Sunday, April 22, 2012 – 1:00pm

Dance teaching artists in community and educational settings sometimes find themselves dealing with difficult realities. In addition to the usual pressures of inadequate time and space, students may have narrow expectations about dance or be indifferent, negative, or even hostile. Join three experienced teaching artists who have taught in a wide variety of settings- public and charter schools, shelters, afterschool programs- and in an array of dance genres. They will share their perspectives on these issues and show strategies and class management techniques for finding common ground and creating a productive atmosphere.


Nia Eubanks-Dixon, Magira Ross and Bess Witcosky

Nia Eubanks-Dixon is a dancer, actress, educator, choreographer, and educational trainer. After receiving a BA in Dance Education from the University of the Arts she performed with Urban Bush Women, Chuck Davis African American Dance Ensemble. And Philadanco II. Nia has taught dance at the Point Breeze Performing Arts Center, Phila. Department of Rec-reation, Black Women’s Health Alliance, Juvenile Delinquent Center, Pennsylvania Ballet Outreach Program, High School for Creative and Performing Arts, and Renaissance Charter School. Currently she directs the GED to College program for 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund. She is attending Eastern University to obtain a Master’s in Urban Studies with a con-centration on Youth Leadership. She is an ordained minister.+ Show moreLocation: The Performance Garage1515 Brandywine St.Philadelphia, PA 19130See map: Google Maps

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