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About the National Dance Education Organization


Photo by Eric Alberg. Courtesy of Hope College.



The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and promotion of high quality education in the art of dance. NDEO provides the dance artist, educator and administrator a network of resources and support, a base for advocacy, and access to programs that focus on the importance of dance in the human experience.


NDEO forges alliances with over 150 federal and state agencies and arts and education associations to support quality dance education at local, state, and national levels in the United States and with our friends in international communities. 


Vision & Beliefs

Programs & Services









Photo by Delizia Flaceavento. Courtesy of Moving Miracles. 

  NDEO Serves
  • Dance teachers and educators
  • Independent schools of dance
  • Professional preparation programs
  • Early childhood programs
  • K-12 education (public/private)
  • Institutions of higher education
  • Associations for dance, arts and education
  • Community resources and recreation centers
  • Businesses and corporations
  • State arts agencies and departments of education


Photo by Rose Eichenbaum.



NDEO Offers

  • Conferences and workshops
  • National Honor Society
  • Professional networking
  • Online community
  • Job & internship opportunities
  • Groundbreaking research
  • Informative publications
  • Curriculum and standards
  • Strong advocacy
  • Informed Leadership