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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:
October 12, 2020

  • Student Achievement Awards
    (Examiners)
  • Student Achievement Awards
    (Studio Teachers)
  • Student Achievement Awards
    (Studios | Organizers)
  • Dance Teacher Exams
    (Candidates)
  • Dance Teacher Exams
    (Examiners)

Examiner Rank

Points

1. Michael Mead

205

2. Ronen Zinshtein

185

3. Carlos Pabon

175

4. Lori Woods-Gay

110

5. Natalia Laubert

100

6. Lisa Vegas

90

7. Diane Jarmolow

60

8. Michelle Hudson

25

9. Hannah Cole

5

Studio Teacher Rank

Points

1. Brian Wells

175

2. Anya Sheedy

110

3. Alan Barney

85

4. Johny Postolachi

75

5. Eva Tibenska

65

6. Hannah Cole

60

7. Alexandru Munteanu

50

8. Keith Denlinger

40

8. Muhidin Divovic

40

9. Ruslan Kaliuzhnyi

30

10. Enoch Evans

25

10. Anastasia Gordeeva

25

10. Teresa Shiry

25

11. Valentine Hodgman

15

11. Ken Richards

15

12. Madison Stoepler

5

12. Gabby Williams

5

Studio Rank

Points

#1- Todos Dance & Fitness Studio | Organizer Ronen Zinshtein - (Natick, MA)

185

#2- Briora Ballroom | Organizer Jessica McMorrow Stefanov - (Redmond, WA)

180

#3- Starlighters | Organizer Brian Wells - (Wilmington, DE)

175

#4- BlueBallroom | Organizer Ken Richards - (Wilmington, DE)

105

#5- A Social Affair | Organizer Ashley Novak - (Jacksonville, FL)

100

#6- Danceville USA | Organizer Keith Denlinger - (Columbus, OH)

90

#7- Sol Ballroom | Organizer Hannah Cole - (Las Cruces, NM)

60

#8- Cinema Ballroom | Organizer Michelle Hudson - (St. Paul, MN)

25

#8- Teresa Shiry Dance | Organizer Teresa Shiry - (La Quinta, CA)

25

#9- Shundo | Organizer Mando Rodriguez - (El Paso, TX)

5

Dance Teacher Exams (Candidates)

Points

1. Vitaly Kozhev

445

2. Dean Abraham

390

2. Sloan Cobb

390

2. Olga Elsbury

390

3. Scott Lazarov

385

3. Rachel Miller

385

4. Chad Stall

300

5. Alan Barney

295

5. Michael Johnson

295

6. Austin Hollis

290

6. Eva Tibenska

290

7. Colton Gannon

285

8. Aleksandra Barsukov

245

9. Volodymyr Barabash

195

9. Sarah Lototskyy

195

9. Ian Meeks

195

9. Kelly Spradlin

195

9. Olga Tsikalyuk

195

9. Katherine Wu

195

10. Blake Beardsley

190

10. Jake Beckman

190

10. Shayne Collins

190

10. Vashay Dezmond Conley

190

10. Dmitry Demidov

190

10. Kathleen Doeling

190

10. Alexander Elsbury

190

10. Craig Elsbury

190

10. Grace Gallagher

190

10. Denise Haynes

190

10. Stephen Lipford

190

10. Michele Sutherland

190

10. Fonzie Zapata

190

11. Stephen Brockman

160

11. Danyelle Morley

160

11. Maysen Wilder

160

12. Joshua Arrington

95

12. Armando Astacio

95

12. Josephine Auchterlonie

95

12. Robbie Lee Belcher

95

12. Darian Chancellor

95

12. Tiffany Chancellor

95

12. Hayley Chitty

95

12. Chanel Cotton

95

12. Susanna Cranford

95

12. Angel Criado

95

12. Evgeniia Elcoro

95

12. Madison Fields

95

12. Ivan Flores

95

12. Tekierius Green

95

12. Madyson Hart

95

12. Jay Holmes

95

12. Colton Ronald Hutton

95

12. Menal Indra

95

12. Ryan Jackson

95

12. Lilly Lattimore

95

12. Mercedes Lulow

95

12. Anna Kalinichenko

95

12. Andreas Konigsberger

95

12. Mary Beth Konigsberger

95

12. Francesco Moscarelli

95

12. Alyssa O'Neal

95

12. Grace Peterson

95

12. Andrew Pfiffner

95

12. Mark Jacob Presley

95

12. Marcin Raczynski

95

12. Claire Ramage

95

12. Megan Rund

95

12. Tristen Sanders

95

12. Tatiana Seliverstova

95

12. Isabella Spagnolo

95

12. Kymber Thomas

95

12. Laura Treto-Gonzalez

95

12. Elna West

95

12. Yoeshua Wilson

95

12. Chelsea Zellars

95

13. Kaline Bauer

75

13. Jesica Carden

75

13. Sarah Firnschild

75

13. Natalya Krimmel

75

13. Aaron McLain

75

13. Adriana Nur

75

13. Brittany Vance

75

14. Christopher Crevatas

50

14. Kristie Stovall

50

14. Paul Varro

50

15. Mary Anne Alvin

40

Dance Teacher Exams (Examiners)

Points

1. Tommy DiTommaso

2,240

2. Michael Mead

1,235

3. John Elsbury

940

4. Rosendo Fumero

855

5. Kem Overby

760

6. Bruce Hasson

755

7. John Swick

555

8. Lisa Vegas

510

9. Scott Anderson

475

9. Michael Johnson

475

10. James Peters

380

11. Olga Foraponova

340

12. Carlos Pabon

285

13. Garry Gekhman

190

13. Ronen Zinshtein

190

14. Diane Jarmolow

150

15. Christy Cote

100

16. Dean Abraham

95

16. Hannah Cole

95

16. David Kloss

95

16. Ron Montez

95

16. Sue Puttock

95

17. Jami Josephson

50

18. Melissa Saphir

40