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ONE OF THE PURPOSES OF THE ANNUAL NDCA AWARDS ARE TO RECOGNIZE, AND HONOR PEOPLE IN OUR PROFESSION WHO HAVE EXCELLED IN THEIR RESPECTIVE DANCE TEAM LEADERSHIP POSITION.



Annual NDCA Awards

NDCA HALL OF FAME

The Hall of Fame award recognizes dance team professionals that have served at least ten years, have developed a successful dance team program at his/her level and area, and who have had a profound impact on the development of dance team outside their immediate sphere of influence.

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'OF THE YEAR' AWARDS

High School Coach of the Year

College Coach of the Year

All Star Coach of the Year

Associate Member of the Year

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Who can nominate someone?
Who can nominate someone?

You do not have to be a member of the NDCA to nominate a dance team professional for an award. Dancers, fellow coaches, parents, administrators, and friends are all allowed to nominate a deserving coach or dance team associate (judge, choreographer, consultant, etc.)

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What are the criteria?
What are the criteria?

Criteria for each award can be found by visiting the award page.

Coach or Associate of the Year

Hall of Fame

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When do nominations close?
When do nominations close?

Nominations are continually accepted. However, nominations for the following year close December 31 of the previous year. For example to nominate someone for 2021 College Coach of the Year, the nomination must be submitted by December 31 of 2020.

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Who decides the winners?
Who decides the winners?

NDCA members vote for the Coaches of the Year and Associate Member of the Year during the last two weeks of March. For Hall of Fame selection, a panel of member representatives from each level sits on a board that reviews the nominations and selects inductees. 

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When are the winners announced?
When are the winners announced?

Hall of Fame Inductees and Coaches/Associate Member of the Year are announced at the Friday night Gala during the annual NDCA National Dance Coaches Conference.