Recognize YOUR amazing Dance Teacher!

Published: April 6th, 2018
National Dance Education Organization
NDEO 2018 National Awards

Nominate Yourself or Someone Else for a National Award

Nomination Deadline is April 24th

Before you start an online nomination form, make sure to read the Award Nomination Guidelines so that you know which documents and details are necessary 

to complete the online nomination form.  

Gather these documents prior to starting the online nomination form.


 Award Nomination Guidelines

NOMINATE Yourself or Someone Else – Online Nomination Form

NDEO is presenting four National Awards at the 2018 National Conference in San Diego California in early October.  All National Award recipients are given a complimentary registration to attend the National Conference to accept their award.


  • Outstanding Leadership: This award is given to an NDEO member who has demonstrated excellence in creating ideas for programs, curriculum, and/or projects that have had a significant impact on the field of dance education and who has demonstrated leadership on a national level.
  • Outstanding Dance Educator (Postsecondary / Higher Ed): This award acknowledges a stellar NDEO member who teaches in a college or university. The recipient of this award should inspire and motivate their students and have a significant impact in their school community.
  • Outstanding Dance Education Researcher: This award recognizes an NDEO member 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.


To access the NDEO Awards webpage, go to