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2020 DANCE College/University Teacher of the Year

Jan 15, 2020 - Aug 15, 2020

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. Upload: Letters of Recommendation: One from a colleague and the other from an administrator/supervisor.
  3. Upload: Cover Page.
  4. Upload: Written Statement: To address the three * criteria above.
Application Documents: Please download the Cover Page as seen below. This page is to be filled out and uploaded along with your Written Statement and two Letters of Recomendation as the last step in applying for this award. If you have any questions, please contact Artie Kamiya, Executive Director (919) 818-6486 or
(1) Cover Page (Click to download word doc) to be submitted along with the following two items:
(2) Written Statement
(3) Letters of Recommendation


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Award Deadline: Tentatively, August 15th due to Coronavirus. However, the Selection Committee can decide to close this as soon as an adequate number of quality applications are secured. In other words, please submit your application now!