Alliance Members in Conversation
Plática with LXDEA
The Latinx Dance Educators Alliance (LXDEA) hosts virtual pláticas with Alliance members, making space for informal conversations as Latinx/e dance educators in community, communion, and fellowship
The Latinx Dance Educators Alliance employs plática, loosely translated as informal conversations, as a regular Alliance practice that shapes our learning as a community of dance educators
November 12, 2023
Siomara Bridges-Mata & Kiri Avelar
Sentipensante Pedagogy + Social Emotional Learning in the Dance Space and Beyond
Sunday, June 25, 2023
Elisa De La Rosa, Franchesca Marisol Cabrera, and Karla Canamar-Hardaway
Reflections on Traditional and Contemporary Ballet Folklórico
Co-hosts Elisa De La Rosa, Franchesca Marisol Cabrera, and Karla Canamar-Hardaway led a plática on teaching, performing, and choreographing traditional and contemporary Ballet Folklórico
Elisa De La Rosa
Texas Woman's University
Franchesca Marisol Cabrera
Santa Barbara, California
Creekview High School
December 4, 2022
SEL-f Worth as an Inspiration for Student Empowerment
This plática was shaped around social emotional learning (SEL) and self worth, guided by the following reflective questions:
How important is developing one's self-esteem and sense of self-worth?
What intentional efforts can be taken in the classroom to build a student's self-esteem and understanding of their own self-worth?
How does our own self-worth impact how we lead?
July 24, 2022
LXDEA Alliance members Chell Parkins and Alexia Buono hosted our Summer Plática with LXDEA on Pedagogies of Home
Pedagogies of Home
What active choices do we make regarding our teaching practices and cultural identity, ours and our students?
What lived experiences led us to these choices, or the choices we have yet to make?
How is all of this in conversation with or intentional transformation of the systems and institutions that do not serve us?
Sunday, May 22, 2022
Andrea Rivera Maza
LXDEA Alliance members Gregory Youdan and Andrea Rivera Maza hosted our second Plática with LXDEA on missing representation, what that has meant for us as Latinx dance educators, how it has affected our personal lived experiences, and in turn, our professional practices
Sunday, March 6, 2022
Following the publication of her groundbreaking essay Spanish Dance in New York City’s Puerto Rican Community, Sandra Rivera hosted LXDEA’s inaugural Plática with LXDEA, where we heard about her journey as a proud Boricua dance educator and engaged in conversation with one another around the simultaneous feelings of both pride and shame of language as a marker of cultural identity