In Service to our Mission, DEAW:
Upholds dance education which includes: the elements of dance, improvisation, composition, historical and cultural context, aesthetics, criticism, technique, performance, production, and career paths.
Promotes dance as a basic part of PreK-12 curriculum for all students.
Incorporates dance as an essential element of classroom teacher professional development.
Supports pedagogical training in dance degree programs in higher education.
Cultivates partnerships among arts agencies and organizations, schools, studios, businesses, teaching artists, performers, choreographers, companies, educators, and dance professionals.
Provides quality professional development opportunities including: workshops, seminars, and conferences.
Fosters excellence in dance education through research, advocacy, and model programs.
Champions dance values including: community, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, perseverance, resilience, lineage, and learning in Washington State.
Members of the Board
Do you want to serve?
DEAW is currently searching for a new Director of Social Media. The Director of Social Media will is responsible for our Instagram and FB pages, including creating and sharing content that furthers our mission and supports our programming. The current Director of Social Media will still be on the board and will be available for training and mentorship! If you’re interested in the work we do and want to be an integral part of creating and supporting programming, we would love to have you join us!
You need to live in Washington State and be interested in furthering dance education. Familiarity with social media and creating online social networks is a plus. It is also important that you are someone whose mental health is not negatively affected by engaging with social media on a regular basis. Please reach out with any questions.