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  • Oregon Dance Education Organization (ODEO), a state affiliate of the National 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. ODEO creates opportunities for professional development, collaboration, sharing of knowledge, and advocacy for equitable access to dance in all of its genres. 

  • Professional Development

    • ​Provide resources and opportunities for educational and professional advancement for educators in an effort to enhance the learning of students

  • Collaboration

    • ​Provide opportunities for collective engagement

  • Sharing Knowledge

    • Share effective teaching, curriculum, and assessment methods

    • Promote all forms of dance research

    • Support a platform for obtaining and disseminating dance resources

  • Advocacy

    • Promote knowledge and appreciation for dance as an art and critical field of study

    • Encourage dance education that supports the whole person

    • Advance a certification process

  • Equity

    • ​ODEO advocates for equity, inclusion, access, and diversity as key to an excellent dance education for all. Everyone has the right and ability to experience the joys of dance

Oregon Dance Education

Photo courtesy of DEMA African Dance and Drumming Ensemble led by Dr. Habib Iddrisu at the University of Oregon. Photography by Pam Cressall. 

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2020 Conference at Lane Community College

Photography by Melissa Nornes

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