– YOU CHOOSE YOUR PERFORMANCE LIGHTING –
Offered to all performances at no additional fee. Simply select from our color palette upon online registration!
Click here to check out our lighting gallery.
– PERFORMER OF THE YEAR TITLE COMPETITION –
Our Performer of the Year Competition is HD’s version of a title event and the most prestigious solo dancer award! The competition is held in two age divisions: 12 & Under and 13 & Over. Dancers are scored on their selected solo in addition to a platform piece and interview question. Solo adjudications will be announced during each regionals awards ceremony and the dancers will perform their POY solo (platform piece) to qualify. At the end of the season, we will announce the two winners with the highest total score virtually!
Note: POY solos (platform pieces) and interviews will not be adjudicated or included in overalls at regionals.
What is a platform piece…great question! HD wants their performers to choose a cause/topic that they are passionate about and want to bring awareness to on HD’s stage. Upon registration, directors will register dancer for their chosen solo as well as their Performer of the Year (Platform Piece). If a dancer is registered for multiple solos, please make sure to indicate which solo should be tabulated for the POY Competition under the ‘Notes’ section within the solo entry fields.
Each dancer will perform their solo (3 min. max) in addition to their platform piece solo (1 min. 30 sec. max) and interview. The platform piece is an additional choreographed short solo that the dancer feels best embodies their platform. Please keep in mind that there must be at least five dancers registered in a given division for the competition to take place at a regionals.
We ask directors and dancers to please be considerate and politically polite to keep this an uplifting event and experience for all.
– HD DANCE-OFF –
Why wait till nationals?! HD has an entertainment challenge at every regional event! We throw your scores out the window and ask the judges to select the top group performances of the competition that they want to see perform again in our HD Dance-Off (solos & duo/trios are not eligible)!
– CUSTOM AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS, HD GIFT CERTIFICATES & CASH AWARDS –
Custom top award plaques, scholarships for all types of dancers and hundreds of dollars in HD gift certificates and cash given out at every event!