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The Organization


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The National Dance Education Organization envisions equitable and accessible dance education for all.


To advance dance education for all by providing professional development and cultivating a community of support, resources, advocacy, and research.

The National Dance Education Organization

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NDEO is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to supporting dance educators, teachers, artists, students, and administrators of all backgrounds with resources, community, education, and inspiration to strengthen their teaching, advocacy, artistry, and leadership. Each and every person who is a member of NDEO, a participant in our professional development programs, or simply a viewer of our content, makes an impact in the lives of their students each and every day they teach. The rejuvenation, education, and inspiration they receive from NDEO flows through to impact every class they lead, and every student they teach.

Our Values Include...

  • Inclusion: We celebrate dance education for all across every dance form, genre, sector, pedagogy, and career stage.
  • Advocacy: We recognize the importance of having a seat at the table locally, nationally, internationally to promote dance education for all.
  • Innovation: We encourage creativity/creative thinking.
  • Excellence: We are committed to doing our best for the health of the organization, service to the members, and responsiveness to the field.
  • Community: We foster an environment of understanding, cohesiveness, and respect within and across our dance education community, board members and staff.
  • Teaching and Learning: We are lifelong learners and share information, knowledge, and resources uplifting the value of dance in education, research, and society as part of the human experience.

You will find NDEO members in a variety of dance education environments including, but not limited to, dance studios, K-12 schools, colleges, performing arts organizations, and community centers.

"NDEO is a place to update my knowledge on dance education through journals, publication, conferences, virtual professional development, meetings, news, and so on. As an Indonesian, I am happy being on the lope of this U.S. professional non-profit organization on dance education."

Juju Masunah, Universitas Pendidikan IndonesiaMember Since 2021

I joined NDEO because I was looking for community! It was my first opportunity at professional development that I didn't even know I needed. I was especially grateful to take a Strategic Leadership in the Arts course from NDEO that ultimately helped me propel into my business of supporting dance educators. I learned so much about myself and my leadership style. The courses are very important as well as my fave...the in person conferences."

Tamara Irving, North Atlanta High SchoolMember Since 2012

"I am educator by trade and a dancer at heart. Being a member of NDEO gives me the opportunity to follow my heart in becoming a dance educator no matter my age or experience. Through the continuous education provided by the NDEO, I have truly come to realize that it is never to late to achieve your dance dreams! "

Barbie Miranda, Dance Educator, CaliforniaMember Since 2021

Photo Credits From Top: Asher Swan and Southern Utah University Department of Theatre, Dance, and Arts Administration, Vik Peñas and De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde