LearnCOVID19 Resources

Click Here for information on guidelines for conducting dance classes when schools re-open. Included here are documents from ADE (General Guidelines for the Arts), Dance USA, NDEO, New Jersey as well as information on sound systems for outside instruction and an educator's computation of how to figure out physical distancing for a dance class. More resources will be added as they become available.  Soon, we expect that ADE will release the specific guidelines for each art form. 

For access to the AzDEO Teaching Online webinars, go to  #supportAZdance.   

Arizona Dance Standards

On May 18th 2015, the State Board of Education adopted our newly revised Dance standards. AzDEO helped select the writing team who came

from the ranks of AzDEO.  Thanks to their efforts, we have an improved set of standards. Our new standards define and describe

the artistic literacies and processes of Creating, Performing, Responding and Connecting.

Our new standards will go into effect for the 2016-17 school year. We have a year to try them out.


Do you need training or in-service on anything you see in the standards? Let us know and we will try to provide it for you.

Just email info@azdeo.org with any concerns, questions or suggestions.



Curriculum Resources

Please contribute curriculum/lesson ideas. Send to lmonson@cox.net

Find lesson ideas from your fellow teachers at
Click here for the resources

Teacher Evaluation Observations

What your administrators or evaluators need to know about evaluating dance educators

Click here 

Dance Resource Library 
AzDEO members:  Complete the “Ask A Librarian” form at: http://library.gcu.edu/AskALibrarian.  Select the "Other"  GCU Affiliation that says “Other” in the dropdown menu. AzDEO members will need to self-identify themselves in the question/comment field that they are AZDEO members and provide title information.  Materials will ship directly to you for a 4-week checkout period. Our staff has been updated with procedures to process requests for materials from AZDEO members.
You can mail back (book rate) or drop off the materials to GCU. Submit reimbursement for mailing to AzDEO.
Each year AzDEO will add to the collection. We would also welcome any donations to the collection if you have publications, books etc, you no longer need and feel someone might be able to use.

Go to http://library.gcu.edu
Click on “Find Books & More”
Type AzDEO into the LopeCat search bar.
Look for Special Collections in the left column and click “Arizona Dance Education Organization (AzDEO)."
You have now arrived to our Resource Library! Enjoy browsing through our books and multi-media materials.

Teacher Database

Looking for other teachers, here's the 2022-2023  teacher's database. 

Click Here

Concert Dates

Spring 2023

Find concert dates from schools, colleges and studios.

Click Here

Federal & State Updates

National Endowment for the Arts Investment Fact Sheet, Arizona
Produced by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) This two-page document explores the reach of NEA and Arizona Commission on the Arts grant awards,

including an overview of NEA appropriation trends and dollars leveraged; talking points on citizen benefits of public funding for the arts;

and data on the local impact of state and federal funding for the arts.
Impact of the Arts
The arts are a positive investment. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reports that arts and cultural production contributes more than $763.6 billion to the nation's economy.

This equates to 4.2 % of GDP, which is greater than construction ($739.9 billion) or transportation ($546.2 billion). The arts create jobs.

Arts and culture support 5 million wage and salary workers and many more independent jobs. The arts strengthen education.

Research confirms that the arts cultivate young imaginations and facilitate success in school, enhancing students' academic achievement in multiple subject areas.

The arts provide the critical thinking, communications and innovation skills essential to a productive 21st -century work force.

Arizona Arts & Culture Industries
According to new data released on March 6, 2018, by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA),

Arizona’s arts and culture industries contribute $9 Billion to the state’s economy, employing 90,000 Arizonans who earned a combined $4.9 Billion in Fiscal Year 2015,

contributing more to the State’s economy than mining, agriculture, and forestry combined. Nationally, the arts contribute $763.6 billion to the U.S. economy,

more than agriculture, transportation, or warehousing, and employ 4.9 million workers across the country. 

Click here to learn more.

Arts Resources from ADE


The link below may have information that could be helpful in advocating for better stipends.
Click here for the info.

Dance Links




Welcome to AZDEO


AzDEO provides many resources for dance educators such as curriculum, standards, assessments, a teacher database, a free dance resource library, online professional development, advocacy and updates and information on state and federal education laws and guidelines.