Professional Development Opportunities

Professional development is essential to building a resilient dance field. Dance/USA strives to ensure that dance professionals have equitable access to the latest information and innovations on which to build our collective future. Through convenings, collaborative partnerships, and presentations, we connect our members to a wide range of ideas, leaders, and opportunities.

Information on Dance/USA’s exclusive professional development opportunities, which include convenings, webinars, trainings, and office hours, may be found by exploring both our Conference and Leadership and Learning pages.

Below, we also host a user-generated listing of opportunities from members and affiliates. For more information on getting your upcoming professional development opportunity listed and applicable fees (listings are FREE for Dance/USA members), please contact our Membership Team.

Dancing Wheels Physically Integrated Dance Level 1 Teacher Certification July 8–12, 2024 10:00am–3:00pm daily

The Dancing Wheels Company Cleveland, OH


Inclusive dance meets accessible instruction with Dancing Wheels Teacher Certification program. Learn how to physically integrate your dance class no matter what style or level you teach. Join the teacher certification program at our studios in Cleveland, Ohio happening July 8–12, 2024! Tuition is $1,250. In this program, participants will be taught how to apply the fundamental principles of Dancing Wheels' innovative methodologies to include physically integrated techniques in their own dance practices. Level 1 participants are assessed on established learning outcomes. Certification is for three years and requires recertification at 3-year intervals.


For more information and to apply, visit


Application deadline: June 10, 2024

The Full Radius Dance Summer Intensive

Full Radius Dance

Atlanta, GA


ln most all professional dance training assumes a set of norms, paradigms, and aesthetics applicable only to people without disabilities. Full Radius Dance has created a methodology of rigorous dance training that serves both dancers with and without disabilities. Join us in Atlanta, GA for an in-person, weeklong summer intensive! It will be a deep dive into the Full Radius Dance technique as well as related topics such as partnering for diverse bodies, improvisational skills, terminology, etc.


Please visit for more information and/or to apply.



ARCOS Dance - UNtensive

The 4th Annual Practice Progress UNtensive, an embodied virtual creative workshop offered in partnership with ARCOS Dance and the University of Texas at Austin, invites movers, teachers, artists, organizers, and others to cultivate the skills and community to move bravely through this moment of necessary change.


Led by Kai Hazelwood and Sarah Ashkin, embodied anti-racism co-facilitators of Practice Progress, and a community of renowned guest artists: Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Dr. Alesondra “Alex” Christmas, Rebecca Fitton, Keegan James Sarmiento Kloer, Rajni Shah, and Miles Tokunow. In homage to the creative legacies of BIPOC and more-than-human beings who have survived and shape-shifted through multiple apocalypses, this year’s Practice Progress UNtensive invites us to a portal party to embrace the end of this world and imagine the next one.


Thursday, June 20–Sunday, June 23, 2024 11am–1pm CDT (Anti-Racisting for the Apocalypse) 2–3:30pm CDT (Creative End-of-Worlding) First-come, first-served one-on-one slots after daily sessions


Four price tiers for full/half registration: Solidarity ($500/$250), Sustaining ($350/$175), Supported ($150/$75), and Pay-What-You-Can. Please visit for more information and to apply.


This project has been financed in part by the City of Austin’s Elevate Grant Program.


Registration open at deadline: June 17, 2024


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