NDEO Online Forums Can Help You
Connect & Share Info with Other NDEO Members

During this time of uncertainty regarding COVID-19 and its impact on our daily lives, we wanted to remind our members that you can connect with other members via our Online Forums to ask questions, seek advice, and share information on how you are responding to the changes in your schools and studios and your teaching practice.

Online Forums
Connect & Share Info with Other Dance Educators
Currently there more than 10 different Online Forums broken down by sector / focus area - K-12, Higher Ed, Private Sector, Performing Arts Org, Early Childhood, and more.

While most of you receive these Online Forum posts via EMAIL, you can actually view them all online on our website as long as you login to your NDEO member account at www.ndeo.org/onlineforums .

The Online Forums on our website are a great archive of all replies
and all documents shared.  

Recent helpful threads include:

On the K-12 Forum there is a thread called
" Middle School and High school Lessons for Remote Teaching "

On the Hi Ed forum there is a thread called
" Remote Learning Options for Higher Education Movement Courses "

On the Private Sector forum there is a thread called
"Questions about COVID-19 policies for studios"

Online Forum Tips
Start New Threads / Descriptive Subject Lines
Regardless of what Forum you are posting in, it is important to remember that starting a NEW Thread with a descriptive subject line is the BEST WAY to make your information or request visible and searchable.

You Cannot Start a New Thread if You Are NOT a Member of that Forum
While you can view all Forum posts on our website, you can only post messages and replies if you are a member of that particular Forum. See instructions below on how to join the Forums.

Don't Reply Thank You or Ask Someone to Send You Something
Feel free to hit REPLY to ask questions or to share information or files but do NOT hit REPLY to send messages of thanks or requests for someone to send you something. This clogs up the inboxes of all the members that are subscribed to the Forum. Instead, for personal messages, reply directly to the sender.

Online Forum Instructions
1) Go directly to the Online Forums at www.ndeo.org/onlineforums. You must login to your NDEO membership to see all the Forums. Click on the Member Login button in the top right corner of the webpage. Once logged in you will see all our Forums.

  • Another way to access the Forums is from the NDEO homepage (www.ndeo.org) then click on the Online Forums tab in the horizontal menu bar.
2) You can view all Forums if logged in to the NDEO website.

However, to post in a Forum you must be a member of the Forum. To control which Forums you are a member of please go to your Member Profile which is in the drop down menu under your name in the top right corner of webpage.

Once in your Member Profile, find the Website section , then click on the Special Interest Groups and check off the Groups you want to be a member of and scroll to the bottom and hit SAVE-- this will enable you to post in that particular Forum.
3) To control the flow of emails from the Forums that you belong to please go your Member Profile and find the section called Forums.

Then click on the Forum General Preferences. We suggest the Daily Digest option to control the flow of emails. You can also turn off all the email delivery and continue to login to the NDEO website and visit the Online Forums page to read posts.
NDEO Statement on COVID-19
Thursday, March 12, 2020

The National Dance Education Organization is closely monitoring all developments regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and its impact upon schools, travel, and gatherings. While this situation continues to evolve, our top priorities remain the health and safety of our employees and members and delivering excellent customer service even under challenging circumstances. At this time, we do not anticipate any interruption in the service you receive from NDEO.

We are taking steps to ensure that we are ready to continue to serve you should the situation escalate. NDEO staff is regularly reviewing developments to ensure the organization is prepared should there be an impact to our operations. In addition, we are following all CDC recommendations and those of local and state government.

  • All National Honor Society Chapters should place their orders as soon as possible to ensure timely delivery. We do not currently expect any delays in shipment but this is a fluid situation and there could be delays in getting items to chapters. For honor society related questions please email nhsda@ndeo.org.

  • All plans for the NDEO 2020 National Conference, scheduled to take place October 18 through October 20, remain on track. For Conference specific questions please email conference@ndeo.org.

  • All OPDI Spring 2020 online courses are in-process. Summer 2020 courses are open for registration with the first course beginning May 18. For all OPDI related questions please email opdi@ndeo.org.

  • In accordance with guidance from local government in the Washington DC area, NDEO staff will be moving to remote work to protect the safety of our employees and our community. We have reliable remote work capabilities in place for our team to ensure consistent service.

  • We will still be processing mail, however, we encourage all our members and customers to submit payments and transactions online via credit card or Paypal.

  • While you can reach us during business hours at 301-585-2880, we prefer that you email us - www.ndeo.org/contactus.

  • You can stay connected with each other via the NDEO Online Forums at www.ndeo.org/onlineforums. Just make sure you are logged in to your NDEO member account.

Please continue to check our website homepage at www.ndeo.org for any updates and the  Centers for Disease Control  and your state government health websites for the most current information on the coronavirus. 

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