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Nominations open for One Dance UK Awards

Published: 2 May 2019
Reporter: Vera Liber

One Dance UK, the support organisation for the dance sector, has announced that nominations for the One Dance UK Awards 2019 are now open. Timed to coincide with International Dance Day, the 24 awards have been chosen to recognise the contribution of people working in the dance sector.

Categories for 2019 include:

  • Greater Manchester Award
  • Outstanding Dance Programming Award
  • Innovation in Dance Award
  • Dance Writing Award
  • Dance on Screen—Impact Award
  • Best Use of Dance by a Brand Award
  • Outstanding Primary Dance Teaching Award
  • Outstanding Secondary Dance Teaching Award
  • Inspirational Community Dance Practitioner Award
  • Inspirational Work in Education Award (for organisations)
  • Inspirational Lecturer at College, University or Conservatoire Award
  • Most Supportive Senior Leader or Governor Award
  • Rising Star Award (Dance Teaching)
  • Dance Healthcare Practitioner Award
  • Dance Science Award
  • Dance Healthcare Team Award
  • Research in Dance—Impact Award
  • Dance Advocacy Award
  • People’s Choice Award
  • Dance Personality of the Year Award
  • Dance of the African Diaspora Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Lifetime Achievement in South Asian Dance
  • Lifetime Achievement in Dance Education/Participation Award
  • Jane Attenborough Award—Outstanding Contribution to Dance

One Dance UK’s CEO Andrew Hurst said, "there is no shortage of exceptional talent in the dance sector, and we have developed these awards to celebrate the unsung heroes of our sector, the remarkable contribution and commitment that is made by so many. We encourage everyone to take a moment to nominate those who inspire them and whose work is enriching the art forms—we want to empower the sector to give recognition to those who really deserve it."