The National Dance Association - NDA

The National Dance Association - NDA The National Dance Association is a members-driven non-profit organization that advocates for dance education as a creative, healthy lifestyle that benefits people of all ages and abilities.
The National Dance Association (NDA) is one of the five national associations that make up the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). The NDA envisions a society where dance and dance education are an integral part of education and community life. We do this by: -providing leadership for teachers of dance in the disciplines of HPERD (health, physical education, recreation and dance) so they may better understand, implement, and assess voluntary national Standards in Dance Education, the Opportunity-to-Learn Standards, and assessments in dance; -developing and disseminating information in dance pedagogy (teaching content, process, and methodology) and the creative process, movement training, performance practices and technology; -developing and disseminating resources in curriculum and program development, professional development, and teacher preparation -increasing financial and human resources to enhance strong NDA programs, operating support and services to members -initiating and advocating practices that promote healthy lifestyles through dance curriculum, programs and workshops -developing and collaborating with other Alliance structures and external partnerships to promote the mission of the National Dance Association.

The National Dance Association (NDA) was originally established as the section on Dance in 1932 by the American Physical Education Association (APEA), a forerunner to the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (AAHPER). In 1965 the Section on Dance was elevated to Divisional status. In 1974 the National Dance Association became an association of the Alliance and "Dance" was added to AAHPER to become AAHPERD. Since 1992, AAHPERD has been shifting to a more autonomous business model to better meet the approaching challenges of the twenty-first century. In 1998, the NDA Board of Directors reaffirmed its commitment to dance and educators teaching dance within physical education.

Mission: The NDA leads in promoting and supporting creative, artistic and healthy lifestyles through quality services and programs in dance and dance education.

Bali, IndonesiaÇudamani Summer InstituteJune 23-July 14, 2013 The Cudamani Summer Institute (June 23-July14, 2013) is a ...
03/11/2013
http://www.cudamani.org/

Bali, Indonesia
Çudamani Summer Institute
June 23-July 14, 2013

The Cudamani Summer Institute (June 23-July14, 2013) is a program in Bali, Indonesia that offers dancers, dance educators and serious students of dance a rare opportunity to learn music and dance in one of the most vibrant arts communities in the world. This three week program provides an unparalleled learning and artistic experience, studying with true masters of the Balinese arts while dancing, playing music and performing alongside some of Bali's finest young musicians and dancers- members of Cudamani. http://www.cudamani.org

Dance participants take classes five days a week from 9am-4pm. Staying in the idyllic accommodations of Artini 3 (walking distance to the cultural center of UBUD) we enjoy outings to special events and witness Balinese ceremonies and temple festivals. Dance students have a chance to play on the Balinese Gamelan and individual options during week two are a part of the program structure. As we mark our sixth year of the program we are confident that we offer the best in dance/music instruction, local arrangements, and cultural orientation.

Costs: $2000 for three-week program. Includes classes, shared housing, daily breakfast, lunch (M-F), airport transfers, and all outings and excursions. Airfare is not included. Accommodations for partners and family members can be made if done well in advance. Class fees go directly to artists and to supporting Cudamani's youth and children's programs. So rather than simply arriving as a tourist and taking lessons, one is immersed in a community and your participation make tangible a contribution to the lives of young people and artists in Bali. In addition, fees may be a tax deduction for your educational/professional. For more information please contact: [email protected]

On-line application deadline: April 1 (for first choice accommodation). For more information and application please see: www.cudamani.org or write Professor Judy Mitoma [email protected] 310 390 9398

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NDA Members and Students Meet Season 9's Top Ten!
12/19/2012

NDA Members and Students Meet Season 9's Top Ten!

NDA Members and Students Meet Season 9's Top Ten!

12/04/2012

"I had the time of my life at the show!!!! I loved how it was a mix of a bunch of different dances all in one show! The dancers also were so good, and could go outside of their main style and dance a totally different way beautifully. Everything about it was amazing; the costumes, lights, dancing(of course), choreography, everything!!! I loved it so much!!!" --Student, Hand Middle School

NDA Members and Students Meet Season 9's Top Ten!
12/04/2012

NDA Members and Students Meet Season 9's Top Ten!

NDA Members and Students Meet Season 9's Top Ten!

11/26/2012

"We absolutely loved the SYTYCD show!! Our seats were awesome and it was an amazing experience to actually be able to meet the dancers! It really proved the reality of it and that they are normal people just like us that went after their dream and passion and accomplished it! It showed real insight :)"--Alexandra Szemerei

11/21/2012

Maureen Hickey after taking her students to see the SYTYCD show in Syracuse.

"It was AMAZING!!! We all had a blast and came away with so many more ideas for new choreography, etc. It was great fun to be there with my students who have stayed with me for so many years. They especially enjoyed the meet & greet after the performance!!" --Maureen Hickey

11/16/2012

Amy Ayann caught the show in NYC at the Beacon Theater and wanted to share her experience!

"The night was phenomenal. The dancers were on their A game last night. I brought my family along with me and they absolutely loved it, just as much as I did. The pieces were amazing and me and my cousin couldn't help but scream as they did all of our favorite pieces. It was a night I will never forget and I'm so glad I was given the opportunity. However, the most amazing part yet was meeting the dancers in person. Hugging Eliana and Cyrus, and getting a chance to talk to Tiffany and Chehon. Every dancer was open to questions and I asked a bunch. Asking them advice about pursuing a dance career and the hard work it all entails. It was inspiring and I feel really confident in pushing forward in my own dance career, trying to break barriers like they have.Stuff like this never happens to me so I'm still shell shocked and elated. I just can't thank you enough, thank you, thank you, thank you. This opportunity meant the world to me."

NDA Members and Students Meet Season 9's Top Ten!
11/13/2012

NDA Members and Students Meet Season 9's Top Ten!

NDA Members and Students Meet Season 9's Top Ten!

11/13/2012

Dean Drews after taking his students to meet SYTYCD top 10 finalists-- "Whenever a new dancer came out they were so excited that they jumped out of their seats to applaud. When the winning male and then female dancers came out it to perform their solos my students were ecstatic. During the time between when the show ended and the dancers came out to the meet and greet my students transformed the lobby of the theater into their own dance studio. They were doing exercises and dances from class and keeping the other guests very entertained. They simply couldn't stop themselves from dancing after seeing the show." Check out the photo below!"

11/02/2012

The SYTYCD Tour continues! Check out the latest photos from the the stop in Phoenix, AZ. NDA member Stacy Shane took a couple of her students. "My students were absolutely starstruck. Meeting the dancers made them feel like their dreams are possible. It was an experience that none of us will forget!" --Stacy Shane

NDA Members and Students Meet Season 9's Top Ten!
11/02/2012

NDA Members and Students Meet Season 9's Top Ten!

NDA Members and Students Meet Season 9's Top Ten!

11/01/2012

Aida Anderson from the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts had the opportunity to go to the So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) Tour show in San Diego recently.

Here's what she had to say about the show! Also be sure to check out the pictures from their visit in our new photo album.

"We had a wonderful time at SYTCD! The show was fabulous, and we spent a lot of time chatting with the dancers, getting autographs, talking about dance. All the performers were charming, open, warm, humble, and grateful. They were a wonderful example for our students to follow. Thank you so much for this opportunity!"--Aida Anderson

A great article on why the arts and funding them are beneficial to all of us!
06/21/2012
Funding for the Arts Sometimes Benefits All of Us

A great article on why the arts and funding them are beneficial to all of us!

Does funding for the arts benefit only elite arts patrons, or does the rest of society benefit, too? In these times of limited philanthropic dollars, this is an incredibly important question.

06/19/2012
Lost in Motion

This is such a beautiful video, that we had to share!

A young man loses himself in his environment so that his movements reveal the world that exists in his imagination, transcending reality through his muse of ...

06/19/2012
Electrifying Ordinary Space: Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre | Los Angeles | Artbound | KCET

Interview with Heidi Duckler, mastermind behind some of LA's most interesting site-specific work and recipient of the American Masterpiece Dance Award by the National Endowment for the Arts.

As the director of Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre, Heidi Duckler's site-specific productions continue to transform spaces around L.A.--and the world--into metaphorical expressions of her imagination.

06/18/2012
Dance center a sanctuary, safety net for New Haven youths

Never forget the positive impact a dance studio can have!
"In one of the city’s districts troubled by drug activity, gun violence and homicide, there is a jewel nested in the heart of the Newhallville Community Center where youth are given the opportunity to express themselves and showcase their ability through the artistic creation of dance."

The New Haven Register is your source for all New Haven 24-hour breaking news, local news, sports, entertainment and more. View daily weather updates, watch videos and photos. Keep up with New Haven's News and New Haven local Sports. Find New Haven restaurants, entertainment, cars, homes and jobs a...

06/18/2012
Tampa daddies dance with their little girls - Tampa Bay Times

What did you do for fathers day? These fathers danced with their daughters promising to offer support and guidance through life.

Stu's Sixth Annual Father-Daughter Dance attracts about 400 participants. TAMPA — Keith Riggins said he came to Stu's Sixth Annual Father-Daughter Dance to create a lasting impression.

06/18/2012
Haiti Dance Group Reemerges From The Rubble

Inspiration for the day: From cultural oblivion to standing ovations: the story of a Haiti dance group's struggle for survival after the earthquake of 2010.

By David Adams

06/14/2012
Arts Spending Fueled National Economy, Report Finds | PND | Foundation Center

Arts spending fueled economy! "While many industries in 2010 were struggling to recover from the recession, the nonprofit arts and culture industry continued to serve as an economic engine for the country, pumping billions of dollars into the national economy" And among those arts, is, of course, dance!

Looking for great dance tweeters to follow?  Huffingtonpost trudged through the Twitter jungle to find these 10 Tweeple,...
06/14/2012
10 Dance Tweeters To Know Right Now

Looking for great dance tweeters to follow? Huffingtonpost trudged through the Twitter jungle to find these 10 Tweeple, making it even easier to get your dance news! And, of course, follow us too: @nda_aahperd

Friday was National Tap Dance Day, and to mark the occasion, we're taking a look at yours, and our, favorite dance experts on Twitter. Here, we've gathered 10 tweeters, each with a different perspective -- some take a lighthearted tack, others are more opinionated, and others yet live and breathe ev...

Congratulations to our Nu Delta Alpha members!  Here's a web page dedicated just to you!!
06/13/2012
Nu Delta Alpha Inductions & Performances

Congratulations to our Nu Delta Alpha members! Here's a web page dedicated just to you!!

Our Nu Delta Alpha member photos of induction ceremonies, students, and performances

Call for submissions!  The NDA is publishing a special edition of JOPERD (Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Da...
06/11/2012
JOPERD Latin Dance Feature

Call for submissions! The NDA is publishing a special edition of JOPERD (Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance) on Latin Dance and needs your voice!

Submission guidelines for the special edition of JOPERD on Latin Dance

06/11/2012
Attitude Adjustments

What do you do when you're late? When you forgot the choreography? When your chatty friend keeps chatting during rehearsal? Here's a great article on how to make the best impressions on the people around you, given that sometimes you're not in ideal circumstances.

Dance news, fashion, competition info & your favorite dance stars

It's that time of year!  Students are finishing up their studies and graduating!  For our Nu Delta Alpha members, we ask...
06/06/2012
Students

It's that time of year! Students are finishing up their studies and graduating! For our Nu Delta Alpha members, we ask that you send us photos of your induction or graduation ceremonies! We're going to dedicate a page on our website for all the beautiful Nu Delta Alpha students! Thanks @Typhani Harris for getting this started!

The Nu Delta Alpha honor society is designed to recognize college/university and middle/high school students for their scholarship and artistic achievement.

06/05/2012
Featured Articles | California Dance Network

What is the value of dance? One dancer interviewed says, "Dance begins with social movement behavior... We talk with our bodies. Dance is how we communicate."

In Dance gathered responses from various members of our Bay Area community. Our question polled the opinion of dancers, choreographers, adminstrators, enthusiasts, and teachers. Whether it’s a personal connection to movement, an appreciation about a specific form, or global thoughts on the feild—wha...

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The organizational framework includes a network of national, six district, and 50 state officers. NDA supports a membership network of 2,000 individual dance educators, institutional and affiliate members and presently serves as a resource for federal/state agencies and arts/education organizations.

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