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Member Benefits, Types & Rates

 
 
For more on membership benefits, types, and rates, click on a link below or scroll down. See also: Membership Chart. To learn more about NDEO membership and why you should join, click here.
 
 
 

All Individual and Student NDEO Memberships include:

Individual Memberships

Professional Member: $115 a year Individuals actively working/teaching in dance or dance education: dance educators, dancers and choreographers, dance specialists in medicine/science and technology, arts educators and administrators. Also for individuals interested in supporting or promoting dance or dance education. Includes:

  • Eligibility to take OPDI courses (application fee waived; separate course tuition fees apply)
  • Subscription to the Journal of Dance Education and Dance Education in Practice 

Ph.D. / Ed.D. Candidate Member: $115 a year Individuals pursuing a Ph.D / Ed.D. in any field related to dance and dance education. Includes:

  • Eligibility to take OPDI courses (application fee waived; separate course tuition fees apply)
  • Subscription to the Journal of Dance Education and Dance Education in Practice 

Young Professional: $85 a year A one-year non-renewable membership for individuals who are within 3 years of graduation from a high school, community college, college (associate degrees), university (bachelor's or master's degrees) or conservatory program and who are teaching or working in the field of dance or dance education. Must provide proof of recent graduation date (i.e. a diploma or transcript) to membership@ndeo.org. Includes:

  • Eligibility to take OPDI courses (application fee waived; separate course tuition fees apply)
  • Subscription to the Journal of Dance Education and Dance Education in Practice 

Retiree Member: $60 a year Individuals retired from a career in dance or dance education. Includes:

  • Eligibility to take OPDI courses (application fee waived; separate course tuition fees apply))
  • Subscription to Dance Education in Practice for an additional $20
  • Subscription to the Journal of Dance Education for an additional $25

Student Memberships

Available to full time matriculated students. Full time is generally defined as a course load of 10 to 12 credit hours or 4 courses a semester. Being a student in OPDI alone, or in a low residency part-time program, does not qualify one for an NDEO Student Membership.
   
Graduate Student: $75 a year Graduate students pursuing master's degrees in the dance or dance education field. Includes:
  • If the institution attended is an NDEO Post Secondary Institutional Member, discounts on NDEO National Conference registration fees are available.
  • Eligibility to take OPDI courses (application fee waived; separate course tuition fees apply)
  • Subscription to the Journal of Dance Education and Dance Education in Practice 

Undergraduate Student: $50 a year Undergraduate students pursuing associate or bachelor degrees in the dance or dance education field. Includes:

  • If the institution attended is an NDEO Post Secondary Institutional Member, discounts on NDEO National Conference registration fees are available.
  • Eligibility to take OPDI courses (application fee waived; separate course tuition fees apply)
  • Subscription to Dance Education in Practice
  • Subscription to the Journal of Dance Education for an additional $25

Institutional Memberships

All NDEO Institutional Memberships provide an institution with the following benefits:
  • Eligibility to start a chapter of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA) for the benefit of the institution’s students
  • Ability to offer a 30% discount on Individual Professional Memberships to faculty members (limits apply; see types below). Available to teachers, faculty, or administrators at the institution. To request discount codes, main contact must email membership@ndeo.org.
  • Dual State Affiliate Membership (where available)

 Benefits for the Main Contact on the Membership:

  • Eligibility to attend NDEO conferences (separate registration fees apply)
  • Discounted Conference Proposal Submission Fee
  • Eligibility to take OPDI courses (application fee waived; separate course tuition fees apply). To take advantage of this, please contact the NDEO office to set up an individual login for your OPDI academic records. 
  • Subscription to the Journal of Dance Education and Dance Education in Practice
  • Full access to NDEO's Dance Education Literature and Research descriptive index (DELRdi)
  • Networking via the NDEO Online ForumsSpecial Interest Groups, and Membership Directory
  • Access to resources, documents, professional development, and the most up to date information concerning Standards for Dance Education

Institutional Member Types

Institutional Member - Dance Studio: $185 a year Dance studios and academies that teach dance primarily to students ages birth to 18, as well as adults. Eligible for up to 2 faculty discounts on Professional Memberships. For full member benefits, please see above. 
  
Institutional Member – K-12 Schools: $185 a year Public and private schools with grades Pre-K to 12th that offer dance classes to their students. Eligible for up to 2 faculty discounts on Professional Memberships. For full member benefits, please see above. 
   
Institutional Member – Performing Arts Organization: $185 a year Dance education departments of performing arts organizations (e.g. San Francisco Ballet, New York City Ballet, Alvin Ailey), community center organizations that offer dance programs (e.g. YMCA), and dance service organizations (e.g. DanceUSA, Dance Heritage Coalition). Eligible for up to 2 faculty discounts on Professional Memberships. For full member benefits, please see above. 
   
Institutional Member – Higher Education Institution: $250 a year Colleges and universities that offer associate, bachelor's, master's degrees, or dance minors in dance or dance education, as well as any type of conservatory program that caters to the post-high school student. In addition to the benefits included with all NDEO Institutional Memberships, Higher Education Institutional Memberships include:
  • Eligible for up to 4 faculty discounts on Professional Memberships.
  • Eligibility to start a NDEO Student Chapter for the benefit of the institution’s students
  • NDEO National Conference registration fee discounts for NDEO Student Members who attend the institution (separate NDEO Student Membership required)


 
Not sure which member type is right for you? Email membership@ndeo.org or call 301.585.2880 to speak with NDEO staff.