TU to host Dance Educators Training Institute

Week-long conference will attract dance instructors from around the world

Dance students at Towson UniversityTOWSON, Md. (July 22, 2011)—Towson University and ClancyWorks Dance Company have partnered to host the fifth annual Dance Educators Training Institute on campus August 1-5, 2011.

Sponsored by the Baltimore County Public School System and the William G. Baker Jr. Memorial Fund, the institute provides intensive professional development for artists teaching dance.

A series of workshops led by experienced faculty will encourage participants to explore themselves artistically and learn new pedagogical techniques in an environment that is both challenging and supportive.

Conference attendees will participate in four main education workshops: composition and improvisation; curriculum designs and considerations; dance science and somatics; and dance techniques in a number of genres, including hip hop, jazz and modern.

The institute will also cover topics such as the latest trends in dance science, use of pop culture in teaching dance, video techniques for the classroom and more. Each day will begin with a movement class and conclude with a relaxation session.

The conference is open to the public, and of particular interest to choreographers, performers, and dance educators of all levels. Administrators and participants from various arts and educational disciplines are also encouraged to attend the workshops.

Conference tuition is $250, but work-study positions are available. For more information, visit







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