Dance Association for North Carolina Educators

2021 Officers

President: John Gibson, Buncombe County Schools,

President-Elect: Dr. Tiffany Fuller, North Carolina A&T University,

Vice President: Ami Gibson, Iredell Statesville Schools,

DANCE Mission

DANCE_logo.gifTo provide leadership, continuing education training, and opportunities for education professionals within North Carolina and dance communities.

DANCE Awards

DANCE awards are presented at the NC SHAPE Convention! Come and join us as we honor our award winners! We are very proud of them, and we know you will be too!

Deadline: The deadline for all NC SHAPE awards is May 1st of each year.

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

DANCE Annually Recognizes:


  1. Provide leadership development opportunities for dance educators to conduct sessions at the NC SHAPE Convention and other special continuing education programs.
  2. Network and advocate with other arts agencies at the state legislative level to implement strong dance/arts education programs based on the NC Standards for Arts Education and National Standards for Arts Education.
  3. Provide continuing education opportunities via the NC SHAPE Convention.
  4. Stay current of resources in dance curriculum and program development including professional development, teacher preparation, technology, education, medicine, science, somatics, and performance.
  5. Increase membership and financial resources to enhance strong DANCE programs.
  6. Initiate and model professional practices that promote creative healthy lifestyles through dance curricula, programs, and workshops.
  7. Collaborate with other Alliance structures and external partnerships to promote the mission of the Dance Association for North Carolina Educator