A workshop for public-school dance teachers

Here’s notice of a workshop offered by the Center for Contemporary Dance and the Orange County Arts Education Center:

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For Immediate Release

Orlando, FL
May 14, 2010
The Orange County
Arts Education Center and The Center for Contemporary Dance in
partnership with Dr. Phillips High School will host the first of many
Central Florida Dance Education Forums, open free of charge to all
Florida dance and arts educators, on Friday, May 14 from 3-5pm at Dr.
Phillips High School, located at 6500 Turkey Lake Road in
Orlando. Designed to establish a collaborative community of
educators dedicated to examining and improving the quality of dance
education at the public school level, the two-hour forum is structured as
a roundtable discussion with topics including:


·      What is the statistical state of dance
education in Central Florida?

What are the current challenges faced by public school dance educators?

How does dance education impact student academic performance?

How do we create a vibrant future for dance education in public schools?

by Director of The Orange County Arts Education Center Scott T. Evans and
Executive Director of The Center for Contemporary Dance Craig W. Johnson,
the forum will open with a special performance by students in the Dance
Magnet Program at Dr. Phillips High School. According to Johnson, a
key function of the forum is to “create a platform where dance educators
can be heard and where solutions to challenges can be discovered in
collaboration.” Evans adds, “Ultimately, the goal is to develop
innovative models for dance education that enhance student performance in
both academic and artistic arenas.” To attend the Central Florida
Dance Education Forum, please RSVP by calling The Orange County Arts Education
Center at (407) 540-9916 or The Center for Contemporary Dance at (407)

The Orange County Arts Education Center

mission of the Arts Education Center is to build connectivity,
collaboration and support among Orange County’s leaders, residents,
nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and businesses to make
high-quality arts education accessible and a source of pride to
all.  Among the initiatives for the Center are the Annual Principals Appreciation
Breakfast,  Arts Educators Forums, Arts Integration Program, Arts
Summer Camp Fair, Careers in the Arts Forums, and the Magic Journey
to the Arts Program.
To learn more about The Orange
County Arts Education Center, please call (407) 540-9916 or log on
to http://www.ocaec.org.

The Center for Contemporary Dance

501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is home to five professional dance
companies and an institute for dance education, The Center for Contemporary
Dance is a leading production center for dance performance and arts
education programs. Over the past 8 years, The Center for
Contemporary Dance has supported emerging and seasoned artists in the
creation and presentation of more than 200 new dance works. The
Center also develops innovative arts education programs that reach child
welfare organizations, underserved populations and our public schools. To
learn more, please call (407) 695-8366 or log on to www.TheCenterForDance.org.

Media Contact:
Craig W. Johnson

(407) 695-8366


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