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Announcing the 2017 NDEO Membership Drive
By Susan McGreevy-Nichols
Posted on 6/30/2017 6:02 PM

At NDEO, we believe that Membership Matters. We all belong to different communities which rely on our involvement to thrive - our families, workplaces, and neighborhoods to name a few. As dancers, teachers, students, and administrators, we are also a part of the dance education community. We are united with teachers and students at universities, studios, schools, organizations, and companies across the across and throughout the world. While we may teach different styles or have different philosophies, we are united by our shared belief in the value of dance education and the impact that dance can have on our world today.


For the last 19 years, NDEO has proudly been an integral member of the dance education community. As the largest dance education membership organization in the country, NDEO is uniquely situated to support, advance, and advocate for the field on a national level. But we cannot do it alone. We rely on the support and involvement of our members. When you become a member of NDEO, you are joining a special community, committed to the advancement of dance education centered in the arts. In this community, we believe that “It All Starts with a Dance Teacher!” - and we know that we are stronger together than any one of us could be on our own.


If you are a dance educator who wants to join the fight for dance education in our schools and communities, we invite you to take advantage of our second annual Membership Drive. This July, you can take 10% off new member dues by using the code JULYNDEOTEN during sign up. Your membership not only gives you a voice in the national discussion surrounding dance education, but it also provides the resources and support you need to improve your teaching practice, advance your career, and benefit your students. As a member, you will have access to two of the most respected journals in the field, an international support network on the Online Forums, the most extensive dance education database in existence (DELRdi), and conferences, events, and online courses with some of the most renowned professionals in the country


If you are a current NDEO member who knows the value of NDEO, we are asking for your help. Consider one of the following ways to get involved in the Membership Drive:

  1. Recruit a friend, a colleague, or a former student to join NDEO - to stand with us as we work to advance dance education centered in the arts through research, advocacy, and professional development. Share the promo code JULYNDEOTEN so that your referrals can take advantage of the new member discount. Ask them to list you as the referrer in the “How did you learn about NDEO?” box on page 3 of the membership sign up. Everyone who is listed as a referrer by a new member who signs up and pays for a membership by July 31, 2016 will be receive a 10% discount coupon for their next renewal!  JOIN NOW

  2. Help us raise awareness of the value of NDEO membership by sharing the message on social media, using the hashtag #NDEOMembershipMatters. Let others know why NDEO is important to you, and invite them take advantage of the referral program above.

  3. Share your membership story with us! Let us know why you are an NDEO member by filling out this form. Selected stories will be shared on NDEO social media!


NDEO is truly an organization “Of the Members, By the Members, and For the Members.” With the involvement and support of our membership, we are fulfilling our mission to advance dance education, centered in the arts! To learn more about the history of the Member Drive and other Decade of Dance Education (2015-2025) Programs, click here.

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