2018 FDEO Conference

Orlando, 11th to 14th October, 2018

When

11th to 14th October, 2018 08:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Spotlight Dance Center
7751 Kingspointe Pkwy, Suite 102, Orlando FL 32819
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Thursday, 11th October 2018

Time Studio 2 Studio 3 and 4 Studio 5
5:00 pm 5-9PM Meet and Greet (Social Gathering with Hors d'Oeuvres and Drinks) at Kings Orlando
5:30 pm
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
7:30 pm
8:00 pm
8:30 pm

Friday, 12th October 2018

Time Studio 2 Studio 3 and 4 Studio 5
8:00 am REGISTRATION
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REGISTRATION

By:
FDEO Board
October 12, 2018, 8:00 am to 8:30 am
Hall: Studio 2 Track: Board
8:30 am   Charmaine Hunter - Master Class
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Charmaine Hunter - Master Class

Charmaine Hunter - Master Class
Technique Class

By:
Charmaine Hunter
October 12, 2018, 8:30 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Studio 3 and 4 Track: Technique Class
 
9:00 am    
9:30 am    
10:00 am Charmaine Hunter - Lecture/Discussion
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Charmaine Hunter - Lecture/Discussion

Charmaine Hunter - Lecture/Discussion
Lecture/Discussion

By:
Charmaine Hunter
October 12, 2018, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Hall: Studio 2 Track: Lecture or Discussion
Teaching the Basics - Partnering in Dance
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Teaching the Basics - Partnering in Dance

Partnering can be one of the most challenging aspects of dance, yet many dancers are not provided the forum to develop partnering skills until the opportunity presents itself in the rehearsal studio. When this happens, the dancer frantically tries to understand the basic elements essential to dance partnering. She fumbles through the process by trial and error, creating an inefficient, unsafe practice of a complex task. How can this be avoided? It begins with building foundational skills that will support dance partnering in any genre of dance. This hands-on, studio experience will present ways to introduce students to foundational skills for partnering in dance of any genre for all levels of experience. Putting aesthetic and movement vocabulary aside, this class will suggest methods in which concepts such as sensitivity, timing and kinesthetic awareness can be developed and how to implement this approach into any technique class. This unique approach to imparting a basis for more advanced partnering skills is taught with thoughtfulness and attention to detail.

By:
Erin E Cardinal
October 12, 2018, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Hall: Studio 3 and 4 Track: Movement Class
 
10:30 am  
11:00 am    
11:30 am Teaching Dance for Special Needs Dancers
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Teaching Dance for Special Needs Dancers

Teachers can learn the different needs and accommodations for dancers with special needs, how they can accommodate dancers of all abilities in a regular class setting.

By:
Sara Battaglia
October 12, 2018, 11:30 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Studio 2 Track: Lecture or Discussion
  Unleashing Artistry through Dance Improvisation
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Unleashing Artistry through Dance Improvisation

This class focuses on developing and honing creative dance skills through dance improvisation. By letting go of judgment and inviting curiosity, the body and mind are unleashed to expand creative consciousness and to discover new realms of artistic movement. Participants will listen, initiate, respond and support one another as they dance. This class will benefit all ages of dancers, especially for dance educators and choreographers.

By:
Jin Hanley
October 12, 2018, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Hall: Studio 5 Track: Movement Class
12:00 pm    
12:30 pm Lunch
1:00 pm
1:30 pm Stronger Dancer Body for Performance
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Stronger Dancer Body for Performance

Brief discussion and description of the blocks and challenges every teacher faces with their dancers in the classroom and during performance. Work through best practices for the studio and rehearsals for achieving a healthier and stronger dance body with customized programming to implement with students and Company dancers to achieve performance goals.

By:
Krystina Alexis Nelson
October 12, 2018, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Studio 2 Track: Movement Class
  Spirals for Freedom & Stability - Pilates mat class
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Spirals for Freedom & Stability - Pilates mat class

Opposing spirals in the limbs and core allow the muscles to align and stabilize the joints to prevent injury. Working deep synergistic muscles will help to release superficial tension that impedes freedom of motion and creative expression. Natural opposition in the torso, for example, allows the shoulder girdle and neck to release, and the arms to flow through dance movements without creating stiff necks. The arms themselves will have opposing spirals to create strong and graceful movement while protecting the shoulders, elbows & wrists. This same model applies to the pelvis & legs as well.

By:
Maureen O'Rourke
October 12, 2018, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Studio 5 Track: Movement Class
2:00 pm  
2:30 pm  
3:00 pm   Jon Lehrer Dance Technique
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Jon Lehrer Dance Technique

Jon Lehrer Dance Technique
The Jon Lehrer Dance technique revolves around the world of physics. We us the forces of physics to propel us through space, balance, turn, jump, and every other way we can move our bodies. The 4 main elements focused are Circularity, 3- Dimensionality, Oppositional Force, and Momentum. These combine to create an exciting and engrossing style of movement we call “Organic Atheticsm”. The students will engage their entire physicality, combining elements of ballet, modern, and jazz to achieve a more efficient and engrossing way of movement and expression. The students will get a great physical workout and gain valuable insight into the art and athleticism of dance as well as how physics and dance are related.

Physics is in all movement, and the use of physics will help make dance more fun, exciting, and easier to execute. Circularity is our first element and really the jumping off point. The circle is everywhere and the use of it makes your movement more engrossing, smooth, and connected. There are no straight lines on your body, only arcs and curves. The students will focus on these arcs and curves of their bodies to execute the physical movements, not using any straight lines or edges, which make movement tight, stiff, and choppy. Because of gravity and its downward pull, we don’t want to fight it by going straight up only. Rather, we strive to curve through space to use gravity and circularity together to make everything easier.

3-Dimensionality is the act of using our entire body at all times. In the company we use the saying “It takes a village…” to convey this idea. The village is your body and your body parts are the villagers, each one contributing. The more they all work together, the easier the movement is and less stress is put on one body part. Typically the legs and arms are stressed first, but by using 3-Dimensionality, the dancer will find the movement less tiring and more effective. As in physics, the more leverage you have, the easier it is to move something. Well, by using “the entire village”, your entire body in all movements, you obtain more leverage and can propel you body through space with less brut force and more organic strength.

Oppositional force provides us with balance, energy, stretch, and propulsion. In order to balance there must be opposing energies. In order for us to stand we have to oppose gravity vertically. We take that concept to extreme levels by showing the students that you can balance in any way (even off center) if you properly use oppositional force in your body. Like snowboarders, surfers, and skaters lean in and away from themselves and still balance, the Jon Lehrer Dance technique and challenges the students to be off center and still balance and control their movement. When oppositional force is used, it also creates energy - especially energy outward. This gives the dancer the feeling of being bigger than they are and a sense of freedom in their movements. It also allows the stretching and lengthening of the body to happen more effectively and efficiently. And, of course, oppositional force gives us the sling shot effect, or a natural way of propelling ourselves. We show the students how to be like a rubber band and stretch themselves one way to propel themselves another way. This is great for leaps and jumps that really fly through the air.

Our favorite use of physics is momentum. As Newton's First Law of Motion states: “Every object in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to it. “. We simplify this by saying, “Use your momentum, not your muscles to run and jump and fly and dance!”. We will compare this to rollercoasters, teaching the students to dance like they are on a roller coaster, using the ups and downs and loops to keep moving. When they tap into momentum, the student feels free and really starts to acquire and feel their “Organic Athleticsm”.

By:
Jon Lehrer
October 12, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Hall: Studio 3 and 4 Track: Technique Class
 
3:30 pm    
4:00 pm    
5:00 pm 515-615PM INFORMAL SHOWCASE
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515-615PM INFORMAL SHOWCASE

By:
FDEO Board
October 12, 2018, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Hall: Studio 2 Track: Special Event
5:30 pm

Saturday, 13th October 2018

Time Studio 2 Studio 3 and 4 Studio 5
8:00 am REGISTRATION @ Wyndham Hotel
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REGISTRATION @ Wyndham Hotel

By:
FDEO Board
October 13, 2018, 8:00 am to 8:30 am
Hall: Studio 2 Track: Board Type: Board
8:30 am Roundtable Discussions at Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive
9:00 am
9:30 am
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am Luncheon at Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive
11:30 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm What is the Florida Alliance for Arts Education?
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What is the Florida Alliance for Arts Education?

It is the vision of the Florida Alliance for Arts Education for every child in every school to have a well-rounded education that includes a comprehensive, sequential, high-quality program of arts instruction; and for all Florida communities to have broad-based cultural programs available to support lifelong learning in and through the arts. Join us to review our programs and for updates to the Florida Arts Model Schools program and the new Advancing Arts Education Program.

By:
Leiland Schaefer Theriot
October 13, 2018, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Hall: Studio 2 Track: Lecture or Discussion
Jon Lehrer Dance Technique
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Jon Lehrer Dance Technique

Jon Lehrer Dance Technique
The Jon Lehrer Dance technique revolves around the world of physics. We us the forces of physics to propel us through space, balance, turn, jump, and every other way we can move our bodies. The 4 main elements focused are Circularity, 3- Dimensionality, Oppositional Force, and Momentum. These combine to create an exciting and engrossing style of movement we call “Organic Atheticsm”. The students will engage their entire physicality, combining elements of ballet, modern, and jazz to achieve a more efficient and engrossing way of movement and expression. The students will get a great physical workout and gain valuable insight into the art and athleticism of dance as well as how physics and dance are related.

Physics is in all movement, and the use of physics will help make dance more fun, exciting, and easier to execute. Circularity is our first element and really the jumping off point. The circle is everywhere and the use of it makes your movement more engrossing, smooth, and connected. There are no straight lines on your body, only arcs and curves. The students will focus on these arcs and curves of their bodies to execute the physical movements, not using any straight lines or edges, which make movement tight, stiff, and choppy. Because of gravity and its downward pull, we don’t want to fight it by going straight up only. Rather, we strive to curve through space to use gravity and circularity together to make everything easier.

3-Dimensionality is the act of using our entire body at all times. In the company we use the saying “It takes a village…” to convey this idea. The village is your body and your body parts are the villagers, each one contributing. The more they all work together, the easier the movement is and less stress is put on one body part. Typically the legs and arms are stressed first, but by using 3-Dimensionality, the dancer will find the movement less tiring and more effective. As in physics, the more leverage you have, the easier it is to move something. Well, by using “the entire village”, your entire body in all movements, you obtain more leverage and can propel you body through space with less brut force and more organic strength.

Oppositional force provides us with balance, energy, stretch, and propulsion. In order to balance there must be opposing energies. In order for us to stand we have to oppose gravity vertically. We take that concept to extreme levels by showing the students that you can balance in any way (even off center) if you properly use oppositional force in your body. Like snowboarders, surfers, and skaters lean in and away from themselves and still balance, the Jon Lehrer Dance technique and challenges the students to be off center and still balance and control their movement. When oppositional force is used, it also creates energy - especially energy outward. This gives the dancer the feeling of being bigger than they are and a sense of freedom in their movements. It also allows the stretching and lengthening of the body to happen more effectively and efficiently. And, of course, oppositional force gives us the sling shot effect, or a natural way of propelling ourselves. We show the students how to be like a rubber band and stretch themselves one way to propel themselves another way. This is great for leaps and jumps that really fly through the air.

Our favorite use of physics is momentum. As Newton's First Law of Motion states: “Every object in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to it. “. We simplify this by saying, “Use your momentum, not your muscles to run and jump and fly and dance!”. We will compare this to rollercoasters, teaching the students to dance like they are on a roller coaster, using the ups and downs and loops to keep moving. When they tap into momentum, the student feels free and really starts to acquire and feel their “Organic Athleticsm”.

By:
Jon Lehrer
October 13, 2018, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Hall: Studio 3 and 4 Track: Technique Class
Developmental Patterns and Bartenieff Fundamentals for Ballet
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Developmental Patterns and Bartenieff Fundamentals for Ballet

As we move into a more holistic approach in Dance Education there are many avenues to develop a fully dynamic practice of educating the dancer. So many times we think of somatic practices as having a direct lineage to Modern or Contemporary Dance. In this 45 minute workshop you will practice, observe and reflect on how Ballet training can utilize basic principles of somatic practices, particularly the practice of Bartenieff Fundamentals through Developmental Patterning.

By:
Mary A Chase
October 13, 2018, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Hall: Studio 5 Track: Movement Class
1:00 pm
1:30 pm  
2:00 pm FDPA and Beyond - Honors Society and NHSDA
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FDPA and Beyond - Honors Society and NHSDA

FDPA and Beyond - Honors Society and NHSDA
Florida Dance Performance Assessment explained - this is for both middle and high schools in the state of Florida.

Honors Society Concert and Scholarship Opportunities Reviewed.

By:
Kathy Follensbee
October 13, 2018, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Studio 2 Track: Lecture or Discussion
Charmaine Hunter - Master Class
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Charmaine Hunter - Master Class

Charmaine Hunter - Master Class
Technique Class

By:
Charmaine Hunter
October 13, 2018, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Hall: Studio 3 and 4 Track: Technique Class
 
2:30 pm  
3:00 pm    
3:30 pm   Choreography Workshop - “The Conversation” - with Jon Lehrer
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Choreography Workshop - “The Conversation” - with Jon Lehrer

Choreography Workshop - “The Conversation”  - with Jon Lehrer
Finding choreography in the most unlikely places.

By:
Jon Lehrer
October 13, 2018, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Hall: Studio 3 and 4 Track: Technique Class
 
4:00 pm Dance as a Lifestyle
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Dance as a Lifestyle

Virginia Shuker and Mona Baker will co present Dance as a Lifestyle through each sharing how dance has shaped their lives both professionally and personally. Each will present a short mind/body warm-up, give her dance as a lifestyle life journey synopsis, share what each learned from living dance as a lifestyle and concluding with audience questions and sharing.

By:
Mona Baker and Virginia Shuker
October 13, 2018, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Hall: Studio 2 Track: Movement Class
 
4:30 pm  
5:00 pm FDEO Board Meeting
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FDEO Board Meeting

By:
FDEO Board
October 13, 2018, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Hall: Studio 2 Track: Board
5:30 pm

Sunday, 14th October 2018

Time Studio 2 Studio 3 and 4 Studio 5
8:30 am Modern Day Teaching: A Mindfulness Approach to Teaching Dance
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Modern Day Teaching: A Mindfulness Approach to Teaching Dance

Reinforcing consistency in practice and mindfulness, i.e. staying present and focused on what the student can do today to advance his or her practice, is way more effective than the strive for perfection in a field where competition and comparison are at the forefront of the industry and dance culture. Research has shown that the teacher that implements mindfulness techniques (such as visualization), a flexible approach, sense of humor, and positive reinforcements encourages self-confidence while shying away from instilling any type of fear or attainment for perfection. This aids the students in achieving a healthy approach to their physical, mental and emotional practice.

By:
Marie Colom
October 14, 2018, 8:30 am to 9:00 am
Hall: Studio 2 Track: Lecture or Discussion
Move Forever: Bill Evans Method
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Move Forever: Bill Evans Method

Evans Method of Teaching Modern Dance is build upon the Laban work. There are infinite possibilities in a dance class for everyone if we allow the body the chance to move within its range, being present, and connecting mind to body. In this technique class we will collectively explore ranges of movement.

By:
Clarence Brooks
October 14, 2018, 8:30 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Studio 3 and 4 Track: Technique Class
The Teacher as Student: Remembering How to Learn
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The Teacher as Student: Remembering How to Learn

In this class, educators will become the student not for themselves but for the purpose of revisiting what it is like not to know. As educators in any discipline, we become set in our routines, our lessons and our delivery; but what if we are stripped of our "vision" and given the same blank canvas on which we ask our students to create. Do we remember what it is like to listen, follow directions, explore, discover, create, perform and respond? Sometimes the answer to igniting our teaching energy is to take a step back and become the student!

By:
Kathryn White Austin
October 14, 2018, 8:30 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Studio 5 Track: Movement Class
9:00 am  
9:30 am  
10:00 am   Charmaine Hunter - Master Class
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Charmaine Hunter - Master Class

Charmaine Hunter - Master Class
Technique Class

By:
Charmaine Hunter
October 14, 2018, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Studio 3 and 4 Track: Technique Class
The Therapeutic Barre as a Warm-up Tool for the Ballet Class
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The Therapeutic Barre as a Warm-up Tool for the Ballet Class

The Therapeutic Barre developed by Jo Anna Kneeland provides a somatic pre-barre warm-up to the ballet class. It is a seven to ten minute series of exercises designed to gently warm up the body and prepare it for the rigors of the ballet class. The presenters will teach the Therapeutic Barre to participants and discuss how and why it is a beneficial tool for class and the rehearsal hall and an asset in injury prevention.

By:
Robin Pollara and Richard Allan Ploch
October 14, 2018, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Studio 5 Track: Movement Class
10:30 am  
11:00 am  
11:30 am  
12:00 pm An Infinite Possibility of Dance Careers: A Discussion Based on Current High School Students' Perspectives on the Field of Dance
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An Infinite Possibility of Dance Careers: A Discussion Based on Current High School Students' Perspectives on the Field of Dance

The presentation will present ideas based on an informal discussion and questionnaire with current high school students that study dance about why more students do not choose to study dance beyond high school or pursue dance as a career. It will also explore ideas, based on recommendations of current high school students of how to make dance careers and university programs more appealing to prospective students.

By:
Christine Mazeppa
October 14, 2018, 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
Hall: Studio 2 Track: Lecture or Discussion
Lecture/Discussion - “Physics and Dance” - with Jon Lehrer
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Lecture/Discussion - “Physics and Dance” - with Jon Lehrer

Lecture/Discussion - “Physics and Dance” - with Jon Lehrer
A discussion expanding on the principles taught in the technique class

By:
Jon Lehrer
October 14, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Hall: Studio 3 and 4 Track: Lecture or Discussion
 
12:30 pm   OCPS All County Dance and Dance Performance Assessment
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OCPS All County Dance and Dance Performance Assessment

Come learn what Orange County Public Schools has created for district-wide All County Dance and Dance Performance Assessment opportunities!

By:
Ashley Spero
October 14, 2018, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Hall: Studio 5 Track: Lecture or Discussion
1:00 pm    
2:00 pm We hope you enjoyed the conference! Please be sure to fill out our online survey at: https://s.surveyplanet.com/2zTfIoC-Qi

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