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Professional Development

The Maryland Dance Education Association offers and promotes professional development opportunities in order to connect dance educators across the state of Maryland.  


REIGNITING our Passion & Purpose:

Revitalizing Dance & Dance Education

Friday, October 20, 2023


Community College of Baltimore County Essex

7201 Rossville Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21237

8:00am-3:45pm EST

4 - 7pm MDEA Social open to ALL members @ Bar Louie

Register for the Conference Today!

Conference schedule, Session Descriptions and 

Presenter Bios - click HERE


Registration - 

1. Fill out this Registration Form

2. Pay Conference Fees by clicking on the button to the right

Conference fees include:
- Attendance to the MDEA Conference day sessions

- Admission to the MDEA Awards Social Event  - October 20, 2023 @ Bar Louie (open to all MDEA Members

Early Bird  Registration by 10/6/2023
     $20 Student
     $45 MDEA Member 
     $55 Non-member

Regular Registration by 10/20/2023
     $20 Student
     $55 MDEA Member 
     $65 Non-member 

     $15 - Lunch available on site by Campus Catering

     $0 Complimentary Registration - Presenter (one per session) - membership in NDEO/MDEA required
     $0 Complimentary Registration -  CCBC Dance Faculty

Do you need CPD Credit?

Register by Friday, October 6, 2023 for CPD Credit

  1. Register for the MDEA Conference

  2. Fill out Workshop Registration Information for non-AACPS employees for AACPS and mail into Division of Prof. Growth and Development - DUE 10/6/2023 to The Division of Professional Growth and Development, 2671 Carver Rd. Gambrills, MD 21054​​

  3. No Payment Required for the CPD Credit

  4. Attend the Full Conference Day & Submit 7 hours of asynchronous work to Karen Keubler, instructor for the course


General inquiries should be directed to AACPS - The Division of Professional Growth and Development at Carver, 410-721-8301 or contact Nicole Deming at

For questions about the CPD course contact

Details about the Conference theme: REIGNITING our Passion & Purpose: Revitalizing Dance & Dance Education

For the 8th Annual MDEA Conference, the selected theme provides an opportunity to refresh our passion and purpose for dance, as we continue to navigate dance education recovering from a global pandemic, as well as ongoing systemic and societal challenges. Presenters will have the opportunity to reignite ourselves as artists, educators and practitioners, as well as revitalize the dance education community through social-emotional learning, arts integration, technology, and somatic practices.

-How do dance educators reignite ourselves as artists and educators as we navigate out of a pandemic?
-How do dance educators revitalize the passion for dance within our students and communities?
-How can we address diversity, equity and inclusion to move dance education forward?
-How can we address social-emotional needs to revitalize our dancing classrooms and environments?

Additionally, we ask you to consider the guiding initiatives that have been created by NDEO to help shape the future of dance education nationally and through the work of the state affiliates. The initiatives/priorities are:-
Connect the Field
Build Knowledge
Cultivate Leadership
Promote Inclusiveness

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