Each year, the Dance Teacher Awards honor four outstanding educators for their contributions to the field. Recipients have included studio owners, professors, program directors and more whose specialties run the gamut of dance genres. We need your help to find this year’s best in the profession. Do you know a teacher who deserves to be recognized as a leader and role model? Nominate him or her for a 2017 Dance Teacher Award! Your nomination should include the following:

1. Award category: Studios and Conservatories; Colleges and Universities; K–12.

2. School or studio name and location, nominee’s position at the institution.

3. Nominee’s contact info.

4. Your relationship to the nominee.

5. In 200 words or less, tell us why this teacher deserves an award. What are his/her leadership qualities, for instance, and list some notable accomplishments. Feel free to include any helpful photos or videos, as well!

Send nominations by March 1, 2017. You can fill out the form below, send us an e-mail (rrizzuto@dancemedia.com) or mail nominations to:

2017 Dance Teacher Awards

attn: Rachel Rizzuto

Dance Teacher magazine

333 Seventh Ave., 11th Floor

New York, NY 10001

DT Awards will be presented at the Dance Teacher Summit. Nominees must be available to attend.

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