If you’re a dance teacher in a K–12 school and find yourself with 30 or so minutes to spare, do dance education a favor and take the National Dance Education Organization’s survey online. NDEO has made the entire process ridiculously user-friendly: You can review the questions in advance; you can create a username and password so that you can save your work and complete the survey over several visits; and there are separate, tailored surveys for full/part-time teachers and teaching artists. Just make sure you take the time to fill out the survey before January 29, 2014.
NDEO created this survey after the government issued two surveys about arts education that focused mainly on music and visual arts, rather than dance. Your responses will help advocacy efforts to expand and improve dance programs in K–12 schools!