Dance/USA Webinars and Workshops

Dance/USA offers field-wide and member-only webinars, workshops and other virtual programming on timely and relevant topics. Many of Dance/USA’s events are recorded and made available to attendees to watch at a later date. Registration is required for all events, regardless of membership.

Upcoming Workshops

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Upcoming Webinars

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Past Events

Centering the Artist Series

In October 2021, Dance/USA presented Centering the Artist, a series of programming for and about independent artists. All programming was made possible through partnerships with Dance Artists’ National Collective, Dance/NYC and New Music USA. You can learn more about each program below.

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Dance/USA offered an informational session with Dance Artists’ National Collective (DANC) about important issues affecting dancemakers. This webinar featured Emily Hansel, dance artist and DANC communications coordinator, Alex Rodabaugh, dance artist and DANC co-founder and treasurer, and Visioning Coordinators April Biggs and Tony Wright, discussing the following topics:

  • An introduction to DANC and how dancemakers can get involved
  • DANC standards
  • DANC’s modular Letter of Agreement (LOA) template
  • DANC audition guidelines

Speakers: April Biggs, Emily Hansel, Alex Rodabaugh, and Tony Wright

Presented in partnership with Dance Artists’ National Collective.
*Hosted by Dance/NYC

This dialogue unpacked the workforce experiences of dancers across genres and those who work to champion livelihoods in dance. Bringing together dance workers and advocates, the conversation offered a range of perspectives from a labor standpoint that respond to ongoing economic scarcity and inequity across the dance field, and pointed to collective ways to redefine current practices. 

Speakers: DHQ Brat, Joey Kipp, Amy A. Lehman, Kate Shindle, and Peter Trojic

Presenter in partnership with Dance/NYC.

New Music USA and Dance/USA teamed up to present an exciting roundtable discussion exploring the collaboration possibilities between music creators and choreographers. The event featured Emmy® Award-nominated choreographer/director and The Black Iris Project founder Jeremy McQueen in conversation with dancer and Juilliard dean & director of dance Alicia Graf Mack, as well as McQueen’s collaborators on his acclaimed dance film series WILD: Composer and vocalist Chari Glogovac-Smith; singer-songwriter Morgxn, and composer and musician Amina Scott.

The artists shared their experiences, insights, and unique perspectives on working in the collaborative world of dance and music, and provide advice for those excited to explore this intersection of creative work. The event also featured video excerpts from WILD, McQueen’s groundbreaking four-part dance film documenting and amplifying the voices of system-involved young men of color. WILD is supported by New Music USA, learn more here.

Speakers: Chari Glogovac-Smith, Morgxn Karr, Jeremy McQueen/
Moderator: Alicia Graf Mack

Presented in partnership with New Music USA.

U.S. Artist Visas and International Travel in the Age of COVID: Latest Update

After more than a year of canceled, postponed, or reimagined performances, U.S. arts organizations, presenters, and agents have resumed programming and planning for the 2021-22 season, only to find the U.S. is not quite ready to open our borders for all international artists.

In this free 75-minute webinar, experts from Tamizdat and the hosts of – the Association of Performing Arts Professionals and the League of American Orchestras – described what it takes to secure U.S. artist visas and navigate COVID-19 travel restrictions right now. Also covered: what the current and long-term policy environment means for seeking more equitable opportunities to support international cultural activity.

Presented by the Association of Performing Arts Professionals, League of American Orchestras, and Tamizdat

Co-hosted by A2IM – American Association of Independent Music, Chamber Music America, Dance/USA, Folk Alliance International, National Performance Network, North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents, OPERA America, and Theatre Communications Group

NEA American Rescue Plan Webinars

Dance/USA and The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) invite you to a conversation with the NEA Dance Department on COVID-19 NEA relief support on Tuesday, July 13th and Tuesday, July 27th at 2:00 PM EDT.

Learn about the NEA’s American Rescue Plan funding, ask questions, and connect with your federal agency’s dance team! This online conversation is open to all regardless of membership status in Dance/USA & IABD. These funds are intended to help support jobs in the arts sector, keep the doors open to arts organizations nationwide, and assist the field in its response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Cost share/matching funds are not required. This opportunity is open to local arts agencies and nonprofit arts and culture organizations regardless of whether they have received past NEA funding, significantly expanding access to federal funds for the arts and culture sector. The Arts Endowment is actively seeking first-time applicants and this workshop will provide content for first-timers as well as previous NEA applicants.

Symbols of  American Sign Language and Closed CaptioningASL interpretation and Closed Captioning will be provided for all events.

For questions about upcoming webinars or workshops, please contact Dance/USA’S Programs team.
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