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  Welcome to NDEO!      
NDEO provides professional development, networking forums, honor societies, journals, research and advocacy tools for teachers, administrators and students in the field of dance arts education. Our members teach multiple dance genres in a variety of environments including, but not limited to, K-12 schools, dance studios, colleges, and community centers. Join NDEO to advance your career and benefit your students. Become part of a community that shares your passion for excellence in teaching the art of dance.
Receive a 10% discount off your new membership using code NDEOTen. Good through 12/31/14.


#ThankADanceTeacher Extended until End of the Year!
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#GivingTuesday may be over, but #ThankADance Teacher has only just begun! There are many more dance teachers to thank and many more to sponsor with professional development. Choose a dance teacher to thank, post a video or unselfie, donate to, and share on social media. For more information, click here
Photo by Immaculate Conception School, Towson, MD. 
Call for Proposals for the 2015 NDEO Conference
NDEO invites proposals for conference sessions that focus on the theme: Engaging in the Artistic Processes! How do we define and use the artistic processes as artists, practitioners, and educators? How do we combine the artistic processes to express our ideas and intent, and to bring meaning to dance? What are different approaches to using the artistic processes in dance education? Consider these and other questions as you craft your proposal. For more on Conference 2015 and submitting a proposal, click here.
Registration Open for 2015 Standards in Action Conference
Join NDEO and the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) Dance Writing Team in Baltimore, Maryland April 17-19, 2015 a Special Topic Regional Conference: National K-12 Dance Education: Standards in Action. The Writing Team and selected guests will present on the content of the new Standards and share strategies for implementing them in the classroom and studio.
Early Bird pricing good through January 15, 2015
JODE Call for Papers: Special Issue on "Dance for Students with Disabilities" 
Deadline: December 12, 2014
Guest Editor: Theresa Purcell Cone
This special issue of the Journal of Dance Education (JODE) aims to target the needs and interests of educators in the P-12, private studio, and community teaching environments providing newly applied research, innovative pedagogical approaches and meaningful methods and programs focused on teaching dance to students with disabilities. To read the full call and author submission guidelines for JODE, click here.
  NDEO Receives National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Grant to Support Professional Development for the New Core Arts Standards in Dance

  National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced on November 24th that the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) received an Art Works Arts Education Grant to support professional development workshops and online training to implement National Core Arts Standards in Dance for teachers around the United States. Dance teachers will have wide
access to training workshops through the NDEO Online Professional Development Institute, and a webinar series on how the standards are framed, as well as in-person intensive workshops around the country that will provide educators detailed examples of how to implement the standards. Workshops will be led by individuals from the State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education and the National Core Arts Dance Standards Writing Team, as well as others with extensive dance teaching experience, familiarity with writing or working with standards and assessments at the state level, and familiarity with Understanding by Design, a tool used for educational planning focused on teaching for understanding.
Join NDEO at the Standards in Action regional conference in Baltimore, Maryland April 17-19, 2015 to learn how to implement the new standards in your classroom. NDEO is grateful to the NEA for their support of this needed professional development.
Read the press release here. For a complete listing of projects recommended for Art Works grant support, please visit the NEA website at

  Header Photo Credits: Courtesy of Axis Dance Company (Kevin Collins), Courtesy of San Francisco Ballet Center for Dance Education (John Spicer), Courtesy of Gustavus Adolphus College (Stan Waldhauser), Courtesy of New World School of the Arts (Juan Cabrera), Courtesy of the College at Brockport (James Dusen), Courtesy of Barrington High School (Kelly Stachura), Courtesy of Freed Center for Performing Arts at Ohio No. Univ. (Sally Dungan), / Joan Schweitzer. Banner ad Credit: Christopher Duggan Photography.