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Conference 2015

FOCUS ON DANCE EDUCATION:   Engaging in the Artistic Processes:
                               Creating, Performing, Responding, Connecting



Conf 2015
Photo by Edgar Cardenas courtesy of Movement Source Dance Company.

17th Annual National Conference
October 7-11, 2015
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
and nearby venues
11111 N. 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Thank you everyone for another wonderful conference! See you next year in DC!
2015 Conference Presenters
  • Submit to the Conference Proceedings hereDue: 12/11
  • Submit to the Conference dropbox hereDue: 11/8
  Conference Registration Brochure listing all rates and deadlines, click here.
 Master Schedule listing all conference sessions and events, click here.
Be sure to check out our advertisers in the Conference Program Book and visit our Exhibitors at Conference! For a full list, click here.
Phoenix welcomes NDEO back to its beautiful desert paradise. Dance is alive in Arizona, with a vibrant world dance scene, a professional ballet company, and many thriving contemporary dance companies. Arizona boasts three universities that offer dance degrees, an abundance of community college dance programs, and one of the largest concentrations of high school dance programs in the nation. In addition to a rich local dance community, Phoenix is host to a flourishing theater community, the Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix Symphony, and Phoenix Opera, all surrounded by a gorgeous landscape and breathtaking sunsets. As NDEO convenes in Phoenix, we will tackle the multifaceted subject of artistic processes. The artistic processes we engage in as dance artists provide the foundation and structure through which we come to define, understand, evaluate, analyze, and create dance. These processes are innate in other disciplines and throughout everyday life: Scientists engage in them in research and experimentation; businesses utilize them to be innovative and competitive; and we all engage in artistic processes when we create a meal, select decor for our home, or write a letter.

What to Expect at Conference
Held annually in the fall, a typical NDEO National Conference includes three full days of over 150 workshops, master classes, panel and paper presentations, social events and performances. A full day of pre-conference intensives precedes the official start of conference. The full conference schedule is generally released online over the summer before that year's conference. For the 2015 full Conference Schedule, click here.

Conference Registration
Unless otherwise indicated (for special sessions), your full conference registration includes all sessions during the three days of conference and pre-registration is not necessary for individual sessions. Pre-registration and additional fees do apply to pre-conference intensives. One-day and student conference registration fees are available. For 2015 registration rates and deadlines and pre-conference intensives, click here.
  For any questions, please call 301-585-2880 or email