JOIN US FOR OUR NATIONAL FINALS IN REHOBOTH BEACH, DE JUNE 25-30, 2019!

HD PERFORMER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION — NATIONALS DANCE TEAM — DIRECTORS WELCOME RECEPTION — DANCERS ONLY EVENT – MASTER CLASSES FOR DANCERS AND TEACHERS 

NATIONALS ELIGIBILITY

Any entry that competes at the regional level in either the apprentice or advanced division and receives a minimum of a Gold is eligible to compete on our nationals stage. Groups may enter into a smaller division and substitutions are allowed, however the collective average age must be recalculated and submitted into the appropriate age division. Directors may choose to move an entry to the advanced division, however an entry competing in the advanced division at regionals may not enter the apprentice division at nationals.

PERFORMER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION

Advanced division dancers who receive a minimum of a High Gold at regionals with their solo are eligible to compete for the most prestigious solo dancer award at nationals! Dancers will be scored on their solo in addition to a platform piece and interview question. Participating dancers are still eligible for overall awards and will compete for HD Performer of the Year at a separate scheduled event during nationals week to perform their platform piece and answer their interview question. 

 What is a platform piece…great question! HD wants their performers to choose a cause that they are passionate about and want to bring awareness to on our nationals stage. Dancers will perform and additional choreographed short solo (1 min. 30 sec. maximum) with a piece that they feel best embodies their platform. Eligible dancers will need to register (see below for registration information) by May 25, 2019 for an additional $50 entry fee. 

Registration will open in 2019!

To register for the HD Performer of the Year Competition please complete the following upon online registration:

1. Make sure the correct solo is selected by selecting the checkbox to be eligible.

2. Register for entry type, HD Performer of the Year (Platform Piece).

3. The dancer must submit a 1-2 page essay on their platform topic describing why they chose their platform and what it means to them. Please email or mail the platform essay to HD management by May 25, 2019 to complete registration.

NATIONALS DANCE TEAM

All dancers and performances invited at regionals are eligible to be on our elite nationals dance team! Dance team performers will take part in scheduled rehearsals during nationals week (not during competition times) and in turn perform in the opening number for our grand finale, the National HD Dance-Off! Nationals dance team invitations are awarded to any performance that places in the advanced division overalls. HD also reserves the right to invite additional performances from both the apprentice and advanced divisions. Registration and $20 entry fee (performance tank top included) are due by May 10, 2019. Registration will open in 2019!

NATIONAL HD DANCE-OFF

This is the ultimate grand finale that will take place at the end of our National Finals! Throughout the competition the judges will select any group performance that left a lasting impression on them and they want to see perform again in our National HD Dance-Off! It doesn’t matter what competitive division you are in and the judging system, including scores, are thrown out the window! We ask Dance-Off nominees to bring it to the stage in the competition to become the National HD Dance-Off Winner!

HOTEL INFORMATION

Host Hotel: Comfort Inn, 19210 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, DE, 19971

Rates: To make a reservation call 302-226-1515 and tell them your with the HD DANCE room block to receive the discounted rates below.

1 King 6/24-6/27: $229

1 King 6/28-6/29: $319

2 Queen 6/24-6/27: $129

2 Queen 6/28-6/29: $169