Cancelled: Future(s) of Dance Education(s): Opportunities and Challenges

Cancelled: Future(s) of Dance Education(s): Opportunities and Challenges

International Conference in Trondheim, Norway

23–25 April 2020, Trondheim, Norway

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To safeguard public health and wellbeing, we are regretfully informing you that the conference is cancelled as the world is now facing the pandemic of the corona-virus (COVID-19).

We are really, really sorry for having to cancel and apologize for all the inconveniences this change may cause you.

Please be safe and take care of yourself and your communities.   

The programme starts at 23 April with registration at 09.00 and the welcome speech at 11.00. The conference ends at 25 April at 12.45.

The programme will soon be announced in an app. More practical information about the app will be announced here and in an e-mail to all participants.  

  • Early bird 2900.- (registration deadline 7 October)*
  • PhD 2000,- (registration deadline 1 December)*
  • Ordinary price 3500,- (registration deadline 1 December)*

*Lunch on Thursday and Friday is included, snack to all coffee breaks, as well as 2 dance performances and 1 reception. If you stay at a hotel the breakfast is included in the cost of the room.

Welcome to an international conference for dance practitioners, teachers and researchers, within the field of dance education in pre-school, primary school, upper secondary school, higher education, cultural school, private dance school and other educational environments. 

The conference is hosted by the Department of Teacher Education, NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway, in collaboration with Uniarts Helsinki´s CERADA, Stockholm University of the Arts – DOCH and SANS, Norway (Center for dance practice, previous Dance in School/Dans i skolen).

The Conference program is co-produced with DansiT (Regional Center for Dance in Trondheim and Mid Norway). They are holding their annual dance festival, Multiplié simultaneously with this conference. The goal of Multiplié is to create an arena that brings people together, breaks barriers, challenges and surprises, and to build bridges between communities, cultures, bodies and age groups. If you have the opportunity, we warmly recommend spending a couple of days extra to join in the festivities. More information will be uploaded at

The objective of the conference:

The functions of dance education are changing in tandem with social, cultural and political changes. Therefore, it is timely to reflect critically on and adapt educational practices in dance. Such reflection addresses for example lifelong learning, resilience, embodied and holistic learning, but also the individual willingness to take risks and confront habitual modes of working and go beyond normative boundaries. With this conference we want to illuminate the power of the art of dance in society and in people´s lives.

Based on the current momentum of interests in the potential of arts education, the conference aims to illuminate research and practices, which focus on these issues and facilitate the possibility to strengthen the field and to exchange knowledge. The creation of new networks hopefully results in initiating new research projects.  

Visioning possible and alternative futures helps us take informed steps in constructing new opportunities for dance, dance education and dance educational research in many different contexts.

Key note speakers will be announced soon.

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Location and date:

Location and date:

23–25 April 2020, Trondheim, Norway.

The conference and recommended accommodation will take place at Hotel Scandic Lerkendal.