To commemorate The Bahamas’ 50th anniversary of Independence, the Shirley HallBass Legacy Project has partnered with University of The Bahamas (UB), the Ministry of Education and Technical and Vocational Training, the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Cultur eand University of The Bahamas (UB) to present its 5th Annual Dance Educators Forum,"Dance Integration: Beyond Imagination," from 27th to 30th July 2023. This conference/workshop is open to all dancers, educators, and the public.
Supported by UB’s Office of Academic Affairs, the four-day conference and workshopswill focus on nation-building through performing arts in public education andprogramming. Besides the full-day Dance Educators Forum on Saturday, July 29th,there will also be youth program site visits, free dance classes (in person and virtual),lectures on Bahamian dance history and education, an awards presentation, andperformances from July 27- 30th.
In keeping with its goal of “moving a nation one classroom at a time,” the Shirley HallBass Legacy Project is extending their reach to primary and secondary educators anddance teachers across the nation. Their research-based methods and movementintegration workshops will increase student engagement, social and emotionallearning, and support classroom management. There will be international and regionalemphasis on Afro-diasporic dance traditions highlighting performing arts as culture andculturally responsive methods of teaching dance. Panelists and lecturers will discussdance education’s impact on the orange economy, and on an individual’s overall wellbeing, creativity and critical thinking skills. Their theme, “Dance Integration: BeyondImagination Moving a Nation One Classroom at a Time” is timely given the government'srecent impetus to establish a performing arts school.
Registration is free for ALL Ministry of Education teachers; free to dance teachers whoregister before 10th July 2023; and $30 ($40 with boxed lunch) for the general public.Conference and workshops will be held in the Harry C. Moore Library and InformationCentre at UB’s Oakes Field Campus.
The Shirley Hall Bass Legacy Project is a registered NPO in The Bahamas whose goal isto engage the entire archipelago in improving the health and wellness of our nationwhile preserving and celebrating Bahamian culture through dance education.
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