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International Conference on Dance Education 2014 (ICONDE 2014)

August 13-17, 2014

Conference Theme: Dance Education—International Perspectives on Teaching, Learning, Creating: Challenges, Possibilities and Prospects

Co-organized by
Cultural Centre University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

National Department for Culture and Arts, Ministry of Tourism and Culture (Malaysia)

Faculty of Music and Performing Arts, Sultan Idris Education University

Supported by:

Temple of Fine Arts and Rimbun Dahan


Experimental Theatre

University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

August 13 – 17, 2014


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The International Conference on Dance Education 2014 (ICONDE 2014) will explore and examine various dimensions of dance education mainly focusing on teaching, learning and creating dance in international communities (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific) and in Malaysia. This conference hopes to define dance education and its goals, such as: The objectives, values, benefits, and rationale for why dance education is important in today’s society. In due course the conference will deal with issues on dance education’s connections with other disciplines in the arts, humanities and sciences in developing curriculum design and instructional strategies. To that end this conference will assess the status of dance education and dance in tertiary institutions where dance education programs are offered.


The ICONDE 2014 will benchmark the trajectories for dance education as practiced and/or as taught in institutions of higher learning; particularly those that are focused on dance education degrees and the training of dance educators in schools, private studios, and other venues. This conference hopes to bring local and international participants to forge linkages through the presence of international dance organizations and create new networks for scholarly collaborations and exchanges.


Topics for Papers


Issues and questions might include, but need not be limited to the topics below:

  • What is the current status of dance education?
  • Who provides dance education experiences, and where? 
  • How can dance become a viable part of the educational curriculum in primary, secondary schools, and higher institutions of learning? 
  • What types of standards are used to teach and assess learning in dance?
  • Where can one train to become a dance educator to teach, create and conduct research? 
  • What are the employment opportunities for dance educators?
  • What types of research and writing are being conducted in the field of dance education? 
  • What kind of challenges does dance education face? 
  • What are the possibilities and prospects for the future of dance education in various countries?
  • What are the philosophies and epistemological perspectives guiding research and practice in dance education today?
  • How does one frame and conduct research and practice in dance education?
Length of Papers: 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion


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