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Dance Teacher Hub Awards

Dance Teacher Hub - Awards

Welcome to our second year of Dance Teacher Hub Awards. We are really excited to run these awards again for dance teachers, brands and students nationwide.

So why are we running these awards?

We've had a fantastic first year launching the awards and we'd like to say a huge thank you to all those that were involved. Our judges Matt, Tom, Ryan, Darcey and Laura all offered a great amount of support and it was lovely having you all as part of the first DanceTeacher Hub Awards.

The awards received over 100 entries and a further 15,000+ public votes. We hope to make this year even better and special for you all and make sure teachers across the UK are recognised for their hard earned achievements.

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Dates for your diary

  1. Open for entries: 12 February
  2. Entry Deadline: 8 April
  3. Short listing: 10 April - 22 April
  4. Public voting process: 23 April - 18 May
  5. Winners announced: 22 May

Entry costs £40 per award and you can enter as many categories as you wish. If you enter 3 categories or more, one of your entries will be free!

We look forward to seeing the entries for this year and finding out who will be our 2016 Dance teacher Hub award winners. Good luck to everyone who is entering from all at DTH HQ. We look forward to celebrating the results at this year's first ever Dance Teacher Hub Retreat.

We have a number of sponsorship packages available. If you are interested in partnering with us, awards please email [email protected].

The awards categories

Here is a list of this year’s awards categories. If you already know the categories you will be entering, go straight to the entry form.

Teacher of the year - We are looking for fantastic dance teachers who deserve to be recognized. Is that you, or perhaps you would like to nominate a teacher at your school? Be sure to include testimonials from parents and students!

New teacher of the year - To be eligible for this award you or your nomination must have been teaching for less than 18 months

School of the year - Does your dance school stand out from the crowd?. We are looking to honour the best dance schools in the country. It doesn’t matter how big your dance school is, we want to hear about all of your successes!

New dance school of the year - Have you opened a new dance school in the past 18 months? If so, tell us your achievements in a short space of time.

Pupil of the year - Do you have a pupil at your school that has achieved something amazing? Perhaps its their dedication to turning up to every lesson, or maybe they have won countless awards . Nominate them for this award and give them the ultimate honour!

Dance brand of the year - We want to hear from all kinds of dance brands out there – dance-wear, websites, flooring, classes, clubs and many more – nominate yourselves now!

College of the year - There are so many fantastic colleges specializing in dance. Nominate your college for this ultimate award.

Website award - Are you a dance school, dance brand, supplier in the industry, college, information site …the list goes on?. We are looking for the most user friendly, innovative and best designed websites to win this award.

Dance franchise of the year - With a number of successful dance franchise businesses out there, we want to honour the best of the best. If you feel you deserve to win this award then enter now!

Performance of the year - Dance shows are the big events of the calendar. They require a lot of hard work form teachers and students alike, and often go without the praise they deserve. Tell us why yours was the best show – feel free to send us video clips and photos!

Best service to teachers(eg marketing, PR, systems, dancewear) - Are you a business that sits behind the scenes but makes life easier for dance schools and teachers every day. We want to hear from you!

Lifetime achievement award - Shortlisted by Dance Teacher Hub, this is a non-entry award. We will take deserving entries from the awards above and other industry professionals we feel deserve this accolade.

Positive Peter Award - The "Positive Peter Award" has been introduced by one of our lovely DTH members, Peter Coenen - founder of Old School Danceworks. Peter regularly posts positive, uplifting statuses in the group often reminding us about the wonderful jobs we have and do. The winner of this award will be selected by our very own Positive Peter who will select the DTH member he feels has shown the most positive, inspiring and uplifting attitude towards teaching.

Entries are now closed