Dance Education

A Special Session on “Dance Education”
as part of the 15th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts, 10-13 June 2024, Athens, Greece

10-13 June 2024, Athens, Greece

ATINER is organizing a Special Session on “Dance Education” as part of the 15th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts, 10-13 June 2024, Athens, Greece, sponsored by the Athens Journal of Humanities & Arts.

Join us for an enlightening session on Dance Education, where we delve into the integration of holistic practices for the well-being of aspiring dance professionals. In today’s challenging mental health climate, dance educators play a pivotal role in nurturing healthy minds within the artistic community. This session will explore strategies to incorporate holistic thinking, emphasizing overall health and wellness for dancers. We’ll address the importance of acknowledging diverse perspectives within technique classes, allowing dancers to embrace their identity and artistic expression. As dance is inherently subjective, it is crucial for educators to recognize and unpack biases, presenting dance from various viewpoints. This session invites dance educators to share their innovative ideas, methodologies, and discoveries, fostering a community committed to celebrating the rich tapestry of perspectives in dance. Let’s collectively shape a future where dance education not only hones technical skills but also nurtures the holistic well-being and artistic identity of each dancer. Submit your proposal to contribute to this important dialogue. 

You may participate as presenter of one session or observer.

Please submit an abstract (by email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by 30 April 2024 to: Ms. Tamara Dyke Compton, Associate Director of the School of Dance, Director of Graduate Studies & Associate Professor, The University of Arizona, USA

Abstracts should include the following details: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

Fee structure information is available on

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized which give a great opportunity to further discuss the issues presented at the conference. From ATINER’s long experience these events bring together scholars from different countries and disciplines which may result to research collaborations and joint publications. These events include a pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine-tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycenae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, a day trip to Delphi, and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

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