Dance Competition & Convention Guide

Breakout Dance Competition

Breakout Dance CompetitionBreakout Dance Competition is an innovative company that strives to provide a memorable experience for all performers, studio owners, directors, families, and friends.  Breakout takes pride in its unique vibe and motivating atmosphere which will leave dancers feeling empowered.


Breakout is part of a family owned company that is fully immersed in the dance competition industry and built on strong moral values and a love for dance.  Our goal is to promote an “all inclusive” event in which performers, studio owners, directors, families, and friends will enjoy the ultimate experience that our company is committed to providing.


Each event ensures an opportunity for dancers to showcase their talents on a stage that inspires and ignites their desire to perform. A fair and professional judging panel, with extensive teaching experience, will provide constructive and encouraging critiques with the goal of promoting each dancer’s growth and confidence.


Ginny Faubell & Nikki Tennant
Phone: 609-873-8620

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StarQuest Dance Competitions

StarQuest Dance CompetitionUnlike All Others


Broadway caliber performances, extraordinary production values and on-time performances in a family atmosphere are the hallmarks of a StarQuest event. As one of the longest running competitions in the industry, we have learned that the competition experience is the real award. Anyone can win a trophy or a medal, first or second place, but we believe the real winners are the ones who walk away from our events with a better sense of self worth, self esteem and relationships.

The streamlined registration process, designated dressing areas for each studio (even for the boys) with sound from the show pumped into the dressing areas are just a few examples of the special attention that goes into the “StarQuest Experience”.


Steve Wappel, President and Founder
Phone: (919) 363-2900

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Artistic Dance Exchange

Artistic Dance ExchangeThe ONLY Dance Convention & Competition
Offering International Exchange Programs!

What makes ADE unique is that we are the ONLY convention and competition tour in the US that provides the opportunity to travel overseas and perform in international dance festivals. Our partner festival locations are in Spain, Italy and London.


ADE is a platform for established, upcoming, and novice dancers to explore their artistic voice. All levels and ages from 5 years old to adult. ADE believes that all young and upcoming dancers need to be exposed to all forms of dance and performance environments in order to let them experience a world that is far more intriguing than just the commercial competition world. All dance styles from Contemporary, Musical Theater and Tap to Street Jazz and Hip-Hop.


Your ADE weekend includes:
-Exciting and challenging dance classes all weekend starting Friday evening with open master classes and workshops. ALL DANCE STYLES!
-NEW THIS YEAR: Ballet and Tap classes in every city! Ballroom in selected cities!
-Mini to Senior level convention classes with our elite faculty
-Performance opportunities for individuals and groups in our competition and closing showcase.  2 Competition Levels!
-Over $15,000 in scholarships per event!
-The opportunity to become a PRODIGY ALL-STAR and assist our FACULTY!
-A chance to travel overseas and perform at an international dance festival. Countries involved are Spain, Argentina, Mexico, and the UK.  


Discounts for those bringing a group ten or more.


Directors: Juan Borona & Alex Chan

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WILD Dance Intensive

Wild Dance IntensiveWild's faculty is cutting edge and will give you the best choreography out there. Our faculty creates an atmosphere that allows dancers to be fearless, to be inspired, and to be WILD about dance! Wild was unleashed to the dance community in 2006 and has been going strong ever since. We sincerely hope you will join us on our 2019/20 tour for the WILDest season yet!


Phone 937.376.7777

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Believe National Talent Competition

BELIEVE is one of the newest and fastest growing talent competitions in the world, thanks to the belief that every event should be entirely about YOU, the performer & dance teacher!

Believe has built a fun, friendly, and professional environment for its competitors, all based on their original promise to studios... Believe does NOT run two rooms at any of their regional events, start routines at 7 a.m., hold awards at 11 p.m., or make performers sit through hour-long ceremonies.

Believe has added adjudication trophies for every performance, which studios now have the option of forgoing for groups, in place of a donation to iDance4aCure. All performers still receive beautiful pins for their jackets, in addition to overall plaques, scholarships, special awards & Star Dollars.

Studios qualifying for nationals at Believe will also qualify for all Star Dance Alliance national competitions. We are in more cities than ever before with 37 regional and 2 national competitions in 2020. We are sure you’ll find a location your families will enjoy!

Phone 844-737-3737

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Celebrity Dance Competitions

Celebrity DanceCelebrity Dance Competitions & Conventions has created a vision that involves the participant, the studio owner, teachers & parents. Celebrity will provide a personal event where everyone feels like a Celebrity. This includes personal service, lower entry costs, complimentary photos and videos at regional events, trophies, scholarships and cash prizes, attention to all participants, marley flooring, lunch for dancers at convention, a positive environment, t-shirts for all dancers, a national competition unlike any other competition group, plus much more. 


Celebrity Nationals at Sea is a national event unlike any other! Our all-inclusive cruise, where master classes, complimentary videos, all meals, private parties and so much more await you. You and your studio will travel in style, on a magnificent ship filled with limitless fun! Nationals at Sea is the definition of an unforgettable experience. 1 part national dance competition & 1 part vacation = Nationals at Sea! 


Celebrity Dance...Where Every Dancer is a Celebrity


Lights! Camera! CELEBRITY! 877.326.2394

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Leap! National Dance Competition

 Leap! National Dance CompetitionAt Leap!, everyone will experience a fresh, fun, and exciting dance experience with state of the art lights, sound and video projection!

Leap! offers two levels of competition. The “SKIP!” level is available for the recreational dancer while the  “LEAP!” level is designed to accommodate dancers with a more competitive background.

Leap! is excited to be the first and only competition in the industry to host a separate leaping competition at each regional event. This is a special portion of the competition weekend that offers dancers, who choose to sign up, an opportunity to show off their leaping abilities to the judging panel. 

Everyone feels like a winner at Leap! with their unique triple-bling medallion awards! So what are you waiting for? Come and join in the fun! And Take a Leap! for the stars.


Drew Vamosi, Owner/Executive Director
Phone: 1-800-790-LEAP (5327)

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NUVO Dance Convention

Nuvo Dance ConventionNUVO Dance Convention has officially made its mark in the dance world.

At NUVO you will see a wide variety of dancers, from contemporary to hip-hop and jazz to ballet. Most dancers are between 5-18 years old.


We are unique in that our convention teachers also double as judges. Meaning, dancers are being seen and critiqued by top industry professionals.


With a faculty that is talented, energetic, down-to-earth and supportive in every way, a technical and administrative staff that is unparalleled, and an overall event that has been created with your best interests in mind, it is with great enthusiasm we encourage you to join us for the 2019-2020 NUVO Season!


Phone 818.432.3894

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24Seven Dance Convention

24 Seven Dance ConventionFor the non-stop dancer! Our convention and competition give dancers an opportunity to work with some of the best choreographers, dancers and teachers in the industry. Combine amazing educators with state-of-the-art technology and a streamlined administrative team, and you get a great weekend of dance! We also strive and give the dancers every opportunity to do what they love to do most, dance! We offer Friday night classes and make sure dancers are exposed to more than just a ballroom!


Phone 818.432.6085

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JUMP Dance Convention

JUMP Dance ConventionJUMP is the largest dance convention in the world, touring to 27 U.S. cities and 4 international cities every season. Each event includes a top-rate workshop, with more class time offered per city than any other convention in the industry. JUMP also offers first-class competitions with fair, credible judging in a fun and supportive environment.


JUMP is high energy, fresh and innovative! It is a change from the assembly line of dance competitions and conventions across America. Most importantly, it’s an inspiring educational event for all levels and ages.


JUMP is THE trendsetter in the industry. JUMP was the first dance convention to bring out a full video crew to every city complete with large projection screens. JUMP originated the “Music Video Class.” Plus, it was the first to provide each dancer with a personalized “JUMP Handbook” and started the “Teacher’s ONLY” critique DVD. If you are looking for something alternative, JUMP is the place to be!


Phone 818.432.4395

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Fusion National Dance Competition

Fusion National Dance CompetitionWith over 18 years in the dance industry, we have designed our competition to meet the needs of dancers of all ages and skill levels. We believe in a standard of excellence in the service received from Fusion and we are committed to providing you with the best judges/faculty available to optimize your dancer’s experience at Fusion.

A unique and educational experience provided at a Fusion National Dance Competition is our Title Competition. Our Title Competition is not just based on the dancer’s solo performance but a combination of the solo performance and improvisation performance. We provide dancers the opportunity to stretch themselves as dancers by providing a fun and encouraging setting for the ability to improv, an attribute necessary for the serious dancer.

At Fusion, our goal is to simplify the process of dance competition. We do this by providing a warm, friendly, and professional environment that allows dancers, directors/teachers, and parents a time “Where It All Comes Together”!


Director: Paula Dell-Beasley

Phone: 1.866.FUSION4

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Dance Machine Productions

Dance Machine ProductionsDance Machine Productions is America's National Dance Championship!

Styles Include: Acro, Jazz, Musical Theater, Pointe, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, Open, Tap, Contemporary, Modern, Photogenic, Vocal, Clogging, Cheerleading, Baton, Character, Ethnic, Pom Pon, Song & Dance.

Levels/Categories Include: Recreational/Intermediate/Advanced in each of the following levels: Tiny, Mini, Petite, Junior, Teen, Senior, Elite.

Group Size Divisions Include: Solo, Duo/Trio, Small group, Large group, Line, Production.


Will Shover, Director
Phone: 877-647-7326

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DancerPaloozaDancerPalooza is a one-of-kind dance festival that no dancer can miss! Coming to beautiful Anaheim, California, DancerPalooza will offer dancers the most comprehensive dance experience imaginable.

From contemporary to tap, DancerPalooza will bring in-demand choreographers, master teachers, professional dancers and young dance students all under one roof for one exclusive week-long event! It is truly THE event of the summer!


Phone: 818.432.8498

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The Dance Awards

The Dance AwardsThe Annual Celebration of the Year in Dance! After years of traveling for conventions and competitions, we saw a need to create one prestigious awards ceremony that recognized excellence in the past year of dance. Our vision would gather the most talented young dancers, dance teachers, choreographers and artists in two entertainment capitals—Las Vegas and Orlando!


The closing show is like no other. Awards are presented for outstanding individual or collective efforts in up to 30 categories. To uphold the highest standards of ethics and transparency, the scores for The Dance Awards are tabulated by an international auditing firm.


In the years to come, we will continue our organization’s mission—to promote creativity, diversity, innovation and excellence through recognition, education and leadership in the dance community. We look forward to growing The Dance Awards into the premier dance event of our time.


Phone 818.432.1234 x 116

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Artists Simply Human

Artists Simply Human

ASH Productions provides a unique dance experience that challenges dancers

as artists in a supportive and non- competitive environment. We celebrate

movement with our world renowned faculty teaching classes in multiple genres

including Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Ballet, Contemporary Ballet, Tap, Jazz Funk,

Musical Theatre, and Improv.


ASH focuses on the dancer, and their growth throughout the weekend is on the

forefront of how we gauge our success. We want everyone to feel embraced with

connection and warmth from our collective staff, crew, assistants, and faculty,

and to know that the ASH family is here for YOU!!


Director: Braham Logan Crane
Phone: 855.ASH.Dance

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RADIXRADIX is excited to begin our 2019-2020 season, which will be touring to 22 major cities across the United States; concluding with Nationals in Las Vegas, NV! The RADIX workshop classes will begin each day with “root classes”, focusing on a solid dance foundation of Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Musical Theatre, and Modern technique. The classes will then lead into today’s cutting-edge dance styles including Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Jazz-Funk, and Improv. The RADIX mission is to offer the fundamentals of dance technique and then push dancers to expand their idea of dance and movement so that they can achieve new heights of artistic self-expression.


Each event will include a state-of-the-art dance competition, which will encourage and reward versatility in all styles of dance. The RADIX creative team is committed to offering a truly unique artistic experience at each event. Our promise is to have each dancer return to their studio feeling motivated and inspired!


Eddie Strachan, Director
Phone: 818-392-3478

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Kāos is the newest hip-hop only dance experience starting in the Fall of 2019. Creator Kenny Wormald brings a fresh new take on dance conventions along with the industry's top choreographers and hottest up-and-coming talent. Kaos will tour 16 cities nationally and internationally as well as provide top-notch training for dancers of all ages and levels. Dancers will experience foundations, culture, and what it is like to dance and train in a professional environment. Come discover all aspects of the culture from street to studio to set. This is Kāos.  



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Starpower International

Starpower InternationalStarpower International has been the worldwide leader in the competition industry for the past 32 years and continues to grow and improve each year. Starpower offers a professional, exciting, energetic, and unique competitive setting for all dancers. Starpower is proud to award performers with hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships to Star Dance Alliance programs in America. Starpower offers opportunities for performers around the world to compete with its diverse tour dates and locations in 12 countries across 4 continents.


Dancers can compete in all styles of dance; including jazz, modern, tap, contemporary, lyrical, musical theater, and many more for all ages!  Starpower also offers three levels of competition for dancers.  Starpower’s judges have a variety of expertise in all areas of dances, with background as varied as Broadway, commercial dance, dance studio owners, and industrial professionals.  

Starpower offers its participants a chance to win thousands in star dollars, scholarships for dancers to pursue a college education, scholarships to attend our dance workshops and other competitions in America, trophies, plaques, pins, banners, and much more!

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DreamMaker National Talent Competition

DreamMakerDreamMaker is back this season for their "Livin the Dream" tour. The 2020 season will bring opportunities to dancers including talent scouts at every event, thousands of dollars in scholarships, student choreography recognition, the Dreamers Academy and more. DreamMaker judges are industry professionals, with extensive teaching and performance experience, focusing on bringing you well rounded and productive critiques. They'll be presenting an awards ceremony structure focused on recognizing the individual accomplishments of each dancer and routine.  

By attending a 2020 DreamMaker regional city you have access to all your favorite Star Dance Alliance perks including Golden Tickets to the World Dance Championship, PowerPak invitations, World Dance Pageant scholarships, Wild Dance Intensive scholarships and more.

With three divisions of competition in all styles of dance, fashion modeling, and even a vocal category, there is a place for every performer on the DreamMaker stage. Join them in 2020 to make your dreams come true!

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Nexstar National Talent Competition

NexStar is entering its 19th touring season in 2020 as one of the largest and most successful competitions in the world!  


NexStar has mastered the feeling of a very well run, organized and exciting competition that exudes a laid back, family-friendly atmosphere and positive feeling for the competitors and families.

The backstage managers are the best in the business and keep the competitors energized with a positive & fun atmosphere. NexStar awards trophies, plaques, pins and cash prizes.

For more information, please visit our website linked below or call us at 937-376-7777.

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World Dance Championship

World Dance ChampionshipThe World Dance Championship is a true competition of the Best of the Best where studios from across the globe come to compete for the title of World Dance Champion.  Exclusive Invitations are awarded at each Star Dance Alliance event in 2020.

The production value is incredible, with warm up and rehearsal areas, professional staging, lighting, and sound, cash prizes, and so much more. There is also a live feed with live commentary during the week for online viewing!

Don't miss your chance to be a true, World Dance Champion in 2020!

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Excel in Motion Dance Convention

Excel in Motion dance conventionExcel in Motion Dance Convention brings you the most talented artists currently working in the industry. You can find Excel's faculty anywhere from dancing on the Oscars, dancing with the world's biggest pop stars, choreographing for television, film and Broadway, and winning the hearts of America on "So You Think You Can Dance". 

We provide an educational dance experience, where everyone leaves feeling energized and inspired. Each one of our dedicated faculty brings their own teaching philosophy and flare - a combination of talent and energy that has a little something for everyone.


Event Highlights:
- Four Registration Levels

- Outstanding Professional Faculty

- Competition at Every Location

- Live Stream of Competition

- Faculty Autograph Sessions

- Scholarship & Performance Opportunities

- Honor Society Program

- Elite Dancer Assistant Program

...And So Much More!

Directors: Tony & Nichole Fortunato
Phone: (508) 647-1000

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Epic Dance Competition

For us, it’s about the MOMENTS your dancers have on our stage! It’s the place where we’ve all learned the most over the years - where the long hours in-studio translate into greatness, into wonder, into Epic performance. We want each dancer to walk off our stage stronger, more experienced, with full hearts, knowing the’ve positively impacted their audience. And that audience, forever changed by the stories told, leave with fresh outlooks on life. The MOMENTS. For us, it’s about the MOMENTS.  


We pride ourselves in providing up-beat, family-friendly shows. Our goal is to provide studios with unparalelled customer service, quality adjudications, on time events and complete customer satisfaction.  


You win with Epic! We are proud to offer cash prizes, scholarships to Playground LA in Los Angeles, and other industry opportunities. We encourage studios to take advantage of the Epic Rebate Program. Be sure and contact us today for more details.


Finally, we offer competition in the following dance categories: Acro, Ballet, Cheer, Clogging, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Liturgical, Modern, Musical Theatre, Pointe, Tap, Vocal and Open.


(888) 323-EPIC

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Elite Performance Challenge Dance Competition

Elite Performance ChallengeAt Elite Performance Challenge we pride ourselves on running well prepared, timely and organized events. Dancers of all ages and abilities are sure to enjoy themselves as they perform in a healthy and inspiring environment that promotes skills and builds confidence. Elite Performance Challenge partners with Excel in Motion convention to offer our Elite Dancer Program. This program gives dancers the opportunity to work with some of the most sought after dancers and choreographers in the industry. Elite Performance Challenge sees dance as an expression of art and we can't wait to meet your artists!


EPC's Highlights Include: 

- Three Levels of Competition

- Live Stream of Competition

- Quality Judging, Video Critiques & Awards

- Sleep Saver Schedule 

- Elite Dancer Program

...& SO Much More!


Tony & Nichole Fortunato, Directors
Phone: (508) 647-1000

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Imagine National Dance Challenge

Imagine National Dance ChallengeImagine...a dance competition that considers the dancer's vision of an event. Imagine...a dance competition whose national director was a competitive dancer, a dance teacher, a professional dancer and a master teacher. Imagine...a dance competition driven to make a difference in our studio families through partnership with the Breast Cancer Reasearch Foundation (BCRF.) Imagine...a dance competition that leads with heart.


Imagine National Dance Challenge has joined forces with Breast Cancer Research Foundation not only to raise awareness, but more importantly to help lead the charge in developing the cure for a disease that affects so many. BCRF is recognized as one of the most financially efficient non-profits in the country. They are the ONLY breast cancer organization with an “A+” from Charity Watch and have a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. 91% of every dollar goes directly to Breast Cancer Research and Awareness Programs. Every time a performer steps on the imagine stage, they are becoming part of the solution.


On behalf of the Star Dance Alliance, it’s our sincere pleasure to have the opportunity to offer this showcase where the dreams and talents of our young performers can come alive. We hope that you are as ready as we are, because we truly consider this a chance for our children to make a positive difference in a fun, safe, and healthy competitive atmosphere.

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Groove Dance Competition

Groove produces the best dance competitions and dance conventions in the United States. We cannot wait for our 2020 season and hope that you and your studio family will be a part of it. This season, we are excited to offer: three levels of competition, FREE master classes at every regional competition, our FREE photo and video package for every registered competitor, single-stage competitions with entry caps, 59 regional competitions, 12 fall conventions and TWO 2020 National Finals in Myrtle Beach, SC and Atlantic City, NJ.


In addition to our high-tech, efficient, on-time and exciting events, we pride ourselves on our unparalleled customer service and client relations. Should you need anything before, during or after your event, feel free to reach out to our team!

Phone Daniel DeFranco, Director

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Power Pak

Power PakPower Pak is one of the leading week-long dance intensives in the convention world. It offers a unique experience for all who are invited with opportunities to take master classes from the best of the best, open Starpower’s Battle of the Stars, earn scholarships, and awards to attend other competitions and conventions affiliated with Power Pak.


Our classes are small in size, giving the dancer a more “one on one” feel with the choreographers and master teachers. You can receive an invitation to Power Pak from any of the Star Dance Alliance Events.


The Power Pak week includes classes in a variety of genres and styles, including: ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, hip hop, lyrical, musical theater, acting and improvisation, and much more!


Phone 240.412.1804

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Beyond The Stars National Dance Competition

Beyond The StarsBeyond The Stars is a family owned company built on strong moral values and a love for dance. Now in our 15th year, we promise that our focus will never change; the dancers will always come first! We’ll keep working to provide a positive competition experience for dancers and their families. We are constantly striving to improve by reevaluating everything from our rules to our trophies each and every year.  Every BTS employee takes pride in our reputation for hosting organized, fair and fun events that run on time or ahead of schedule. 


Our judges are not the current reality TV sensations; they are professional dancers or studio owners with extensive teaching experience who understand the importance of each moment the dancers spend on our stage. We offer three levels of competition to give every dancer the best opportunity to compete against dancers with similar training. BTS awards overalls and cash prizes in all three levels to recognize the hard work and accomplishments of the dancers in each level.


In 2020 we are excited to be celebrating our 15th Anniversary! We are hosting 8 fall conventions, 60 regional competitions and 3 National Finals. We hope you’ll join us on our 15th Anniversary Tour.


Ginny Faubell and Nikki Tennant
Phone: 609-259-8760

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Revolution Talent Competition

Revolution Talent CompeititonRevolution Talent Competition was established in 2008. Our goal is to provide an affordable dance event that prides itself on customer service and excellence. 

We offer 3 different levels with a separate scoring scale for each level. 

Over the last decade, we have become one of the fastest growing dance events in the industry today.


This year we have over 61 regional cities that will all culminate into our 3 National Championships. We are very excited to be visiting some new markets such as Reno, NV, Phoenix, AZ, Dublin, CA, and Ft. Myers, FL just to name a few. We have 3 amazing National Championship locations that we will be returning to for your enjoyment. Our Brand NEW National Championship will be held in Poconos Mountains, PA at the country’s largest waterpark resort, The Kalahari Resort June 23rd – June 27th. We will be heading back to Pensacola, FL at the scenic Pensacola Bay Center, June 25th – 30th and also in Anaheim, CA at the spectacular Anaheim Convention Center July 14th - 18th.


Director: Kacy Combs

Phone: 833.RTC.5678

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The World Dance Pageant

July 27-29, Secuacus, NJ


The World Dance Pageant is a 3-day solo competition searching for the next Mr. or Miss World Dance!


Contestants perform solo routines; compete in audition classes, modeling, and an interview phase of competition. All contestants also participate in rehearsals to learn an opening routine to perform at the exciting World Dance Pageant Finale choreographed by a world renowned Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines choreographer. Winners are awarded with scholarships, RCCL job opportunities and future performance and opportunities.


Phone 240.412.1804

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Starpower Talent Competition

StarpowerStarpower offers a professional, exciting, energetic, and unique competitive setting for our dancers. With thousands in star dollars awarded, scholarships, performance opportunities, amazing faculty, and innovative scoring system, Starpower has been a leader in the competition industry for over 30 years and continues to grow and improve each year. Starpower offers a chance for everyone across the country to compete with its diverse tour dates and locations; also offering 8 National Championships in the summer of 2020.

Dancers can compete in all styles of dance, including jazz, modern, tap, contemporary, lyrical, musical theatre, and many more for all ages!

Starpower offers its participants a chance to win thousands in star dollars, scholarships for dancers to pursue a college education, scholarships to attend our dance workshops and other competitions, trophies, plaques, pins, banners, Mr or Miss Starpower, and much more.


Phone 301-870-9550

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