|Advocacy: This strand invites you to find ways to get the word out about dance education. What is advocacy? Why is it important? How do I make the most effective campaign for my work in dance education? How can I get involved? How can I find out more?
|Curriculum and Assessment: This strand invites you to learn about the nature of curriculum and assessment and its relevance in teaching and learning and student achievement in a variety of educational contexts. What are the National Standards in Dance? What do they mean to me I my situation? What is curriculum? Why is curriculum important? What does it look like? How does it work? What is assessment? Why should I consider assessing? What should I assess? Where can I find out more about dance curriculum and dance assessment?
|Dance Making and Performance: This strand invites you to locate yourself as a dance maker and/or performer or a person that appreciates dance making or dance viewing. What is dance making? Why should I consider making dances? What will I learn from making dances? What will I learn from dancing the dance? What is performance? Why should I consider performing dance? Who are the significant dance makers in (fill in the blank here) history? Why is he/she considered important? Who are significant dance performers in (fill in the blank) history? Why is he/she important? Where can I learn more about dance making, performance, choreographers and dancers?
|Documentation and Preservation: This strand offers different ways to capture dance on paper or on film. What does it mean to document a dance? What does it mean to preserve a dance? Are they the same or different? Why should I consider documenting or preserving a dance? Who works in this area? How can I learn more about dance documentation and preservation?
|For Kids Only: This strand invites kids to learn and teach amongst themselves. A question is posed and kids write in to read and compare answers. What kinds of dance do children enjoy? Where do kids find out more about (fill in the blank)? Why do children dance? Who are your favorite dancers and why?
|For Your Input: Dance Education Web site is always seeking ways to improve its service to you. In this strand you are invited to state the strengths of the website and offer suggestions as to how to make it better. What did I learn from this website? What did I enjoy the most? How can this website be more effective? What links should be added?
|Forms & Styles: This strand invites you to consider that dance is made up of all kinds of forms and styles and that each one contributes to the cultural beauty of our world. What forms and styles of dance exist today? Who values what forms? Styles? How are dance forms and styles learned? Taught? By whom? Why are they learned? Why are they taught? Where can I find more about (fill in the blank)?
|Dance Notation: This strand invites you to learn codified and idiosyncratic symbols that represent a dance in written form. Why should I learn to read and write dances? If I can dance the dance, then why do I need write it down? What is a dance notator? How do I learn more about dance notation?
|Professional Development: This strand invites you to look at opportunities for personal and professional growth in and relevant to dance education. What is professional development? Why should I consider it? Who offers professional development? Where can I go to find out more?
|Research: This strand invites you to review research in dance education. Learn how research helps practice in the field. Who conducts research in dance, dance education and related disciplines? Why conduct research? Why read research? What relevance do the findings have in my teaching/learning situation? Where can I find out more?
|Resources: This strand invites you to make connections with others in the field of dance and dance education or in related fields. What resources are available to me as a dance teacher? Books, CD-ROMs, videotapes, audiotapes, photographs, diaries, records, cassettes, CDs, people and their stories, etc.
|Teaching and Learning: This strand invites you to consider myriad ways of helping dance learners to learn and dance teachers to teach. What methods should I use? Why should I strategize? What concepts and skills are best learned at what age? With what previous experience? Learn methods and strategies used in real dance classrooms to support best practice in dance education.
|Technology: This strand invites you to consider the use of technology in your dance teaching. Why choose technology in my dance teaching? How does it work? Will it take away or enhance the live instructional experience? Who is working with technology in their dance classrooms? What do they have to say about it? How can I learn more?
photo credit: Ellie Munnell of Dance Image, by Ronald N. Wilson