Extending the Dance Map in Northern New England

Cultivate:  Extending the Dance Map in Northern New England

A conference for teachers, dancers, parents and school administrators interested in integrating dance and movement into education in the North Country.

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8:00-9:00    registration | coffee | networking

9:00-9:15    introductions

9:15-10:30  Round Table Discussion: Dance in Our Schools | Where are we now?  Where do we want to be?

A panel of dancers, educators and arts administrators discusses the challenges and opportunities of bringing dance into schools. Panelists include Emily Anderson, a recent graduate of the Bennington College dance program and a participant in Extending the Dance Map; Ashley Hensel-Browning, a Vermont juried teaching artist and fellow of Extending the Dance Map; Jeanne Limmer, NH State Council on the Arts Arts in Education roster artist and director of the Jeanne Limmer Dance Center and Axis Dance Company; Marcia McCaffrey, arts consultant, New Hampshire Department of Education and a dance educator; and Marcia Murdock, director of the dance program in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Keene State  College.

10:30-12    Workshop:  Finding Empathy: Movement as a Tool for Students, Teachers and Parents  |Jeanne Limmer
Experience, explore and discuss strategies for teachers, parents and students to address issues of bullying, and cultivate compassion and understanding through movement and dance. Limmer is a NH State Council on the Arts Arts in Education roster artist and director of the Jeanne Limmer Dance Center and Axis Dance Company in North Conway.
12:00-1:00   Lunch & time for discussion, peer learning, networking

1:00-3:00    Workshop: Dance and Learning:  An Integrated Partnership  with Stephen Clapp

Based on a Collaborative Integrated Curriculum Model using both state curriculum frameworks and National Dance Standards, this participatory workshop explores tools for integrating the arts with non-arts disciplines in school settings. Clapp is a choreographer, theater artist and writer and has served as a faculty member for the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange and guest artist with companies around the country. He is Director of Maryland’s Dance Box Theater.

3:00-4:00    Closing discussion: Moving the Process Forward: The need for more dance in our schools!

4:00-4:30     Evaluation, networking

Conference cost: $25 ($15 for Arts Alliance members); $15 for high-school and college students ($10 for AANNH members). Lunch included. Scholarships available.

This conference is presented through a partnership with the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, as part of  Extending the Dance Map, an initiative to bring more dance to rural northern New England schools, with support from the Dana Foundation and the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.

Thursday, August 9 | 8:00am – 4:30 pm | Town Hall Meeting Room, Second Floor,  Bethlehem, NH