1999 marked the inaugural presentation of the Preservation of our Heritage-American
Dance Award. Oklahoma City University's Ann Lacy School of American Dance
and Arts Management continues the recognition of those who have nurtured
and supported American dance through their advocacy. Without these writers,
historians, and champions, the world would be less aware of the uniquely American
dance forms and the artists who created, developed, and evolved them. It is
through the diligence and dedication of these committed supporters that American
dance remains in the hearts and minds of the American public and the world.