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P.O.Box 372
East Greenwich RI 02818

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Email Helene Scheff
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DANCE ORGANIZATION LINKS
Dance Alliance is a member of the following organizations:
KENNEDY CENTER ALLIANCE
NDEO
RI ALLIANCE
UNITY

Dance Alliance members are members of and serve on the boards of the following organizations
AAHPERD
CNADM
CORD
daCi
ICHPERSD
NDA
NDEO
RIAHPERD
UNITY
GOVERNOR'S LITERACY IN THE ARTS

AMERICAN ALLIANCE FOR HEALTH,PHYSICAL EDUCATION,RECREATION AND DANCE
The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) is the largest organization of professionals supporting and assisting those involved in physical education, leisure, fitness, dance, health promotion, and education and all specialties related to achieving a healthy lifestyle. AAHPERD is an alliance of six national associations and six district associations and is designed to provide members with a comprehensive and coordinated array of resources, support, and programs to help practitioners improve their skills and so further the health and well-being of the American public.
Contact:
The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance
1900 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191-1598
Phone: 1-800-213-7193
Website: http://www.aahperd.org
Eastern Division http://www.aahperd.org/districts/eda also includes scholarship and award information
Rhode Island branch of AAHPERD http://www.riahperd.org
CHICAGO NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DANCE MASTERS (CNADM)... is dedicated to promoting professional, quality dance education by providing opportunities for continued education in the techniques and methods of dance, updated curriculum and certification for the instruction of dance. The association serves as a conduit for information affecting dance educators and their profession. (Not affiliated with Dance Masters of America).
Contact:
Kathy Velasco
Chicago National Association of Dance Masters
5411 East State Street
Suite 202
Rockford, IL 61108
Phone: 815-397-6052
Fax: 815-397-6799
Email: cnadm@megsinet.net
Website: http://www.cnadm.com
CONGRESS ON RESEARCH IN DANCE-(CORD)
Our purpose is to encourage scholars in dance to research, publish, and discuss material from all areas of dance. CORD has an international membership of teachers, students, writers, performers, choreographers, researchers, archivists and librarians. Colleges, universities and libraries also belong. CORD participates in joint conferences with dance and theatre organizations, has been a part of a consortium of dance organizations for the past three years
Email: gcarlson@brockport.edu
Website: http://www.cordance.org
DANCE AND THE CHILD INTERNATIONSAL-daCi
daCi USA promotes and supports dance for ALL young people, embracing a spirit of regional, national, and international understanding.
Contact:
Anne Green Green Gilbert
7327 46th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Phone 206-525-0759
Website: http://www-unix.oit.umass.edu/~devi/daci
GOVERNOR'S LITERACY IN THE ARTS TASK FORCE
The Governor's Literacy in the Arts Task Force was a joint effort of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to examine the relationship between education reform and the arts, and to make policy recommendations on how the arts can have a significant impact on the education agenda of Rhode Island.

For an eighteen-month period (1999-2001), the Task Force met regularly to provide public opportunities for dialogue, to discuss research and to hear testimony from national and local arts and education experts and practitioners, parents, teachers and administrators. Surveys of arts learning opportunities were also conducted statewide. Copies of the Executive Summary (a brief overview of the findings and recommendations) as well as a full report can be obtained from Rhode Island State Council On The Arts or downloaded in pdf format from their website (see below).

From the Executive Summary,
We envision a Rhode Island where all children and youth have access to rich and challenging arts learning opportunities in their homes, schools and communities, thus enabling them to become creative and critical thinkers, effective communicators, responsible citizens and knowledgeable adults

At least three members of the Task Force have strong dance ties, Susan McGreevy Nicols, Ms. Marty Sprague (dance representative from the RI Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance and a dance educator at Roger Williams Middle School) and Dr.Edward Scheff (RI Alliance for Arts Education).
Contact:
Rhode Island State Council On The Arts
83 Park St 6th floor
Providence RI 02903-1037
Phone 401-222-6994
Fax 401-521-1351
Email info@risca.state.ri.us
Website: http://www.riartslearning.net
Final Document: http://www.arts.ri.gov/education/taskforce.htm
INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION,RECREATION SPORT AND DANCE (ICHPER·SD)...is the largest, membership-based international and umbrella organization that includes professors, teachers, researchers, coaches, educators and administrators in the fields of HPERSD and related areas, as well as educational or research institutions and departments, colleges and universities, governmental and non-governmental national and international organizations.
Contact:
1900 Association Drive
Reston, Virginia 20191
Phone: 703-476-3462
Fax: 703-476-9527
Email: ichper@aahperd.org
Website: http://www.ichpersd.org
KENNEDY CENTER ALLIANCE FOR ARTS EDUCATION NETWORK (KCAAEN)... includes 46 state Alliance organizations, operating in partnership with the Kennedy Center to achieve the following mission:
Recognizing that the arts express the essence of civilization and nurture the highest aspirations of the human spirit, the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network is dedicated to the support of policies, practices and partnerships that ensure the arts are woven into the very fabric of American education.
State Alliance organizations bring together educators, community leaders, arts organizations and concerned citizens to plan and implement programs and activities in support of the above mission while achieving the Network's goals of advocacy, unity, governance and service.

On the national level, the KCAAEN identifies community partnerships which provide effective school arts programs, serves as an information exchange, and actively participates in the development of arts education policy in partnership with other national arts and arts in education organizations. Through the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network and National School Boards Association Award, the KCAAEN recognizes local school boards for outstanding support of the arts. The KCAAEN is led and governed by the National Governance Committee (NGC), composed of seven elected representatives. The Kennedy Center manages the day-to-day activities of the KCAAEN. The Rhode Island Alliance for Arts Education is RI's member of KCAAEN.
Contact:
KCAAEN
Education Department
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, D.C. 20566-0001
Phone: 202-416-8845
Email: kcaaen@kennedy-center.org
Website: http://www.kennedy-center.org/education/kcaaen

NATIONAL DANCE ASSOCIATION
The National Dance Association (NDA) seeks to increase knowledge, improve skills, and encourage sound professional practices in dance education through high quality dance programs. (Part of AAHPERD)
Contact:
Phone: 1-800-213-7193x464
Website: http://www.aahperd.org/nda/template.cfm?template=main.html
NATIONAL DANCE EDUCATION ORGANIZATION (NDEO)... The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) advances dance education centered in the arts. We are the voice of representation for the field in legislatures, schools of dance, PreK-12 schools, and institutions of higher education throughout the country.
Contact:
National Dance Education Organization
4948 St. Elmo Avenue, Suite 301
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Phone: 301-657-2880 or 301-657-2881
Fax: 301-657-2882
Email: info@ndeo.org for general information
Website: http://www.ndeo.net
RHODE ISLAND ALLIANCE FOR ARTS EDUCATION... actively participates in the development of arts education policy in partnership with school systems and arts in education organizations. Awards local school boards for outstanding support of the arts. Rhode Island member of Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network
Contact:
Rhode Island Alliance for Arts Education
Lynne Debeer, Executive Director
P.O. Box 41478
Providence, RI 02940
Phone: 401-524-6504
E-mail: sparks18@cox.net
http://www.riartslearning.net
UNITY...is a coaliton of dance education and related organizations dedicated to enhancing the professional development of dance educators and addressing public policy issues that affect dance education.
Contact:
Patricia Cohen
Unity Secretary
453 High Cliffe Lane
Tarrytown, NY 10591
Phone: 914-332-9566
Fax: 914-332-9567
Email patcohen@earthlink.net
patcohen1@optonline.net Website: http://www.unitydance.org





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