Here are several short videos of the entrance to the exhibit hall at National Dance Education Organization’s (NDEO) annual conference in Washington, DC (USA). The conference was conveniently located near the Reagan International Airport in Arlington, VA at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. Dance Curriculum Designs, Rutgers University, and Routledge Publishing were among the first exhibitors once conferees entered the Exhibit Hall.
The first video shows an interview with some of the graduate students in dance education at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in New Jersey and one of their professors. They and I had several interesting conversations based on their graduate studies textbook which is Teaching Dance as Art in Education (my textbook). They impressed me by quoting from different chapters in the textbook as well as their obvious philosophical alignment with the holistic 6DC educational dancemodel as the alternative to a performance-driven presentational dance model.
The second video is a look at the amazing journals produced by Routledge (part of Taylor and Francis Publishing Company). We talked with Jen Paul, Routledge’s representative.
Dance Curriculum Designs:
The last two videos are of the Dance Curriculum Designs vendor table at NDEO conference ending with a short interview with Cheryl Stevens. Cheryl is vital to the success of our vendor table. She is especially helpful in her keen ability to assist customers, answer questions, and talk to dance educators in K-12 and higher education about what our educational resources are designed to accomplish in their classrooms.
It was a genuine pleasure to meet and greet our colleagues in all reaches of dance education who gathered to move the field of dance education forward once a year in the US. In total, the NDEO conference was a huge success with nearly 800 people in attendance between October 5-10, 2016.
See the videos here.
Brenda Pugh McCutchen
Dance Curriculum Designs
Columbia, SC USA