Nationals

Updated 06.25.17                  << BACK to Studio page for general details

June 14 - 17, 2018

Open Event - No qualification requirements.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Forestview Middle School

12149 Knollwood Drive    Baxter, MN 56425

The DX Studio Dance Nationals is an open competition that includes a semi-formal Awards Banquet Gala 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 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 Pizza Party & Dance. 

DX is holding a small block of rooms for Nationals. All guests may choose any property they desire up in the Brainerd area. Click on the HOTEL link below for some options.

  • Cash Prizes for studios
  • Official DX Rings for the Xtreme Dance-off
  • Official Champion Jackets for Production Battle Champions and all solo champions
  • Crowns for solo, duo/trio champions
  • Banners for all studios attending
  • Banners for overall champions
  • Semi-formal Awards Banquet Gala
  • "Purple Party" Celebration Pizza Party & Dance
  • Academic Excellence recognition
  • Master Classes
  • Xtreme Dance-off
  • Production Battle of the Best
  • National 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
  • Daddy/Daughter & Adult categories
  • Dance-offs for dads and dancers

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE - subject to change

Updated 06.25.17

THURSDAY ... June 14, 2018

  • Competition - solos
  • All American Interviews
  • All American Solos

FRIDAY ... June 15, 2018

  • Competition - 8 AM (all categories)
  • Master Classes
  • Parade of Stars Rehearsal
  • "Purple Party" Celebration Dance

SATURDAY ... June 16, 2018

  • Competition - 8AM (all categories)
  • Master Classes
  • Super Star Skill Competition
  • Parade of Stars Rehearsal
  • Awards Banquet Gala

SUNDAY ... June 17, 2018

  • Happy Father's Day!
  • Dad's Dance-Off Contest
  • Parade of Stars Final Rehearsal
  • Competition - 8 AM (all categories)

DX NATIONALS FINAL SHOW - Sunday

  • Opening Number Featuring Parade of Stars
  • Xtreme Dance-Off
  • Production Battle of the Best
  • Finals Award Ceremony
    • Xtreme Dance-off Champion Ring Pick-up
    • Production Battle Champion Jacket Pick-up

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General Info

Schedule of Events 

Academic Excellence

Awards Banquet Gala

All American Talent & Scholastic Achievement

Choreographer of the Year

Distinguished Leaders 

Hotel Properties

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 Leap, Kick, Turn and/or Jump Skills

Teacher of the Year

Xtreme Dance-Off

Registration closes 30 days out.

 

NATIONAL PRIZES & SCHOLARSHIPS

PRODUCTION BATTLE PRIZES

  • $500 cash prize
  • Trophy
  • Banner
  • Jackets 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 TEACHER OF THE YEAR

2017 National Teacher of the Year - Jackie Belde from Tempo Dance Co.

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

2017 National Choreographers of the Year - Jessica Bjore from Studio Vibe

Judges and DX Directors will collaborate on their decision of who will be named the National Choreographer of the Year. The winner will be announced during the Semi-Formal Awards Banquet.

 

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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.

 

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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