Oregon Dance Education Organization  serves as a vital voice and as a convening body for dance educators, and the dance community who live, learn, and/or work throughout the state of Oregon.

 *Oregon Dance Education Organization (ODEO) is a recently established state affiliate of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO). ODEO members receive dual membership with NDEO. To become an ODEO member one must enroll through NDEO. Upon joining NDEO, Oregon residents are automatically enrolled in ODEO. Oregon residents who were members of NDEO prior to ODEO becoming an affiliate will be enrolled in ODEO upon renewal.


"Dance Education in Oregon: Who we are, what we are doing, where we are going" 

February 8, 11 am-7 pm

Lane Community College

4000 E 30th Ave, Eugene OR, 97405


We are currently accepting proposals for presenters for our 2020 Conference


Submission Deadline: November 27, 2019

Proposals should relate to dance education and touch on our theme, “Dance Education in Oregon: Who we are, what we are doing, and where we are going”. In our second conference, we are pondering the direction of dance across the state, and are seeking to create connections among teachers, organizations, and communities. 

Potential presenters might consider interdisciplinary practices within teaching methods or curriculum design, pedagogies that make connections between practice and theory, community-based teaching or programs, and models for collaboration.

Selected presenters receive admission to the conference at no cost.  

Ellové Event: Sunday, December 8th

Photography by Melissa Nornes, @mellymelpdxphotography

Join us for a donation based Ellové event benefiting Oregon Dance Education Organization at Uptown Market, Scholls Ferry location. A full Ellové Technique class takes place from 11am-noon. If you can’t make it for class, join us for drinks and fun and Holiday Ellové Party from noon-2pm.

Class space is limited! Email info@theellovetechnique.com to reserve your spot! $15 suggested donation.


ODEO is currently looking to fill the following positions on our volunteer board:

-  Student representative, 1 year term with quarterly meeting attendance

- Director at Large, state-wide, 3 year term, resides outside of the Portland metro area

Please email info@oregondeo.org for additional information

Thank you to all who attended and supported ODEO's 2019 conference!





2019 keynote presenter Anne Green Gilbert presents Building Bridges Through Creative Dance​

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Oregon Dance Education Organization

PO Box 82813
Portland, OR 97282

Oregon Dance Education

Photography by Dale Peterson at Willamette University