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NDEO National Conference 2016

Speaking with Our Feet:
Advocating, Analyzing, and Advancing Dance Education

18th Annual National Conference

October 6-10, 2016

Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202

Washington, D.C. metro area

Thanks for joining us in DC!

To see the presenters, sessions, vendors, view uploaded session materials, and complete the post-conference survey, visit our Conference App Website here.



The 18th Annual National Conference offers us a chance to raise our voices and move the field of dance education. Just weeks before the 2016 U.S. Presidential and Congressional Elections, NDEO welcomes dance educators from across the country and around the world to Washington, D.C. With the theme of “Speaking with Our Feet,” we will strategize and share ways to advocate for, analyze, and advance dance education in our schools, communities, states, and nations. We invite you to join us in the nation’s capital and share your stories of triumph and concern, your data danced and discovered, and your vision for the future of dance education. As the home of renowned artistic and cultural institutions, major university dance programs, a flourishing arts education policy and advocacy scene, and a network of dance companies and community programs, the DMV (as locals refer to the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia region) provides opportunities to see and be seen, to hear and be heard, and to move and be moved.

What are your best stories of student and personal growth through dance education: both data-driven and heartfelt? How have you worked to start, save, or improve a local dance program? How do you define successful learning in dance? How do your students take ownership of their own learning in, about, and through dance? How do you use dance for community building, conflict prevention, and student empowerment? What would you like to share with policymakers about the value added of dance in your communities? How can we come together and share these stories in a way that improves learning in, about, and through dance?