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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: September 9, 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. Michael Mead

180

2. Carlos Pabon

175

3. Natalia Laubert

100

4. Lisa Vegas

90

5. Diane Jarmolow

60

6. 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. Alan Barney

85

3. Eva Tibenska

65

4. Hannah Cole

60

5. Muhidin Divovic

40

5. Keith Denlinger

40

6. Ruslan Kaliuzhnyi

30

7. Enoch Evans

25

7. Anastasia Gordeeva

25

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


Studio Rank

#4 – Briora Ballroom | Organizer Jessica McMorrow Stefanov – (Redmond, WA)

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

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

#4 – Danceville USA | Organizer Keith Denlinger – (Columbus, OH)

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

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

Points

180

175

100

90

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

2. Olga Elsbury

390

3. Alan Barney

295

3. Michael Johnson

295

4. Eva Tibenska

290

5. Colton Gannon

285

6. Volodymyr Barabash

195

6. Sarah Lototskyy

195

6. Kelly Spradlin

195

6. Olga Tsikalyuk

195

6. Katherine Wu

195

7. Blake Beardsley

190

7. Jake Beckman

190

7. Shayne Collins

190

7. Vashay Dezmond Conley

190

7. Dmitry Demidov

190

7. Kathleen Doeling

190

7. Alexander Elsbury

190

7. Craig Elsbury

190

7. Grace Gallagher

190

7. Denise Haynes

190

7. Stephen Lipford

190

7. Rachel Miller

190

7. Michele Sutherland

190

7. Fonzie Zapata

190

8. Aleksandra Barsukov

150

9. Stephen Brockman

120

9. Danyelle Morley

120

9. Maysen Wilder

120

10. Joshua Arrington

95

10. Armando Astacio

95

10. Josephine Auchterlonie

95

10. Darian Chancellor

95

10. Tiffany Chancellor

95

10. Hayley Chitty

95

10. Chanel Cotton

95

10. Angel Criado

95

10. Evgeniia Elcoro

95

10. Madison Fields

95

10. Ivan Flores

95

10. Tekierius Green

95

10. Madyson Hart

95

10. Austin Hollis

95

10. Jay Holmes

95

10. Menal Indra

95

10. Ryan Jackson

95

10. Lilly Lattimore

95

10. Mercedes Lulow

95

10. Anna Kalinichenko

95

10. Andreas Konigsberger

95

10. Mary Beth Konigsberger

95

10. Francesco Moscarelli

95

10. Alyssa O’Neal

95

10. Grace Peterson

95

10. Andrew Pfiffner

95

10. Mark Jacob Presley

95

10. Marcin Raczynski

95

10. Megan Rund

95

10. Tristen Sanders

95

10. Tatiana Seliverstova

95

10. Isabella Spagnolo

95

10. Laura Treto-Gonzalez

95

10. Elna West

95

10. Yoeshua Wilson

95

11. Kaline Bauer

75

11. Jesica Carden

75

11. Sarah Firnschild

75

11. Aaron McLain

75

11. Adriana Nur

75

11. Brittany Vance

75

12. Christopher Crevatas

50

12. Kristie Stovall

50

12. Paul Varro

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

1,385

2. Michael Mead

1,235

3. John Elsbury

940

4. Rosendo Fumero

855

5. Kem Overby

760

6. Scott Anderson

475

6. Michael Johnson

475

7. Bruce Hasson

455

8. John Swick

435

9. James Peters

380

10. Olga Foraponova

340

10. Lisa Vegas

340

11. Garry Gekhman

190

11. Ronen Zinshtein

190

12. Diane Jarmolow

150

13. Christy Cote

100

14. Dean Abraham

95

14. Hannah Cole

95

14. David Kloss

95

14. Ron Montez

95

14. Sue Puttock

95

15. Jami Josephson

50