Membership

Membership in the IDEO is extended to any individual or organization upon payment of annual dues to the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO), our national affiliate organization. You will have dual membership in IDEO and NDEO for one membership dues price. To become a member of IDEO or renew your membership, go to the NDEO website at www.ndeo.org/membership. You can sign up or renew online and pay by credit card or print an invoice and mail in a check to the NDEO home office. This process automatically registers you as a current member of IDEO and NDEO.

Membership Types

Professional Member: $115 a year Individuals actively working/teaching in dance or dance education: dance educators, dancers and choreographers, dance specialists in medicine/science and technology, arts educators and administrators. Also for individuals interested in supporting or promoting dance or dance education. Includes:

  • Eligibility to take OPDI courses (NEW! application fee waived; separate course tuition fees apply)
  • Subscription to the Journal of Dance Education and NEW! Dance Education in Practice 

Ph.D. / Ed.D. Candidate Member: $115 a year Individuals pursuing a Ph.D / Ed.D. in any field related to dance and dance education. Includes:

  • Eligibility to take OPDI courses (NEW! application fee waived; separate course tuition fees apply)
  • Subscription to the Journal of Dance Education and NEW! Dance Education in Practice 

NEW! Young Professional: $85 a year A one-year non-renewable membership for individuals who are within 3 years of graduation from a high school, community college, college (associate degrees), university (bachelor’s or master’s degrees) or conservatory program and who are teaching or working in the field of dance or dance education. Must provide proof of recent graduation date (i.e. a diploma or transcript) tomembership@ndeo.org. Includes:

  • Eligibility to take OPDI courses (NEW! application fee waived; separate course tuition fees apply)
  • Subscription to the Journal of Dance Education and NEW! Dance Education in Practice 

Retiree Member: $60 a year Individuals retired from a career in dance or dance education. Includes:

  • Eligibility to take OPDI courses (NEW! application fee waived; separate course tuition fees apply))
  • NEW! Subscription to Dance Education in Practice for an additional $20
  • Subscription to the Journal of Dance Education for an additional $25

 STUDENT MEMBERSHIPS

Available to full time matriculated students. Full time is generally defined as a course load of 10 to 12 credit hours or 4 courses a semester. Being a student in OPDI alone, or in a low residency part-time program, does not qualify one for an NDEO Student Membership.
Graduate Student: $75 a year Graduate students pursuing master’s degrees in the dance or dance education field. Includes:
  • If the institution attended is an NDEO Post Secondary Institutional Member, discounts on NDEO National Conference registration fees are available.
  • Eligibility to take OPDI courses (NEW! application fee waived; separate course tuition fees apply)
  • Subscription to the Journal of Dance Education and NEW! Dance Education in Practice

Undergraduate Student: $50 a year Undergraduate students pursuing associate or bachelor degrees in the dance or dance education field. Includes:

  • If the institution attended is an NDEO Post Secondary Institutional Member, discounts on NDEO National Conference registration fees are available.
  • Eligibility to take OPDI courses (NEW! application fee waived; separate course tuition fees apply)
  • NEW! Subscription to Dance Education in Practice
  • Subscription to the Journal of Dance Education for an additional $25

High School Student: $35 a year Includes:

  • NEW! Subscription to Dance Education in Practice for an additional $20
  • Subscription to the Journal of Dance Education for an additional $25

INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

All NDEO Institutional Memberships provide an institution with the following benefits:
  • Eligibility to start a chapter of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA) for the benefit of the institution’s students
  • NEW! Ability to offer a 30% discount on Individual Professional Memberships to faculty members (limits apply; see types below). Available to teachers, faculty, or administrators at the institution. To request discount codes, main contact must email membership@ndeo.org.
  • Dual State Affiliate Membership (where available)

Benefits for the Main Contact on the Membership:

  • Eligibility to attend NDEO conferences (separate registration fees apply)
  • NEW! Discounted Conference Proposal Submission Fee
  • NEW! Eligibility to take OPDI courses (NEW! application fee waived; separate course tuition fees apply). To take advantage of this, please contact the NDEO office to set up an individual login for your OPDI academic records.
  • Subscription to the Journal of Dance Education and NEW! Dance Education in Practice
  • Full access to NDEO’s Dance Education Literature and Research descriptive index (DELRdi)
  • Networking via the NDEO Online Forums, Special Interest Groups, and Membership Directory
  • Access to resources, documents, professional development, and the most up to date information concerning Standards for Dance Education

INSTITUTIONAL MEMBER TYPES

Institutional Member – Dance Studio: $185 a year Dance studios and academies that teach dance primarily to students ages birth to 18, as well as adults. NEW! Eligible for up to 2 faculty discounts on Professional Memberships. For full member benefits, please see above.
Institutional Member – K-12 Schools: $185 a year Public and private schools with grades Pre-K to 12th that offer dance classes to their students. NEW! Eligible for up to 2 faculty discounts on Professional Memberships. For full member benefits, please see above.
Institutional Member – Performing Arts Organization: $185 a year Dance education departments of performing arts organizations (e.g. San Francisco Ballet, New York City Ballet, Alvin Ailey), community center organizations that offer dance programs (e.g. YMCA), and dance service organizations (e.g. DanceUSA, Dance Heritage Coalition). NEW! Eligible for up to 2 faculty discounts on Professional Memberships.For full member benefits, please see above.
Institutional Member – Higher Education Institution: $250 a year Colleges and universities that offer associate, bachelor’s, master’s degrees, or dance minors in dance or dance education, as well as any type of conservatory program that caters to the post-high school student. In addition to the benefits included with all NDEO Institutional Memberships, Higher Education Institutional Memberships include:
  • NEW! Eligible for up to 4 faculty discounts on Professional Memberships.
  • Ability to offer Students of the Institution to attend NDEO National Conference for a discounted rate (separate NDEO Student Membership required)
  • Eligibility to start a NDEO Student Chapter for the benefit of the institution’s students
  • NDEO National Conference registration fee discounts for NDEO Student Members who attend the institution

BUSINESS AND CORPORATE MEMBERSHIPS

Business Member: $400 a year Members of the business community that support NDEO and offer products or services of interest to NDEO members. Includes:
  • One free exhibit table at NDEO National Conference OR NEW! a free 1/4 page b/w ad in the NDEO National Conference Program Book
  • Ability to contribute appropriate information through NDEO Online Forums.
  • NEW! Public listing on NDEO website.
  • NEW! Subscription to Dance Education in Practice.
  • Eligibility for main contact to attend NDEO conferences (separate registration fees apply)

Not sure which member type is right for you? Email membership@ndeo.org
or call 301.585.2880 to speak with NDEO staff.
 

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