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

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

International Conference in Trondheim, Norway

23–25 April 2020, Trondheim, Norway

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

*Lunch on 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 www.dansit.no.

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 Program starts 23 April by lunch time end ends 25 April by lunch time.

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