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OPDI Fall 2021 Courses | Registration Now Open

NDEO's Online Professional Development Institute (OPDI) features two new courses this Fall along with 6 others. Registration Now Open ~~ Don't delay, many of our Summer courses sold out before the registration deadline.  The two new courses are OPDI-123: The Dancing Brain and OPDI-122: Celebrating Voices of Contemporary Choreographers: Applications to Teaching, Learning, and Appreciation. Read the Course Descriptions

NDEO's July Membership Drive | Save 10% off Cost of New Membership

At NDEO, we believe that Membership Matters and we are inviting you to join us this July! Sign Up for a New NDEO Membership and Save 10% during the July Membership Drive with Discount Code: July2021. The National Dance Education Organization envisions a nation that affords every citizen equal access and opportunity to quality dance arts education regardless of gender, age, race or culture, socio-economic status, ability or interest. If you believe in supporting, advancing, and advocating for the field of dance education, then the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) is your community! When you join NDEO, you become an important part of a special community working for the advancement of dance education centered in the arts and ensuring #DanceEducationForALL! Learn More About the Membership Drive

Call for Dance Photos  | Submit by 8/8/21

This particular release and submission form is collecting high quality color photos that will be considered for use in NDEO marketing efforts on its website, in eblasts, and in social media posts.  We are looking for dance teaching and dance performance photos that span the range of dance genres, teaching environments, and more. Submit your Dance Photos

Call for NDEO Board of Directors Nominations | Apply by 8-1-21

Call for NDEO 2021 Board of Directors Nominations. Nominate Yourself or Someone Else for a Board Position. There are 8 positions open: President-Elect, Policy Board Director: (2 open positions from either Northwest, Southwest, or South Central Regions), Advisory Director of Awards, Advisory Director of NHSDA Engagement, Advisory Director of State Affiliates; Graduate Student Representative, and Undergraduate Student Representative. Learn More 

Call for Virtual Poster Presenters at NDEO's 2021 Virtual National Conference | Apply  by 8/15/21

Your poster may represent scholarship in community engagement, service learning, teaching practices, research proposal, or completed research results. Make sure your poster proposal aligns with the conference theme of Telling Our Stories: The Essentiality of Dance Education in Changing Times. Virtual Posters should be created using PowerPoint and arranged as a landscape oriented PDF. Presentations should be recorded and saved as 3-5 minute video. During the conference, NDEO will host a Poster Presentation Q&A session for presenters to share their work and answer questions. Learn More about Poster Presentations  

Call for Guest Bloggers - NDEO's Behind the Curtain Blog | Rolling Submissions

We accept posts on most topics directly related to dance education or that are relevant for dance teachers, however, at this time, we are especially interested in blog posts related to: 1) Promising practices and new ideas for teaching online or in hybrid and/or socially distant class settings, 2) Increasing and maintaining student engagement in online or in hybrid and/or socially distant class settings, 3) Justice, inclusion, diversity, equity, and access in dance education, 4) Strategies for supporting students’ social-emotional growth and wellness through dance education, 5) Culturally relevant pedagogy and trauma informed teaching practices, 6) Innovative ideas for presenting choreography, such as dance recitals and concerts, in the COVID-19 era, and 7) Student success stories that demonstrate the value and power of dance education. You must be a current NDEO member to be published in our Blog.  Blog Submission Information

NDEO's 2021 Virtual National Conference | Registration Now Open

The 2021 NDEO Virtual National Conference, with the theme of Telling Our Stories: The Essentiality of Dance Education in Changing Times, will highlight the need to advocate for our field in these financially and socially difficult times. We will gather to explore stories of the power of dance education, how we tell those stories, who tells them, and how those stories have been shaped and changed over the last year.  The dates are Thursday, October 7 to Sunday, October 10, 2021.  Make plans to attend today!  Learn More about Registration

Journal of Dance Education (JoDE) Latest Issue | Volume 21, Issue 2, April to June 2021

This issue features six articles including 1) “African Dance Is My Therapy”: Perspectives On the Unique Health Benefits of West African Dance, 2) Teaching the Dance Subject in Australian High Schools, and 3) Activities for Humanizing Dance Pedagogy: Immersive Learning in Practice, along with NDEO Reports and several Book Reviews. The Journal of Dance Education (JODE) emphasizes practical and theoretical aspects of dance education by scholars and practitioners using a wide range of research frameworks and methods. Access the JoDE Issue

Dance Education in Practice (DEiP) Latest Issue | Volume 7, Issue 2, April to June 2021

This issue features several articles including 1) Collaborative Syllabus Building: The “Buffet-Style” Career Preparation Course for Dance Majors and 2) Creating High School Dance Programming: Comprehensive Dance Education Program or Dance/Drill Team? Or Both?, along with Letter from the Editor and Dance Trends. Each issue of DEiP includes articles from teachers about what they do in the studio and classroomAccess the DEiP Articles Here

Dance Vendor Opportunities at the NDEO Virtual National Conference | Deadline 8-31-21

"Virtual" Vendor Promotional Opportunities: Ads, Exhibits & Sponsorships. Although we cannot be in person this year, NDEO will help connect your products and services with dance teachers from all over the US and internationally. Deadline to Sign Up and Pay: 8/31/21. Learn More

Call for Papers - Journal of Dance Education | Submission Deadline 9-15-21

Special Collection - Asian and South Asian Dance in US Postsecondary Dance Education
The Journal of Dance Education invites manuscript submissions which discuss the pedagogies of Asian and South Asian dance in postsecondary education in the United States for possible publication. Accepted articles will be published in JoDE and may become part of a specialized collection focused on Asian and South Asian dance in US postsecondary education. Over the last few years, deep political, social, and racial fissures have surfaced in the US that necessitate a need to discuss the role that dance and its associated discourses play in academia. As more and more Asian and South Asian dance forms, dancers, and students populate the dance studios of US academia, it is time that dance education confront the racist, sexist, ableist, and colonial modes that are embedded in the way that this transition often takes place, especially as instances of racial violence are on the rise. 
Learn More about the Call

Call for Papers - Journal of Dance Education | Submission Deadline 11-1-21

Special Issue - Dance Education for Children and Youth: Our Future as a Field
Children (infant-adolescent) and youth (adolescent-18 years) are the future of dance education. If we look to the teaching and learning of dance for children and youth in PK-12 schools, private studios, dance organizations, and communities, we can gain insight into future dance education trajectories, such as what the needs for higher education might be and possible directions for professional dance. While this Special Issue is not specifically about the global COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on dance education, the pandemic has undoubtedly shaped research, scholarship, teaching, and learning in dance education, and therefore, manuscripts that reference the pandemic are welcome.  For more information please contact the Special Issue Editor, Alison Leonard at Learn More about the Call