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NDEO's "Behind the Curtain" Blog features articles written by NDEO members about dance and dance education topics as well as periodic updates on NDEO programs and services. This is a FREE resource available to ALL.

Archive by author: Susan McGreevy-NicholsReturn
By Susan McGreevy-Nichols, NDEO Executive Director ~~ For over 20 years, the National Dance Education Organization has envisioned 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. We were disappointed to hear disparaging and offensive comments made about boys who study ballet on a national news outlet last week. Research and anecdotal evidence indicates that danc...
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By Susan McGreevy-Nichols, NDEO Executive Director ~~ For many dance studio owners, membership in a professional association like the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) can seem like a luxury. Profit margins can be slim, and the cost of doing business can be high. Especially in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, is vital that any investments made directly impact the growth and success of your studio. How can a membership organization...
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By Susan McGreevy-Nichols, Executive Director/CEO ~~ In 2016, NDEO established the Priorities for Dance Education as a way to focus our ability to advance the field of dance education over the next 10 years. “Cultivating Leadership” is one of three priorities that were determined as a result of an in-depth strategic planning process. Because of NDEO’s focus on leadership and the role I play in the organization, I have been asked by many people, “What made you the leader you are today?” I th...
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