On-Demand Recording: Make the Right Moves: Legal Issues in Dance (1 CLE)

Length: 2 hr

This is an on-demand recording of VLA’s Webinar: Make the Right Moves: Legal Issues in Dance (CLE). Please use the form at the bottom to access this presentation.


About this program:

Hear from a panel of experts about how to understand your rights and obligations as a dancer or choreographer, and protect your creative work. Topics include understanding contracts, how (and why) to form a company, copyrighting your work, and issues for freelancers. We will also be addressing how the COVID crisis has affected the dance community.

This program will offer 1 Continuing Legal Education credit to attorneys (approved for Non-Transitional and Transitional Attorneys.).


Griff Braun is the Director of Organizing and Outreach at the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA), the national labor union of singers, dancers, and stage staff in opera, concert dance, and concert choral performance.

Adam Cates is a choreographer, director, writer and educator working in New York, as well as across the US and internationally.

Joseph Tedeschi served as General Counsel, Global Cards at Citi, before which he was General Counsel for Mergers and Acquisitions and Citi Holdings. Prior to joining Citi in 2007, Joseph had an extensive in-house legal career principally in the fields of media and publishing for companies such as Dow Jones and Primedia Inc. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of VLA and YYDC, a contemporary dance company based in NY.

To see full bios of the speakers, click here.


If you are a VLA member, email registrations@vlany.org to receive a discount code that will allow you to access and purchase your ticket. 

Full-Time Students and Artists Over Sixty: $5
Arts Professional VLA Members: $10
Arts Professional Non-VLA Members: $15
Legal Professional VLA Members (CLE): $115
Legal Professional Non-VLA Members (CLE): $125
Young Associate Members (YAM’s) and Associate Board Members (CLE): $85

Please note that if you wish to receive CLE credit, you must purchase an attorney ticket (Legal Professional Non-Member or Legal Professional Member).

For attorneys, there are various scholarships available. For more information and how to apply, please review our Financial Aid Policy Guidelines here.

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