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Why Join IDEO?

Idaho Dance Education Organization (IDEO) is a state affiliate to the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO). Becoming an IDEO member means you also become an NDEO member. IDEO and NDEO are member-driven organizations. Members vote, hold office, develop publications, serve on national task force committees, develop student and teacher standards and assessments, choreograph, teach dance and academics, administer dance programs, and do research and a host of other professional activities. The members determine the future directions of the organization and make changes in dance education.

Professional Development opportunities including state, national and special topic conferences and online courses

Opportunities for Leadership on Board committees, programs, and initiatives

Research and Publications exploring the breadth of dance education resources and knowledge

Standards for dance education teaching and practice

Awards and Scholarships to deepen your knowledge and celebrate contributions to the field

A National Honor Society and awards recognition program for exceptional students (institutional members only)

A Network of leaders and peers eager to share knowledge and best practices

A State and National Voice to advocate for dance education in the arts, influence change, and impact policy


Build Knowledge

IDEO Teacher's Workshop

Saturday, September 24, 2022

NDEO Conference

usually in the fall, different states host

NDEO Online Courses

NDEO Online Professional Development Institute (OPDI)

NDEO Webinars

On-demand and FREE to Members and Non-Members

National Dance Education Standards

outline knowledge and skills


Journal of Dance Education

Dance Education in Practice

Behind the Curtain Blog

Read or Submit a Guest Blog Post

Membership Pricing

MEMBERSHIP Types, Benefits, and Due Rates

Individual Membership


1 year

You, as an individual, will be utilizing and paying for the membership. Options are available for the different stages of one's career including Professional, Ph.D/Ed Candidate, Young Professional, and Retiree memberships.

Student Membership


1 year

Available to those who identify as a college student at the undergraduate or graduate level, whether they are full-time or part-time in school. To register for the national conference at the Student rates you must be a Student Member.

Institutional Membership


1 year

NDEO offers 4 types of Institutional Memberships. Institutions can join at any time, and their membership will be active for 12 months from the join date. Along with all of the Institutional benefits listed below, the Institutional Membership will receive one complimentary Professional Membership for the designated main contact of the Institution.

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