TDEA is dedicated to promoting quality dance education across the state of Texas. As part of that dedication, TDEA sponsors the Dance Educators Assessment of Learning. The purpose of DEAL is to identify exemplary dance practices aligned with the state TEKS to promote student achievement and success in the Art of Dance Education. The information gained through participation in DEAL will help educators design best practices to implement within their dance programs to enhance student learning and progress in the art of dance.
DEAL Mission Statement
The mission of the Texas Dance Educators Association's DANCE EDUCATORS ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING is to guide programs in achieving exemplary instruction which incorporates technical and creative processes through student knowledge. Students will attain an understanding of the art of dance while developing a coherent set of artistic and intellectual goals.
The purpose of the Texas Dance Educators’ Association, Dance Educators Assessment of Learning (DEAL) is to identify exemplary dance practices aligned with the state TEKS to promote student achievement and success in the Art of Dance Education.