Call for Papers NDTA Annual Conference 2015

Championing dance in schools : celebrating the past and shaping the future

Saturday 28 November 2015 / Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance


Making a difference to dance education through research

This year’s NDTA conference will both look to the future as well as reflecting on the achievements of the NDTA since its inception. It will include debate concerning the future of dance in the school curriculum as well as practical workshops and seminars spanning primary and secondary education, dance examinations, research and opportunities to get up to date with some of the latest educational developments.

In collaboration with DanceHE Championing dance in schools: celebrating the past and shaping the future will again feature research by and for dance teachers building on the very successful research sessions within the last three NDTA conferences.

Focusing upon or related to children and young people’s dance education we invite proposals for research led presentations that address (but are not limited to) the following areas:

  • Approaches to dance learning and teaching
  • Dance education research methodologies
  • Professional development for dance teachers

NOTE The title of the conference is significant and we would be interested in presentations that reflect on the history of dance education, consider how dance history itself could be taught to young people as well as look to the future of dance pedagogy.

We hope the sessions will represent a mix of researchers at different points in their careers. So whether you are researching at M level, as part of a CPD initiative, a PhD, an early career researcher or experienced researcher we would like to hear from you.

Presentations will be 30 minutes within one of two research sessions followed by time for questions and debate. The two sessions will be facilitated by Dr Kerry Chappell and Dr Angela Pickard.

Application process

Send an abstract of 400-500 words detailing the research you wish to share. This should include a short statement as to the relevance young people’s dance education and the NDTA conference delegates.

Please also include the following details:

  • Name /address /contact telephone number/email address
  • A short biography of no longer than 100 words.

Proposals should be sent to:

Hollie McGill (NDTA Administrator)

Deadline for applications : Friday 16 October 2015.  

Successful applicants will be informed by end of October.

Proposals will be assessed by the small team involved in co-ordinating the research sessions. 

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