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

92Y Harkness Dance Center Announces Mobile Dance Film Festival

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2018

92 Harkness Dance Center announces the first dance film festival featuring works shot entirely on mobile devices. 
Submissions open now through May 31. To learn more about his opportunity, click here

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Contra-Tiempo: Futuro Summer Dance Intensive

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Dates: July 30 - August 10, 2018
Application Deadline: May 18, 2018

Learn how to move like a CONTRA-TIEMPO dancer. Get grounded in our Urban Latin Dance Theater technique through two weeks of rigorous training in social and folkloric dances of the African and Latin diasporas, including: Salsa, Salsa Rueda, samba, hip-hop, Dunham-informed modern, and Afro-Cuban. 

Build community with other kindred, creative spirits in a warm and embracing environment. Develop your unique voice as a change agent through our art-as-social action workshops.

Be uplifted and transformed. 

Who: Anyone 14 years old + who is committed to stretching your mind, body, and spirit (pre-professional and youth tracks available)

When: July 30 - August 10, 2018
Where: Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles
How much: $995 total tuition, including application fee and t-shirt (50% tuition reduction available on a first-come first-served basis, based on need)
Why: Because you owe it to yourself to move like your body was meant to move, and to strengthen your power)
Applications are due May 18 (or May 4, if applying for tuition assistance). Click here to learn more and apply.  

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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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Giordano Dance Chicago 2018 Workshop & Certification Program

Giordano Dance Chicago is offering the following classes for Teaching Training with the Nan Giordano Certification Program:

  • Monday, June 11, 2018 Giordano Technique Certification - Advanced
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Giordano Technique Certification - Professional
  • Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Giordano Technique Certification - Basic
  • Thursday, June 14, 2018 Giordano Technique Certification - Beginning
  • Friday, June 15, 2018 Giordano Technique Certification - Intermediate

For more information, click here
Giordano Dance Chicago is also offering a workshop on June 10-15, 2018. For more information, 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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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 April 18, 2018.