2019 DEAW Annual Conference
Every Body is a Dancing Body

October 5-6 2019
All That Dance
3012 NE Blakeley St, Seattle, WA 98105 

As dance educators, we constantly use our bodies to communicate information and make meaning. To feel as though we are thriving in our profession, it is important to take time to feel connected to our form, treat our bodies with safety and love, and become knowledgeable about current understandings of how it functions best.

We believe all bodies are dancing bodies, and want our teaching practices to be inclusive of a diverse student body and support students in a full range of abilities and identities.  It is important that we are always learning new ways to welcome every body into our classrooms and helping students find power in their unique body.

This year, we want to fill the conference with workshops that renew connection to our bodies and provide us with tools to inspire every student to express who they are in their dancing body.


This year, we want to deepen our state-wide community ties by connecting out-of-towners with Seattle locals for homestays over the conference weekend.

If you are a Seattlite with a guest room, air mattress, or free couch and you’re interested in hosting someone from out of town the weekend of September 28-30, please fill out the "Room to Offer" form.


If you’re coming from out of town and would like to stay with a local member of the dance community, please let us know with the "Seeking Room" form.

If you’re coming from out of town and homestays aren’t your thing, we encourage you to reserve at room at The Grove West Seattle, a great hotel with reasonable rates just nine blocks from the conference location. Additionally, hotels and hostels on or near 3rd Avenue in Seattle’s Downtown and Belltown neighborhoods are an easy bus ride away.