FDEO Conference 2018

FDEO Conference 2018

FDEO Conference 2018

October 12-14. Three days of Workshops, Lectures and Panel Presentations from Leaders in the Field, Networking Opportunities.


“The Infinite Possibilities of Dance Education in Florida”

“A New Era for Dance”


7751 Kingspointe Pkwy, Suite 102, Orlando FL 32819

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Advance Registration

9/1/18-10/10/18 Members $215 / Non-Members $240

One Day Members $135 / Non-Members $160

Full-time College Students, Members $75 / Non-members $105 ID Required

On Site

Registration Members $240 / Non-Members $270


Registration is still opened. It is to late to submit a proposal. If you did and it was accepted you will receive a $50.00 refund.

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Welcome Cocktail Reception
Technique Classes
Lectures & Panel Presentations
Networking Opportunities



See what sessions or events you would like to attend.

  • October 11th, Thursday Evening, Meet and Greet Reception
  • October 12th, Friday Sessions all day , registration starts at 8:00 am Classes at 8:30
  • October 13th Saturday Sessions all day , with a Brunch/Lunch
  • October 14th, Sunday Session for a Half Day

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ACCOMMODATIONS at the Hampton Inn

Opens June 1st, Closes September 12th, 2018 @ 5:00 PM

• Free hot breakfast offered daily. • Free high-speed and Wireless Internet access in the lobby and all guest rooms. • Guests have the option to earn both Hilton Honors points & airline miles.

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CLOSED: We are currently accepting proposal submissions for the 2018 FDEO Conference, October 12-14 at the SPOTLIGHT DANCE CENTER. Submissions should be relevant to the theme, Focus on Dance Education: in Dance. All submissions will be reviewed by the FDEO Board of Directors, and presenters will be notified via email no later than September 15, 2018. If your proposals is accepted you will receive a $50.00 refund.

Opens June 1st, Closes September 3rd, 2018

If you need further information, please contact the conference chair, Stacey Enyart at staceyfdeo@gmail.com.

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FDEO offers vendor and sponsorship opportunities at our annual conference. Take this opportunity to network and promote your store and services as well as represent the dance community. All vendors will have a designated area at the conference. The fee for vendors is only $350.00. You may bring any style of display, and we welcome vendors of dance apparel and footwear, costumes, dance supplies, dance training equipment, educational materials, etc. The conference brings educators and dancers from across the State of Florida to work together in meeting the challenges of bringing dance to the next generation of young artists.

If you need further information, please contact the conference chair, Stacey Enyart at staceyfdeo@gmail.com.

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Join Us For:

Welcome Cocktail Reception
Technique Classes
Lectures & Panel Presentations
Networking Opportunities


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Keynote Presenter, Charmaine Hunter

Charmaine Hunter, world renowned performer, teacher, coach, and advocate of early childhood education through the arts, began her dance journey at the Hartford Ballet School under the direction of Michael Uttoff and Enid Lynn in Hartford, Connecticut. After a year of intense classical training at the Hartford Ballet School, she moved to New York City to study with Arthur Mitchell, founder of the Dance Theatre of Harlem and Karel Shook Director of the DTH School. Ms. Hunter studied under the tutelage of Karel Shook, Victoria Simon, Alvin Ailey, Suzanne Farrell, Tanaquil LeClerque, Carmen DeLavellade, Mary Hinkson, and William Griffithof National Ballet of Canada.

Progressively, with hard work, consistency, and dedication, she rose through the ranks and emerged quickly from apprentice to corps de ballet, and eventually became a Principal Dancer of Dane Theater of Harlem. She electrified audiences in a broad spectrum of roles and is best known for her role as the Firebird, choreographed by John Taras, and Medea, choreographed by Michael Smuin. From a young age, she had the determination to make her

Keynote Presenter, Jon Lehrer

Jon Lehrer, who was raised in Queens, New York, took his very first dance class at age 19 at the University at Buffalo. While dating a dancer, Jon teased her about how easy it must be to get an A in a dance class. The girl dared Jon to try a beginning level modern dance class and his life was changed. After only two years of training at UB, Jon was asked to join the University's Zodiaque Dance Company. Jon ultimately received his B.F.A in Dance from the University at Buffalo.

As a professional, Jon has danced with the Erick Hawkins Dance Company, Paul Sanasardo, John Passafiume Dancers, in Merv Griffin's "Funderful" and the Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular. In 1997, Jon was hired by Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, and after three years, was promoted to Rehearsal Director and then given the position of Associate Director two years later. During his ten years with Giordano, Jon also became the resident choreographer, creating seven original works on the company that received rave reviews all around the world.

Jon has choreographed for several professional dance companies and University’s all over the country. Jon teaches master classes throughout the U.S. and around the world, having been on faculty at Dance Masters of America, Jazz Dance World Congress, Dance Teacher Summer Conference, Chicago National Association of Dance Masters (CNADM), Chautauqua Institution and is a guest artist at numerous universities. In 2003, Jon had the honor of receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award from University at Buffalo Zodiaque Dance Company for his accomplishments as a dancer and choreographer. Jon was featured on the November 2007 cover of Dance Teacher Magazine, and has been reviewed and interviewed in Dance Magazine numerous times. In 2009, Jon was commissioned by CNADM to write their Modern Dance Syllabus, which is utilized by teachers all across the country to properly teach and introduce their students to modern dance. In 2010, Jon was honored with CNADM’s Artistic Achievement Award for his excellence and artistry in concert dance. In August 2011, Jon was the guest speaker for Convocation at Shenendoah University. In 2015, Jon received the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award. Most recently, he was awarded the ‘Rising Star” SPARK Award for being an integral part of Buffalo’s thriving arts and cultural community.

In July 2007, Jon moved to Buffalo, New York, to begin his much anticipated professional dance company. The company showcases his unique choreography and definitive style. Jon's extensive background in both the modern and jazz dance idioms fosters choreography that is organic, artistic, accessible and often humorous, reflecting life experience and the human condition. In it’s short history, the company has received much international recognition and critical acclaim, keeping audiences around the world, throughout the US, and in Buffalo on the edge of their seats with their trademark athletic style. As Dance Magazine said, “Lehrer Dance took the house not so much by storm as by quantum physics. Jon Lehrer's strikingly original choreography transformed the stage into an energy field of super-charged particles."

Refund Policy

Full refund until 09/10/2018. Partial refunds until 10/1/2018. No refund after 10/1/2018

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