HISTORY OF DEA
From the beginning in 1932, when Dorothy Norman Cropper taught ballroom, Dance Educators of America stated, “We exist for the educational purposes of our members.” Thousands of men and women members have shared and furthered their love and knowledge of Dance with each other and their students.
Throughout the years, membership requirements have been a big part of the “Educational Process” of Dance Educators. The code of ethics insures that our members are held to a higher standard of business practices and it is still part of membership requirements.
The principles that Dance Educators was founded on are still in place, updated to keep pace with the changing times. Our membership is steadily increasing. Members benefit from the educational opportunities that are provided at the workshop classes and competitions that stress good sportsmanship and training. Dance Educators will never lose sight that we must “Put Education Before Competition.”
The outstanding faculty that Dance Educators use during workshops has been selected because in every sense of the word they are "Educators First.” Each and every one of them crave and drive to leave their imprint on the next generation of dancers. Our goal is to help teachers, reinforce their guidance and give them other sources needed to help their students become “the best they can be” at whatever they choose to do.
Dance. Educate. Inspire.