Professional Development

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


Friday, March 13, 2020

Towson University 

Department of Dance



Theme: "Taking Dance Beyond the Steps:
Making Holistic Connections"

For the 4th Annual MDEA Conference,

the selected theme provides an opportunity

to speak to the connections between dance

education and other related fields such as

social-emotional learning, arts integration, somatic practices, etc.  In a medical setting, holistic refers to addressing the whole person, including their physical, mental, and emotional health, while taking social factors into consideration.

  • How do dance educators make holistic connections?  

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

  • How does the teacher-student relationship benefit from a holistic approach to dance education? 

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

Interested in presenting?  Submit a session proposal HERE.

Advanced registration is open from January 10-March 3, 2020.  On-site registration is available on the day of the event.  

Please register for MOVE! A Day of Dance! using the online form below and the Pay Now payment button to process payment.  Your registration is not complete until both the form and payment are received.  

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