UNITY Vision
We envision a nation in which dance is a respected and integral part of life for all, and where the dance profession actively and collectively contributes to education and participation in dance.


Co-Chair – Debbie Werbrouck
Co-Chair – Susan Epstein
Secretary – Patricia Cohen
Treasurer – Helene Scheff
Scholarship Chair – Shayna Crews
Past Co-Chair – Rhee Gold

Applicants must be a member of one of the following UNITY organizations:
Associated Dance Teachers of New Jersey, Chicago National Association of Dance Masters, Dance Masters of New England, Dance Masters of Wisconsin, Dance Media, Dance New Jersey, Dance Educators of America, Dance Teachers' Club of Boston, Florida Dance Masters, International Dance Entrepreneurs Association, Mid Atlantic Dance Masters, More Than Just Great Dancing, National Dance Education Organization, New York State Dance Education Association, National Registry of Dance Educators, Rhode Island Dance Alliance, Southern Association of Dance Masters and Tennessee Association of Dance.

It is our pleasure to invite you to Annual UNITY Meeting where we will come together to be a unified voice promoting excellence in dance education across all sectors.  Your voice and input will help make statements that speak for all who stand for the betterment of our field. Membership in UNITY is not required to attend the meeting or be part of the discussion.


March 24th and 25th, 2018 
Gibney Dance Center
280 Broadway | New York, NY  10003
Information and registration Patricia Cohen, UNITY Secretary
patcohen9@gmail.com | 914.332.9566


Unity is please to announce the following 2017 Scholarship and Grant Recipients: 

Sponsored Scholarships:

Rachel Stroud from Mid‐Atlantic Dance Masters Chapter 17 was
awarded the Unity Dance Teacher $500 scholarship for Professional Development.

Vanessa Terrell from More Than Just Great Dancing was awarded the
Grant Cicci Costumes Dance Studio Owners $500 Scholarship.

Julie Lucia from More Than Just Great Dancing was awarded the $500
Studio Owners Scholarship from Dance Wear Corner.

Julie Bodle from Chicago National Association of Dance Masters was
awarded 2 grants, the Curtain Call Community Outreach Grant of $500, and the NYC
Dance Deconstructed at Gibney Dance $500 Grant from Dance Pathways.


Member Organization Scholarships:

Watch for information and expanded offerings of scholarships and grants for 2018!



What are you looking for in dance? Unity has the connections.

Are you a dance educator? (private dance school, K-12 or higher education)

Are you a dance retailer or wholesaler?

Are you a dance therapist, dance advocate or work in any dance related field?

UNITY has resources for you and invites your participation.

All UNITY brochures are freely customizable by and for dance marketers and are available on our website.


Our Members

Andrea Rizzo Foundation
Chicago National Association of Dance Masters

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Dance Masters of Wisconsin

Dance Pathways
Rhee Gold
Dance Teachers' Club of Boston



New York State Education Association

United Dance Merchants of America



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