One Dance UK Awards 2020 Categories
NOMINATIONS DEADLINE: FRIDAY 19 JUNE
Dance in Wales Award
Each year One Dance UK will present an award in partnership with the host region, recognising an organisation or individual who has made a signifcant impact to dance in the loacl area.
Nomination form here
Primary Dance Education Award
This award is for a passionate individual who is making an exceptional impact by teaching dance in primary school settings. This could be anyone from a freelance practitioner working as a visiting artist through to a full-time primary school teacher, whose work is building a life-long love of dance with their pupils.
Secondary Dance Education Award
This award is for an exceptional dance teacher or dance department within a Secondary School who inspires and motivates their students, putting them at the heart of their work. They will be making a positive impact on students and the wider school.
Inspirational Lecturer at College, University or Conservatoire Award
This award is for a dedicated lecturer or HE/FE practitioner who motivates their students, developing skills and passion for learning. They enable great progress for their students in dance and beyond, inspiring the next generation of performers, choreographers, teachers and practitioners.
Inspirational Community Dance Practitioner Award
A practitioner whose work within the community creates a positive impact with groups or a group of people. They use the power of dance to engage and motivate those who they work with, and create opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to dance.
Inspirational Work in Education Award
This award is for an organization or dance company who deserve recognition for their work to engage and inspire members of the wider community through education and/or outreach. Their work looks outwards, actively providing meaningful opportunities for people to engage with and experience dance.
Research in Dance Award
This award recognises research in dance which impacts the way dance is seen, practiced, taught, created or experienced. This could be research undertaken at undergraduate, postgraduate or professional level by individuals, teams or organisations in any area of study.
Dance Healthcare Practitioner Award
This award recognises an individual mental or physical healthcare practitioner (medical or complimentary therapist) who demonstrates exceptional clinical practice in their chosen specialism. They have a deep understanding of the needs of the dancers they work with and consistently strive to achieve the best outcome possible for them. The individual will be an exemplary role model, advocating best practice within dance-specific healthcare and will engage regularly in CPD to maintain an evidence-based approach.
Dance Healthcare Team Award
We’re looking for a team of people who support the healthcare of dancers in a company, production or educational setting. This team shows exceptional interdisciplinary collaboration to support fitness for training and/or performance. They will demonstrate a strong and effective communication between medical, scientific, artistic and managerial roles to identify and deliver effective treatment, rehabilitation and training programmes.
Applied Dance Science Award
This award is for an applied scientist who is making a significant positive impact on dancers’ health, wellbeing and/or performance. This could be through their own evidence-based practice with dancers, companies and educational establishments directly or as a result of their innovative research in the field. This individual will be passionate about collaborating with dance artists and educators to answer questions and solve problems relevant to their practice.
Regional Award: Wales
Each year One Dance UK will present an award in partnership with the host region, recognising an organisation or individual who has made a significant impact to dance in the local area. This year we are delighted to be shining a spotlight on the wonderful work happening in Wales!
Dance for Wellbeing Award
This award celebrates the work of dance professionals who are promoting and supporting health and wellbeing through dance. This professional will be using dance to improve the physical and/or mental health and wellbeing of particular groups or communities, for example those with dementia or Parkinson’s, the elderly, children and young people, or people with mobility or accessibility needs.
Innovation in Dance Award
This award highlights the most ground-breaking and cutting-edge approach to dance over the last 12 months. This award could be won for innovation around any performative aspect of dance, such as choreography, music, use of new technologies, etc.
Dance Campaign Award
This award is for a creative campaign that engaged with or has featured dance within the past 12 months. The award will recognise the most innovative, imaginative and engaging use of dance as part of a marketing or publicity campaign. This could be a campaign that either features dance, encourages people to become involved with dance, or advocates for dance and the wider sector.
Dance Programming Award
This award recognises the work of producers, project managers or programmers. Their work allows dance to be seen, helping to expose dance to new audiences, while increasing opportunities for under-represented dance forms to be presented. This can be for people working within a venue or an organisation to make dance happen.
Dance on Film Award
The Dance on Film Award highlights the most impactful use of dance on screen and in the media. This award could be won for dance represented in any format, including television, film and photography, and on any distribution platform including cinema, film festivals, photography exhibitions, web, digital or broadcast media.
People’s Choice Award
The People’s Choice Award recognises an individual or organisation who has made a significant contribution to the dance industry throughout the last twelve months, either having made a name for themselves within the dance world and/or having significantly raised the profile of dance amongst the general public. The shortlist and winner for this award will be decided by a public vote once nominations close.
Dance Advocacy Award
This award recognises an individual, team, campaign or movement that has shown commitment and leadership in championing dance and keeping it on the agenda. They have worked hard to advocate for dance on a local, regional or national scale, addressing a specific issue impacting the sector while taking action to promote change. This individual, team or campaign will successfully be working to change opinion through their campaigning. This could be anyone from a political advocate, a senior leader or governor, through to local activist, dance practitioner or educational leader.
Lifetime Achievement Award
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognises professional achievements throughout a lifetime’s work that has contributed to the development of a particular aspect of the dance industry. Recipients of this award are recognised by practitioners and advocates of relevant dance forms and industries for dedicating their lives to building a legacy and changing perceptions. It is a perfect opportunity to acknowledge, document and celebrate their place within the wider dance landscape.
Rising Star Award
This award recognises an individual at the start of their career who is already making a positive difference in their area of work. Perhaps they are already demonstrating their passion for dance teaching, performance, dance science or are actively developing opportunities for young people or disadvantaged community groups. This award is the perfect way to recognise people at the start of their careers that are already producing work in any style or setting to help develop the sector.
Jane Attenborough Award
The Jane Attenborough Award honours an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to Dance. The award aims to highlight the important, but often unacknowledged, contributions made by exceptional individuals who make a real difference to how dance is created, supported and seen. We are looking for exceptional individuals who have gone above and beyond to move dance forward and enabled the art form to thrive. This person could be a manager, designer, teacher, critic or healthcare practitioner; anyone who, through their knowledge, skill and generosity, has made a significant contribution to dance beyond the scope of their usual role.