To use technology as a tool for the development and retrieval of compelling dance education information in order to nurture inspiration and critical inquiry within a global dance education community
To strengthen the arts as a basic part of education, the Ohio Arts Councils Arts in Education Program led statewide efforts to develop the Dance Education Resource Guide, a resource handbook for teachers of preK-12 students. Initial support from the National Endowment for the Arts (1990) ignited collaborative efforts with partners including the Ohio Department of Education, OhioDance, the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education, and the Ohio State University Department of Dance.
As technology continued to shape educational practice, the need to reconstitute the Dance Education Resource Guide as a website invited purposeful engagement in Dance on the Internet (1996), a technology workshop cosponsored by the Ohio Arts Council and the Ohio State University Department of Dance. Participants were invited to envision a platform through which groundbreaking computer formatting including written, sound, visual, and kinetic textual information would be used. In development for the last 5 years, the Dance Education Web (DEW) has since leaped into the early 21st century as an interactive website appealing to dance education lovers of all ages and educational contexts. During this period, Loren Bucek was an instrumental member of the OhioDance-DEW design team (1998-2002), and her work is gratefully acknowledged.
Future plans will expand this website to link CD-ROM and online texts, making the Dance Education Web an integral part of the World Wide Web. Global contributors are invited to link their websites to Dance Education Web.
invite your participation.