Teaching Dance in Times of Crisis - Webinar
Presented live by Chell Parkins on 5/5/20

Webinar Description
The Covid crisis took the dance education world by surprise. None of us imagined we would be adapting to online teaching amidst a global crisis. How do we take care of our students and ourselves and what do we need as a community and individuals moving forward? This webinar addresses psychological aspects of working within communities in crisis. Learn strategies for communicating with students and families while creating healthy boundaries. Self care will be at the core of adapting to the ever changing world around us.


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Bio of Presenter
Chell Parkins (MFA, BA) is a doctoral student in the Dance Education Program at Teachers College. Her career as an advocate, educator, choreographer, and performer dedicated to lifting the voices of marginalized communities has spanned 26 years. While attending Washington University, she received ongoing crisis intervention counseling training to become a peer counselor. Years later she learned Theatre of the Oppressed strategies for working in socioeconomically struggling communities as a Teaching Artist for Creative Action in Austin, TX. She went on to direct the dance program at Manor High School, guiding students to utilize dance as a vehicle for empowerment. Parkins became Full Time Lecturer in Dance at Middle Tennessee State University, the Executive Director of the Tennessee Association of Dance, a core member of ArtsEd Tennessee, and Fine Arts Subject Matter Expert for the Tennessee Department of Education before relocating to New York City.


Learn more about the
National Dance Education Organization (NDEO)
The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to advancing dance education centered in the arts for people of all backgrounds. NDEO provides dance artists, educators, and administrators of all backgrounds a network of resources and support, a base for advocacy and research, and access to professional development opportunities that focus on the importance of dance in the human experience. You will find NDEO members teaching in a variety of environments including, but not limited to, dance studios, K-12 schools, colleges, performing arts organizations, and community centers.

As your national service organization,
NDEO is here to support you through these challenging times.
We have been working diligently to provide high-quality resources relevant to the needs you have right now. Please visit our Covid-19 Online Resource webpage.

We are striving to stay abreast of the field’s changing needs, and will respond in every way that we are able.

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