Join Us For Our 2020 National Finals in Rehoboth Beach, DE July 6th-12th! Stay Tuned For More Information Coming Soon!
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR 2019 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!
Performer of the Year Winners
12 & Under – Isabella Colombrita
13 & Over – Zoe Browne
National Dance-Off Champions
12 & Under – CREEP
13 & Over – BRING EM’ OUT
Congratulations to New Jersey Center of Dance For being the highest scoring studio at our 2019 National Finals and receiving the High Demand Studio Award!
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
There will be two competitions for our 12 & Under Dancers (6-12 yrs. old) and our 13 & Over Dancers (13-18 yrs. old). This elite competition is for advanced division dancers who received a minimum of a High Gold at regionals with their solo. Dancers will be scored based on their solo (must select one at registration if dancer has more than one competing 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 to compete for the most prestigious solo dancer award at nationals!
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.
To register for the HD Performer of the Year Competition please complete the following upon online registration:
1. When registering the solo, make sure to scroll down and check the box indicated to use that solo for the HD Performer Of The Year Competition.
2. Also, register for entry type ‘HD Performer Of The Year (Platform Piece)‘.
3. The dancer must submit a 1 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 for approval and 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 25, 2019.
To register for the HD National Dance Team please complete the following upon online registration:
1. Add new routine. Make routine title, HD National Dance Team.
2. Add all participating dancers.
3. Under entry type select, HD National Dance Team.
4. Send an excel spreadsheet including the dancers’ first name, last name and t-shirt size.
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!