Professional
Development

ClancyWorks is dedicated to helping professionals acquire new pedagogical and work strategies, develop new techniques through movement and dance, and stimulate creative ideas and practices. In each professional development workshop, we include our core principles, increasing cultural awareness, building community and mutual trust, and shifting perceptions through dance.

BREAD

What is Building Racial Equity in the Arts through Dance?

We pride ourselves on welcoming people from all backgrounds, but it is only by constantly questioning our own biases and holding ourselves accountable that we can live up to that ideal. BREAD allows us to understand our history and culture, as a dance community and as part of a larger world, and give participants tools to confront their biases and deconstruct racism in the world around them.

What Can You Expect?

In 2022 we reimagined our BREAD program and after feedback from our spring cohort, our fall session will focus on financial empowerment through the lens of racial inequality in underserved and marginalized communities.

Developed in collaboration with Tierra Bonds of Take Charge Credit Consulting and Mathew Heggem of 10kCreators.com, this comprehensive, 6-month program covers everything from money mindset and personal cash flow management practices to topics like taxes, banking, and real estate.

But this program won’t be all talk…it will, of course, include DANCE.

  • A virtual space for participants to connect with like-minded individuals through meaningful conversations about racial equity and justice. 
  • An opportunity to explore the intersection between dance and racial equity and justice.
  • Space to analyze, design, develop and implement an independent study project that supports racial equity and justice within their community.
  • An opportunity to present your project and engage in a feedback process.
  • To uplift and create a space for artists/educators/students interested in exploring a deeper understanding of existing racial equity work in the dance world.
  • To promote a sharing of ideas and concepts through dance and dialogues about racial equity and justice.
  • To engage and execute intentional actions that transform a wide range of dance communities through racial equity and justice work.
  • Engage participants at the level of their racial equity and justice work experience.
  • Introduce and review core concepts of racial equity and justice work and its impact on the dance community.
  • Bridge the gap between those beginning their racial justice journey and seasoned advocates for racial justice.
  • Create meaningful changes in the dance communities that align with racial equity and justice work.
  • Uplift previous and current work performed by BREAD Bakers, facilitators, and participants.
  • Engage in meaningful racial justice discussion within the dance communities.
  • Support and promote artists and educators in their actions towards a more racially equitable and just society.
  • Participants are required to actively participate in each session.
  • Participants will complete a final racial equity project.
  • Participants will share their reflections and takeaways (video or written form).

Sessions occur on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, October 2022 through May 2023, 7 pm – 9 pm ET. Please attend as many sessions as possible.

Dates include:

▪ October 19th, 2022
▪ November 16th, 2022
▪ December 14th, 2022
▪ January 18th, 2023
▪ February 15th, 2023
▪ March 15th, 2023
▪ April 19th, 2023
▪ May 17th, 2023

Registration Deadline: October 14th, 2022, 11:59 pm ET

Meet our Past and Present BREAD BAKERS (BREAD Advisory Committee)

ClancyWorks Dance Company is represented on the artist rosters of

Dance Educators Training Institute

What is the Dance Educators Training Institute (DETI)?

We believe that outstanding teaching takes place when educators are passionate and engaged in their own artistic growth. ClancyWorks Dance Company and Baltimore County Public Schools Office of Music and Dance Education co-present an intensive professional development program for artists teaching dance, called the Dance Educators Training Institute (DETI). These summer workshops are designed to enable participants to delve deeper into their artistic pursuits and enhance their pedagogical techniques in a challenging and supportive environment.

Sessions are open to the public, with a particular interest to serve choreographers, performers, highly experienced dance educators, and teaching artists who are just beginning to work in the field of dance education. Administrators and participants from various arts and educational disciplines are invited and encouraged to attend.

What can you expect from DETI?

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Additional Professional Development Opportunities

Specialized Populations

We believe that everyone can benefit from the larger life lessons found in dance and movement. No matter what population you represent, we can work with them to achieve goals of greater knowledge, awareness, creativity and community. Our workshops teach important skills and provide experiences that stimulate new ways of thinking, as well as creativity, tolerance, collaboration and wider perception.

Public School Teachers

Young people love to move, and dance can be a fantastic way to incorporate movement into the classroom and teach students academic subjects as well as larger life lessons like teamwork, tolerance, creativity, focus, and self-esteem.

Our professional development sessions create an environment where educators of all levels can share tools to create lesson plans that address current learning skills.

Corporate

Corporations, businesses and other organizations often face challenges developing morale, teamwork, and creative thinking with their employees. 

ClancyWorks partners with corporate groups to develop events, using dance and movement to address issues facing the organization as well as workshops to better understand organizational partnering.

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