Other Professional Development Opportunities

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Upcoming Conferences, Workshops, Seminars, Symposiums, and Intensives

ArtsReach: National Arts Marketing, Development, and Ticketing Conference

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Dates: October 29 - October 30, 2018

Join ArtsReach in Los Angeles when the National Arts Marketing, Development and Ticketing Conference convenes for a uniquely collaborative event.
Constituents of Dance/USA are entitled to a $180 registration discount, and 3-for-1 to the Conference at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. The overall theme for the conference is "Building Resilience for Today and Tomorrow." The Super Early Bird Registration Deadline is July 31. In addition to the $180 discount mentioned above Dance/USA constituents can receive the lowest prices and bring two colleagues for FREE (3-for-1) if they register by July 31. Plus, each additional delegate is just $199. To see the details, please click here.

DANCECleveland Presents ADF in CLE 2018 Summer Workshop Series

Location: Cleveland, OH
Dates: July 24 - 28, 2018

DANCECleveland and American Dance Festival (ADF) are proud to bring back the ADF in CLE Summer Workshop for July 2018 at Cleveland State University for four days of advanced level classes including modern, hip-hop, creative process and more! Faculty from ADF will include Pam Tanowitz, Otto (Aquaboogy) Vazquez and Christian Von Howard. For advanced level dance students ages 13-28. Classes will run Tuesday - Friday from 10 am- 4 pm with performance opportunities and activities during the National Dance Day, Saturday, July 28th. Registration fee of $360 will include workshop classes, performance ticket, t-shirt and more! Special Early Bird price of $324 available for participants who register and pay in full by April 9th, 2018. Limited number of full and partial scholarships available. Information upon request. 

Contact katie@dancecleveland.org for more info or visit www.adfincle.org.

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Data Arts: Free Online Webinars
DataArts is offering free, interactive courses to help arts leaders use data effectively. For more information on the courses, click here

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National Guild for Community Arts Education: Community Arts Education Leadership Institute

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Institute Dates: July 24 - 28, 2018

The National Guild is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Community Arts Education Leadership Institute (CAELI), a transformative skill-building program for experienced and developing leaders.

CAELI offers group and personalized training, a five-day seminar (July 24-28) at Bryn Mawr College in Philadelphia, PA, a 360-degree feedback process, peer mentoring, and follow-up coaching. In addition, CAELI participants become part of a powerful, supportive alumni network of arts education leaders across the country.

Whether you have spent years as an arts education leader or are just poised to take on that role, CAELI will give you new tools, perspectives, and support that will expand your leadership vision and effectiveness.

For more information, contact James Horton, National Guild director of learning and leadership development, at (212) 268-3337 ext. 12 or

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International Association of Dance Medicine and Science Annual Conference

Location: Helsinki, Finland
Dates: October 25 - 28, 2018

IADMS is holding it's 28th Annual Conference in Helsinki on Oct 25-28. 

IADMS's Annual Conference has a longstanding tradition of featuring a collection of individual research presentations that bring together constituents from all disciplines of dance medicine, science, and education to network and exchange information. Over 400 delegates are expected to attend in Helsinki consisting of scientists, researchers, educators, physicians, allied health professionals, and students. These delegates arrive ready to not only learn the latest advances in the field from a select group of accepted presenters and invited keynote speakers, but also to visit the exhibit hall to purchase and learn about products and services.

For more information on the conference click here

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On the Boards announces call for artists for Solo: A Festival of Dance

Application Deadline: July 23, 2018

On the Boards (OtB) announces a call for artists to present solo choreographic work as part of a new festival in the 18/19 Season. Solo: A Festival of Dance (October 4-7, 2018) will explore the significance of this fundamental form and feature artists from around the country in a series of short live performances, video works, and discussions. Applications are due Monday, July 23, 2018, 11:59pm PST submitted via here.


  • Proposed performance must be approximately 20 minutes in length.
  • Artist must be available for one day of tech between September 29–October 3, 2018
  • Artist must be available for performance October 4–7, 2018
  • International artists are encouraged to apply, but note that visa processing fees and assistance is limited.
  • Selected artists will receive an honorarium, use of existing light and sound equipment, staff support, and a travel stipend (if applicable). 
Application Requirements
  1. A short description of the proposed solo performance (150 words max)
  2. A resume or short artist narrative (150 words max)
  3. A work sample of up to 5 minutes. A single sample can include multiple clips. Work samples can also include the proposed solo performance.

Selection Process
This festival is curated by Rachel Cook, Artistic Director; Clare Hatlo, Associate Producer; and Charles Smith, Director of Program Management. Selection is based on the clarity of themes and concepts, the depth of the movement vocabulary, use of space and time, and the overall composition of the piece. 

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Thodos Dance Chicago: Summer Intensive 2018

Intensive Dates: July 23 - August 4, 2018

Led by Thodos Dance Chicago's Founder & Artistic Director, Melissa Thodos, and TDC Alumni, the Summer Intensive provides dancers the opportunity to train in ballet and contemporary technique as well as CREATE A SOLO with the guidance of TDC. Dancers also study TDC repertoire and gain health and wellness techniques. 

Advanced & Semi-Professional Dancers | Ages 18 - 25

  • Week I: July 23 - July 28 
  • Week II: July 30 - August 4
  • $550 for ONE week
  • $1,000 for BOTH weeks

Audition Required for acceptance to the intensive. To audition, email info@thodosdancechicago.org with your video link and attach your resume (in PDF format). Audition video should contain 2-3 minutes of self-created choreography performed solo. 

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Urban Bush Women 2018 Summer Leadership Institute

Location: Phoenix, AZ
Institute Dates: July 20 - 29, 2018

Urban Bush Women presents the 2018 Summer Leadership Institute entitled, You, Me We: Understanding Internalized Racial Oppression and How it Manifests in Our Artistic Community. 

UBW is engaging in a dynamic and groundbreaking partnership with Projecting All Voices at Arizona State University (ASU)! 

Both UBW and Projecting All Voices are interested in discovering ways in which institutions can move beyond diversity initiatives and become organizations that lead in examining structural racism and its impact on our curriculums, programming, organizing and art-making practices. This move of SLI to Arizona will allow UBW the opportunity to strengthen their core values out west and for Projecting All Voices to contribute to the changing landscape of Arizona.

Read more about the 2018 SLI in Arizona here.

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* postings updated as of June 26, 2018.