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Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access

At NDEO we believe in dance education for ALL and have embarked on a journey to transform our organization over the coming years.


A woman in blue graps onto a man in wheelchair as she does a shoulder stand on his legs.Program Accessibility: NDEO is committed to making our virtual and in-person events, webinars, virtual Special Interest Groups (SIGs), and online courses accessible and to combat ableism in our organization. If you need accomodations to engage with any of our programming, do not feel that your needs are being addressed, or have any feedback for us, please contact Kaitlynn Schultz at

Website Accessibility: We want our website to be an inviting place for our members and the field at large to access knowledge, resources, programs, and services. NDEO will be taking a variety of steps and devoting resources to further enhance the accessibility of our website in the future. If you have difficulty using or accessing any element of this website or if you have any feedback, please feel free to contact us. We will work with you to make all reasonable efforts to correct the issue and assist with immediate needs.

Dance and Disability Task Force

NDEO's Dance and Disability Task Force is dedicated to advising NDEO staff and leadership and crafting programming to educate NDEO members on disability and access issues within our organization and the field of dance education. Click here to browse our collection of Dance and Disability webinars. 

Defining Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA)

NDEO's Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Committee created this document to help our members understand and engage with these important topics. Click here to view the committee's definitions of inclusion, diversity, equity, access, and related terms and concepts.

Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (JDEI) Initiative

In 2021, NDEO began a multi-year intitiative for organizational and programmatic change to embody our commitment to becoming an anti-racist organization. Click here for more information on the JDEI initiative, timeline, and current projects.

Statement on Social Justice

Click here to view NDEO's Statement on Social Justice and related public statements.


Photo Credits from Top: Giorgio Viera Photographer courtesy of Karen Peterson