Other Professional Development Opportunities

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Upcoming Conferences, Workshops, Seminars, Symposiums, and Intensives

  • 2020 Online Adult Dance Intensive - LINES Dance Center
  • 2020 Winter Institute- Dance Exchange
  • 2020 NALAC Leadership Institute: Informational Webinar
  • Actors Fund: Career Transition for Dancers & Remote Orientation Process
  • APAP: National Dance Presenters Forum
  • DataArts: Free Online Webinars
  • Disability. Dance. Artistry. Residency Program Call for Proposals
  • The Center for Ballet and the Arts
  • The International Association of Blacks in Dance Call for Choreographers, Schools and Studios 
  • Liz Lerman, LLC's Critical Response Process Certification Program 
  • The Mark Morris Dance Group: Accompaniment Training Program
  • The Mark Morris Dance Group: Teaching Artist Summer Seminar  
  • The Mark Morris Dance Group: Virtual Summer Intensive 
  • PUSHfest Call for Choreographers
  • TU Dance: 1 Week Summer Intensive

2020 Online Adult Dance Intensive - LINES Dance Center

Adult Dance Intensive is an immersive dance weekend just for adults, offering sessions appropriate for dance educators, dance majors, retired professionals, and recreational dancers. This is the one time each year when adult dancers from all over the country meet for a weekend filled with technique, creativity, exploration and self discovery.

Discover your artistry, challenge your perspective and experience LINES: 
Professional Development for Dance Educators; Daily Technique classes with Dance Center teachers and current company member, Adji Cissoko; HeART with LINES Pedagogy Training; Two hour workshop with Artistic Director, Alonzo King; Learn to create dance films using your smartphone with the San Francisco Dance Film Festival. Click here for more information! 


2020 NALAC Leadership Institute: Informational Webinar

NALAC is currently accepting applications for the 20th edition of the NALAC Leadership Institute (NLI). The NLI is a week-long rigorous program in arts management and leadership development that delivers innovative and practical strategies that lead to successful business practices in the arts.

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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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AARP: Purpose Prize Award

An opportunity for stories and work to be promoted across a variety of media channels. Each AARP Purpose Prize Winner’s founded 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) nonprofit organizations will receive $50,000. Each AARP Purpose Prize Fellow’s founded 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization will receive $5,000. Our hope is that the funds will be used for future work towards the greater social good.

APAP: the 2020 National Dance Presenters Forum

The Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP), in partnership with the New England Foundation for the Arts and Jacob’s Pillow, invites emerging dance presenters to apply for the National Dance Presenters Forum (NDPF), an immersive professional development experience, at Jacob’s Pillow from August 5-8, 2020. Deadline to apply is Mar. 16, 2020 at 5 p.m. (EDT).

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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Disability. Dance. Artistry. Residency Program Call for Proposals

Dance/NYC and its program partner Gibney are pleased to invite you to apply for the Disability. Dance. Artistry. Residency Program, made possible by the generous support of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Create NYC Disability Forward Fund and the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation. Dance/NYC will award week-long residencies to disabled dance artists and/or integrated dance companies at Gibney from May 21, 2020 through June 20, 2020.  The purpose of the residency program is to expand opportunities for dancers with disabilities, and to advance accessibility and inclusion within the larger dance, residency and presenting communities.

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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Mark Morris Dance Group: Accompaniment Training Program

The Mark Morris Dance Accompaniment Training Program, June 9-13, 2020, highlights the importance of music in the dance studio and elevates dance accompaniment as a viable profession. This program aims to create a set of standards for dance accompaniment and ensure a baseline of competency.

Over the 5-day workshop, the Mark Morris Dance Accompaniment Training Program trains 8-10 advanced to professional musicians—pianists, percussionists, and other instrumentalists—to accompany ballet and modern technique, children’s dance, and an introduction to adaptive dance programs like Dance for PD classes.

Mark Morris Dance Group: Teaching Artist Summer Seminar

The Mark Morris Dance Group’s Teaching Artist Summer Seminar is a two-day workshop, August 6-8 2020, for teaching artists at any stage of their career to gain new skills and perspectives. Built on Mark Morris’ vision for dance education, the seminar is led by Mark Morris Dance Group company members, principal teaching artists of the Mark Morris Dance Center, and the Education team. For more information and to register, click here.

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Mark Morris Dance Group: Virtual Summer Intensive 

Explore the innovative and challenging work of Mark Morris June 8-11, 2020. This unique opportunity will allow a limited number of students to work one-on-one, as well as in small group settings, with Dance Group company members, Music Director Colin Fowler, and Mark Morris himself! The Summer Intensive includes music seminars, daily classes in modern dance, ballet, pilates, and one-on-one solo training with Dance Group company members. 2020 Repertory: Selected solos from Mark Morris’ works. Students who are selected for the virtual program are also welcome to join the in-person training program in August, which culminates in an informal showing at the Mark Morris Dance Center. Application due May 28, 2020.

PUSHfest Call for Choreographers 

PUSH is seeking original 5-8 minutes in length by Emerging and Mid-career Choreographers to present at its 7th annual PUSHfest. This year’s Festival will take place at ODC Theater, a premier arts venue in San Francisco on September 18 -20, 2020. For more information on how to apply, click here.

TU Dance: 1 Week Summer Intensive

Evidence, A Dance Company and TU Dance join forces in an inspiring 1-week Summer Intensive (August 3-8, 2020 | Registration deadline: July 27, 2020). Intersect (to meet and cross at a point/to share a common area), is an open level inter-generational Summer Intensive for participants with a wide range to no dance experience that will provide the opportunity to experience both companies’ approaches to dance and dance training. For more information click here


* postings updated as of July 23, 2020

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