Dance Teacher Recognizes

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Dance Teacher presents teachers who complete a continuing dance education program by one of the organizations on the following page with a special Dance Teacher certificate of recognition. Simply send a letter to DT Recognizes, Donee Teocher, 250 West 57th Street, Suite 420, New York, NY 10107. Please include the name of the organization, proof of participation in the program you attended and a brief description of how the experience improved your teaching. Dance Teacher salutes the following educators who have completed Bates Dance Festival's Three-Week Professional Training Program.

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BATES DANCE FESTIVAL'S

THREE-WEEK PROFESSIONALTRAINING PROGRAM

Now in its 21st season, the renowned Bates Dance Festival will host performances by top contemporary dance companies at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine July 19-August 16. Beginning July 26, the festival will hold its Three-Week Professional Training Program, a multidisciplinary summer intensive for dance educators seeking up-to-date perspectives and new training ideas.

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According to Director Laura Faure, teachers design their own programs at Bates, selecting from different levels of over 30 dance and movement classes, including modern, Pilates, jazz and ballet, in addition to courses such as The Singing Body.

Educators also participate in informal discussions with fellow teachers as part of a dance education roundtable. In addition, Bates faculty members lead a Dance In The K-12 Curriculum workshop and participants have the opportunity to watch the festival's performances. This summer, master teacher Jaclynn Villamil will offer a new course in dance pedagogy, focusing on innovative approaches to dance training.

More than 30 secondary school and college dance educators from the U.S. and abroad attend Bates' program each summer. "Bates provides participants with a diversity of perspectives on dance training to enrich their careers as dance educators," Faure explains. For more information: Laura Faure, Bates Dance Festival, Bates College, 163 Wood Street, Lewiston, ME 04240; phone: 207-786-6381; www.bates.edu/dancefest

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JODI FALK

Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter High School

Hadley, MA

I found the faculty to be some of the most innovative and accessible teachers and artists working today. The intellectual and physical infusion of dance I received has been an invaluable source not only for myself but for my students as well.

TIFFANY RHYNARD

Freelance Instructor

Columbus, OH

I left the festival rejuvenated and full of new insight about my teaching. Bates is a unique and diverse program from which all dance teachers could benefit. I have already recommended it to several colleagues.

DENISE DALTON

Dillard Center for the Arts

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

This program assisted me in guiding my students toward integration into today's contemporary dance world.

DT RECOGNIZED PROGRAMS

Al Gilbert Dance Teacher Conventions

323-965-5500; www.steppingtones.com

American Academy Of Ballet

212-787-9500 www.ameracademyofballet.com

American Dance Festival

919-684-6402; www.americandancefestival.org

American Tap Dance Institute

888-NTE-TAPS; www.usatap.org/TTP.htm

Associated Dance Teachers of New Jersey 800-925-0933 www.associateddanceteachers.com

Ballet Intensive From Moscow

773-404-0417 www.BalletRussianTeachers.com

Ballet Magnificat!

601-977-1001 www.balletmagnificat.com

Bates Dance Festival 207-786-6381 www.bates.edu/dancefest

Benesh Institute

44-171-326-8031; www. …