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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.  







REcharge & REconnect!

Friday, October 21, 2022

In-Person/Virtual (Asynchronous)

Howard Community College

10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia MD 21044

8:00am-3:45pm EST

5 - 7pm MDEA Social open to ALL members @ Madrid Spanish Taverna

Register for the Conference Today!

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Two ways to attend and participate in the MOVE AGAIN! conference:

  • In-Person at the HCC Campus.  For in-person attendees, you agree to adhere to all COVID policies to be put forward by HCC and MDEA.


  • Virtually/Asynchronous at your own location to access asynchronous sessions.

In addition, ALL conference participants will have access to Asynchronous sessions!  Sessions will be available starting on 10/21/2022 and will be accessible for 60 days following the conference.  

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
- Access to the asynchronous session recording for 60 days following the conference

- Admission to the MDEA Awards Social Event  - October 21, 2022 evening

Early Bird  Registration by 10/7/2022
     $20 Student
     $45 MDEA Member - In Person
     $55 Non-member - In Person
     $45 Asynchronous

Regular Registration by 10/17/2022
     $20 Student
     $55 MDEA Member - In Person
     $65 Non-member - In Person
     $45 Asynchronous 

     $15 - Lunch available on site by Panera Catering

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

Do you need CPD Credit?

Register by Friday, October 7, 2022 for CPD Credit

  1. Register for the MDEA Conference

  2. Fill out pdf Registration for AACPS and mail into Division of Prof. Growth and Development - DUE 10/7/2022 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: REcharge & REconnect!

For the 7th Annual MDEA Conference, the selected theme provides an opportunity to recharge & reconnect as we continue to navigate dance education during a global pandemic, systemic and societal challenges.  Presenters will have the opportunity to recharge with the dance community through holistic approaches, as well as reconnect with other related fields such as social-emotional learning, arts integration, technology, and somatic practices. We look to address the whole person, including physical, mental, and emotional health, while taking social factors into consideration.

-How do dance educators reconnect with students as we continue to navigate through a pandemic?

-How do dance educators reconnect with ourselves as artists and creators?

-How can we, as artists, deepen our understanding of other art forms in order to make reconnections?  

-How can we address social-emotional needs in the dance classroom?


Additionally, we will focus our sessions on 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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