US Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton has named Jacob's Pillow a National Historic Landmark. Located in Becket, Massachussets, Jacob's Pillow is the first site to be so designated because of its connection to dance and is the country's oldest dance festival. (p 17, Dance Magazine, July 2003)

The Jose Limon Dance Company was the first group to tour under the American Culture Exchange Program in 1954 and the first dance troupe to perform at the Lincoln Centre, NY in 1963. (p 27, Dance Magazine, July 2003)

The DANCE UK INDUSTRY AWARD aims to highlight the many important but often unacknowledged contributions that make a real difference to how dance is created, supported and seen. Hosted by the Critics' Circle National Dance Awards, this special award honors an individual working in dance who has made an outstanding contribution to the art form. The person could be a dance manager, a designer, a critic - in fact anyone - who, through their knowledge, skill and generosity, has made a significant contribution to dance beyond the scope of their usual role.
Nominations are considered by a panel who decide upon the shortlist and the winner.
Dance UK also support the National Dance Awards' Audience Prize, in which audience members can vote for their favorite dancer.
Details of both awards can be found on

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