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Dance Association for North Carolina Educators

DANCE Awards

DANCE_logo.gifDANCE awards are presented at the NCAAHPERD-SM Convention in November! Come and join us as we honor our award winners! We are very proud of them, and we know you will be too!

Nominations and applications for DANCE Awards are accepted at all times of the year, however, the deadline is June 10, of the current year. Nominations or applications made after that date will be considered for the following year.

Please take a minute to think of colleagues, teachers, administrators, college students you feel are deserving of recognition.

DANCE Annually Recognizes:

Award Criteria:

  • DANCE Educators of the Year must be members of NCAAHPERD-SM and DANCE.
  • All DANCE award recipients must demonstrate support and dedication to the mission and goals of the DANCE Association.
  • Dance Educators must have at least five years experience in a K-12 setting or at the college/university level.
  • If planning to advance to District and National levels, the dance educator must be a current SHAPE America member.
  • Dance educators must have a degree and certification in teaching and be a full-time teacher at the time of application submission.
  • Each nominee must demonstrate leadership in developing and implementing or directing and coordinating effective dance education programs.
  • Each nominee should show volunteer service to local state or national professional arts organizations within their own school system.
  • Each nominee should show evidence of service to local schools, districts, state or community organizations.
  • Each nominee should submit one letter of support from an administrator, a parent or child/student or from a fellow teacher.
  1. Minimum five years of teaching experience.
  2. Two letters of recommendation: one from a colleague and the other from an administrator/supervisor.
  3. Nominator needs to let the teacher know they are being recommended for an award, at the time of nomination. This will give the nominee time to become a member of NCAAHPERD-SM. Also, this will allow them to accept the nomination as well if they do not accept it...then they can notify the nomination and the association can pull that name from the list of nominees.