JOIN US IN ORLANDO FOR THE 16th ANNUAL FDEO CONFERENCE
FOCUS ON DANCE EDUCATION:
October 12-14. Two full days of Workshops, Lectures and Panel Presentations from Leaders in the Field, Networking Opportunities.
"Registration will open in April"
Welcome Cocktail Reception
Lectures & Panel Presentations
See what sessions you would like to attend. Up dated on 10/10/2017
Our recommended hotel is: Coming soon.
We are currently accepting proposal submissions for the 2017 FDEO Conference, October 12-14 at the Orlando Ballett. 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.
Opens August 1st, Closes September 8th, 2017
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 Miami Dade dance community. All vendors will have a designated area at the Orlando Ballet. The fee for vendors is only $150.00. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tina Santos-Wahl began her professional career in dance, theatre, television and as a top fashion model in her native Philippines. She became a founding member of Dance Theatre Philippines in 1968 and its youngest principal dancer. In 1970, she traveled to the USA and became a Soloist with The Harkness Ballet of NY, wherein she toured all over Europe and Latin America. Her repertory encompassed the more contemporary styles of Ben Stevenson, Norman Walker, Vicente Nebrada, and Brian MacDonald's lead in Time Out if Mind and The Princess in Firebird. She was soloist for one Spain’s top Spanish choreographers of the '70's, Jose de Udaeta, in his ballet, Bolero de los Picaros. In 1973, Ms. Santos and her partner/husband, Gary Wahl, joined the San Francisco Ballet as principal dancers. Ms. Santos was well-known for her versatility on stage. National and international critics called her acting talents "absurdly comic" to "intensely dramatic" while her technique in dance encompassed classical virtuoso, Balanchine ballets, jazz and modern-contemporary. Memorable roles included: The Geisha in Shinju, The Nurse in Romeo and Juliet, Quattro A Verdi, Scherzo (Smuin); Purple Lady in Moves (Robbins); The Vamp in Souvenirs (Bolender); Nutcracker, Lucretia in Scarlatti Portfolio (Christensen); Concerto Barocco corps, Russian in Serenade, Phlegmatic in 4 Temperaments, Trio in Agon (Balanchine); to name a few. In 1978, Ms. Santos was elected as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Women of California and received a "Medal of Distinction in Dance" in 1979 from the Arts Council of the City of Manila, Philippines.
As an international teacher for over 35 years, Ms. Santos emphasizes purity of movement and unmannered technique encompassing today’s contemporary styles. The Filipino critic from Dance Magazine described her classes as "energetic, musical, positive, tough and precise". She studied various systems with Poul Gnatt (Danish); David Howard, Ben Stevenson, Terry Westmoreland, and Kathaleen Crofton (British); Perry Brunson (Checetti); Richard Gibson, her teaching mentor; Tatiana Grantzeva, Alexander Minz (Russian); Lew Christensen (Balanchine). Ms. Santos also studied intensive Jazz with Luigi, Matt Maddox, Ron Forella and Modern at the Graham and Ailey schools. Teachers Workshops include The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, The National Ballet School in Toronto, Finis Jhung and the Giordano Dance Chicago (jazz studies). Ms. Santos moved to South Florida and joined The Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton as Resident Faculty from 1989-1997. A year later, she joined the New World School of the Arts faculty. She traveled to Arizona as Ballet Mistress in 2003 and 2004 with the NWSA Dance Ensemble and the Michael Uthoff Dance Theatre. Ms. Santos has won 6 Teacher Recognition Certificates sponsored by the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts. Guest teaching credits include Ballet Florida, Atlanta Ballet Summer Intensive 2007-08, Thomas Dance Studio (WPB), Central Florida Dance Celebration (Lakeland), Tennessee Assoc. of Dance Conference in 2008, Florida Dance Festival, Florida Dance Masters’ Teachers’ Seminar on Pointe Work, National HS Dance Festival, Booker T. Washington Magnet (Montgomery, AL), Ballet Philippines, Philippine Ballet Theatre and National Ballet Syllabus schools in Manila.
Full refund until 09/20/2018. Partial refunds untill 10/1/2018. No refund after 10/1/2018