WED / JUN 6, 2018
Dance/USA Opening Night Celebration and Honors
Isamu Noguchi Plaza
Opening Night DJ


The Dance/USA Honor, ‘Ernie’, and Champion awards recognize an individual’s contributions to dance in America and acknowledges the roles they play in the national dance community. Presented by the Dance/USA Board of Trustees, these awards are presented to outstanding members of the national dance community.

Nominations for Dance/USA’s Honor and ‘Ernie’ awards are accepted from the entire dance field, and the final selection is made by the Dance/USA Board of Trustees. Each year, the Champion Award is selected by the local Host Committee.

The 2018 Honorees are:

Dance/USA Honor Award – dating over 50 when to kiss

Dance/USA ‘Ernie’ Award –

Dance/USA Champion Award –

Dance/USA Trustees Award – Mary Verdi-Fletcher


The 2018 awards will be presented during the Opening Night Celebration on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.

The festivities will include a cocktail hour, dinner, and an awards ceremony recognizing the 2018 awardees… and funky DJ.

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