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Professional Development



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.

Find more opportunities for Summer 2023  HERE 

Dance Educators Training Institute (DETI) 2023

August 1 - 3, 9 - 3:30pm

Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) Catonsville


ClancyWorks Dance Company has been co-producing the Dance Educators Training Institute (DETI) with Baltimore County Public Schools for the past 17 years, and we couldn't be more jazzed about our line up for 2023. From the exploration of African Jazz to fusing Cumbiawith afrocentric and traditional movement, this year is sure to offer good energy, a celebration of various cultures, space for self-care, and much more. We hope you will join us.


DETI 2023 schedule at-a-glance:

– Day 1: African Jazz with LaWanda Raines

– Day 2: Ballet Folklorico and Latin Jazz with Cynthia Gutierrez-Garner

– Day 3: Cumbia with Bayardo Martinez & Darryl Pilate



3-Day DETI Pass (In-Person) – $325

3-Day DETI Pass (Virtual) – $200

One Day Pass (In-Person) – $125

One Day DETI Pass (Virtual) – $75



Language Of Dance Center

Language of Dance® Foundations Online Part 1 & 2 2023:

Foundations Part 1 Online: June-July 2023

Foundations Part 1 Online: June 17, June 24-July 8, 2023
Full Course Community Kickoff Event: June 17

Asynchronous Work June 19 through July 8
Synchronous Sessions: June 24-25, 29-30, and July 7-8, 2023

Lead Instructors: Shana Habel, Kodee Van Nort, and Maria Royals

Foundations Part 2 Online: June-July 2023
Foundations Part 2 Online: June 17, July 11-20, 2023
Full Course Community Kickoff Event: June 17
Asynchronous Work June 19 through July 20
Synchronous Sessions: July 11, 13, 15-16, and 19-20, 2023

Lead Instructor: Corazón Tierra and Cassie Rossi
Mentor Instructors: Susan Gingrasso, Beth Megill, Michael Richter

BIPOC Student Partial-Scholarships now available for USA domestic participants. Apply and submit supporting materials by May 1, 2023.

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.  

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