Hosted by Agora Artists and facilitated by dance career counselor, Suzie Jary, Dallas Dancers Forum invites dancers, teachers, organizers, and administrators to dialogue about the Dallas dance ecosystem. This community organizing event offers various ways to contribute to the conversation including large and small group discussions, creative games, and a box for anonymous comments. The forum's dynamic format will keep our minds and bodies engaged as we explore questions about what Dallas dancers want and need. We want to hear from you! The forum will run from 2pm until 5pm with coffee and light refreshments. You are welcome to join us for any portion of the event.
About Suzie Jary:
Suzie Jary, MSW, LCSW-S, TEP, Moderator, is a former musical theatre dancer who performed in the Gower Champion production of ‘42nd Street,’ on Broadway. Her professional dance career took her from dancing with Ballet Concerto and Casa Manana in Fort Worth to touring the US and performing in Monte Carlo. After a return to higher education, Suzie worked for the national not-for-profit, Career Transition For Dancers, (CTFD), where she was Director of Client Services and later, National Outreach Consultant. Back in Fort Worth since 2008, she received the ‘Mary Warner Award for Service to Dance,’ from the Dance Council of North Texas in 2014 for her work with CTFD. She has an extensive range of counseling and group facilitation skills and is a Trainer, Educator, Practitioner, (TEP), of Psychodrama and Group Psychotherapy. Today she is a Professor at Weatherford College and teaches in the Human Service Provider/Substance Abuse Counseling Program. She also runs groups at local treatment centers and has a small private practice in Fort Worth. Suzie is frequently invited to be a guest speaker at local college dance programs or emcee dance events. On a personal note, she continues to take ballet class and support dance artists in the DFW Metroplex.
To get an idea of what we will be discussing complete this survey. It will help us understand how you engage with the local dance community in order to get a pulse on what's happening and learn how to better serve DFW dancers!
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