4-part Series for EVERYONE Involved in Dance Education
AVAILABLE LIVE & ON DEMAND
Join Kenny Borchard & Mauro Villaneuva of The Joffrey Workshop for a course that is a vital resource for individuals aiming to understand how cultural backgrounds shape dance education experiences. Key topics include understanding personal culture impact, thoughtful attire choices, consent practices, and the gender spectrum. Participants gain tools to create inclusive and respectful environments, empowering them to support students from diverse backgrounds, enriching dance education overall.
Kenny Borchard (he/him) is an alumni of Idyllwild Arts Academy and the University of Arizona.
Mauro Villanueva (he/him) began his dance training with Shawn Knife and later studied at the Nutmeg Conservatory.
ALL SESSION AT 11:00AM EST
Understanding Culture & Cultural Awareness
This session will explore what makes up a student's personal culture and the impact that has on their dance experiences. Acknowledging bias is an important aspect of understanding the significance of cultural awareness, enabling participants to navigate and embrace diverse cultural perspectives effectively.
Costumes, Hair & Makeup
Participants will examine the significance of attire choices, hair requirements, and makeup practices, ensuring cultural sensitivity and honoring individual identities. Discussion will address how costumes, hair, and makeup choices are related to diversity, equity, and inclusion and participants will learn strategies to create welcoming environments for students from various racial and cultural backgrounds.
Consent in Dance Education
This session will address the importance of consent in dance education, teaching educators how to promote a respectful environment for all students. Establishing clear and thoughtful lines of communication can ensure that all stakeholders in the organization are aware of the appropriate ways students should communicate with adults, raising awareness if inappropriate forms of contact and communication arise.
Gender & Pronouns
Participants will explore the gender spectrum, emphasizing how correct pronoun use creates a supportive environment for all students. Through discussions and practical guidance, participants will learn strategies to normalize diverse pronouns, fostering an inclusive space where students feel comfortable expressing their identities. The focus is on empathy, respect, and rectifying any misuses, ensuring an affirming experience for everyone in the dance community.
75-MINUTE SESSION | ASSOCIATED DOWNLOADS & MATERIALS | 15-MINUTE LIVE Q & A