Awards and Recent Accomplishments

  • One DITSAZ Student, who graduated from Pima Community College is dancing in Santa Barbara, CA with State Street Ballet’s Pro-Track
  • Five students have been accepted into State Street Ballet’s summer intensive program 2017 one received full scholarship
  • Dancing in the Streets AZ is a finalist for 2017 Tucson Metro Copper Cactus Awards, in the category of Tucson Electric Power Charitable Non-Profit
  • Dancing in the Streets AZ is in the Congressional Record by Congressman Raul M. Grijalva, Volume 161, Number 62, Tuesday, April 28,2015 Extension of Remarks Pages E599-E600
  • Founders/Artistic Directors, Joseph Rodgers and Soleste Lupu and Founding Board Chairman Marian Lupu (Deceased) received Community Service Medals from the City of Tucson, Awarded by Council member Richard Fimbres, and Honorable Mayor Johnathan Rothschilds 2016.
  • Founders/Artistic Directors, Joseph Rodgers and Soleste Lupu, were awarded Dance Teacher of the Year Award 2014 in a national competition of 600 nominees.
  • Nominated for Governor’s Arts Award 2014 Artist Category
  • Tucson Pima Arts Council (TPAC) 2013 Lummie Award, Emerging Arts Organization
  • League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Community Service Award 2014, FBI Community Service Award 2016, and Rosa Parks Living History Makers Award 2008.
  • Certificate of Recognition for Dancing in the Streets AZ 2008, from Ramon Valdez, County Supervisor, District 2, City of South Tucson Proclamation 2008, Mayor Jennifer Eckstom