Nominations Are Open for the 2023 Dance Teacher Awards!
October 5, 2022

Know some extraordinary dance educators who are paving the way for the next generation of artists, leaders and thinkers? Now’s your chance to nominate them for a 2023 Dance Teacher Award!

Every year, we recognize excellence in teaching by honoring outstanding dance educators for their contributions to the field. 

We’re currently accepting nominations for the 2023 Dance Teacher Awards, and are looking for dance educators who:

  • Have a unique or outsized impact on their students and/or community
  • Strive to bring out the best in their students as dancers and people
  • Have a thoughtful and forward-thinking approach to pedagogy
  • Are dedicated to their own continued learning
  • Have a body-positive teaching style
  • Prioritize dancers’ mental and physical health and safety
  • Are committed to anti-racism, equity and inclusion inside and outside the studio

Dance educators of all kinds are eligible to receive the Dance Teacher Award, including those working in private studios, K–12 schools, conservatories, higher education institutions and more. Nominations will be reviewed holistically based on their alignment with the above criteria. To access the full list of past Dance Teacher Awardees, click here.

Submit your nominations via this form by Friday, March 31, 2023. You can also get in touch with me via email at [email protected] if you have any questions or suggestions.

I can’t wait to hear about the extraordinary educators you’d like to see receive next year’s Dance Teacher Award!

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