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DX STUDIO NATIONALS - All American Talent & Scholastics Scholarship Program

Update 05.14.19                 << Back to NATIONALS page

The DX NATIONAL ALL AMERICAN TALENT & SCHOLASTIC COMPETITION is designed to recognize individuals who encompass the whole package. Those with the highest combined score based on their scholastics [transcript closest to the date of the event with GPA highlighted], athleticism [must compete a solo at nationals], accomplishments [resume outlining school, dance and community service], personality [interview on site], expression [essay], and support letter of recommendation from a director, dance teacher or school teacher – one required but may submit more] will receive the DX NATIONAL ALL AMERICAN prize package and scholarship. It is the highest individual honor at DX events. NEW in 2019, category winners will also be recognized. Paperwork must be postmarked by June 1st.  Materials will not be returned.

2019 ENTRY FEE - $20 per dancer and includes All American entry fee (normally $100). Candidate also required to purchase a $39 banquet ticket and attend the banquet on Saturday evening.  Additional tickets may be purchased for directors, dancers, and guests.

NEW - The highest score from each JUDGING CATEGORY will be recognized and receive an award for this accomplishment. The candidate with the highest total score from all categories will be crowned the All American Champion.  All announcements take place on Saturday evening at the Awards Banquet.

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to participate in an unique event designed to recognize outstanding dancers who excel not only on the stage, but also in the classroom!


  • All Candidates receive All American medals for participating

  • OVERALL HIGH POINT RECIPIENT: a jacket, crown, award & scholarship

    • 6+ entries- $200 scholarship certificate

    • 1-5 entries - $100 scholarship certificate

  • TALENT CHAMPION: will perform their award winning routine on stage during the banquet, as well as receive, an award & 3D Convention scholarship certificate

    • 6+ entries - $50 3D scholarship certificate

    • 1-5 entries - $25 3D scholarship certificate

  • INTERVIEW CHAMPION: award & scholarship certificate

    • 6+ entries - $50 scholarship certificate

    • 1-5 entries - $25 scholarship certificate

  • TRANSCRIPT CHAMPION: award & $50 scholarship certificate

    • Junior, Teen & Senior divisions only

    • 6+ entries - $50 scholarship certificate

    • 1-5 entries - $25 scholarship certificate

    • no grades for Mini and/or Petite candidates

  • PAPERWORK CHAMPION (Essay & Resume): award & scholarship certificate

    • 6+ entries - $50 scholarship certificate

    • 1-5 entries - $25 scholarship certificate

Candidates are required to:

  1. Remit a headshot or photo of themselves

  2. Also, email a headshot to SUBJECT LINE: First Name, Last Name, Studio, - All American

  3. Submit a resume outlining school, dance, and community service - worth 12% of score

  4. Submit a school transcript for the grading period closest to the Nationals date with a current GPA highlighted - worth 25% of score

  5. Submit a letter of recommendation from director, dance teacher, or school teacher - one required/may submit more - worth 1% of score

  6. Submit a 1,000 word [or less] essay on "Why I Love To Dance" - worth 12% of score

  7. Perform a solo routine - worth 25% of score

  8. Participate in a private, two-minute interview, on site, with DX judges - wear dance costume/attire - worth 25% of score

  9. Fill out and attach the DX All American Studio Nationals Cover Sheet to the top of your paperwork - PDF Word

Champions will be announced during the Awards Banquet. All candidates are required to bring their solo costume, music, and shoes to the banquet in case they are announced as the talent winner. They will perform their award winning solo during the banquet.




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


2017 DX Nationals  ALL AMERICANS

MINI: Sophie Ferrer from Studio Vibe

PETITE:  Chloe Ferrer from Studio Vibe

JUNIOR:  Molly McGrane from Platinum Dance Ctr.

TEEN:  Elise Roxas from Studio Vibe

SENIOR: Tessa Longshore from Studio J Dance

2016 DX Nationals  ALL AMERICANS

JUNIOR: Rose Curtis from Jennifer's Dance Centre

TEEN:  Ava Wickberg from Platinum Dance Center

SENIOR:  Marissa Starkey from Dance Express


2015 DX Nationals  ALL AMERICANS

PETITE: Danielle Spoden from Jam Hops Dance Connection

JUNIOR: Amelia Kappel from Push

TEEN: Alex Peterson from Push

SENIOR: Emily Baker from Arabesque School of Dance