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Dance Educator Award


The Dance Educators’ Committee is calling for nominations for the 2019 Dance Educators Award.

The recipient of this recognition will show evidence of integrating principles of Dance Medicine and Science through their teaching practice and to acknowledge their influence on future dance teachers. The recipient of the award will be announced at the 2019 Annual Conference, which will be held in Montreal from Thursday-Sunday, October 24-27.

The 2018 IADMS Dance Educators’ Committee Dance Educator Award was presented to Stevie Oakes, who joins previous recipients: Professor Emma Redding, Dr. Janice Plastino, Janet Karin and Dr Tom Welsh.

The criteria for the award describe a dance educator who has served IADMS and:

  • demonstrates a long-standing method of the integration and implementation of dance science and research into the classroom.
  • has developed a system of training based on a sound knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, and/or psychology.
  • can address artistic and pedagogical priorities, within a scientific context, to help researchers understand the art of dance and dance teaching.
  • demonstrates innovative thinking in teaching and is not afraid to challenge myths and historical methods.
  • demonstrates an ongoing commitment to furthering the field of dance, dance science and IADMS as an organization.

All of the criteria for the award must be addressed by the advocate on the nomination form for the nominee to be eligible for the award. Please note that members of the IADMS Dance Educators’ Committee are not eligible to nominate. They cannot be nominated and are unable to nominate themselves for the award.

The closing day for nominations will be May 1, 2019 and the recipient will be selected by the Education Committee and announced at the Annual meeting in October.

Please send completed nomination forms to:

We look forward to receiving your nominations!

IADMS Dance Educators’ Committee

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