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Register HERE for our Summer PD Event on 8/6/22!

Thank you for your interest in the Delaware Dance Education Organization (DDEO) and for the work you do in dance. We are excited to launch DDEO and look forward to networking opportunities, professional development, and the chance to elevate dance and increase its visibility throughout the state of Delaware. We invite you to complete this survey that will allow us to plan activities and events that are important for you. 

In November 2018, DDEO became a corporation and we are now recognized as a 501(c)3 organization. The board of directors include:

President: Dr. Lynnette Young Overby

Vice President: Kimberly Schroeder

Vice President of Communications: Tara Madsen-Robbins

Treasurer: Marion Hamermesh

Secretary: A.T. Moffett

State Affiliate Rep: Joan Warburton-Phibbs

Members at Large: Erika Brown, Theresa Emmons, Ken Richards

Get Involved in DDEO

Our next board meeting will be 6/16/2022 @ 6pm. Please come and share your ideas with the board about how we can strengthen dance in Delaware. Contact us for more information.

Upcoming Professional Development Event

During this time of the Covid- 19 virus, many challenges exist for everyone in the world. Delaware Dance Education Organization, is providing a space where Delaware Dance Educators can share resources for the personal and professional well-being of educators and their students. We hope you will join us for our Cyber Support for Delaware's Dance Educators. Click here for upcoming webinars. All presentations will be recorded and made available with powerpoint slides here.

Get Involved on the National Level!

Membership in DDEO means membership in NDEO. 


What is NDEO?


NDEO is a member-driven organization. Members vote, hold office, develop world-class publications, serve on national task force committees, develop student and teacher standards and assessments, choreograph, teach dance and academics, administer dance programs, do research, and a host of other professional activities. To a large extent, members determine the future directions of the organization - and importantly, they make systemic change in the United States in dance education.


Your NDEO membership gives you access to:

  • Professional Development opportunities including 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

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

  • The 2019 NDEO National Conference, Miami, FL The Creative Process: Choreography, Choice-Making, and Communication

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