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- Lifetime Achievement Award
- Rising Star Award
- Above and Beyond Award
- Outstanding Primary Dance Teaching
- Outstanding Secondary Dance Teaching
- Inspirational Lecturer at College, University or Conservatoire
- Inspirational Work in Education
- Inspirational Community Dance Practitioner
- Most Supportive Senior Leader or Governor
Lifetime Achievement Award
Do you know an individual who has been making a difference for 100’s of children and young people whilst working in dance education (in or out of school) for over 20 years?
We’re seeking nominations for people who have been teaching dance or developing opportunities for children and young people to dance throughout their lives. It might be your own dance teacher or someone working within a dance organisation who was or is your ‘go-to’ dance person, always brimming with knowledge and enthusiasm for dance.
Harlequin Floors has been the world leader in advanced technology flooring for 40 years and in that time has worked scrupulously with technical directors and dancers themselves to develop floors that keep dancers safe and healthy. It understands the tireless commitment it takes to make a positive difference and so is enormously proud to champion those who dedicate their lives to the future of children and young people by sponsoring the Lifetime Achievement Award. The very best of luck to all the nominees for One Dance UK’s Dance Teaching Awards.
Rising Star Award
Do you know an individual who has graduated within the last three years or has trained as a teacher within last 3 years and has already made a difference in their field? Perhaps they are already demonstrating their skills and passion for dance teaching, developing young people’s abilities and opening up opportunities for them.
This Award is for people teaching dance in any dance style or setting.
Above and Beyond Award
This Award is for someone who has done more than just lead dance classes. They will be someone who has particularly supported their students to achieve beyond their expectations or has gone that extra mile to enrich the dance experience, practice, knowledge or opportunities available in dance for practitioners and/or participants.
Outstanding Primary Dance Teaching
We’re excited to offer this Award to a passionate teacher in a Primary School who is exceptionally talented in their dance teaching. The individual could be a classroom teacher, a teaching assistant or a PE specialist. They are likely to be embedding dance across the school and encouraging a love of dance in their pupils.
Dancewear Central feel that encouraging a love of dance from an early age is of huge benefit to children; enriching and inspiring their young lives. We are delighted to be sponsoring the Outstanding Primary Dance Teaching Award to celebrate those who nurture young dancers in these formative years.
Outstanding Secondary Dance Teaching
This Award will go to an exceptionally hardworking dance teacher within a Secondary School who puts their pupils at the heart of their work. They will be embedding dance as part of school life and going above and beyond their class-room duties to ensure their pupils get the best possible dance provision.
In challenging times for secondary dance provision in schools, this Award is just what’s needed to champion secondary school dance teaching.
Inspirational Lecturer at College, University or Conservatoire
We’re looking for a dedicated lecturer/HE 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.
DWFM Beckman is a long-established Central London law firm which assists all sectors of the Dance Industry in relation to their legal and business affairs. Inspiring students is integral to ensuring their success and encouraging them to fulfil their potential. Students in higher education who are inspired by their lecturers and tutors can accomplish amazing things, and that motivation always stays with them. We are, therefore, pleased to sponsor this award.
Inspirational Work in Education
We’re looking for dance organisations/companies that are passionate about dance education, learning and participation and whose staff deserve championing for the work they do. This Award will go to an organisation or dance company doing excellent work with or for dance teachers/practitioners in or out of school. They will be improving dance practice and inspiring teachers, artists and young people with their work.
Inspirational Community Dance Practitioner
This Award is for a practitioner who is inspiring children and young people through safe, inspiring and creative dance practice. They will be giving priceless experiences, building a love of dance and helping them to see opportunities for them to progress.
So much fantastic dance provision is led by individuals working in their communities to create dance opportunities for children and young people. It’s time to shine a spotlight on them and their work.
People Dancing is the development organisation and membership body for community and participatory dance, working across the UK and internationally. We believe dance can change lives and transform communities, and recognise the skills and dedication of dance practitioners working at the heart of their communities to help make this happen.
Most Supportive Senior Leader or Governor
This unique Award is for an individual, Senior Leadership Team (SLT) or Board of Governors that have seen the benefits of dance within their school curriculum and helped it to flourish.
Without the support of a well-informed and interested SLT or Board, schools and colleges may not be provided with the resources and drive to ensure dance is a core part of the curriculum.