Watch the Webinar
This past semester saw a swift transition to remote arts instruction for many teachers. Amidst feelings of isolation and anxiety about the future, teachers and students had to adjust to a new way of learning and teaching. As humans so often do in times of crisis, our communities rose to the challenge. Teachers and students worked together to learn new technology; resources for remote teaching were shared throughout the art community; and genuine efforts were made to maintain a sense of community despite the imposed social distance. As we look towards the fall, and continued remote instruction for many schools, arts instructors still need a space to hear others’ experiences, share, and gather resources on navigating online arts instruction. With this new webinar series, a2ru hopes to provide that space.
Part 4 of this series will focus on dance. The panelists for this webinar are particularly invested in the student experience, and they will share: strategies for keeping students safe in the classroom; tips on how to gather student input and feedback; and their experiences with connecting and supporting students during this time of social distancing. Classes and studios are not only taking a variety of new forms in the fall, but they are also in a state of flux. Webinar attendees will leave the session with information on keeping curriculums flexible, adapting dance classes both online and in a group setting restricted by COVID safety measures; and transferring dance theory classes to an online setting. Most importantly, the panel is designed to be a conversation between the panelists and the audience. We want to hear about your experiences and any questions you might have. We encourage attendees to send questions to a2ru Program Coordinator, Charisse Willis, at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the event.
Jennifer Salk received her M.F.A. from Ohio State University and her B.F.A. from the University of Utah. She teaches modern dance technique, composition, dance history, teaching methods, and The Creative Process. She teaches graduate seminars in teaching methods, and composition. She spent seven years in NYC dancing with various choreographers including David Dorfman and Chris Burnside, and was also the artistic director of her own company. Salk was an assistant professor in the dance department at the University of South Florida prior to coming to the University of Washington.
Salk has taught master classes and choreographed for companies and schools around the country, as well as in Istanbul, Turkey and Asuncion, Paraguay. She is on faculty at the Staibdance Summer Dance Intensive in Sorrento, Italy. Most recently she has performed with Mark Haim in This Land is Your Land, internationally. She has presented her research at the Arts & Society, International Association for Dance Medicine and Science and National Dance Education Organization conferences. She has taught at American Dance Festival and the Florida Dance Festival. Her DVD, “Experiential Anatomy in Dance Technique: Eight Skeletal Explorations” was published by Human Kinetics in 2010. Salk is the recipient of the Fulbright Specialist Roster Grant, and the Distinguished Teaching Award at UW in 2006. She was the Donald E. Petersen Endowed Fellow from 2010 – 2013. She was the Floyd and Delores Endowed Chair in the Arts from 2015 – 2018 and is currently a Donald E. Petersen Endowed Professor. She recently received a Mellon Foundation Fellowship for anfractuous, a collaborative project with media artist Martin Jarmick. She was chair from 2013 until Spring 2020 and looks forward to returning to dance making, teaching and writing about dance.