program and in the dance education community. Her areas of research explore dance literacy, living dance legacy, and teacher preparation and professional development. Dr. Curran is a cofounder, with Ann Hutchison Guest, of the Language of Dance Center (USA). She conducts LOD certification courses and workshops nationally and internationally. She is a faculty member of the Dance Education Laboratory at the Harkness Dance Center in New York City where she offered courses in the Language of Dance, Dancing History/Living Legacy, topics in dance pedagogy, and transformational teaching. She has facilitated training, presented workshops and given interactive keynotes at numerous locations including: University of California Santa Barbara, Brigham Young University, New York University, Royal Academy of Dance and Roehampton University in the United Kingdom, Taipei National University of the Arts, El Centro Nationale des les Arts in Mexico City, New York City Department of Education, National Dance Education Organization, dance and the Child International, International Council of Kinetography Laban, Dance History Scholars, Center for Educator Development in Fine Arts, Texas Dance Educators Association.
She has presented over 50 papers, workshops, and panels at regional, national, and international conferences. Her presentations include:
• Workshop. Picnic with the Standards: National Core Dance Standards and TEKS Dance. Texas Dance Education Association. Houston, TX.
• Keynote. Developing Dance Literacy within Artistic Processes through the Language of Dance Approach. Utah Dance Education Organization. Salt Lake City, UT.
• Panel. Examining Laban Studies as a Pedagogical Practice. International Council of Kinetography Laban conference, Tours, France.
• Co-presenter Workshop. Me, You, Us: Cultivating Global Identities Using LMA & LOD. Child international Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.
• Co-presenter Paper. Creating a Mosaic of Curricular Transformation Through Language of Dance. National Dance Education Organization, Chicago, IL
• Workshop. Dancing History; Living Legacy: A Framework for Creative Process, Collaboration & Critical Inquiry: Pina Bausch. National Dance Education Organization. Chicago, IL
As a consultant to the New York City Department of Education Project Arts Office, Tina first participated in the writing of the Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Dance PreK-12 and afterward delivering professional development workshops for certified dance specialists.As a certified Director from Score for dances documented in Labanoation, Curran has staged works from the ballet and modern dance repertoire including: L’Après Midi d’un Faune by Vaslav Nijinsky; How Long, Brethren? by Helen Tamiris; Desperate Heart by Valerie Bettis; and both Gossip and Life Continues by Maggie Grippenberg. Her book credits include: Your Move: The Language of Dance Approach to the Study of Movement and Dance, 2nd ed. co-author with Ann Hutchinson Guest, George Balanchine Critical Editions: Concerto Barocco co-authored with Christian Matjias and The Experience of Staging Vaslav Nijinky’s L’Apres-midi d’un Faune in Higher Education.
Curran received a BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School, a MFA in Choreographic Theory and Practice from Southern Methodist University and a Ph.D in Teaching and Administration from New York University.

 Professional Development Credit Available
for attending the IDEO Teachers Workshop 10/21/16 and the IDEO Conference 10/22/16.Credit available for Idaho licensed educators. One credit given through Northwest Nazarene University with Rachel Swenson, IDEO President as the professor of record. Contact Rachel Swenson for more information,

IDEO 2016
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.

The winner will be awarded at the annual IDEO conference held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Center in Boise, Idaho.

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Call for proposals for the IDEO 2016 Conference!

The 2nd Annual IDEO ConferenceThe Language of Dance, Saturday, October 22, 2016 Boise, Idaho

Proposals Deadline for Submission: May 1, 2016 at 11:59 PM Emailed proposals only please.

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.

What are your best stories of student and personal growth through dance education: both data-driven and heartfelt? How have you worked to start, save, or improve a local dance program? How do you define successful learning in dance? How do your students take ownership of their own learning in, about, and through dance? How do you use dance for community building, conflict prevention, and student empowerment? What would you like to share with policymakers about the value added of dance in your communities? How can we come together and share these stories in a way that improves learning in, about, and through dance?

Conference sessions will include: • Paper Presentations – 20 minutes presentation with 10 minutes for Q&A. • Movement Sessions – 50 minutes with 10 minutes for Q&A. Participation or observation of movement work. Clear space with a few chairs around the perimeter. CD/iPod hookup only; no LCDs. • Experiential Workshops – 50 minutes with 10 minutes for Q&A. Theater seating with limited movement space. • Panels – 50 minutes with 10 minutes for Q&A. 3-5 panelists.

All conference proposals must be submitted through one of two avenues: a) Research; b) In-Practice. You MUST choose one or the other. If not, the submission cannot be reviewed.

You MUST also decide if you want your proposal to be a) BLIND PEER REVIEWED; b) NON-BLIND PEER REVIEWED. BLIND PEER REVIEWED PROPOSALS can be Research or In-Practice. NON-BLIND PEER REVIEWED PROPOSALS can be In-Practice or Research Research proposals involve a question of inquiry that focuses on the results of an actual investigation, a concern within a framework of thought or of investigations involving a research methodology. Proposals should demonstrate originality of thought and the value of the research in relation to the field of dance and dance education. 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 inquiry. In-practice proposals demonstrate research in application or a practical approach that supports the everyday experiences of the dance educator. Proposals can range from anecdotal evidence to examples of lesson plans. 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 inquiry. You may submit your proposal for a paper presentation, movement, workshop, or panel in either avenue.

Email Proposal Submission Guidelines – IDEO Conference 2016

All proposals must be submitted via this process. Emailed proposals will be considered. Proposal Submission Details To create your proposal, carefully follow the instructions provided below:

Proposals that do not comply will NOT be considered.

1. Lead 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. Individuals may only submit ONE proposal as Lead Presenter; however, they may be co-presenters on other proposals. A bio is required – 120-word limit.

2. Co-Presenters: Every co-presenter MUST ATTEND Conference. As IDEO will only communicate to Lead Presenters, they are responsible for ensuring all necessary information is communicated to any co-presenters and that co-presenters follow all guidelines. If Co-Presenters drop out, the session is no longer the session originally presented and IDEO reserves the right to cancel the session. A bio is required for each co-presenter – 120-word limit.

3. Student Presenters: Students must present with an advisor or faculty member, or have an individualized letter of support from a faculty mentor.

4. Track of Session: You may choose up to 3 tracks that will appear on the conference schedule to guide participants as to the intended audience of your presentation. EC (early childhood), HE (higher ed), K-12, PS (private sector), I (inclusion), T (technology).

5. Audio/Visual Requirements – The following AV packages are available: (1) LCD projector and screen (you MUST provide your own computer); or (2) A CD player/iPod hookup is available; or (3) A piano MAY be available. Overheads and VHS players are NOT available. If you would like to play a DVD please reserve AV package number one and plan on providing your own computer. You must make clear any AV needs when submitting your proposal. IF ACCEPTED, and your AV needs change after proposal submission, please contact IDEO immediately. Any AV needs not included in initial proposal submission are not guaranteed. Presenters are responsible for supplying any additional equipment needs themselves.

6. Space Requirements – Indicate whether your session requires classroom style seating or movement space with perimeter seating.

7. Abstract – 400-word limit. Response to these questions must be included in the abstract. Summarize the content and structure of your presentation by responding to the following questions. a. RESEARCH PROPOSALS: (1) How does your proposal effectively engage in a particular research methodology? (2) What is the benefit of the research to the field of dance and dance education? (3) What information or practice is being presented with a fresh look or perspective? (4) How does your proposal relate to the conference theme? (5) How does your proposal show a logical progression and organization emerging from clear methodology, question, concern, or issue? If this is a BLIND review, do NOT include any identifying details in your answers. b. IN PRACTICE PROPOSALS: (1) How does your proposal effectively demonstrate a practical approach and how can it be applied? (2) What is the benefit of the practice to the field of dance and dance education? (3) What information or practice is being presented with a fresh look or perspective? (4) How does your proposal relate to the conference theme? (5) How does your proposal show a logical progression and organization emerging from clear question, concern, or issue? If this is a BLIND review, do NOT include any identifying details in your answers.

8. 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 CoPresenters must register and pay the conference registration fee by August 15, 2016. IDEO reserves the right to cancel the session if these policies are not followed.