NDEO provides professional development, networking forums, honor societies, journals, research and advocacy tools for teachers, administrators and students in the field of dance education centered in the arts.
DEA is a not-for-profit professional organization dedicated to improving the quality of dance teaching and learning, in addition to enhancing professional and ethical standards in the performing and stage-based arts, by means of its carefully-selected membership of experienced educators. DEA offers seminars and workshops in this pursuit, most notably a teacher training and certification program.
Dance Companies and Foundations
Dance companies and foundations often have a plethora of information and video about the works that they perform. These are just some examples of prominent and local companies that may be of interest.
The Dance Studies Association (DSA) is an international organization of dance scholars, educators, and artists that aims to strengthen the visibility and increase the reach of dance as embodied practice, creative endeavor and intellectual discipline.
DHC is a national alliance of institutions holding significant collections of materials documenting the history of dance. Its mission is to preserve, make accessible, enhance and augment the materials that document the artistic accomplishments in dance of the past, present, and future.
The Dance Notation Bureau’s (DNB) mission is to advance the art of dance through the use of a system of notation. DNB does this by creating dance scores using the symbol system called Labanotation. This allows the dances to continue to be performed long after the lifetime of the artist.
The International Association for Dance Medicine & Science was formed in 1990 by an international group of dance medicine practitioners, dance educators, dance scientists, and dancers.
IADMS was formed to foster several related goals in the dance medicine and science field; the purposes and objectives of the organization are summarized in its Mission Statement: IADMS enhances health, well-being, training, and performance in dance by cultivating medical, scientific, and educational excellence.