New Guest Post on NDEO's Behind the Curtain Blog!

What do we keep? Moving forward from COVID-19
By Dr. Meredith Sims

“Just like most, I am ready to “get back to normal.” Although, I’m not sure what this means anymore. What was normal? Will it ever be that again? Should it be? The disparity among our students was highlighted by the pandemic - unreliable wifi, unsafe living situations, lack of support, mental health concerns - all impacted student learning. Educators have been exhaustingly navigating the changing landscape with ingenuity, enthusiasm, and care. … While it’s tempting to want to block out this past year and move on, I think there are many changes that shouldn’t be dismissed as we return to “normal.”
In this guest blog post, Dr. Meredith Sims, Associate Professor of Dance at Coker University in South Carolina, offers suggestions for moving dance education forward in a post-pandemic world. She encourages a commitment to flexibility, accessibility, and technology that can help make the field more inclusive and equitable for all dancers, regardless of their geographic location or socioeconomic status.
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