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To read Evidence: A Report on the Impact of Dance in the K-12 School Setting, click here.


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Discount Dance Supply hosts 5K Charity Run/Walk to Benefit NDEO

NDEO is happy to announce that our friends at Discount Dance Supply are sponsoring a 5K Charity Run/Walk - called the Run De Jambe - with 100% of the profits benefiting the National Dance Education Organization and our work supporting dance educators and advancing dance education centered in the arts. The 5K will take place on Sunday May 4, 2014 in Long Beach, California from 8am to 10am, with music, dancing and a chance to meet dance stars from 10am to 1pm. Our own Executive Director, Susan McGreevy-Nichols, will be on hand to thank all the participants. Register here.






  As many of you know, membership dues, conference registration fees, and grants only cover a portion of the costs to operate the organization. Fundraising and donations are crucial to our survival! Please consider participating in the Run De Jambe if you live in California. And if you don't live in California then please tell all your friends and colleagues in California about this charity run.
Online Registration for NDEO National Conference in Chicago November 2014 is Open!
Join hundreds of fellow dance educators and NDEO members at NDEO's 16th Annual Conference November 5-9th in Chicago, IL. Never been to conference before and not sure what to expect? Check out highlights from last year's wonderful conference in Miami in the video below and get a taste of all that conference has to offer. Get more information on all things conference here and register now! Early Bird registration rates are good through May 23rd.

NDEO announces new Online Education courses for the Summer 2014 offerings of the Online Professional Development Institute (OPDI) Registration Open!


This Summer, we are offering one brand new 12-week course, OPDI-113: Foundations of Dance Pedagogy for All Dance Environments, and repeats of the popular OPDI-102: Dance History 1800 to PresentOPDI-104: Creative Process for Dance Integration and Mini Course, OPDI-M2: Elements of Dance. For more information, click here. Invest in yourself this summer and join us for one or more of these exciting courses!

Latest Blog Post from NDEO Executive Director Features 
Pertinent Information on K-12 Teachers Evaluations

In this blog post, Susan McGreevy-Nichols sheds light on a national education issue impacting dance teachers in K-12 schools. It is imperative that all K-12 educators read this and take heed of this call to action. To read the blog post, click here. Be part of the solution! Attend NDEO's Special Topic Conference - Charting the Course: Approaches to Teacher Evaluation for K-12 Dance Educators from May 16-18 in Albuquerque, NM. To register, click here.

Photo by Patty Kaufman Courtesy of Cactus High School 
NDEO's NEW Publisher Resource Now LIVE  


Photo by Heidrun Löhr of Paul White in Martin del Amo's Anatomy of an Afternoon 2012 

In response to member requests for a list of publishers, the National Dance Education Organization has launched a new interactive web page for authors who wish to publish journal articles, books, and media about dance education. There is currently no other publishing resource of its kind available on the Web for writers of dance education. 

All of the publishers listed on the web page have published articles, books, and media by NDEO authors and have given NDEO listing and copyright permission.


This resource is a one-stop shop and user-friendly site that includes images and links to over 50 publishers. In addition, each journal contains pertinent information about submission guidelines, subscriptions, availability in online or print, content and style guidelines, and the review process. 

To read the full press release, click here

NDEO members may access the NEW Publisher web page by clicking here

To add a journal or publisher to this list, please contact NDEO Director of Resources Review, Susan Gingrasso at

  Header Photo Credits: Courtesy of Axis Dance Company (Kevin Collins), Courtesy of San Francisco Ballet Center for Dance Education (John Spicer), Courtesy of Gustavus Adolphus College (Stan Waldhauser), Courtesy of New World School of the Arts (Juan Cabrera), Courtesy of the College at Brockport (James Dusen), Courtesy of Barrington High School (Kelly Stachura), Courtesy of Freed Center for Performing Arts at Ohio No. Univ. (Sally Dungan), / Joan Schweitzer. Banner ad Credit: Christopher Duggan Photography.
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