Have you ever had questions about the standards? How were they created? Who developed them? How can you better implement them into your classroom?
This year at conference we will be offering Meet and Greet Sessions with both NDEO Board Members and National Dance Standards writers. These sessions will allow you to ask questions in an exclusive setting, limited to just a few attendees per session. To sign up for sessions, please go to: http://tinyurl.com/NDEOMeetAndGreet
Staff Office Hours
Do you have questions, concerns, or ideas about a specific NDEO program? Staff members will be available to talk with you one-on-one or in small groups during Staff Office Hours. Be sure to check the Conference Schedule for the times and locations of Office Hours related to the DELRdi, OPDI, NHSDA, and more!
The theme of this year's conference is "Speaking with Our Feet: Advocating, Analyzing, and Advancing Dance Education," with a special focus on dance education advocacy. This theme is a perfect complement to the public launch of the Decade of Dance Education, during which NDEO will place a special emphasis on raising awareness of and advocating for dance education on local, state, and national levels. We are hosting several special advocacy sessions as part of the Conference this year, including Speaking with Our Feet Advocacy Day, a pre-Conference intensive on Thursday 10/6 that will include an advocacy workshop and an afternoon visit to Capitol Hill to speak directly to lawmakers about the importance of dance education, and NDEO Sponsored Sessions Dance Research is Dance Advocacy: Your Study Could Make a Difference!, Advocating for You and Your Legacy, Advocating for Yourself: How to Interview, and Research: Art Works, an opportunity to learn about grant opportunities from the National Endowment for the Arts’s Office of Research and Analysis.