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Effective advocates have a broad understanding of the issues they seek to address and are able to identify and relay pertinent information in a clear and concise manner. NDEO has identified resources on this page that will help in your efforts to become a more effective advocate for dance education. 
  Advocacy Overview 

How NDEO Advocates

How Can You Advocate?

Advocacy in a Minute Video Series

Watch one-minute videos from NDEO's Advocacy Committee with helpful tips on how to become a more effective advocate. To view the videos, click here.

Video: Advocate for Dance in Your School

Hear Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools speak to the importance of dance and the arts. This is a concise, motivating video that is perfect to share with administrators, parents, students, and fellow advocates! To view Video, click here.

Stand Up for Dance in America's K-12 Schools

This easy-to-read brochure highlights important findings from NDEO's 2013 paper,Evidence: A Report on the Impact of Dance in the K-12 School Setting. Share with your school board, school, studio, and community! To order bulk quantities for a nominal shipping and handling fee, please call our home office at (301) 585-2880. To view an electronic version of the brochure click here. Or to read the full Evidence Report click here.

Advocacy Forum

Come to the Advocacy Forum to discuss pressing arts education issues and to learn from other NDEO members how to best use the information and resources NDEO provides to empower you as a dance educator and advocate for quality dance education in the arts. To join the discussion, click here.


Dance Education Statistics

Advocates need to be able to clearly and concisely communicate information regarding the state of dance education and the potential impact of their proposed policies and programs.  One of the most efficient way to communicate this information to administrators, policymakers, and lawmakers is through the use of appropriate statistics. To view statistics that may be useful in your own advocacy efforts, click here.To view the current state of dance education as reported in the 2009-2010 Fast Response System Survey (FRSS) data, click here.



Economic Impact of the Arts

Americans for the Arts has conducted several studies on the impact of the non-profit arts and culture industry on the nation’s economy. The latest report, published in 2012, provides statistics that demonstrate the value of arts and culture locally, statewide, and nationally. To view NDEO's summary of the report or find where to download the entire document, click here.


Art and Arts Education Advocacy Publications

NDEO's advocacy efforts are influenced by past and present research and policy initiatives that shape the fields of dance, arts education, and arts and culture. The articles and publications that have been influential in helping shape advocacy efforts at a national level are also useful for individuals working on the local and state level. To view or download some of these resources click here.


Arts Education Organizations

NDEO is passionate about helping educators, artists, administrators, and others find the information and services they need to meet their goals. Here you'll find information on organizations involved in the field of arts education that can be a further source of resources and tools for success. To see the listing,click here.