It's hard to limit this award only to Heather Adams' dancing ability. Adams wins this inaugural category as much for her memorable performances as for her success in expanding dance within the community. A year ago she opened the Downtown Dance Collective, which offers a cornucopia of dance classes ranging from classical ballet and ballroom to booty ballet and African boogie. All ages and abilities are welcome, and Adams herself leads classes in ballet, modern dance, jazz, flamenco and salsa. As a performer, Adams may be best known for her work in the long-running "Leather Forever" show, but we recognize her for much more. Missoula's lucky to have a dance partner like her.
2. Amy Ragsdale
3. Lee McAfee