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NDEO 2024 National Conference

CONNECT. LEARN. DANCE.

Join dance educators from across the nation as we come together to REVITALIZE our teaching practices, our advocacy efforts, and our own personal energy. Come fill your tank, renew your love of teaching and the art of dance, and move your body with a community of dance teachers who share your passion.

 

REVITALIZE: Breathing New Life into Your Dance Programs and Teaching Methods

Pre-Conference Intensives Date: Sat. Sept. 28; 8am to 9pm PT
Full Conference Dates: Sun. Sept. 29 - Tues. Oct. 1, 2024; 8am to 6pm, plus evening events
Where:  Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Seattle's Eastside (Washington state)

How many days until the NDEO 2024 National Conference?

Make sure you register and pay by 9/3/24!

 

Join Us for the Premier Professional Development Conference for Dance Educators!

Held every fall, the NDEO National Conference is the premier professional development event for dance educators. Over three vibrant days, you'll have access to 250+ workshops, master classes, panel discussions, paper presentations, social events, and captivating performances. Kick off your experience with a full day of pre-conference intensives before the official start.

Why You Should Attend:

I love the diversity of presenters and performances at NDEO, along with the fantastic networking opportunities. The chance to genuinely connect with like-minded educators and discuss important topics is invaluable. The conference hotel, app, and ease of navigation make the experience seamless. The open, welcoming, and caring atmosphere is a standout, and every presenter I encountered was excellent. I truly appreciate the chance to meet new people, hear fresh ideas, and share experiences with fellow dance educators during and between sessions. The little connections made throughout the event are truly special!

  • A Wide Range of Sessions: With over 250+ sessions over 3 days (9/29, 9/30, 10/1), you'll find workshops and classes specifically designed for every type of dance educator. Whether you teach in K-12 schools, studios, or colleges, specialize in a particular dance genre, or work with different age groups, there are sessions catered to your unique needs. 
  • Networking Opportunities: Build lasting connections with a community of dance educators and aspiring dance educators who share your passion. You'll meet dance teachers who shift your perspectives, share your struggles, and ignite your growth. The NDEO Conference is a space of comradery and community as we buoy each other up to lift the field of dance education to new heights
  • Diverse and Knowledgable Presenters:  NDEO National Conferences are for dance educators by dance educators ~ there will be over 250 presenters and co-presenters all ready to share their experiences, knowledge, and research with you! They come from all backgrounds, teaching environments, and genres.

What You Need to Know:

  • General Schedule: Your full registration fee covers all sessions over the three days, plus a seated dinner event (Grand Opening) and a food buffet (Grand Closing). There is something for everyone with 8+ sessions offered for every time block. Most sessions are 1 hour. No need to RSVP for individual sessions.
  • Additional Features:  A Key Note Speaker, a Plenary Session, Pop-Up Performances, and a Student Sharing Performance are essential to an NDEO Conference while Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings (sprinkled throughout the schedule) round out the experience. SIGs serve as space for dance teachers to network, discuss, and share concerns affecting their sector of the field. Featured SIGs at the 2024 Conference: K-12; Early Childhood; Dance Studios; Higher Ed; Dance & Disability; Men in Dance; Leadership; Advocacy; Performing Arts Orgs.
  • Discount if you have a Membership: Current NDEO Members enjoy a discounted conference registration fee. If you are not a member go ahead and sign up today to save $100 on your conference registration fee.
  • Pre-Conference Intensives: For an additional flat fee, delve deeper with our pre-conference intensives held the day before (9/28) the conference. There are 11 intensives. Intensives are 2-3 hours each. 
  • Long-Sleeve T-Shirt: Be sure to pre-order your NDEO Conference T-Shirt! Wear it proudly to show your support for NDEO and to highlight the importance of dance education as a legitimate profession with its own specialized professional development events.

Are you ready to ELEVATE your dance teaching skills and CREATE new connections?

If you are, then make sure to register no later than 9/3/24! Attending the NDEO 2024 National Conference (Seattle, WA metro area) is your chance to join fellow educators to spark rejuvenation, foster innovation, and share collective wisdom.

YOU know you need to be here. YOU know you need to invest in yourself. YOU recognize it is YOUR time to flourish.

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Discover Exciting Vendors at the NDEO National Conference!

Attending the NDEO National Conference is more than just engaging sessions and networking – it's also an opportunity to explore a diverse array of vendors showcasing the latest products and services in dance education. Here's why you should be excited about the vendor exhibition:

Why You'll Love Our Vendor Exhibition

  • Exclusive Deals and Innovations: Discover new products, technologies, and services tailored for dance educators. Vendors often offer exclusive deals, discounts, and first looks at their latest innovations.
  • Networking with Industry Leaders: Meet and connect with representatives from leading companies in the dance education field. Gain insights, ask questions, and build valuable professional relationships.
  • Hands-On Experience: Get hands-on with the latest dancewear, teaching aids, studio equipment, and educational resources. Many vendors provide demos, samples, and interactive displays to enhance your experience.

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Your Invitation to Join Us

NDEO invites YOU to join us in the beauA view from high up in Bellevue across Meydenbauer Bay towards Seattle. It shows buildings interspersed with trees and a large expanse of water.tiful Pacific Northwest in the Fall of 2024 to share stories of revitalization. Inspired by the growth and greenery of our setting, we will gather in Bellevue, WA to reignite our shared passion for dance education.

As we shift from acute reaction and response to the disruptions of the pandemic and into a new engagement with dance education, we will convene to share how we are revitalizing our dance programs and renewing our personal and professional dance practices. Amidst the camaraderie of fellow dance educators, we aim to kindle the spirit of rejuvenation, fostering an environment where ideas can flourish, innovations can take root, and collective wisdom can be shared. This conference offers a unique opportunity to witness firsthand the diverse approaches taken by educators as they navigate the challenges of the past and embrace the promise of a vibrant future.

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