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LEARN & LEAD
STATE & NATIONAL EVENTS
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
IDEO Teacher's Workshop
Saturday, September 24, 2022
usually in the fall, different states host
NDEO Online Courses
NDEO Online Professional Development Institute (OPDI)
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 Types, Benefits, and Due Rates
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.
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.
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.