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Check back to read more about the history of NCDEO!

I have the power to turn my students into hard-working, curious, intelligent and mindful dancers. 

~Caitlin Barfield~

Our Mission

Our Mission

The mission of NCDEO is to support and advance dance education centered in the arts  in K-12, higher education, and independent sectors.


Our Core Values

  • Arts education, including dance, is essential to human development.

  • Every person should have the right and the ability to experience dance.

  • Dance is an essential component of a balanced arts and culture community.

  • Dance has the power to transform through physical expression, emotional connection, and the creative process.

  • Dance can be a catalyst for social and systemic change on an individual, communal and institutional level as it  reflects, challenges, and affirms the cultural values of the communities.

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