Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame is the most prestigious award presented by the Council of the UCWDC ™. Each year, council members are asked to nominate an individual, couple, group or team who exemplifies a truly dynamic spirit, a person of admiration and one who is worthy of this exemplary honor.

This award is bestowed upon someone who has contributed in ways that have changed or advanced the path of country dance, as we know it today. Someone who has achieved success yet is willing to share their gift of knowledge and talent with others. The Hall of Fame recipient is carefully selected from a field of rare visionaries who have impacted the world of country dance by broadening horizons and breaking new ground.

The first Hall of Fame award was presented in 1995 at the World Championships of Country Dance©, and so began an annual tradition.

The following people have been inducted into the UCWDC ™ Hall of Fame:

1995 – From Texas – MR. DAVID GETTY

1996 – From New Mexico – MR. MIKE HALEY

1997 – From California – MR. BARRY DURAND

1998 – From Pennsylvania –- MR. JEFF BARTHOLOMEW

1999 – From Georgia – MR. BILL ROBINSON

2000 – From Tennessee – MS. LINDA DeFORD – PERRY

2001 – From California – MR. STEVE ZENER

2002 – From Nevada – MS. KELLY GELLETTE

2003 – From Florida –- MS. SUE BOYD

2004 – From Ohio –- MR. DORSEY NAPIER

2005 – From Michigan – DENNIS and CAROL WAITE

2006 – Alberta, Canada – MS. SHERRY TOVELL

2007 – From New York – MR. ROBERT ROYSTON

2008 – From New Jersey – MR. ANTHONY LEE

2009 – From Colorado – SCOTT & CHERYL LINDBERG

2010 – From Rhode Island – JACK & DEBRA PAULHUS

2011 – From Texas LARRY & LAURIE SEPULVADO

2012 – From Colorado – MS. JO THOMPSON-SZYMANSKI

2013 – From France – MS. BRIGITTE ZERAH

2014 – From Missouri – MR. BOB BAHRS

2015 – From Oregon – JACK & SUE WAGNER

2015 From California – MR. TOM MATTOX

2016 – From Georgia – MS. LINDA HEMBREE

2016 – From Missouri – MS. SARAH BAHRS

2016 – From New Mexico – MS. PATTI MILLER

2016 – From California – MS. LAUREEN BALDOVI – MASON

2016 – From Maryland – MS. DAWN GARRISH

2017 – From Kentucky – MR. BRIAN BARAKAUSKUS

2017 – From New Mexico – MR. STEVE STEVENS

2017 – From Louisiana – BUZZY & KELLIE HENNIGAN