Nationals

Updated 06.22.18                  << BACK to Studio page for general details       MEMOS - password required

JUNE 2019

Date Pending - New Location - In The Minneapolis Area

We loved hosting the event in Brainerd, but are forced to move since the schools are being renovated over the next four years. We are excited to bring this fantastic event to the Twin Cities and promise it will be just as fabulous as years past.

Open Event - No qualification requirements.

NEW - Verbal Critiques!

Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday

 

Directors and Studio Owners. - email DX for password

Contact DX  to receive your Studio Handbook in the mail. The Studio Handbook contains rules, pricing guidelines, and important information specific to Directors/Teachers.

The DX Studio Dance Nationals is an open competition that includes a semi-formal Awards Banquet recognizing individual achievements of dancers, [All American & Super Star]  directors, and teachers, along with, academic excellence, as well as, the announcement of Distinguished Leaders, National Choreographer of the Year, and National Dance Teacher of the Year honors.

The highest scoring routines will compete in a dance-off to determine overall champions. There will be two separate events. The Xtreme Dance-Off is for small and large groups. The Production Battle of the Best is for line/production numbers. Solo, duo, and trio finalists from DX Regional events [Amaze, Majestic, and Eclipse] will be invited to take part in our Parade of Stars special performance too. You definitely won't want to miss it.

DX will also offer the All American Talent & Scholastic program at the Studio Nationals. Individuals submit transcripts, resumes, and essays, prior to arrival, and then take part in a private interview with judges, on-site and compete their solo. The All American honor recognizes the individuals who encompass the entire package; talent, academics, and personality.

Master Classes are are open to all for a nominal fee. Individual Super Star skills competitions are also on the schedule. The event includes our trademark "Purple Party" Celebration Dance.

  • NEW - Verbal Critiques along with scores
  • Cash Prizes for studios
  • Official DX Rings for the Xtreme Dance-off & Production Battle of the Best champions
  • Official Champion Jackets for all solo champions
  • Crowns for solo, duo/trio champions
  • Banners for all studios attending
  • Banners for overall champions
  • Awards Banquet
  • "Purple Party" Celebration Dance
  • Academic Excellence recognition
  • Master Classes
  • Improv Contest
  • Xtreme Dance-off
  • Production Battle of the Best
  • National Dance Teacher of the Year
  • National Choreographer of the Year
  • Super Star skills champions
  • All American champions
  • Judge's Choice awards
  • X-Awards for eXtraordinary talent
  • Fun Giveaways during award ceremonies
  • Spirit Award for sportsmanship - you vote!
  • Awards scheduled throughout the day
  • FREE Daddy/Daughter
  • Adult divisions of competition
  • Dance-offs for dads and dancers

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE - subject to change

Updated 06.26.18

THURSDAY ...

  • Competition - 8 AM (solos)
  • All American Interviews

FRIDAY ...

  • Competition - 8 AM (small/large groups)
  • Parade of Stars Rehearsal
  • "Purple Party" Celebration Dance

SATURDAY ...

  • Competition - 8 AM (small/large groups & line/productions)
  • Super Star Skill Competition
  • Parade of Stars Rehearsal
  • Awards Banquet

SUNDAY ...

  • Competition - 8 AM (duo/trios)
  • Master Classes
  • Improv Contest
  • Parade of Stars Final Rehearsal
  • FINAL SHOW - see below

DX NATIONALS FINAL SHOW - Sunday

  • Opening Number Featuring "PARADE OF STARS"
  • Xtreme Dance-Off
  • Production Battle of the Best
  • Finals Award Ceremony & Champion Ring Pick-up

     

    DETAIL LINKS

    Private Studio Page for Directors and Studio Owners.

    General Info

    Schedule of Events 

    Academic Excellence

    Awards Banquet

    All American Talent & Scholastic Achievement

    Choreographer of the Year

    Distinguished Leaders 

    Hotel - Coming soon!

    Master Classes 

    Parade of Stars

    Production Battle of the Best

    "Purple Party" Celebration Dance

    Spirit & Sportsmanship

    Super Star Individual Competition - Best of the Best for Leaps, Turns and/or Tricks Skills

    Teacher of the Year

    Xtreme Dance-Off

    Registration closes 30 days out.

     

    2019 NATIONAL PRIZES & SCHOLARSHIPS

    PRODUCTION BATTLE PRIZES

    • $500 cash prize
    • Trophy
    • Banner
    • Champion rings for all dancers, teachers, and directors

    Winners are also invited to compete at THE ONE FINALS next season.  http://www.theonefinals.com

    XTREME DANCE-OFF PRIZES

    • $300 cash prize
    • Trophy
    • Banner
    • Champion rings for every dancer, teacher & director

    Winners are also invited to compete at THE ONE FINALS next season.  http://www.theonefinals.com

    NATIONALS - CASH AWARDS

    Cash prizes adjusted when there are less than 750 routines attending nationals. All cash prizes awarded to the studio. Refer to handbook for details.

    SOLOIST HIGH POINT GRAND CHAMP receive a $100 scholarship, Grand Champion jacket, individual crown, individual and studio banners, studio recognition on stage, lapel pin, and a special rhinestone added to the studio plaque.

    DUO/TRIO HIGH POINT GRAND CHAMP receive individual crowns, individual and studio banners, studio recognition on stage, lapel pin, and a special rhinestone added to the studio plaque.

    ALL GRAND CHAMPS receive a banner for the studio, lapel pin, and a special rhinestone added to the studio plaque.

    OVERALL FINALISTS will be announced on stage during each award ceremony. Each dancer will receive a lapel pin. The number of entries in each category/division will determine the number of finalists announced.

     

    NATIONAL DANCE TEACHER OF THE YEAR

    2018 National Dance Teacher of the Year - Stephanie Ferrian from Footnotes Studio of Dance

    Know someone worthy of the DX National Teacher of the Year honor? Email us who and why! The National Dance Teacher of the Year will be recognized during the Semi-Formal Awards Banquet Gala

     

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    NATIONAL CHOREOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

    2018 National Choreographer of the Year - Maureen McGrath from Robert Thomas Dancenter

    Judges and DX Directors will collaborate on their decision of who will be named the National Choreographer of the Year.

     

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    ALL AMERICANS

      2018 All Americans  - Mini-  Kendyl Nicolas  from Tempo Dance Studio, Petite-  Everlie Mitchell  from Robert Thomas Dancenter, Junior-  Danica Mindt  from DFy Dance Studio ,Teen-  Michelle Osanya  from Robert Thomas Dancenter ,Senior-  Anna Snyder  from Robert Thomas Dancenter

    2018 All Americans - Mini- Kendyl Nicolas from Tempo Dance Studio, Petite- Everlie Mitchell from Robert Thomas Dancenter, Junior- Danica Mindt from DFy Dance Studio ,Teen- Michelle Osanya from Robert Thomas Dancenter ,Senior- Anna Snyder from Robert Thomas Dancenter

    Want to be the next DX All American? You can! All individuals submit a resume, complete an essay, turn in their transcript, perform a solo, and take part in a private interview while at Nationals. It's a life changing experience that everyone should try.

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    DISTINGUISHED LEADERS

    Directors will nominate one outstanding leader from their studio for the Distinguished Leader Award. Directors will crown their nominee on stage during the Semi-Formal Awards Banquet.

    SPORTSMANSHIP & SPIRIT AWARD

     2018 Recipient ... NEW HOPE DANCE

    2018 Recipient ... NEW HOPE DANCE

     

    ACADEMIC RECOGNITION

    Recognizing Academic Excellence

    Dance Xtreme understands the importance strong academics play in molding athletes into successful individuals for life.  High academics is the foundation for success.  DX encourages all teams to submit the Studio Academic Excellence Form so they may be recognized for this outstanding accomplishment. One Academic Banner will be presented to each qualifying studio.

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