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2018 Greatmats National Dance Instructor of the Year Contest

Vote for the dance instructor you think should be named the 2018 Greatmats National Dance Instructor of the Year!

Voting runs Nov. 15-29, 2018

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December 15, 2017

H&H Dance Academy

- SAMPLE - 2017 Greatmats National Dance Instructors of the Year - Heidi Sulminski & Heather Gerardi -- NOMINATION INFO: I am nominating twin sisters Heather and Heidi that own H&H Dance Academy in Millbury Massachusetts. It is a small studio with a big heart!! They have received the honor of best studio in our area for 5+ years. They have participated in events giving back to ALS, Boston Children's Hospital and Dancers Benefits. Please choose Heather Gerardi/ Heidi Sulminski from H&H. They deserve this for all they do for their dance families.

Want to honor a dance instructor for his/her outstanding achievements, unique style or humanitarian efforts, etc.? Then nominate him/her for the 4th Annual National Dance Instructor of the Year Award, sponsored by Greatmats. The award, part of Greatmats National Award Series, is designed to recognize dance instructors who have made a difference in the lives of their clients and community through the virtues of service, integrity and quality.

Learn more about Greatmats National Award Series.

How to Nominate:

To nominate the dance instructor for this award, visit https://www.greatmats.com/2018-greatmats-national-dance-instructor-of-the-year.php or email the following information to brett@greatmats.com before Nov. 1, 2018. Nominators will not be identified.

  1. Dance Instructor's Name
  2. Name and Location of the Dance Studio (Must be located in the USA)
  3. A brief description of why you are nominating this instructor, including how he/she meets the criteria of high-level service, integrity and quality
  4. A photo and/or video of the Instructor

How the winner is chosen:

  1. Voting will take place at https://www.greatmats.com/2018-greatmats-national-dance-instructor-of-the-year.php Nov. 15 through Nov. 29, 2018. The two dance instructors with the most votes will be named finalists.
  2. Greatmats will judge the two finalists to determine the winner based on:
    1. Demonstration of Service
    2. Demonstration of Integrity
    3. Demonstration of Quality

Grand Prize

  1. $250 in Greatmats Products (or $150 Cash Option) for the studio
  2. Instructor/studio profile to be released with the announcement of the winner on Dec. 14, 2018.
  3. National Dance Instructor of the Year Certificate

More than 6,900 votes have been cast over the first 3 years of the contest, which is part of Greatmats Annual National Award Series. The Greatmats Award Series is designed to recognize instructors, trainers and coaches, who have had a positive impact in their communities and the lives of their students.

Voting Instructions:

Visit https://www.greatmats.com/2018-greatmats-national-dance-instructor-of-the-year.php during the voting period to vote for this year's National Dance Instructor of the Year. Click the vote button next to the photo of the Dance Instructor you'd like to win. Each voter can vote only once. Feel free to share the ballot with friends and family and encourage them to vote. The two dance instructors with the most votes will be named finalists. From that point, Greatmats will choose the winner (scroll down to see prizes) based on demonstration of service, integrity and quality.

Greatmats is a national dance flooring leader based in Milltown, Wisconsin, since 1999. Identified as one of the top 3,000 fastest growing companies in the USA three times since 2008, Greatmats gives back to its local community by donating 5% of its annual profits to local non-profit organizations. It also supports green initiatives through the use of solar energy at its Wisconsin headquarters and by offering a large variety of products made from recycled and renewable resources.

View all of Greatmats' dance flooring at http://www.greatmats.com/dance-flooring.php

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Read about previous winners of the award:

2015 National Dance Instructor of the Year - Rosanne Vavasis

2016 National Dance Instructor of the Year - John Culbertson

2017 National Dance Instructors of the Year - Heidi Sulminski & Heather Gerardi