PCC’s Dance Program to host workshops as part of statewide conference

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The PCC Dance Program will host the first-ever Oregon Dance Education Organization on the Sylvania Campus.

The Portland Community College Dance Program has teamed up with the Oregon Dance Education Organization (ODEO) to host its first-ever conference titled “Building Bridges, Connecting the Field” from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Sylvania Campus’ Little Theatre (Room 201, CT Building).

PCC faculty, staff and students can attend the conference for free.

The one-day conference will include presentations, discussion, and networking opportunities for dance educators and students from across the state of Oregon. Anne Green Gilbert is slated for the keynote address and will guide participants through a five-part brain-compatible dance class, focusing on building community through the concept of relationships. The discussion will include a “BrainDance” variation, exploration, skill development, choreography and reflection.

Gilbert is the founding director of the Creative Dance Center, Kaleidoscope Dance Company and the Summer Dance Institute for Teachers in Seattle. She is a master teacher, choreographer and author. Gilbert has conducted hundreds of workshops for children and adults across the country and abroad, as well as taught daily classes for all ages at the Creative Dance Center for more than 30 years.

Also presenting will be Terra Lyn Anderson, Sherrie Barr, Sarah Ebert, Laura Haney, Amy Werner, Sara Parker and Mary L. Seereiter.

Registration for the event is $15 for students, and $67.50 for National Dance Education Organization/Oregon Dance Education Organization members and $75 for non-members.

Register at the organization’s website.

About Celina Baguiao

A Los Angeles native, Baguiao joined Portland Community College in 2016 as the Community Relations Manager at the Sylvania Campus. Spending her entire career in higher education, she has a background in public relations, athletics and event... more »

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