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Explore NDEO and the Field of Dance Education


The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) is a non-profit organization that supports dance educators in every setting and genre. We are dedicated to advancing dance education for people of all backgrounds.

Since 1998, the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) has had a direct impact on dance education centered in the arts. We have developed partnerships with the leading dance, arts education, and education policy organizations in the country, affording us a “seat at the table” in national discussions that affect our field. We have developed innovative professional development programs and disseminated vital research that have influenced the way that dance is taught in every sector of the field. Perhaps most importantly, thousands of dance educators have turned to our organization for the resources and support they need to advance their careers and benefit their students.

With its 4,200+ members from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and more than 25 other countries, the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) remains well-positioned to continue advancing the field and advocating for #DanceEducationforALL. Members include early childhood dance educators, K-12 dance teachers, dance studio owners, college and university dance professors, university students preparing to become dance educators, dance teaching artists, choreographers, dance company directors, and administrators. In addition, through NDEO's National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA) program over 15,000 outstanding dance students have been recognized for their artistic merit, leadership and academic achievements over the past few years ensuring a bright future for our field.

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