Other Professional Development Opportunities

To list your upcoming  professional development
opportunity on this page contact the director of member services.

Upcoming Conferences, Workshops, Seminars, Symposiums, and Intensives

2020 Winter Institute- Dance Exchange

Grow your capacity as a facilitator, dancemaker, and leader in intergenerational collaboration, while working alongside Associate Artistic Director Elizabeth Johnson, Resident Artist Juliana Ponguta Forero, and Partnering Artist Ralph Glenmore. Register to join us January 9-12

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Actors Fund: Career Transition for Dancers & Remote Orientation Process

Dancers with at least 5 years professional performing experience can apply for Professional Development grants ($1,000), which can be used to create a non-dance income as well as build marketable skills. Scholarships for undergraduate (up to $2,000) and graduate degrees (up to $,5000) are also offered to dancers with at least 7 years professional dance experience. Click here to learn about additional application criteria as well as the range of services offered by The Actors Fund. 

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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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The Center for Ballet and the Arts

The CBA Fellowship Program awards residencies to artists and scholars across disciplines to work on projects that expand the way we think about the history, practice, and performance of dance. Applicants are not required to be experts in dance but must have an interest in engaging with the art form.  These engagements between artists and scholars, two communities that do not often intersect, strengthen and deepen the work of both. Click here for more information.

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The International Association of Blacks in Dance Call for Choreographers, Schools and Studios

"January 10, 1995, Joan Myers Brown, Founder/Executive Artistic Director of PHILADANCO! published the Directory of Choreographers for Black Dance Companies. At the time, this one-of-a-kind publication was in response to the frequent questions for information about "Black choreographers who work with Black dancers or predominantly Black dance companies." In the same spirit of this publication, IABD wants to hear from you and know who you are. As the organization grows and expands, IABD continues to bring visibility to the dance community. We can't think of a better way to maintain this awareness than to begin the enhancement of our existing dance directory. Help us to shift the narrative about the lack of Black choreographers, dance schools and studios. We know you exist." Click here for more information. 


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Liz Lerman, LLC's Critical Response Process Certification Program 

Aimed at practitioners who already have a strong working practice of CRP, the Certification program provides ten months of highest-level mentoring, peer-to-peer learning, and intensive practice in the foundations, principles, and variations of Critical Response Process. Participants will study directly with CRP book co-author and master trainer John Borstel, in addition to master classes with and guidance from Liz Lerman. Applications are now open, and can be found here

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The Mark Morris Dance Group: Teaching Artist Training Program 

The Mark Morris Dance Group invites students, dancers, and emerging teaching artists with and without disabilities to apply. This comprehensive 16-week program provides a robust opportunity to work within the unique teaching methodology at the Mark Morris Dance Center and build formal teaching practices, whether you’re coming straight out of a university program or a professional performing career. For more information and the application, click here. Application deadline is December 6, 2019.

The National Arts Marketing, Development and Ticketing Conference 

Arts Reach is hosting the National Arts Marketing, Development and Ticketing Conference in Seattle November 5-6, 2019. With the proliferation of new ways to reach potential audiences and donors, how can you know which ones will be the most effective?  We are coming together this Novemberto explore just that, with leaders in the field who are experts on what’s working now and what will work to find, retain and upgrade the audiences and donors of the future. With fresh, hands-on interactive exercises, more of the vital content our Arts Reach delegates love, a special Digital Marketing Track and powerful programs with luminaries like Bob Harlow (who is sponsored by the Wallace Foundation), this is the event that will rocket-boost your marketing and fundraising efforts. Don’t miss it! Dance/USA members will receive a $180 discount and may bring two colleagues if registered before October 25th. 

* postings updated as of October 15, 2019

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