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DX NATIONALS Awards GALA

Updated 07.07.17

Unique to DX events, the Awards Gala has always been a favorite of attendees.  The evening features recognition for teachers, choreographers, individuals, as well as, academic excellence. 

Tickets must be purchased in advance through the studio account so seats are assigned together. Guests wanting to attend should contact the studio directly.  Cost is $39 per person. Children under 5 are free, but will not have a seat (chair) at the table.  All seats require a ticket. Feel free to have them sit on your lap.

Two (2) tickets are provided for each studio attending specifically one for Director and their Distinguished Leader candidate to attend. Additional tickets may be purchased for teachers, parents, fans, and dancers.

Announcements for All American and Super Star take place during the show. The All American entry fee includes a ticket to the Gala. Super Star candidates are required to purchased a ticket.

Admission tickets to the Awards Gala include; a dinner and awards program.

Directors may recognize one individual to represent their program for the DX Distinguished Leadership Award. The night's event is all about recognition and rewarding those who've accomplished so much in the field of dance.

Dance Teacher of the Year and National Choreographer of the Year will also be announced. Nominations for both of these high honors accepted. Send an email to nominate.

It is strongly encouraged that attendees wear church type clothing to prom dresses. Men are encouraged to wear shirts with ties. Jackets are optional. This is your chance to dress-up like a prince or princess and shine.

2018 MEAL CHOICE:  Attendees may select which meal option best suits their taste.

  • Adult:  Top sirloin steak with smoked apple bacon chutney, augratin potatoes, sauteed vegetables, salad, roll, and dessert.
  • Child:  Cheeseburger, tator tots, fruit cup, and dessert.
  • Special Dietary Needs:  Notify DX of any special dietary requests, allergies, etc.
We had so much fun sitting with dancers from other studios at the Gala. It was fun to dress up too and see all the individuals recognized. No other Nationals does anything like this. We loved it!
— Julie Jones, Parent

The fine linens are set out for all DX guests.  A formal place setting and delicious dinner complete the atmosphere for the Awards Gala.

There's always a few surprises in store, like the National Choreographer of the Year and Teacher of the Year.  You'll want to be there to hear it live.

There's always a few surprises in store, like the National Choreographer of the Year and Teacher of the Year.  You'll want to be there to hear it live.

The judges attend as special guests too!

Don't forget your camera!

Directors present their Distinguished Leaders with awards on stage..

Dress for the occasion. Prom dresses or church-type clothing is very appropriate. Guys should wear shirt and ties.