Colorado Dance Education Organization Annual Conference

Graduate Credit for Reflection on Topics from the CoDEO Conference

DNCE 508 is provided by the University of Northern Colorado’s Extended Campus as a professional development opportunity for dance educators for attendance at the Colorado Dance Education Organization (CoDEO) annual conference. The goal of attendance at the CoDEO conference is provide dance educators opportunities to update their skills and knowledge in terms of dance education content and curricula. This course will require the dance educators to attend the annual CoDEO conference sessions designed specifically for dance teachers and the dance performances presented during the conference.

The sessions will include...

  • Pointe Readiness – Alyssa Arms, PT (Owner Back in Step PT)
  • Using Dance Films Effectively – Michelle Bernier (San Souci Films) & Emily Hoch (Doral Academy of Colorado Dance/Movement Faculty).
  • Creating an Intimate Dialogue with the Body – Chung-Fu Change (CSU Dance Faculty)
  • Introduction to the Dance Bridge Project – Jan Dunn (former president IADMS) & Sutton Anker
  • Movement through Motherhood – Madeline Harvey (CSU Dance Faculty)
  • Benefits of Dance for English Language Learners – Breegan Kearney (DPS Dance Faculty)
  • Basic Elements, Postures & Rhymes in Chinese Classical Dance – Ying Kong (Owner Ni Shang Dance Academy)
  • Modern Synthesis of Josephine Baker & Carmen Amaya – Justice Miles
  • Teaching Higher Level Thinking through Dance: Advocating for Dance in Education – Sandra Minton (UNC Faculty)
  • Technology Tools for Dance Teachers – Olivia Mode Cater
  • Adapting & Excelling in 2021 – JJ Odell (Celebrate the Beat Faculty)
  • Bollywood Dance – Allison Spadaro (Middle School Dance Educator)
  • On Being a Movement ActivistBrandon Welch (Founding Executive Director Awakening Movement). 

See the syllabus for details about the reflection and follow-up assignment.