The National Dance Association is a members-driven non-profit organization that advocates for dance education as a creative, healthy lifestyle that benefits people of all ages and abilities.
The National Dance Association (NDA) is one of the five national associations that make up the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).
The NDA envisions a society where dance and dance education are an integral part of education and community life.
We do this by:
-providing leadership for teachers of dance in the disciplines of HPERD (health, physical education, recreation and dance) so they may better understand, implement, and assess voluntary national Standards in Dance Education, the Opportunity-to-Learn Standards, and assessments in dance;
-developing and disseminating information in dance pedagogy (teaching content, process, and methodology) and the creative process, movement training, performance practices and technology;
-developing and disseminating resources in curriculum and program development, professional development, and teacher preparation
-increasing financial and human resources to enhance strong NDA programs, operating support and services to members
-initiating and advocating practices that promote healthy lifestyles through dance curriculum, programs and workshops
-developing and collaborating with other Alliance structures and external partnerships to promote the mission of the National Dance Association.