Professor of Dance Holly Boda-Sutton was awarded Dance Educator of the Year by the Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance at their Awards Luncheon in Pittsburgh on November 21. Holly has become a state and regional leader on the subject of dance pedagogy. PSAHPERD is the state chapter of the national American association.
Holly brings her expertise to bear on plans for a new major in dance at IUP. In addition to the Interdisciplinary Fine Arts degree with a Dance Track, the Department of Theater and Dance will be requesting a new major in Dance. Holly is developing this new major with colleague Joan Van Dyke. The new major, if approved, will focus on dance pedagogy. With it, graduates will be prepared to become teaching artists in school and community settings.