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Dance Vision Teacher Award Program

Introducing the DVIDA Teacher Award Program: a point-based program designed to give recognition, rewards and benefits to exemplary dance teachers in our DVIDA community.

Dance teacher efforts are recognized with our world-wide leaderboard. Leaderboard leaders will receive rewards and recongition at our annual awards ball.

To receive points, teachers & examiners must be current DVIDA members and have no outstanding dues owed. Please contact the DVIDA office if you have any questions.

How to Earn Points

Dance Teacher Exams

Teachers earn points for each exam taken. Higher level exams earn more points. Examiners earn points for each exam given.

Candidates:
  • Junior Associate – 75 pts
  • Junior Associate Cote – 75 pts
  • Associate – 95 pts
  • Master – 195 pts
  • Grand Master – 295 pts
  • Club/Social/Arg. Tango – 50 pts
  • Single Dance – 40 pts
  • Recertification – 75 pts
Examiners:
  • Junior Associate – 75 pts
  • Junior Associate Core – 75 pts
  • Associate – 95 pts
  • Master – 95 pts
  • Grand Master – 95 pts
  • Club/Social/Arg. Tango – 50 pts
  • Single Dance – 40 pts
  • Recertification exams – 75 pts

Student Achievement Awards

Earn points when students earn Student Achievement Awards. Gain points per dance.

Studio Teachers – 5 pts. per dance done with students.
Examiners – 5 pts. per dance examined.
Studios / Organizers – 5 pts. per dance examined.
 

LEADERBOARDS

Last updated: June 1, 2020

The following examiners have earned points through the amount of DVIDA Student Achievement Awards they have recorded since January 1, 2020.


Examiner Rank

Points

1. Carlos Pabon

175

2. Natalia Laubert

100

3. Diane Jarmolow

60

4. Michelle Hudson

25

The following dance teachers have earned points through the amount of DVIDA Student Achievement Awards they have participated in since January 1, 2020.


Studio Teacher Rank

Points

1. Brian Wells

175

2. Hannah Cole

60

3. Muhidin Divovic

40

3. Ashley Novak

25

4. Douglas Wallock

25

7. Keturah Robison

10

The following Studios / Organizers have earned points through the amount of DVIDA Student Achievement Awards they have held since January 1, 2020.


Studio Rank

#1 – Starlighters | Organizer Brian Wells – (Wilmington, DE)

#2 – A Social Affair | Organizer Ashley Novak – (Jacksonville, FL)

#3 – Sol Ballroom | Organizer Hannah Cole – (Las Cruces, NM)

#4 – Cinema Ballroom | Organizer Michelle Hudson – (St. Paul, MN)

#1 – Starlighters | Organizer Brian Wells (Wilmington, DE) – 175 points
#2 – A Social Affair | Organizer Ashley Novak (Jacksonville, FL) – 100 points
#3 – Sol Ballroom | Organizer Hannah Cole (Las Cruces, NM) – 60 points
#4 – Cinema Ballroom | Organizer Cinema Ballroom (St. Paul, MN) – 25 points

Points

175

100

60

25

The following candidates have earned points through the amount of DVIDA Professional Examinations
they have taken since January 1, 2020.


Dance Teacher Exams (Candidates)

Points

1. Vitaly Kozhev

445

2. Dean Abraham

390

2. Sloan Cobb

390

3. Alan Barney

295

3. Michael Johnson

295

4. Colton Gannon

285

5. Volodymyr Barabash

195

5. Sarah Lototskyy

195

5. Kelly Spradlin

195

5. Olga Tsikalyuk

195

5. Katherine Wu

195

6. Blake Beardsley

190

6. Jake Beckman

190

6. Rachel Miller

190

6. Michele Sutherland

190

7. Aleksandra Barsukov

150

8. Joshua Arrington

95

8. Armando Astacio

95

8. Paul Bohman

95

8. Hayley Chitty

95

8. Chanel Cotton

95

8. Evgeniia Elcoro

95

8. Tekierius Green

95

8. Madyson Hart

95

8. Austin Hollis

95

8. Mercedes Lulow

95

8. Marcin Raczynski

95

8. Megan Rund

95

8. Tristen Sanders

95

8. Tatiana Seliverstova

95

8. Isabella Spagnolo

95

8. Eva Tibenska

95

8. Elna West

95

8. Yoeshua Wilson

95

9. Kaline Bauer

75

9. Jesica Carden

75

9. Sarah Firnschild

75

9. Adriana Nur

75

10. Kristie Stovall

50

The following examiners have earned points through the amount of DVIDA Professional Examinations
they have given since January 1, 2020.


Dance Teacher Exams (Examiners)

Points

1. Tommy DiTommaso

1,290

2. Michael Mead

1,235

3. Bruce Hasson

455

4. Michael Johnson

380

5. Olga Foraponova

340

6. Ronen Zinshtein

190

7. Diane Jarmolow

150

8. Garry Gekhman

95

8. David Kloss

95

8. Ron Montez

95

8. Sue Puttock

95

9. John Swick

75

10. Christy Cote

50