Tuesday, November 17, 2015

2015 National Dance Instructor of the Year Finalists named


Karl Barbee, Heather Walts, Kristen Nicolaisen, Tina Singer, Brandy Berkley,
Miranda Evans, Rosanne Vavasis, Heather McNew, Danielle Hughes, and Christi Leonard
have been named 2015 finalists for the National Dance Instructor of the Year Award.

MILLTOWN, WI -- Dance instructors can make or break the will of their students by their actions on and off the dance floor. As a way of honoring those dance teachers who provide their customers with the proper tools for success and happiness, Greatmats has chosen to sponsor an annual Dance Instructor of the Year Contest. 2015 marks the first year of the contest. This year's finalists have all been nominated by their peers and students for the outstanding integrity, service and quality they have shown both on the dance floor and in their respective communities. The 2015 field of finalists come from all over the United States, including the states of Florida, Virginia, California, Illinois, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania

Making up the 2015 field of Dance Instructor of the Year field of finalists are:
(Name, Studio or Instruction Facility, City, State)
Rosanne Vavasis, Just Gotta Dance, Hudson, Florida
Heather Walts, Just Dance Academy, Tarpon Springs, Florida
Christine (Tina) Singer, Amyclae Dance Academy, Stafford, Virginia
Brandy Berkley, Brandy's Mystical Inspiration, Peoria, IL
Kristen Nicolaisen, Balance Dance Studios, Austin, TX
Christi Leonard, Dance Academy, Miami, Oklahoma/Carl Junction, Missouri
Heather McNew, Evolution Arts and Athletics, Rogersville, Missouri
Miranda Evans, Elite Dance Studio of the Performing Arts, Rocky Mount, NC
Danielle Hughes, Scranton Dance Center/Wilkes University Conservatory/Marywood University, Scranton, Pennsylvania
Karl Barbee, N/A, Moscow, PA

Voting will take place on Greatmats' Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Greatmats/) now through Nov. 30, 2015 and the winner will be announced Jan. 4, 2016. The Dance Instructor of the Year Contest is one of four simultaneous contests honoring instructors and trainers from various industries for their commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of their students, clients and community.


Greatmats is a national dance and specialty flooring industry leader based in Milltown, Wisconsin, since 1999. Identified as one of the top 3,000 fastest growing companies in the USA three times since 2008, Greatmats has earned an A+ Better Business Bureau rating and 9.5 TrustPilot rating through its Golden Rule customer service practices. Greatmats gives back to its local community by donating 5% of its annual profits to local non-profit organizations. It also supports green initiatives through the use of solar energy at its Wisconsin headquarters and by offering a large variety of products made from recycled and renewable resources. View all of Greatmats' dance flooring options at http://www.greatmats.com/dance-flooring.php.