2021-22 Competition & Convention Guide

Get ready to return to the circuit. From performances to master classes, these competitions and conventions offer prime opportunities for dancers.

To add your listing to the guide, please contact Amy Jones at ajones@dancemedia.com.

Competitions

American Dance Championships

Director: David Barr
804.304.9010
americandancechampionships.com
americandancechampionships@gmail.com
Age Divisions: Novice, Advanced, Competitive: Mini (8 & under), Junior (9–11), Teen (12–14), Senior (15–19), Adult (20 & up)
Top 5 Tour Cities: Raleigh (March 4–5) -or- Lenoir (March 18–20), NC: 2022; Knoxville, TN: April 2–3, 2022; Columbus (Alabama state line), GA: April 22–24, 2022; Cincinnati, OH: April 29–May 1, 2022; Manning (central SC), SC: May 6–8, 2022

Breakout Dance Competition

Director: Joel Valdiviezo
609.873.8620
breakoutcomp.com
info@breakoutcomp.com
Age Divisions: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced: Mini (4–6), Petite (7–9), Junior (10–12), Teen (13–15), Senior (16–20)
Top 5 Tour Cities: Locations and dates TBD in NJ, NY, OH, MI, FL
2022 Nationals: Atlantic City, NJ

Encore Performing Arts Showcase


Director: Caron Moore
817.926.9686
encoreperformingarts.com
info@encoreperformingarts.com
Age Divisions: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Teacher/Pro/Am: Mini (6 & under), Petite (6–8), Junior (9–12), Teen (13–15), Senior (16–19), Adult (20 & up)
Top 5 Tour Cities: Dallas/Fort Worth, TX; Oklahoma City, OK; Austin, TX; Minneapolis, MN; Las Vegas, NV
2022 Nationals: Galveston, TX: June 26–30

Encore Talent Productions

Director: Terri Shaffner
513.892.2609
encoretalentproductions.com
encore@zoomtown.com
Age Divisions: Recreational (Beginner), Competitive (Intermediate), Elite (Advanced)
Top 5 Tour Cities: Dayton, OH; Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Louisville, KY; Indianapolis, IN
2022 Nationals: Mason, OH

Ignite Dance Competition


Director: Meghan Burgess
843.471.0403
ignitedancecompetition.com
ignitedancecomp@gmail.com
Age Divisions: Recreational, Competitive, Elite
Top 5 Tour Cities: Charleston, SC; Raleigh, ND; Orlando, FL; Richmond, VA; King of Prussia, PA

National Dance Showcase

Director: Sonia Pennington & Alan Donato
908.874.0040
nationaldanceshowcase.com
nds@nationaldanceshowcase.com
Age Divisions: Recreational, Competitive, Elite: Mini (5 & under), Petite (6–8), Junior (9–10), Preteen (11–12), Teen (13–14), Pre-Senior (15–16), Senior (17 & up); Professional: Pro-Am (20–29), Super Senior (20–29)
2022 Nationals: Atlantic City, NJ

P3 Talent Competition

Director: P3 Talent Competition
816.694.8149
p3talentcompetition.com
platinumperformanceplus@gmail.com
Age Divisions: 5 & under, 6–8, 9–11, 12–14, 15–16, 17 & up
Top 5 Tour Cities: Chicago, IL; Minneapolis, MN; Orlando, FL; Dallas, TX; Kansas City, MO
2022 Nationals: Wisconsin Dells, WI

Rising Star Talent Productions

Director: Chrissy Danflous
614.855.7720
risingstartalent.com
rstp@risingstartalent.com
Age Divisions: Petite: (4 & under), (5–6), (7–8); Junior: (9–10), (11–12); Teen (13–15); Senior: (16–17), (18–19); Adult (20 & up)
Top 5 Tour Cities: Columbus, OH; Indianapolis, IN; Chattanooga, TN; Allentown, PA; Oxford, MI
2022 Nationals: Pigeon Forge, TN: June 21–24

Shake the Ground

Director: Lissette Lucas
305.582.7877
lissettelucas@hotmail.com
Top 5 Tour Cities: West Palm Beach, FL: January 14–15, 2022; Orlando, FL: March 4–6, 2022; Fort Lauderdale, FL: March 18–20, 2022; Tampa, FL: April 8–10, 2022; Jacksonville, FL: April 22–24, 2022
2022 Nationals: June 23–26

Showstopper

Director: Debbie Roberts
843.357.7469
goshowstopper.com
information@goshowstopper.com
Age Divisions: Performance, Advanced, Competitive: Mini, Junior, Teen, Senior, Adult

Starbound National Talent Competition

Director: Sandra Coyte
609.693.0563
starbound.net
info@starbound.net
Age Divisions: Intermediate, Competitive, Elite: 6 & under, 7–8, 9–10, 11–12, 13–14, 15–16, 17–19, 20 & up
2022 Nationals: San Antonio, TX; Foxwoods, CT; Atlantic City, NJ; Orlando, FL; Chicago, IL; Lake Tahoe, NV

Throw Down Dance Challenge

Director: Adrienne Kellett
732.861.6482
throwdowndance.com
sales@throwdowndance.com
Age Divisions: Novice, Competitive, Professional: Mini (5–7), Petite (8–9), Junior (10–12), Teen (13–15), Senior Teen (16–19), Adult (20 & up)

Universal Ballet Competition

Director: Lissette Lucas
305.582.7877
lissettelucas@hotmail.com
Top Tour Cities: Los Angeles, CA: November 5–7, 2022; Miramar, FL: February 17–20, 2022; Atlanta, GA: February 25–27, 2022; Pittsburgh, PA: April 1–3, 2022
2022 Nationals: Grand Prix Finals, Jacksonville, FL: May 27–29

Conventions

24 Seven Dance Convention

Director: Danny Lawn
818.432.6085
24sevendance.com
info@24sevendance.com
Popular Instructors: Danny Lawn, Jenna & Val, Randi & Hefa, Brooke Pierotti, Francisco Gella, Blake McGrath
Performance opportunities; Scholarships available; Class Division: ability

The Dance Awards

Director: Gil Stroming
818.432.1234
thedanceawards.com
info@thedanceawards.com
Performance opportunities; Scholarships available; Class Division: ability

Dance Revolution

Director: Michelle Brogan
817.251.9898
dance-revolution.com
info@dance-revolution.com
Top Tour Cities: Dallas, TX: November 5–7, 2021; Orlando, FL: November 19–21, 2021; Winston-Salem, NC: January 14–16, 2022; Chicago, IL: January 28–30, 2022
Popular Instructors: Patrick Cook, Kyle McHargh, Nathan Madden, Misty Rascon Smith, Marc Wayne, Ashley Rich
Performance opportunities; Scholarships available; Class Division: age & ability

DancerPalooza

Director: Gil Stroming
818.432.8498
dancerpalooza.com
info@dancerpalooza.com
Performance opportunities; Scholarships available; Class Division: ability

JUMP Dance Convention

Director: Mike Minery
818.432.4395
jumptour.com
info@jumptour.com
Popular Instructors: Wade Robson, Savion Glover, Teddy Forance, Mandy Moore, Misha Gabriel, Katy Spreadbury
Performance opportunities; Scholarships available; Class Division: ability

Kaos

Director: Kenny Wormald
818.280.8778
thisiskaos.com
info@thisiskaos.com
Popular Instructors: Ysabelle Capitulé, Lyle Beniga, FeFe Burgos, Dexter Carr, J Blaze, Julian DeGuzman
Performance opportunities; Scholarships available; Class Division: ability

NUVO Dance Convention

Director: Ray Leeper
818.432.3894
gonuvo.com
go@gonuvo.com
Popular Instructors: Ray Leeper, Travis Wall, Stacey Tookey, Mark Meismer, Denise Wall, Will Loftis
Performance opportunities; Scholarships available; Class Division: ability

RADIX Dance Convention

Director: Eddie Strachan
818.392.3478
radixdance.com
info@radixdance.com
Popular Instructors: Brian Friedman, Tessandra Chavez, Tabitha & Napoleon, Talia Favia, Tricia Miranda, Tina Caspary
Performance opportunities; Scholarships available; Class Division: ability

Showstopper

Director: Debbie Roberts
843.357.7469
goshowstopper.com
information@goshowstopper.com
Top Tour Cities: Grapevine, TX: October 1–3, 2021; Wisconsin Dells, WI: October 15–17, 2021; Sandusky, OH: October 22–24, 2021; Myrtle Beach, SC: November 5–7, 2021
Scholarships available; Class Division: age & ability

Titans of Dance

Director: Greg Savage
443.909.0509
titansofdancetour.com
titansofdanceintensive@gmail.com
Popular Instructors: Nick Lazzarini, Alex Wong, Mollee Gray, Autumn Miller, Ivan Koumaev, Fik-Shun
Performance opportunities; Scholarships available; Class Division: age

Adrenaline Dance

Director: Ricci Milan
866.695.4144
adrenalinedance.com
adrenaline@amplifiedpro.net
Competition
Age Divisions: Sparks (5–7), Mini (8–10), Junior (11–12), Teen (13–15), Senior (16–19)
Top 5 Tour Cities: San Jose, CA: March 25–27, 2022; Denver, CO: April 1–3, 2022; Las Vegas, NV: May 13–15, 2022; Charleston, SC: May 6–8, 2022; Detroit, MI: March 11–13, 2022
2022 Nationals: National Dance Honors, San Diego, CA & Austin, TX
Convention
Popular Instructors: Chris Jacobsen, Caroline Lewis-Jones, Nick Bass, Sonya Tayeh, Chelsea Thedinga, Nick Palmquist
Performance opportunities; Scholarships available; Class Division: age

Artistc Dance Exchange (ADE)

Director: Juan Borona & Alex Chan
516.749.8975
adeontour.com
info@artisticdanceexchange.com
Competition
Age Divisions: Gold (beginner - intermediate), Platinum (intermediate - advanced)
Top 5 Tour Cities: Atlanta, GA: January 7-9, 2022; Dallas, TX: January 28-30, 2022; Miami, FL: March 4-6, 2022; New Brunswick, NJ: March 18-20, 2022; Los Angeles, CA: May 6-8, 2022
2022 Nationals: Orlando, FL: July 1-5, 2022
Convention
Popular Instructors: Alex Wong, Mollee Gray, Ian Eastwood, Tom Richardson, Jill Marie, Geo Hubela
Performance opportunities; Scholarships available; Class Division: age

Beyond the Stars

Director: Ginny & Nikki Faubell
609.259.8760
btscomp.com
info@btscomp.com
Competition
Age Divisions: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced: Mini (4–6), Petite (7–9), Junior (10–12), Teen (13–15), Senior (16–20)
Top 5 Tour Cities: Locations and dates TBD in NJ, NY, OH, MN, MI
2022 Nationals: Poconos, PA
Convention
Popular Instructors: Ricky Hinds, Jermaine JJ Montell, Marjorie Failoni, Allison Luca, Rachel Reese, Emily Kersey
Performance opportunities; Scholarships available; Class Division: age

Dance Champs Elite

Director: Sharon Stevenson
917.578.0500
dancechamps.net
sharon@dancechamps.net
Competition
Age Divisions: 6 & under, 7–9, 10–12, 13–15, 16–19, 20 & up
Top 5 Tour Cities: East Rutherford, NJ: March 11–13, 2022; Toms River, NJ: April 1–3, 2022; Cape May, NJ: April 29–May 1, 2022; Queens, NY: May 13–15, 2022; Lancaster, PA: May 27–29, 2022
2022 Nationals: Atlantic City, NJ: July 25–28
Convention
Performance opportunities; Scholarships available; Class Division: age

The Dance Effect

The Dance Effect

Director: Sarena Roubideaux
316.794.8000
thedanceeffect.org
thedanceeffect@hotmail.com
Competition
Age Divisions: Desire (Beginner), Ambition (Intermediate), Legacy (Advanced)
Top 5 Tour Cities: Wichita, KS; Kansas City, MO; Dallas, TX; Omaha, NE; Oklahoma City, OK
2022 Nationals: Wichita, KS, & Dallas, TX
Convention
Performance opportunities; Scholarships available; Class Division: ability

Encore DCS

Director: Rhonda Marchant & Susan Barnes
803.785.1214
encoredcs.com
info@encoredcs.com
Competition
Age Divisions: Recreational & Competitive: (5 & under), (6–8); Recreational, Competitive & Elite: (9–11), (12–14), (15–16), (17–18), (19–24), (25 & up)
Top 5 Tour Cities: Greenville, SC; Myrtle Beach, SC; Indianapolis, IN; Howell, MI; Daytona, FL
2022 Nationals: Charleston, SC
Convention
Popular Instructors: Caroline Lewis Jones, Nick Dinicolangelo, Chi Chi Smith, Brandon Girouard, Trevor Sones, Susan Hancock
Performance opportunities; Scholarships available; Class Division: age

Launch, The Competition and Convention

Directors: Leesa Csolak, Stephen Csolak, Kurt Csolak, Kevin Csolak
212.920.7262
launchtalentny.com
contact@launchtalentny.com
Competition
Age Divisions: Primary, Advanced, Competitive: Mini (10 & under), Junior (11–12), Teen (13–15), Senior (16–19), Adult (20 & up)
Top 5 Tour Cities: Fall Convention: Princeton, NJ; Fall Convention: Trenton, NJ; North Caldwell, NJ; Pine Hill, NJ; Paramus, NJ
2022 Nationals: Meadowlands, NJ: July
Convention
Performance opportunities; Scholarships available; Class Division: age

New York City Dance Alliance

Director: Joe Lanteri
866.692.5678
nycdance.com
info@nycdance.com
Competition
Age Divisions: Mini (7–10), Junior (11–12), Teen (13–15), Senior (16–19)
Convention
Popular Instructors: Joe Lanteri, Suzi Taylor, Joey Dowling, Andy Pellick, Chloe Arnold, Scott Jovovich
Performance opportunities; Scholarships available; Class Division: age

NRG danceProject

Director: Rustin Matthew
877.909.4674
nrgdanceproject.com
nrgdanceproject@gmail.com
Competition
Age Divisions: Lil Spark (4–6), Mini (7–9), Junior (10–12), Teen (13–15), Senior (16–18)
Top 5 Tour Cities: Layton, UT: February 10–12, 2022; Orlando, FL: March 11–13, 2022; Chicago, IL: March 18–20, 2022; Austin, TX: April 1–3, 2022; Phoenix, AZ: April 8–10, 2022
2022 Nationals: Orlando, FL: July 2–6
Convention
Popular Instructors: Rustin Matthew, Lacey Schwimmer, Mallauri Esquibel, Ava Bernstine, Miles Keeney, Jenn Parsley
Performance opportunities; Scholarships available; Class Division: age

Platinum National Dance Competition

Director: Chris Suchan
404.551.4518
danceplatinum.com
info@danceplatinum.com
Competition
Age Divisions: Recreational, Intermediate, Elite: Mini (5 & under), Petite (6–8), Junior (9–11), Teen (12–14), Senior (15–19)
2022 Nationals: Savannah, GA: June 12–18; Pigeon Forge, TN: June 21–26
Convention
Performance opportunities; Scholarships available; Class Division: age

Revive Dance Convention

Director: Marcea Lane
866.695.4144
revivedanceconvention.com
revive@amplifiedpro.net
Competition
Age Divisions: Sparks (5–7), Mini (8–10), Junior (11–12), Teen (13–15), Senior (16–19)
Top 5 Tour Cities: Los Angeles, CA: April 22–24, 2022; Provo, UT: March 3–5, 2022; New Brunswick, NJ: March 11–13, 2022; Houston, TX: April 29–May 1, 2022; Concord, NC: February 25–27, 2022
2022 Nationals: National Dance Honors, San Diego, CA, & Austin, TX
Convention
Popular Instructors: Jenn Freeman, Matt Aylward, Jeremy Arnold, Merissa Gassel, Peter Chu, Ida Saki
Performance opportunities; Scholarships available; Class Division: age

Spirit of Dance Awards

Director: Wanda Cunningham
781.924.1314
spiritofdanceawards.com
director@spiritofdanceawards.com
Competition
2022 Nationals: Hyannis Cape Cod, MA: July 12–17
Convention
Performance opportunities; Scholarships available

Symposium Talent

Director: Carrie Haydon
symposiumtalent.com
symposium@symposiumtalent.com
Competition
Age Divisions: Mini (8 & under), Junior (9–12), Teen (13–15), Senior (16–18), Adult (19 & up)
Top 5 Tour Cities: Des Moines, IA: February 4–6, 2022; Dallas/Fort Worth, TX: February 18–20, 2022; Minneapolis, MN: April 1–3, 2022; Kansas City & St. Louis, MO: April 8–10, 2022; Chicago, IL: April 22–24, 2022
2022 Nationals: Minneapolis, MN: June 23–26
Convention
Popular Instructors: Manual "Lukky" Harvey, Alex Hathaway, Tommy Wasiuta, Brian Mueca, Kevin Leon, Scarlet Ryals
Performance opportunities; Scholarships available; Class Division: ability

Synergy Performing Arts Competition

Director: Lisa Norman and Angela McGarity
972.768.5553
synergypac.com
lisa@synergypac.com
Competition
Age Divisions: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional, Adaptive: Minis (5 & under), Petite (6–8), Junior (9–12), Teen (13–15), Senior (16–18)
Top 5 Tour Cities: Wichita, KS: March 4–6, 2022; Tyler, TX: March 25–27, 2022; Dallas-Fort Worth, TX: April 7-10, 2022; Fort Smith, AR: April 22–24, 2022; Oklahoma City, OK: April 29–May 1, 2022
2022 Nationals: Grand Finale Open Nationals, San Antonio, TX: June 15–19
Convention
Popular Instructors: Ilan Núñez, Patricia Oplotnik, Densil Adams, Michael Callahan, Drew Redington, Christine Cornish Smith, Cynde Lomonte
Performance opportunities; Scholarships available; Class Division: age

Talent on Parade

Director: Kimberly McCluer
316.522.4836
talentonparade.com
office@talentonparade.com
Competition
Age Divisions: Novice, Intermediate, Advanced: Solos (7–8, 9–10, 11–12, 13–14, 15–16, 17–19, 20 & up), Duet/Large Group (7–8, 9–12, 13–19, 20 & up), Production/Line (8 & under, 9–12, 13–19, 20 & up)
Top 5 Tour Cities: Indianapolis, IN: January 27–30, 2022; Dallas, TX: February 10–13, 2022; Louisville, KY: February 18–20, 2022; Minneapolis, MN: April 7–10, 2022; Chicago, IL: April 28–May 1, 2022
2022 Nationals: St. Louis, MO: June 20–26
Convention
Popular Instructors: Helene Phillips, Helen Estrella, Kari Herman, Missy (Zimmerman) & Andrew Hubbard, Anthony Lofendo, Joey Doucette (The Luigi Legacy)
Performance opportunities; Scholarships available; Class Division: ability

That's Entertainment

Director: RoseMary Pontuck
877.572.9415
thatsentertainmentpa.com
info@thatsentertainmentpa.com
Competition
Top 5 Tour Cities: Long Island, NY: March 12-13; Lancaster, PA: March 19-20; Windsor CT: April 23-24; Grand Rapids MI: April 30-May 1; Northern, NJ: May 14-15
2021 Nationals: Sandusky, OH: June 24-27, 2021, Atlantic City, NJ: July 7-11 2021; Mashantucket, CT: July 17-21, 2021
Convention
Top 5 Tour Cities: Westbury NY: November 6-7, 2021; Sterling Heights, MI: November 13-14, 2021; King of Prussia, PA: January 29-30, 2022; Tampa, FL: February 5-6, 2022; San Francisco, CA: February 12-14, 2022
Popular Instructors: Zachary Greene, Rita Mosely, Carmello Cruz, Kamari Schoolfield
Performance opportunities; Scholarships available: yes- MVC scholarships offered at all regionals & nationals (free convention scholarships to multiple conventions), cash scholarships awarded at nationals

Transcend Tour

Directors: Carlye Flieder & Elina Gordienko
443.917.1343
transcendtour.com
info@transcendtour.com
Competition
Age Divisions: Mini (7–10), Junior (11–12), Teen (13–15), Senior (16–19), Pro (18 & up)
Top 5 Tour Cities: Ogden, UT: February 3–5, 2022; Charlotte, NC: February 18–20, 2022; Houston, TX: February 25–27, 2022; Orlando, FL: April 8–10, 2022; Newark, NJ: May 6–8, 2022
2022 Nationals: Austin, TX
Convention
Popular Instructors: Britt Stewart, Nick Lanzisera, Robert Green, Katy Tate, Alan Salazar, Hamilton Evans
Performance opportunities; Scholarships available; Class Division: age

Tremaine Dance Conventions and Competitions

Director: Joe Tremaine
800.832.2050
tremainedance.com
conventions@tremainedance.com
Competition
Age Divisions: Junior (6 to 10.99), Teen (11 to 13.99), Senior (14 & up)
Top 5 Tour Cities: Orlando, FL: November 20–21, 2021; New York, NY: January 22–23, 2022; Dallas, TX: February 5–6, 2022; Chicago, IL: March 12–13, 2022; Los Angeles, CA: April 2–3, 2022
2022 Nationals: Orlando, FL: July 6–11
Convention
Popular Instructors: Tony Bellissimo, Keri LaGrand, Derrick Schrader, Tiffany Maher, Meghan Sanett, Laurie Johnson
Performance opportunities; Scholarships available; Class Division: age

Velocity Dance Convention

Director: Eve Mason & Cory Jones
818.416.1161
velocitydanceconvention.com
info@velocitydanceconvention.com
Competition
Age Divisions: Contemporary, Ballroom, Industry Classes
Top 5 Tour Cities: Orlando, FL; St. Louis, MO; Anaheim, CA; Seattle, WA; Chicago, IL
2022 Nationals: Las Vegas, NV: July 2–8
Convention
Popular Instructors: Ade Obayomi, Shannon Mather, Whitney Bezzant, Redd, Ashley Gonzales, Melissa Sandvig, Artem Chigvintsev, Jeremy Hudson, Mark Goodman, Zack Everhart
Performance opportunities; Scholarships available; Class Division: age

Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP): World's Largest Ballet Competition and Scholarship Audition

Director: Larissa Saveliev
201.444.3121
yagp.org
regional@yagp.org
Competition
Age Divisions: Solos: Pre-Competitive (9–11), Junior (12–14), Senior (15–19); Ensembles (9–20); Pas de Deux (9–20)
Top 5 Tour Cities: Locations TBD. August–December 2021: International Semifinals; November 2021–March 2022: U.S. Semifinals
2022 Nationals: April: Finals
Convention
Popular Instructors: Master classes with directors of the world's leading dance schools
Performance opportunities; Scholarships available; Class Division: age

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