Dance Competition & Convention Guide

Starpower International

Starpower InternationalStarpower International has been the worldwide leader in the competition industry for the past 31 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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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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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. 


For the 12th anniversary season, we are visiting over 60 regional cities. The tour will culminate into 3 amazing National Championships. We are very excited to be visiting some new markets such as Lafayette, LA, Carson City, NV, Dayton, OH and Toronto, Canada this season.


Director: Kacy Combs

Phone: 833.RTC.5678

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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 115

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JUMP Dance Convention

JUMP Dance ConventionJUMP is the largest dance convention in the world, touring to 28 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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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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Nexstar National Talent Competition

NexStar is entering its 18th touring season in 2019 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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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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DreamMaker National Talent Competition

DreamMakerDreamMaker is back this season for their "Livin the Dream" tour. The 2019 season will bring some new opportunities to dancers including talent scouts at every event, thousands of dollars in scholarships, student choreography recognition, the All New 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 in 2019 an all new awards ceremony structure focused on recognizing the individual accomplishments of each dancer and routine.  

By attending a 2019 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 qualification to attend their very first National Championship in Virginia Beach June 26th - 30th, 2019, or any of the SDA's 18 exciting destinations.

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 2019 to make your dreams come true!

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Elite Performance Challenge Dance Competition

Elite Performance ChallengeAt Elite Performance Challenge, we pride ourselves on running events which are well prepared, timely and organized. 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 is committed to running a well organized, fun, and positive competition experience. 

Excel in Motion's partnership with EPC allows our competition to offer our unique Elite Dancer Program. This program gives these dancers opportunities to work with some of the most sought after dancers and choreographers in the industry.

This upcoming EPC season is introducing exciting new features to our tour.
- Sleep Saver Schedule: Quality competition in less hours
- Accepting Digital Music: Upload your music to Dance Comp Genie
- Student Choreography Category: We’re excited to celebrate your budding choreographers
- Upgraded Scoring System: The new award breakdowns are Silver, Gold, Platinum, High Platinum, and Elite Platinum.


Elite Performance Challenge sees dance as an expression of art and we can't wait to meet your artists!


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

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PULSE Presents: NEX•US | A Dance Experience

Nexus On TourPULSE presents a new legacy of its 13-Year Tour with a fully immersive training and education weekend for your dancers unlike any other Dance Experience!


We are a NON competitive educational training program with performance elements focusing on specialized workshops, classes, seminars and LIVE performance opportunities.  This non-competitive environment allows for us to provide your dancers with the most amount of dedicated personal training hours unparalleled to any other weekend dance event. NEX•US Faculty are some of the top industry leaders with a dedication to connecting with each and every dancer for personal growth and development who have a true passion for teaching and education that will transform each and every attendee.


NEX•US | A Dance Experience has also partnered with the industry icon and motivational speaker RHEE GOLD to bring our Studio Owners, Teachers and Group Leaders PROJECT MOTIVATE Business Seminar. This provides any of you or your teachers who would like to have Rhee in a more intimate setting to develop your business and personal growth. For teachers bringing 10 dancers or more this gives you a Free Registered Entrance to Project Motivate Seminar for the weekend and all access observer of NEXUS Experience.


Choreographing Lives non-profit organization provides NEX•US attendees with the highest level of over $30,000 in experience Scholarships per city regionally and close to $1 Million Annually! Through our specialized training with the Elite Protégé and Lead Counselor Programs, dancers have an opportunity to tour side by side training and assisting with our Industry Leader Faculty. Specialized classes and workshops dedicated specifically to this program make this a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for growth and development in the professional dance industry.


1800.526.0722 x 802

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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 2019.

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 2019!

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StarQuest Performing Arts Competition

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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Throw Down Dance Challenge

Throw Down Dance Challenge

Our high energy Throw Down Dance Off sets Throw Down Dance Challenge (TDDC) apart!

TDDC includes dance styles like Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Pointe, Hip-Hop, Musical Theatre, Open, Acro and Acro Dance – plus a Photogenic category.

We offer Solo Titles without paying extra, and Duo/Trios each receive a trophy for adjudication.

TDDC is also known for its Scholarships, High Scores in all Categories, Most Broadway Bound, Best Costume, Junior/Senior Diamond Award, Choreography Awards, Super Studio Award, Junior/Senior Top Technique, Special Judges Awards, Studio Sportsmanship Award and various Monetary Awards.


Director: Adrienne Kellett

Phone: 732-861-6482

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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.
* Mini to Senior level convention classes with our elite faculty
* Performance opportunities for individuals and groups in our competition and closing showcase.
* The chance to win convention scholarships.
* The opportunity to become a PRODIGY ALL-STAR and assist our FACULTY!
* The chance to win our highest honor: A chance to travel overseas and perform in an international dance festival. 

Discounts for those bringing a group of 10 or more


Directors: Juan Borona & Alex Chan

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NUVO Dance Convention

Nuvo Dance ConventionEntering its twelfth year, NUVO 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 NUVO Season TWELVE!


Phone 818.432.3894

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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 2018 tour for the WILDest season yet!


Phone 937.376.7777

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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.


With over 30 events in 2019, Imagine is the fastest growing competition in the industry and is quickly becoming a must for studios all around the country. With over $20,000 donated to the BCRF in 2018, Imagine is determined to make a difference in the world through dance. With an exciting tour schedule, the top judges the industry has to offer, 3 levels, scholarships, star dollars, and more, you can't Imagine this event. You have to experience it for yourself!

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BellaMoxi Dance Convention, Competition, and Choreographic Festival

BellaMoxiBellaMoxi is returning  for the 2018-2019 year in their fourth season with the Frame Your Focus Tour!  BellaMoxi has added two NEW cities, Philadelphia and Orlando, and now will be touring a total of 8 locations across the United States!


Each weekend is bringing opportunities like no other beginning Friday night featuring their Emerging Artist Choreographic Festival, an opportunity for budding artists to showcase their choreography for the chance to win a cash prize and more. Classes are filled with instruction, education, and energy from top choreographers across the spectrum (i.e. Musical Theatre, Jazz, Ballet, Voice Barre, Modern, and more.) They are acknowledging the grit that is put in by dancers and creating opportunities to achieve their dreams.


Express your force of character during the competition phase of the weekend.  In addition to high score awards, BellaMoxi recognizes versatility and diversity in their participants. With all we are offering, we know we will find out who is this years “BellaMoxi Best”.


We encourage you to come be a part of the BellaMoxi family.


Ashleigh Keefer, Director
Phone: 270-227-5511

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Shake The Ground: The Ultimate Dance Competition

Shake The Ground The Ultimate Dance Competition

Shake the Ground (STG) continues its reputation an extraordinary leader in the dance competition arena. If you have not yet attended, you are missing out on one of the most exciting competitions ever!


At a Shake the Ground competition, each dancer has an opportunity to take FREE Master Classes taught by world-renowned teachers, receive Special Awards and Prizes, and receive Scholarships to some of the most elite summer dance intensive programs. Over $150,000 is awarded in Scholarships. As a result, these dancers attended world-class summer programs like the Joffrey Ballet School, JBS/STG Hip-Hop Summer Intensive, Broadway Dance Center, Sarasota Ballet, Modas Dance, Move the Initiative, and Peridance NY – to name a few.


Shake The Ground: The Ultimate Dance Competition Professional judges Missy Catlin, Duncan Cooper, Charmaine Hunter, Kelly King, Jona Biddle, Meg Paul, Casie Tynee Goshow and many more will come together to critique, teach and award scholarships  and prizes to incredibly talented young dancers throughout the STG Regionals.

The 2019 season is just about to kick off and it will bring even more excitement, scholarships and fun to every city on our tour. The season ends with the Nationals weekend that includes an incredible four days of fun and exciting events, like themed movie nights, pool parties, master classes and an incredible awards gala. The weekend is always more than a competition—a true family event.

Shake The Ground: The Ultimate Dance Competition includes multiple dance styles, like contemporary, hip-hop, modern, ballet, tap, jazz , flamenco, Acro, Fusion, Ballroom and Improv.

STG will be awarding the 2019 Regional Tour Summer Intensive Scholarships to Peridance NY, Broadway Dance Center NY, Move the Initiative, Art of Movement, CloseUp Experience, The Joffrey Ballet NY & LA Ballet, Contemporary/Jazz, Broadway, and Hip-Hop programs!


Directors: Lissette Salgado-Lucas & David Lucas

Phone: 305-582-7877

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

From contemporary to musical theatre, 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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RADIXAfter a successful third season, RADIX is excited to begin our 2018-2019 tour! In our fourth season, RADIX will be touring to 24 major cities across the United States, and Canada; 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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The World Dance Pageant

July 29-31, 2019 Meadowlands, 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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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, lower travel 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.

At Celebrity Regional Events all dancers receive their competition photos & videos complimentary! Just take the stage and the Celebrity Paparazzi will capture the moment. Photos and videos will be provided complimentary for dancers through their Celebrity Online Account. Dancers will be able to download photos and videos for the routines they are registered in approximately five days after the event. Enjoy being a Celebrity!

Celebrity Dance...Where Every Dancer is a Celebrity


Lights! Camera! CELEBRITY! 877.326.2394

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Universal Ballet Competition

Universal Ballet CompetitionThe Premier Ballet-Only Competition.


Universal Ballet Competition (UBC) has been critically acclaimed to be a leader, innovator and educator of ballet dancers at our competitions.

The 2019 Tour takes us back to Atlanta, Georgia and Miramar, Florida and we will be introducing Philadelphia, PA to our tour. From the moment you walk into the theater, to the details of the awards ceremony, we take great care and add distinct details to every aspect of our competition and sincerely strive for it to be the premier ballet competition of its kind.


The goal of UBC is to further educate teachers, parents and students about the ballet profession and to help prepare for the challenges that may come along. We have an open-door policy and welcome parents and teachers to come to observe our master classes and then invite them to stay for the competition that follows.

All competitors have the unique opportunity to participate in master classes presented by international and national esteemed teachers. Students benefit from the high level of expertise of these fine professionals. These classes take place on stage before the competition begins. They will help the students to improve in specific areas of technique. While taking classes, students are being observed for scholarship considerations that will be awarded at the end of the competition.

For the competition portion, dancers are required to compete in traditional classical repertoire as well as a contemporary piece. We offer intermediate and advanced levels of competition so that very dancer has an opportunity to showcase their level of training.

2019 Scholarships include American Ballet Theatre, The Joffrey Ballet, Texas Ballet Theater, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Alvin Ailey School, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Duncan Cooper Workshop, Pennsylvania Ballet School and Sarasota Ballet.


Directors: Lissette Salgado-Lucas and David Lucas
Phone: 305-582-7877

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Artists Simply Human

Artists Simply HumanASH 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!!


What makes ASH different?

- An approachable faculty featuring the world’s top teachers / choreographers
- Longer class times
- Q & A / Photo session with the ASH faculty
- Mini Movers, Artists in Training, Intermediate, and Advanced levels for dances ages four through professional 
- An alternative to competition
- ASH’s Performance Showcase
- State-of-the-art online registration system
- Over $3,000,000 in scholarships awarded!!
- Cutting-edge Photo/Video Department
- Live Webcasts of all Performance Showcases and Closing Shows
- ASH Assistant Program for the aspiring professional dancer
- A one-of-a-kind Nationals (and much, much more...)


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

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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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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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Groove Dance CompetitionGroove's vision is to create a positive, fun and memorable experience for dancers, instructors and families alike and to have all participants challenged and inspired by one another. The aim of Groove is to provide interactive, innovative and genuine events for all dancers to learn, grow and share their talents. Their 2018-2019 Season features nine Fall Conventions, 51 Regional Competitions and two National Finals.

Groove's Conventions are single day events led by their world-renowned faculty. Each convention will feature five classes: Contemporary, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Jazz and Tap.

The 2019 Regional Competition season for Groove will feature FREE photos and videos, VIP Director Lounges, FREE Master Classes, three levels of competition and great studio incentives.

Groove’s 2019 National Finals will be held in Atlantic City, NJ and Myrtle Beach, SC. Each National Final will include a three-level convention, age-specific dancer parties, Dancer of the Year Competition, their Parent Dance Battle for charity and the event will conclude with Groove's final battle of the dances, known as The JAM. In addition, Groove offers a FREE hotel room for qualifying studio directors.

Phone Daniel DeFranco, Director

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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!

Now, headed into their 6th season, 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. With over 15 amazing destinations to choose from for 2019, we are sure you’ll find a location your families will enjoy!

Phone 844-737-3737

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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 14th 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 2019 we are excited to host over 60 dance events and 3 National Finals. We hope you’ll join us on our 14th tour.


Ginny Faubell and Nikki Tennant

Phone: 609-259-8760

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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 7 National Championships in the summer of 2019. Starpower International is ever expanding and will be touring in 10 Countries, across 3 Continents in 2019 as well!

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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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, backing up 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.


Excel is taking it to the extreme this year by adding their quality competition to all locations. Also new this season, to include the younger dancers, we have added a Beginner/Intermediate level for ages 7 and up.


Event Highlights:
- Outstanding professional faculty
- Friendly staff & atmosphere
- Faculty autograph session
- Scholarship opportunities
- Honor Society
- New awards and more assistant opportunities
- NEW! Competition has been added to all locations
- NEW! 4 levels of convention registration for age 7 - professional


Hope you can join us as we inspire students to excel!

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

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