Dance Educators Training Institute


2023 Dates/Location
August 1-3, 2023
In-person location:
CCBC Catonsville
800 S Rolling Road
Baltimore, MD 21228

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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 intensive professional development programs for artists teaching dance, called the Dance Educators Training Institute (DETI). These week-long workshops are designed to enable participants to delve deeper into their artistic pursuits and to enhance their pedagogical techniques in a challenging and supportive environment.  For more information on DETI, visit this page.  

Teachers participating in a DETI workshop

Who is DETI intended to serve? 
Sessions are open to the public, with a particular interest to serve choreographers, performers, highly experienced dance educators as well as 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 the workshops.

Continuing Professional Development Course (CPD)
Course Description: This Dance Composition and Design course is an examination of the choreographic tools and processes through the development of improvisational techniques, compositional basics, the elements of compositional design, and the critical response process as well as the creation of new choreography. This course supports the mentoring of student compositions and refinement of best practices for compositional development at all instructional levels.Teachers collaborating during a DETI workshop

Attendance to at least 15 hours of the DETI and submission of a lesson plan that demonstrates the use of dance composition and design is required. Participants respond to written reflection evaluations at the conclusion of the DETI. To receive MSDE credit for attending DETI participants must register using the BCPS on-line registration system. Non-BCPS employees will register as a guest. The course is listed in the catalog called “PDC In-service Catalog – CPD Courses Catalog.” The direct link to the course registration is below (log-in required):

The log-in screen for the BCPS on-line registration system can be found here:

Teachers participating in a Colorguard workshop at DETI

Reference a highlight reel of of a previous DETI workshop at UMBC for more information on what to expect at DETI.

Where is DETI held?
UMBC Department of Dance (PAHB 231, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore MD 21250)
* 2nd floor of new Performing Arts & Humanities building

Directions to UMBC:

DIRECTIONS: From the north, take Interstate 95 to Route 166 (Exit 47B, Catonsville) or take Interstate 83 to the Baltimore Beltway (I-695, west) and then take Exit 12C (Wilkens Avenue, west); follow the signs to UMBC.

From the south, take Interstate 95 to Route 166 (Exit 47B, Catonsville); follow signs to UMBC. Baltimore-Washington International Airport is only five minutes away. Bus service is available from downtown Baltimore. AMTRAK and MARC commuter trains serve the nearby BWI Rail Station.

Teachers participating in a DETI workshopPARKING: Our designated parking lot for the DETI is  Lot 22, which you can locate on the campus map. Please note on the map parking is circled in blue, and on-campus dining options are circled in yellow. Please display the parking pass you receive in your Welcome Folder in your front dash at all time while parked on campus. The pass is good for all ZONE A parking.

DINING: We will provide a light breakfast/snack for the Monday Morning Welcoming. For the workshop you may pack a lunch each day or grab lunch at one of the convenient on or off campus dining establishments.