IHSDTA FALL CONFERENCE NEWSLETTER

September 2019

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Join us as we kick off the 26th season of the IHSDTA! #YouReady

This fall conference is gearing up to be an exciting one as we kick off the 26th season of the IHSDTA. This is a mandatory meeting for all teams who hope to qualify for the IHSDTA Regionals and State Championships. All teams must have at least one coach in attendance. Coaches should bring the following items to the conference:


  • Invoice and Payment for membership and conference registration
  • List of competitions you plan to choose
  • Laptop or IPad with internet access for contest registration


The IHSDTA Board of Directors has been hard at work putting together a conference that is worth your while. We have another fantastic keynote address from Rob Miller from ProActive Coaching on how to teach character in your program. Also, we will again offer the opportunity to every coach to become credentialed through the National Dance Coach Association.

IHSDTA Fall Conference

Saturday, Oct. 5th, 8am-5pm

810 North Broadway Street

Greenfield, IN

Directors Agenda

8:00-8:30: Check-In

9:00: IHSDTA Coaches Meeting

9:20: Keynote Speaker: How to Teach Character in Your Program- Rob Miller from ProActive Coaching

10:30: National Dance Coach Association Credentialing Level 1 and 2 Opportunities

  • Legal Aspects (Level 1)
  • Developing Your Coaching Philosophy (Level 2)

11:30: National Dance Coach Association Credentialing Level 1 and 2 Opportunities

  • Program Development (Level 1)
  • Marketing Your Program (Level 2)

12:20: Routine Showcase

12:30: Lunch/New Coach Training

1:30: IHSDTA Coaches Meeting- Online Contest Registration

3:00: National Dance Coach Association Credentialing Level 1 and 2 Opportunities

  • Mental Aspects (Level 1)
  • Developing Leaders (Level 2)

4:00: IHSDTA Coaches Meeting- Credential Pickup

4:30: Routine Show and Tell

Master Class Opportunities For Our Dancers

We are stepping our game up this year with providing our dancers with an opportunity to learn from some of the best in the business. We will have professional dancers from the Dallas Cowboys, the Memphis Grizzlies, and the Indianapolis Colts at the conference to teach your students exciting game-day material!
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Jenny Durbin Smith

Jenny is an NDA high school and college judge who has been choreographing for 10 years in the NFL and NBA. She has choreographed for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Dallas Mavericks Dancers, and numerous other college, high school, and competitive teams. We are very excited to bring Jenny to Indiana and to have our dancers take a Master Hip Hop class from her at the Fall Conference!

Kaitlyn Ewig

Kaitlyn Ewig is a dancer with the Indianapolis Colts. She is trained in hip hop, jazz, contemporary, and tap. She danced at Ball State University and the University of Notre Dame.

Rose McClimans

Rose McClimans is the captain of the Indianapolis Colts dancers. She grew up training at a competitive studio in New York. She is trained in jazz, contemporary/lyrical, tap, ballet, and acro.

Chrissy Rodefer

Chrissy was featured on Season 10 of So You Think You Can Dance and is a member of the Memphis Grizzlies dance squad. She is trained in hip hop and jazz styles. She is also a judge for the UDA dance circuit.

Jessica Stewart

Jessica was a member of the Dallas Cowboys Rhythm and Blues Dance Squad and was featured on the cover on INSIDE DANCE.
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We are excited to bring back the All-State team for the 2019-2020 dance season. This opportunity is open for all seniors as a chance to take the floor together at the 2020 IHSDTA State Finals. You will learn the routine at the Fall Conference and more details will also be shared at the conference. We hope to see everyone there for this amazing opportunity.