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Outstanding Dance Educator: This award acknowledges a stellar dance educator from various sectors of the membership. The recipient of this award will have an established record of teaching dance in an traditional educational setting or through an Arts Organization. Awards are given to dance educators in the following sectors:
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 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.
Dance Education Researcher Award
Lifetime Achievement: 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 for at least the past 15 years. Nominees will be evaluated in the following areas
Diana Domoracki Kisto Award: In honor and memory of former board member and inspirational Dance Educator, Diana Domoracki-Kisto, the NYSDEA board has established a grant to annually fund a Pre-K-12 Dance Educator toward the cost of attending the NDEO conference. Any NYSDEA PreK-12 Dance Educator may apply.
Diana Domoracki Kisto Award
NYSDEA Undergraduate and Graduate Student Scholarships: NYSDEA wishes to recognize and encourage student participation in the dance education community by providing monetary support to undergraduate and graduate students to attend the Annual NDEO Conference.
Important Additional Information
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NYSDEA offers a number of scholarships and awards for New York State dance educators and dance education students.
For more information about any of the scholarships or awards listed please contact Karen Camp, Director of Awards at email@example.com