Professional Development


June 8th - July 17th 

Classes Offered:

Beginner Ballet

Beginner Tap

Beginner Modern

Intermediate Ballet

Intermediate Tap


Tuition for 6 weeks:

$57 - 75 minute class

$48 - 60 minute class


The Jacob’s Pillow Curriculum in Motion® Institute
One Year Intensive Program (2020-2021)

An intimately curated professional development experience in how to be of co-creative service in the communities we engage with. We use body-based practices to work with the pedagogy, philosophy, and methodology of Curriculum in Motion® core principles. Through the year- long, mostly online, five-module process we build an active Think/Act/Do peer network for integrated connection between our art, our values and our place in the world.

Applications are due by June 15, 2020 and accepted on a rolling basis thereafter. Applicants will receive notification of status by June 26, 2020. For more information click HERE.

The Vanaver Caravan - Summer Dance Creative Immersion

Our students train with world renowned teachers in myriad dance forms-- Modern, Ballet, Tango, Percussive, Step, Tap, Flamenco, Afro-Carribean Soca, Hip Hop, House, Taiko Drumming, Swing Dance, Jazz, Yoga, Contact Improv, Choreography Challenges, Theater, Indian Folk, Bollywood, and world dance traditions. This summer, we offer all this through virtual dance lessons with our faculty located in New York, California, Vancouver, Melbourne, AU, and Udaipur, India.


2020 Schedule

SummerDance Week 1 (age 9-adult) - July 27-31

SummerDance Week 2 (age 9-adult) - Aug 3-7

SummerDance Week 3 (age 9-adult) - Aug 10-14

For more information click HERE.

Functional Awareness®: Anatomy in Action Summer Study for Dance Educators

When: Monday, August 3 – Friday 7, 2020

When: August 3-7, 2020 

Where: Virtual classroom (Zoom)

Cost: $200 (includes all optional classes)

Spend a week with Nancy and Allegra Romita invigorating your teaching practice, learning more about anatomy and current research in movement function for dance, and moving through explorations that encourage ease in action and self care.  Functional Awareness®: Anatomy in Action explores the relationship between the skeletal structure, the muscle structure and the myofascial tissue to sustain a dynamic elasticity and to promote efficiency of movement. It provides strategies to ease tension in daily movements as well as improve one’s practice in movement skills such as dance, yoga, running, and other physical training.    

For more information, and to register click HERE



Monday, August 10th — Friday, August 14th, 2020

Classes/workshops run from 9:30am – 4:30pm.


Join dance educators from across the state/region/country at UMBC for a week-long summer dance education experience like no other!


Early Bird Registration is Open:
Receive $100 off by registering before June 15th!


$350: Full week registration
$90: Single day rate  
$25: Single workshop rate
(Workstudy options available.)

Click HERE for more information.  



NDEO’s Online Professional Development Institute (OPDI)™ offers online dance education courses featuring pedagogy, teaching methods, history, assessments, research and much more. OPDI will benefit the vast majority of dance educators, teaching artists and administrators who are working in private studios and schools of dance, community and cultural centers, higher education, and K-12 education seeking professional development. The courses are designed to appeal to those professionals who want to learn more, enhance domains of knowledge, learn new content areas, and strengthen their own teaching and learning skills. Click here for more information.

Dance Entry Level Teacher Assessment (DELTA)

Funded by two successive grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), DELTA is a collaborative endeavor between the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) and the State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE), to codify crucial Pedagogic Content Knowledge (PCK) in dance education with the intent of inculcating commonly held values into the nation’s dance teacher preparation programs. The intent of DELTA is to serve as one measure of allowable proof of subject-matter competency. DELTA is not envisioned to supplant other measures of readiness such as portfolio reviews.

Read more about the DELTA Project here.  (Status report at of 11/8/17)​



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