Forward Movement: Studio Owners/Dance Educators

Welcome! We are so excited to have you join us for Forward Movement.

By participating in our seminars you will qualify to receive our inclusionary certificate insignia created to signal that you

Support Dance For All Students at your dance institution.  

Complete our educator survey so we can get an idea of your seminars attendance and you can pre-ask any questions!


Inclusionary Certificate

Our inclusionary certificate is a graphic from Liberate Artists INC. that you can place on your website or social media.

In order to complete this training participants must:

 

• Complete 4 Seminars (Scroll below to view Seminar Breakdowns).

 

• Submit The Inclusion Action Worksheet (This will be emailed to you at the conclusion of Forward Movement).

 

Once participants submit their worksheets, they will receive their Inclusionary Insignia Certificate

and will be listed on our website as a studio and/or educator who support dance education for all.  

 


Studio Scholarships

We have special scholarships available for studios and educators.

They are being updated daily. View our scholarships here and meet our sponsors here.

 


Schedule

• Please sign in 10 minutes before class starts to ensure easy entry!

• Only participants that sign in with their REGISTERED NAME will be admitted.  

• The classes below are just suggested classes, to view all class click here.

 

ZOOM links will be sent, via email, prior to the start of classes.

* Join us when you can! This is for you!!! All classes will be taped, (except "A Guided Conversation, In Dance, From Heroes Then To Action Now" and "All The Feelings: From BLM - Covid19 w/ Mental Health Professional")

so you may participate on your own schedule.


Seminar Breakdowns

Meeting Students Where They're At:
Language For Every Dancer
SHANNON AGNEW
Monday,7/27 @ 1PM(EST)

Learn how to create language to reach all of your students no matter their ability level or skill set. Unite in understanding

of children of different background, genders, orientations, and economic barriers to access.

MEET SHANNON AGNEW

Culture in the Classroom hosted by
COMFORT FEDOKE
Monday,7/27 @ 3PM(EST)
MANDATORY SEMINAR

Join Comfort Fedoke

(So You Think You Can Dance, Missy Elliott)

in conversation with dance choreographers and creators who broke barriers and set the course for dance today. From implementing hip hop culture into the classroom to understanding why all of this matters we'll join in authentic conversation with some of the most influential dance impactors around today.

MEET COMFORT FEDOKE

POPIN PETE, GUEST

TERESA ESPINOSA, GUEST

LOOSE JOINT, GUEST

TWEETBOOGIE, GUEST

 

Embracing the Pivot
BROOKE HARDEBECK + CRISTIN COONS-MILLER
Tuesday,7/28 @ 12PM(EST)

This year has been a whirlwind for studio owners. From Covid-19 to BLM learning how to be your best studio self can be difficult. Studio Owner Brooke Hardebeck and Dance Director Cristin Coons-Miller (of Studio b in Lafayette, Indiana) are sharing with you how they are embracing the pivot, to move forward, through these unpredictable times. We will also open the doors to conversation with you, as a group, so come prepared with questions and/or complete our Educator Survey here.

MEET BROOKE HARDEBECK

MEET CRISTIN COONS-MILLER

Learn more about Studio b.

SPONSORED BY

Accessibility For All Abilities: Creating Accessible Environments For Students who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and with Special Needs
JARI MAJEWSKI + JULIA FALIANO

Tuesday,7/28 @ 1PM(EST)

Creating spaces accessible for dancers are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and with Special Needs is something we all want but where does the work begin? Join Jari & Julia as the break down integrated accessibility and share with you their momentous floor that allows students to feel the beat!

MEET JARI MAJEWSKI

MEET JULIA FALIANO

 

SPONSORED BY

Incorporating Inclusive Stories For Colorful Education
MAUREEN GONZALES + MAGGIE GONZALES-SMITH
Tuesday,7/28 @ 3PM(EST)

Visibility matters. Educating though colorful lenses not only expands perspectives but connects through our differences. Tune in with Maureen and Maggie for a glimpse into their popular course at Loyola Marymount University. This is a two part class. They'll teach how to incorporate these stories and then will show you live during Maureen's House Dance class on July 30th at 12PM(EST).

MEET MAUREEN GONZALES

MEET MAGGIE GONZALES-SMITH

 

A Guided Conversation, In Dance, From Heroes Then To Action Now
ERICA LYNETTE EDWARDS

Tuesday,7/28 @ 7PM(EST)
FULL LIVE CLASS

Join Erica, with support from her collaborators Mauro & Kenny, as she hosts a guided conversation exploring the Black heroes who transformed dance. Then connect to establish actionable steps, utilizing history, to create anti racist, equitable dance communities.

MEET ERICA LYNETTE EDWARDS

MEET MAURO VILLANUEVA 

MEET KENNY BORCHARD

 

SPONSORED BY

All The Feelings: From BLM - Covid19 w/ Mental Health Professional
STACEY DODGE
Wednesday, 7/29 @ 3PM(EST)
FULL LIVE SEMINAR

2020 has been pivotal. From the ramifications of Covid19 to the reemphasized fight for racial equity and equality, this year's focus has been on seizing change. But what about your mental health? Where does that come in? Collaborate with mental health professional, Stacey Dodge, as she opens the door for supportive conversation. Together, as a group, you'll provide each other with the beginning line of support  to move forward.

MEET STACEY DODGE

Dance For All w/
Liberate Artists CEO GERI BROWN
Thursday,7/30 @ 3PM(EST)
MANDATORY SEMINAR

What's Liberate Artists? How did Forward Movement come to be? Link with Liberate Artists CEO, Geri, as she opens the door to transforming dance organizations and public school districts to ensure that education is equitable and inclusion for all.

 

SPONSORED BY

Today In Dance + Health With
DR. JULIA IAFRATE, DO
Thursday,7/30 @ 5PM(EST)

The doctor is in. Now is your time to ask all the questions and get the most up to date information (as possible), from one doctor's perspective, about managing life + dance during this global pandemic.  

MEET DR. JULIA IAFRATE, DO

 

SPONSORED BY


Class Choreography Tutorials
All choreography is mirrored.

Monday: July 27th 2020

 

7/27/20: Contemporary R&B Flow

Kai Lin

(Click to view choreography on mobile device)

Tuesday: July 28th 2020

 

7/28/20: Hip Hop

Fresh Redding

(Click to view choreography on mobile device)

7/28/20: Contemporary  

Ramita Ravi

(Click to view choreography on mobile device)

7/28/20: Contemporary Jazz

Lauren Froderman

(Click to view choreography on mobile device)

7/28/20: Hip Hop Grooves

Comfort Fedoke

(Click to view choreography on mobile device)

Wednesday: July 29th 2020

 

7/29/20: Commercial Jazz

Amelia Burkhardt

(Click to view choreography on mobile device)

7/29/20: Intentional Movement w/ Hope (Contemporary Stylings)

Travis Cooper

(Click to view choreography on mobile device)

7/29/20: Contemporary Ballet

Eric Lehn

(Click to view choreography on mobile device)

7/29/20: Hip Hop Freestyle & Choreography

Kai Lin

(Click to view choreography on mobile device)

7/29/20: Contemporary Modern

Julie Carter

(Click to view choreography on mobile device)

7/29/20: Contemporary Choreography

Kayla Igo w/ Eva Igo (Eva will be there during live class)

(Click to view choreography on mobile device)

Thursday: July 30th 2020

 

7/30/20: House Dance

Maureen Gonzales

(Click to view choreography on mobile device)

7/30/20: Hip Hop

Fresh Redding

(Click to view choreography on mobile device)

7/30/20: Hip Hop

Comfort Fedoke

(Click to view choreography on mobile device)