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Nominations Are Open

Legends of Dance
The Dance Archive is accepting nominations for the 2024 Legends of Dance. Previously nominated individuals will be considered but will require a new 2024 nomination submission. Nominees are judged on Legends of Dance criteria.
Nominations are due February 29
Note: It is not required that Legends of Dance be dancers or performers – we have honored producers, directors, philanthropists, photographers, and people in other fields who have made significant and sustained impacts on dance in the state.
Ceremony October 20, 2024

2024 Legends of Dance Announced

The Dance Archive at the University of Denver is pleased to announce our 2024 Legends of Dance honorees. Honorees will give oral history interviews, which will be added to The Dance Archive’s extensive collection, and will be recognized at an awards presentation in October.

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A diverse variety of options.  The Dance Archive offers programs that celebrate the contributions of dance in Colorado, and offers curriculum to engage students of all ages in movement-based learning.

Legends of Dance

Since 2004, the annual Legends of Dance in Colorado honors individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to dance in our state. As part of being a Legend of Dance, an oral history is recorded with each honoree. The oral histories are available online in our digital repository.
Living Legends
Experience the rich history of Colorado dance and movement through the stories of living legends.
Past Honorees

Education Guides

Are you interested in providing your students with new and interesting lesson content? The Dance Archive at the University of Denver has lessons based on archival content as a novel way to engage students through visual imagery and movement-based active learning.
Lessons include
  • Dance styles/forms
  • Geographic representation in the state
  • Racial/ethnic/cultural diversity
  • Gender diversity
Participating teachers will receive a stipend. All lessons noted above are organized around the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) standards and can be adapted for any grade level. The Holocaust module follows the CDE history standards. All other lessons follow the CDE dance standards. Additional lessons can be created based on individual requests by teachers.
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Looking for a way to contribute? Our patrons are vital to the work of The Dance Archive. Learn how you can help us be the most comprehensive and significant dance resource center in the American West.

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