Want to honor a dance instructor for his/her outstanding achievements, unique style or humanitarian efforts, etc.? Then nominate him/her for the 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 a dance instructor for this award email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our contest page and fill out the online submission form before Oct. 26, 2020. Nominators will not be identified.
- Dance Instructor's Name
- Name and Location of the Dance Studio (Must be located in the USA)
- A brief description of why you are nominating this instructor, including how he/she meets the criteria of high-level service, integrity and quality
- A photo and/or video of the Instructor
How the winner is chosen:
- Voting will take place for the 6th Annual Greatmats National Dance Instructor of the Year Award Nov. 2-16, 2020. The two dance instructors with the most votes will be named grand prize finalists.
- From that point, Greatmats will interview the finalists and choose the grand prize winner.
Voting Options/Instructions:Visit Greatmats voting gallery ballot page 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. Feel free to share the ballot with friends and family and encourage them to vote.
- $250 in Greatmats Products for the Studio
- National Dance Instructor of the Year Certificate
- Runner Up: $150 in Greatmats Products
- Third Prize: $100 in Greatmats Products
- 4th-10th Place: $50 Greatmats Coupon toward purchases of $200 or more
National Award Series HistoryMore than 97,000 votes have been cast over the first 5 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. 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 All media submissions, including text, photos and videos become property of Greatmats.
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
- 2018 National Dance Instructor of the Year - Marlee Ramirez-Santana
- 2019 National Dance Instructor of the Year - Marrianne Brash-Rieg