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Jun 13 2022


9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Kansas Dance Forum


Marcus Welcome Center, Wichita State University
Mike Oatman Drive
Wichita, KS 67208 

Image: Regina Klenjoski Dance Company

Please join a diverse and broad-ranging group of voices from the Kansas dance community to set the groundwork for moving dance forward in Kansas. Your registration lists affinity group options to select in Dance Companies, Dance Teams; Dance in Education; Dance Studios, and Dance Community Organizations.

The Kansas Creative Arts Industries presents DANCE KANSAS: Dance Forums 2022 to give the dance community a voice in identifying strengths and needs so we may better define the dance ecosystem in our state. Our purpose is to amplify the cultural and economic assets dance can bring to the community. This discussion is led by a team representing Dance USA, higher education, professional dance companies, and statewide organizations.

Schedule – overview

9:00: Continental Breakfast, Networking

10:00 – 12:00: Morning Session
Welcome, Dance USA Report with Rebecca Ferrell
Session Affinity Groups

Lunch (provided)

1:00 – 3:00: Afternoon Session
Session Affinity Groups
Large Session discussion & report backDiscussion topics include (but not limited to):

  • Professional Development
  • Engaging communities, audiences and build community through dance
  • Fostering future choreographers and support for emerging choreography
  • Increased accessibility and visibility for diverse cultures, genres, and rural areas in dance
  • The current ecosystem of dance education
  • Building capacity for sustainable dance networks