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A smiling woman with long dark hair and wearing a purple sweater over a green top stands before an NDEO background facing a video camera.Welcome to our Latest News webpage. This is a place where you can get information quickly about what is going on right now with NDEO's programs, services, and upcoming deadlines. It is typically a summary of recently sent e-Blasts / emails.

In addition, you can easily check the Member Events / News Online Forum to see what types of events, programming, and services our Members are offering.



Jan24 New Behind the Curtain Blog Post - Reframing Productivity in the Studio - Intentionality Over Hustle
Created by Shelby Bensinger on 1/24/2023 9:08:00 AM

Reframing Productivity in the Studio: Intentionality Over Hustle Edit

By Demi Agaiby, M.S., Dance Psychology Consultant and Director of Beyond Horizons Performance ~~ As dance educators, it seems as though there is constant pressure to create. Whether it's choreographing the group piece for the spring showcase or putting the final touches on a competition solo - we've all been in a situation where we are rushing to beat the clock. Although we might have a plan in place to get those things done, life happens. Perhaps a snowstorm cancels a much-needed rehear...
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Jan20 NDEO Virtual Professional Development Day - Access Links
Created by Kaitlynn Schultz on 1/20/2023 5:09:00 PM

All session access links went out at 4:07pm on 1/20/2023. If you did not recieve the links please email and we will resend the email with those access links! 

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Jan17 Are Dance Competitions Disrupting the Power and Progress of Dance Education?
Created by Melissa Greenblatt on 1/17/2023 8:56:00 AM

Are Dance Competitions Disrupting the Power and Progress of Dance Education? - FREE Webinar - NDEO Members and Non-Members Welcome

Presented by Chasta Hamilton

Tuesday, January 24 from 6:30pm-7:30pm ET

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Jan11 Join the Conference Session Proposal Review Committee!
Created by Betsy Loikow on 1/11/2023 10:00:00 AM

Help shape the 2023 NDEO National Conference! Over 90% of conference sessions come from proposals accepted from submissions to the open Call for Session Proposals. NDEO seeks a team of proposal adjudicators to read and review submitted proposals for the conference. Help shape the next NDEO Conference! Applications due February 15, 2023.

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Jan09 Advocate for Dance Education Every Chance YOU Get - Learn More
Created by Melissa Greenblatt on 1/9/2023 7:40:00 AM

Advocate for Dance Education Every Chance YOU Get - Learn More

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Dec21 Congratulations to our newly elected board members!
Created by Kari Schrade on 12/21/2022 10:44:00 AM

Thank you to everyone who voted in the 2022 NDEO Board of Directors Election! Thank you to all of the candidates for running for a postion with the NDEO Board of Directors! Election results can be viewed here

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Dec15 "It all Starts with a Dance Teacher" Shirt - Order by 12/21
Created by Melissa Greenblatt on 12/15/2022 10:47:00 AM

Help ADVOCATE for dance and dance education, order your T-Shirt Today! 

NDEO's Commemorative T-Shirt Year-End Fundraiser - Order Shirts and Make a Donation by 12/21/22 - Treat yourself or another dance educator in your life to one of our exclusive T-shirts while supporting NDEO and advocating for dance education!

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Dec14 New Behind the Curtain Blog Post - Creating Student-Centered Choreography
Created by Shelby Bensinger on 12/14/2022 10:43:00 AM

Creating Student-Centered Choreography By Shannon Dooling-Cain, NDEO Director of Special Projects ~~

I believe that our job as dance educators is to design a choreographic experience that furthers their students’ dance education, beyond just teaching them steps to repeat on stage. I also believe that we can do so without making more work for ourselves. The answer, I have found, is to ditch the typical choreographer-dancer relationship and use collaboration instead. By making the choreographic process a collaboration between students and their dance teacher, I believe that we can create a better experience for all involved...

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Dec13 Register Today for 1-21-23 Virtual PD Day for Dance Teachers
Created by Melissa Greenblatt on 12/13/2022 10:33:00 AM

All Times Are Listed in Eastern Time

Join us January 21, 2023 for NDEO’s second Virtual Professional Development (PD) Day for Dance Teachers! 

Schedule Now Available! 

What Is Included?

  • 20+ live virtual classes for dance teachers to choose from within 6 different session blocks, ranging from movement sessions to panel discussions, and paper presentations on various topics, sectors and environments.
  • .5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) earned at each Virtual Professional Development Day (if you would like this certificate printed and mailed there will be an additional charge.)
  • Access to all recorded sessions for 1 month after the event
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Dec13 Announcing New Strategic Plan and Revised Bylaws
Created by Melissa Greenblatt on 12/13/2022 8:40:00 AM

The NDEO board and staff worked on several important initiatives in 2022, which were guided by the Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (JDEI) audit facilitated by our consultant Maryland Nonprofits.

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