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Dance Education for All

The National Dance Education Organization envisions a nation that affords every citizen equal access and opportunity to quality dance arts education regardless of gender, age, race or culture, socio-economic status, ability or interest.

NDEO members are diverse in age, gender, socioeconomic status, ability, ethnicity, and live in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and throughout the international community.

Held annually in the fall, a typical in-person NDEO National Conference includes 3 full days of over 250 workshops, master classes, panel and paper presentations, social events and performances.

NDEO's Online Professional Development Institute (OPDI)™ offers online dance education courses featuring pedagogy, teaching methods, history, assessments, research and much more.

The National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA) recognizes outstanding dance students for their artistic merit, leadership, academic achievement, and helps institutions promote their dance programs.

NDEO Mission Statement The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to advancing dance education centered in the arts for people of all backgrounds. NDEO provides dance artists, educators, and administrators of all backgrounds a network of resources and support, a base for advocacy and research, and access to professional development opportunities that focus on the importance of dance in the human experience.You will find NDEO members in a variety of environments including, but not limited to, dance studios, K-12 schools, colleges, performing arts organizations, and community centers.

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What Our Members Say

"I joined NDEO in order to connect to other dance educators throughout the nation. I often felt like such an island, alone in my practice. I am so thankful for NDEO for providing the opportunity for dance educators to inspire, share, and learn from one another as well as lead us through programs such as Love Your Body Week, Dance a Difference, and Thank a Dance Teacher Day."

Amy Bramlett Turner, Hot Springs High School, ArkansasMember Since 2016

“NDEO offers so much information and helpful resources. There is a global collaboration and communications among international members. I like the online discussions and blogs, as well as the conferences and journals. These important resources help me find updated information in the field. I'm working on NDEO’s E-Communications committee and enjoy sharing dance education content."

Yang Zhao, PhD Student, University of Edinburgh, UKMember Since 2017

"I encourage my dancers to attend college, and find a program that fits their unique situation and aspirations. NDEO is an excellent resource for promoting healthy dancing, finding the right college program, building community, and everything in between. As both my school and my students are young, I look forward to discovering all NDEO has to offer over the coming years."

Carolyn Feher, Kailua Dance Academy, HawaiiMember Since 2019