AzDEO is pleased to announce the inaugural awardees for the Dance Program of Excellence Award. At our Annual meeting on August 29th, a high school and a K-8 school were presented with the Dance Program of Excellence Award for 2020.
Valley Vista High School, under the leadership of Amy Crow, received the award for a High School program, and Kino Junior High School, under the leadership of Jasmine Benton, received the award for a K-8 program.
This award is given to a program that showcases dance as a valid and rigorous course of study that supports a well-rounded education. Schools must demonstrate growth and inclusiveness; a comprehensive, rigorous curriculum based on artistic processes that supports a well-rounded education; addresses the needs of all students; student-centered; parent and community support and engagement; and access to professional development.
Valley Vista and Kino truly support dance as a valid and rigorous discipline and demonstrate best practices in Dance Education. Arizona and AzDEO celebrate and honor their accomplishments. Congratulations!