The Goals of the NDEO State Affiliate plan are to:
Unite and empower dance educators as well as institutions at local, state and national levels.
Develop a collective voice for dance in the United States.
Strengthen long-term development for both state and national organizations.
Expand membership for state and national organizations through dual membership.
Increase services to dance educators.
Build needed networks for communication and action.
Increase knowledge and understanding in areas of advocacy, policy, legislation, standards and guidelines, position papers, certification and licensure.
Help states develop local initiatives such as certification, standards, assessments, or professional development.
Develop databases for U.S. dance education so the discipline is included in future federal surveys, national assessments, and grant initiatives.