This year’s theme is “EVERY BODY IS A DANCING BODY”
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.