2021-22 Competition & Convention Guide

August 28, 2021

Competitions

American Dance Championships

Director: David Barr

804.304.9010

americandancechampionships.com

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

Age Divisions: Performance, Advanced, Competitive: Mini, Junior, Teen, Senior, Adult

Starbound National Talent Competition

Director: Sandra Coyte

609.693.0563

starbound.net

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

Performance opportunities; Scholarships available; Class Division: ability

Dance Revolution

Director: Michelle Brogan

817.251.9898

dance-revolution.com

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

Performance opportunities; Scholarships available; Class Division: ability

JUMP Dance Convention

Director: Mike Minery

818.432.4395

jumptour.com

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

Popular Instructors: Nick Lazzarini, Alex Wong, Mollee Gray, Autumn Miller, Ivan Koumaev, Fik-Shun

Performance opportunities; Scholarships available; Class Division: age

Competitions & Conventions

Adrenaline Dance

Director: Ricci Milan

866.695.4144

adrenalinedance.com

[email protected]

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
[email protected]
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

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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

[email protected]om

Competition

2022 Nationals: Hyannis Cape Cod, MA: July 12–17

Convention

Performance opportunities; Scholarships available

Symposium Talent


Director: Carrie Haydon

symposiumtalent.com

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

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