We all have dance teachers in our lives. Whether a beloved studio owner, guest teacher, mentor, friend, or even parent, these educators play an irreplaceable role in our experiences with dance and beyond. Now is your chance to show your thanks.
The National Dance Education Organization believes in its mantra: “Behind every dancer who believes in themselves, is a dance teacher who believed in them first.” On May 4, NDEO invites you to participate in #ThankADanceTeacherDay, a global initiative celebrating dance education and the teachers who are part of it. Started in 2014, #ThankADanceTeacherDay is a social media campaign tailored toward raising awareness about the life-changing impact of dance education. The holiday specifically recognizes dance teachers, who are often left out of the celebrations during National Teacher Appreciation week (May 8–12). To join in this year and spread some love to your favorite dance teachers, all you need to do is create your own thank-you message or share a story about a meaningful educator in your life, then post it on your social media accounts using the hashtag #ThankADanceTeacherDay on Thursday, May 4.
Whether you’re a seasoned educator, an admiring student, or even a parent, there is someone who paved the way for you. So this May 4, be sure to join NDEO in thanking our dance teachers for all they do!