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A 2019 Dancewave training. Photo by Effy Grey, courtesy Dancewave

By now, most dance educators hopefully understand that they have a responsibility to address racism in the studio. But knowing that you need to be actively cultivating racial equity isn't the same thing as knowing how to do so.

Of course, there's no easy answer, and no perfect approach. As social justice advocate David King emphasized at a recent interactive webinar, "Cultivating Racial Equity in the Classroom," this work is never-ending. The event, hosted by Dancewave (which just launched a new racial-equity curriculum) was a good starting point, though, and offered some helpful takeaways for dance educators committed to racial justice.

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College-bound dance students can attend introductory events in both New York and Chicago in the coming weeks. The Dancewave college fair, Dancing Through College and Beyond, will be held at the 92nd Street Y in NYC, October 21–22. This event gathers choreographers and dance faculty from 30 U.S. college dance departments to field questions, lead master classes and network with participants. Dancewave.org

Prospective students can talk to representatives from dozens of college dance programs.

November 4–5 in Chicago, the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters (CNADM) hosts its third annual fall Dance College & Career Fair. Students and teachers can meet with college representatives and dance professionals, attend panel discussions and take part in an audition workshop for dancers. Cnadm.com

Photo courtesy of CNADM

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