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Register for NDEO's 2022 Virtual Award Ceremony Celebrating our National Award Winners and Thom Cobb Memorial Scholarship Recipient.
National Award Applications for 2022 are Closed. Winners will be announced in early September.
New this year....
NDEO Members and Non-Members are Eligible to Apply for an Award and we have increased the number of Awards from 4 to 9!
View Eligibilty Requirements and Application Guidelines Here
Directions for Applying for a National Award
Questions about National Awards? Email National Awards Committee Chair, Yauri Dalencour, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The most prestigious award conferred, the Lifetime Achievement Award is given for exemplary leadership, scholarship and/or artistry, and philanthropy or service to dance education. The honoree will have contributed to the field of dance education at the national and / or international levels for a period of at least fifteen (15) years.
2022 Lifetime Achievement - Living Artist / Educator
2022 Lifetime Achievement - Posthumous
There are four categories of Leadership Awards in the following areas: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Higher Education, K-12, and Independent Sector. These awards are given to an individual who has demonstrated excellence in creating ideas for programs, curriculums, and/or projects that have had a significant impact on their specific field of dance education and who has demonstrated leadership on a national level. Additionally, the recipient of this award should inspire and cultivate vision and leadership in others.
2022 Outstanding Leadership Award in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
2022 Outstanding Leadership Award in Higher Education
2022 Outstanding Leadership Award in K-12
2022 Outstanding Leadership Award in the Independent Sector
This award acknowledges a stellar dance educator. The award is granted on a yearly rotating basis to a dance educator from a different teaching environment each year. Additionally, the recipient of this award should inspire and motivate their students and have a significant impact in their school community.
2022 Outstanding Dance Educator in Independent Sector - Established (6+ years of experience)
2022 Outstanding Dance Educator in Independent Sector - Emerging (less than 6 years of experience)
This award recognizes an individual who has made a unique contribution to the field of dance education through creative and/or scholarly research. The recipient of this award should cultivate the importance of scholarly and creative research throughout the field of dance education.
2022 Outstanding Dance Education Researcher