The John Monte Award
John Monte was an original organizer of USDC (formerly known as USBC, or United States Ballroom Championships). His contribution to US dancing and our Championships, was monumental, and he’s most notably remembered as the only American to ever to receive a prestigious Carl-Alan Award in 1974. This award is presented annually to individuals for their outstanding contribution to the British dance and entertainment industry—this is a massive achievement considering England is the home of modern ballroom dancing.
To receive the John Monte Award is a tremendous honor in the field of ballroom dance. John’s spirit lives on through the hard work and dedication of individuals commended for their contributions to our industry both on and off the dance floor.