2017 NDEO National Awards
Deadline to apply is April 17, 2017
NDEO is presenting four awards at the 2017 National Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Before submitting a nomination make sure you review the award guidelines and criteria that can be found on
our website at www.ndeo.org/nationalawards
All Award recipients are given a complimentary registration to attend
the National Conference to accept their award.
  • Outstanding Leadership: This award is given to an individual who has demonstrated excellence in creating ideas for programs, curriculums, and/or projects that have had a significant impact on the 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.
  • Outstanding Dance Educator (Teaching Artist)This award acknowledges a stellar dance teaching artist. A teaching artist is defined for this award as the following: A working dance professional (choreographer, performer, artist), who also teaches independently or through a dance company as a guest artist in a variety of settings;  an educator hired by a community-based or performing arts organization as a teaching artist, who leads dance-based classes in schools or community venues on a contract basis; or an educator who works as an independent contractor in more than one setting, which may include studios, universities, community programs, and schools. This artist is not employed full-time in any one setting.
  • Outstanding Dance Education Researcher: 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.
  • Lifetime Achievement:The NDEO Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to a member of the National Dance Education Organization for exemplary leadership, research, 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.  The Lifetime Achievement Award is the most prestigious award the organization confers. Nominees will be evaluated in the following areas: 1) Impact and contributions of lifetime achievements to the field of dance education; 2) Advocacy for the field of dance and dance in education at the national and/or international level, 3) Innovativeness of contributions to the arts and dance education; and 4) Recognition by peers as an influential figure in the dance or dance education communities.  

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