The program serves as a support system for PK-12 dance teachers with fewer than five years of experience (mentees
) in the PK-12 field of dance education. It will also give dance teachers with five or more years of experience in PK-12 (mentors
) an opportunity to reach out and assist new educators.
With the National Dance Education Organization’s leadership and technical support, the Mentorship Committee will select mentors and mentees for a second cohort based on the applications received. It is our hope that the mentor/mentee relationship will be ongoing and enriching.
New PK-12 dance educators will be paired with experienced dance education mentors, basing matches on criteria such as similar job attributes, disposition and philosophical outlook, and needs. Both mentor and mentee should plan for a two year commitment,
however it may continue and grow in an alternate form for as long as the participants wish.
To find out more, please click here - PreK-12 Mentorship Program Background Doc as of 8-13-19