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2018 NATIONAL FINALS

2018
NATIONAL FINALS

2018
NATIONAL FINALS

ORLANDO, FL
Hilton Orlando
Lake Buena Vista
JUNE 30 - JULY 6

SANDUSKY, OH
Kalahari Resort

JULY 8-14

Nationals Entry Deadline:
May 15, 2018

 

HOTEL INFORMATION
 

Nationals Entry Deadline: May 15, 2018

HOTEL INFORMATION

    Orlando Host Hotel:

    Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
    1751 Hotel Plaza Blvd.
    Lake Buena Vista, FL  32830

    1-800-782-4414
    Or book online: https://aws.passkey.com/e/49305280
    Cut Off Date: May 25, 2018 | Ask for Group Rate for VIP Dance

    Perks When You Stay Within Our Room Block at the Hilton:

    • No Resort Fees
    • 50% Off Self Parking
    • Complimentary Internet in Room
    • Complimentary Shuttle Departs Every 30 Minutes to All Disney Parks
    • Discount Disney Tickets & Access to Disney Magic Hours

    Sandusky Host Hotel:

    Kalahari Resort & Convention Center
    7000 Kalahari Dr
    Sandusky, OH 44870

    1-877-525-2427
    Cut Off Date: June 8, 2018 | Ask for VIP Dance Room Block

    The Amazing Kalahari Resort:

    • Large, Beautiful Convention Center AT RESORT!
    • 173,000 Square Foor Waterpark in Resort
    • Arcade, Mini Golf, Spa, Shops, Dining, and More
    • Only Minutes from Cedar Point Amusement Park

    Join us for an incredible week of dance!

    Scholarship Auditions Final Round

    IMPROV LINE

    OPENING NUMBER

    ORLANDO 2017

    SANDUSKY 2017

      FREE MASTER CLASSES

    ORLANDO 2017


    THE SHOOT

    by

    SANDUSKY 2017

      Broadway & Hollywood  

    DANCE-OFFS  

    TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
    *The following times and days (per event or category) may change. This is a tentative schedule to be used as an example of how our Nationals week runs based off of schedules from years passed.

     

    DAY 1
    6PM  
    Opening Number Rehearsal


    DAY 2
    9AM
    Scholarship Auditions
    1PM Move Society® Open Call Auditions
    5PM  Opening Number Rehearsal
     

    DAY 3
    9AM   Convention Classes
    1PM   Move Society® Callbacks | Closed Audition
    3PM  Teen Solos
    6PM   Move Society® Shoot 1


    DAY 4
    8AM   Move Society® Shoot 2
    9AM  Mini & Junior Solos
    2PM  Teen & Senior Small Groups
    5PM   Move Society® Shoot 3

     

    DAY 5
    8AM   Move Society® Shoot 4
    9AM  Senior Solos
    2PM  Mini & Jr Small Groups

    8PM  
    Teacher Social
     

    DAY 6
    9AM  Duo/Trios
    2PM  Large Groups
    6PM
    Line & Production Showdown
    9PM  Opening Number Rehearsal
     

    DAY 7
    BROADWAY DANCE-OFF

    10AM  Broadway
    Red Carpet Hour
    11AM  Opening Number Performance
    11:10AM   Move Society®  Commercial Shoot Reveal
    11:25AM   Jr Improv Line (Scholarship Finalists)
    11:30AM
    Broadway Dance-Off
    1:30PM  BW Dance-Off Awards

    HOLLYWOOD DANCE-OFF
    4PM  Hollywood Red Carpet Hour  
    5PM  Opening Number Performance
    5:10PM  Move Society®  Commercial Shoot Reveal
    5:25PM   Sr Improv Line (Scholarship Finalists)
    5:30PM
    Hollywood
    Dance-Off
    7:30PM  HW Dance-Off Awards

    SPECIAL EVENTS
    *Click each header for more info on our Special Events at Nationals!

    The Opening Number sponsored by Move Society® is performed on the final day of the event to open the show for the Broadway Dance-Off and the Hollywood Dance-Off. This is where we showcase the amazing talent from around the country, our 2018 Regional Solo Idol Winners.

    At each regional event, judges award select soloists as regional Idol Winners. Those dancers are given an invitation to participate in our Opening Number Production at one of the National Finals. Opening Number rehearsals take place throughout the week of Nationals and the two performances are set for the last day of the event. The choreography, special lighting effects, exclusive custom t-shirts, and the many new friends made during the process make this an awesome experience sure to be made up of wonderful memories!

    Attire: Items needed for the performance-
    Girls - Black Leggings, Black Footed Tights, Black Jazz Shoes, Black Racerback Sports Bra, Rhinestone Earrings. HAIR IS TO BE IN A LOW PONYTAIL FOR ALL REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCES.
    Guys - Black Pants, Black Jazz Shoes.
    Move Society® will provide shirts for all dancers.

    How to Enter: Regional Idol Winners are invited to participate. All Idol Winners participating should submit the Opening Number form/entry through the online studio accounts.

    Dancers will take part in a 3-hour scholarship audition in styles including jazz, hip-hop, tap and ballet. Dancers may choose to audition in one style, or all four. At the end of the scholarship audition, the finalists will be announced and asked to come back for an "Improv Line" during the Dance-Off on the final day of the event as the last round in the audition process. Scholarship winners are announced at the Dance-Off award ceremony.

    Audition Attire: Dancewear & Proper Dance Shoes for Each Genre

    How to Enter: Entry is free. Participants must be registered for the convention classes through dance studio accounts. At check-in, teachers will receive wristbands for each student registered for convention as well as an audition number that must be worn in all auditions and on the last day of the event for the “Improv Line” should that dancer be chosen as a scholarship finalist.

    Scholarships Awarded: VIP Dance 2019, Visceral Chicago Intensive, Joffrey Ballet School, Institute for American Musical Theatre, Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center, and DC Tap Festival!

    The Move Society® Audition is an open call audition by Move Society® Apparel in search for models to take part in the commercial shoot happening throughout the week during the National Finals. On the final day the National Finals event at each Dance-Off, the commercial will be debuted on the big screen!

    Audition Attire:
    Solid Color Dance or Activewear
    Barefoot or Black Tennis Shoes
    No Jewelry, No Nail Polish, Minimal Makeup, Hair Down or Ponytail

    How to Audition: Open Call Audition - open to anyone wishing to take part ages 6 and up. Competition registration is not required in order to audition. There is no "pre-registration" for this audition. To participate, report to the designated room (to be shown on the Nationals General Schedule) at the time stated, fill out an audition application form and stand in line to be called on to audition. The audition will consist of a quick test shoot and interview. No results are announced at this time. Finalists will be posted on the door of the audition room later that evening.

    Callbacks: Finalists are invited to a callback audition on the following day. The callback may consist of a dance audition, interview, special skills assessment, etc. The final cut will be announced during the callback. The selected models will then attend a “makeup for print” training session, be fitted for sizing, and be scheduled for shoots throughout the week.

    Accolades: Footage from the shoot will be featured throughout the year on the Move Society Website, Move Society Instagram, Crewtique Instagram, and Facebook Page. Models will receive a headshot session during their shoot and copies of some of their top modeling photos for personal use.  They will also receive their official Move Society® Model jacket during the Hollywood DanceOff Awards Presentation!

    Convention Classes will take place in the beginning of the week in both Junior (12 & under) and Senior (13 & over) convention rooms.

    Participation in convention classes and scholarship auditions are free of charge this year. However, all participants must be registered competitors and must be pre-registered for convention through online studio accounts prior to the event. Registrations on the day of the event will only be accepted if space permits. Once the classes are full, registration will be closed. So please register early if you wish to secure your spot!

    Those wishing to take class who are not registered competitors may register at the door for $100.

    All teachers and studio owners are invited to join the VIP staff, directors, and judges for a teachers only gathering! Please come as you are.

    The Orlando Teacher Social Event will be a welcome breakfast this year!

    And the legendary Sandusky Teacher Social Event will remain a coktail party with hors d'oeuvres, music, and more! ;-)

    The Red Carpet Hour takes place one hour prior to both the Broadway Dance-Off and the Hollywood Dance-Off. This Dance-Off Arrival Event includes Instagram contests, prize drawings, refreshments, red carpet pictures, and other surprises!

    The Broadway Dance-Off wraps up the week as the top routines in the Broadway Level re-dance to compete for our top prizes and cash awards! The Dance-Off is kicked off with our Opening Number Production which is followed up with the Junior Scholarship Audition Finalists Improv Line, the Move Society Shoot commercial debut, and the top solos, duo/trios, and groups re-dancing for their lives!

    DANCE-OFF CATEGORIES & AWARDS:

    BEST BROADWAY SOLO
    The top 3 Broadway Solos of any age combination re-compete for Best Solo.

    Ages: All Ages Combined
    Eligible Categories: Broadway Solos
    Finalists Re-Dance: 3
    Limit on Finalists: 1 per Soloist
    Winners: 1 Winner
    Award: $150GC 1st Place Winner

    BEST BROADWAY DUO/TRIO
    The top 3 Broadway Duo/Trios of any age combination re-compete for Best Duo/Trio.

    Ages: All Ages Combined
    Eligible Categories: Broadway Duo/Trios
    Finalists Re-Dance: 3
    Limit on Finalists: 2 per Studio
    Winners: 1 Winner
    Award: $150GC 1st Place Winner

    BEST BROADWAY MINI GROUP
    The top 5 Broadway Mini Groups re-compete for Best Mini Group & a spot in the VIP LIST Top 10.

    Ages: Mini (9 & Under)
    Eligible Categories: Broadway Level Mini Small & Large Groups
    Finalists Re-Dance: 5
    Limit on Finalists: 1 per Studio
    Winners: 1 Winner
    Award: $150GC 1st Place Winner

    BEST BROADWAY JUNIOR GROUP
    The top 5 Broadway Junior Groups re-compete for Best Junior Group & a spot in the VIP LIST Top 10.

    Ages: Junior (10-12)
    Eligible Categories: Broadway Level Junior Small & Large Groups
    Finalists Re-Dance: 5
    Limit on Finalists: 1 per Studio
    Winners: 1 Winner
    Award: $150GC 1st Place Winner

    BEST BROADWAY TEEN GROUP
    The top 5 Broadway Teen Groups re-compete for Best Teen Group & a spot in the VIP LIST Top 10.

    Ages: Teen (13-15)
    Eligible Categories: Broadway Level Teen Small & Large Groups
    Finalists Re-Dance: 5
    Limit on Finalists: 1 per Studio
    Winners: 1 Winner
    Award: $1150GC 1st Place Winner

    BEST BROADWAY SENIOR GROUP
    The top 5 Broadway Senior Groups re-compete for Best Senior Group & a spot in the VIP LIST Top 10.

    Ages: Senior (16-24)
    Eligible Categories: Broadway Level Senior Small & Large Groups
    Finalists Re-Dance: 5
    Limit on Finalists: 1 per Studio
    Winners: 1 Winner
    Award: $150GC 1st Place Winner

    BEST BROADWAY LINE
    Best Line is awarded at the Line/Production Showdown & re-competes here for a spot in the VIP LIST Top 10.

    Ages: All Ages Combined
    Eligible Categories: Broadway Level Lines
    Finalists Re-Dance: 1 Winner Re-competes
    Winners: 1 Winner announced at Line/Production Showdown
    Award: $300GC 1st Place Winner

    BEST BROADWAY PRODUCTION
    Best Production is awarded at the Line/Production Showdown & re-competes here for a spot in the VIP LIST Top 10.

    Ages: All Ages Combined
    Eligible Categories: Broadway Level Productions
    Finalists Re-Dance: 1 Winner Re-competes
    Winners: 1 Winner announced at Line/Production Showdown
    Award: $300GC 1st Place Winner

    VIP LIST TOP 10
    The top 10 scoring group routines in the Dance-Off will make up the Broadway VIP LIST Top 10.

    Ages: All Ages Combined
    Eligible Categories: 5 Best Mini Group Finalists, 5 Best Junior Group Finalists, 5 Best Teen Group Finalists, 5 Best Senior Groups Finalists, Best Line Winner, Best Production Winner
    Finalists Re-Dance: 22 Listed Above
    Winners: 10
    Online Video: Yes
    Award:
    $300GC 1st Place
    $200GC 2nd Place
    $150GC 3rd Place
    $100GC 4th Place
    $100GC 5th Place

    CHOREOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
    All routines in the Dance-Off will receive a choreography score and are nominated for the Choreographer of the Year award for Solo Choreography, Duo/Trio Choreography, and Group Choreography.

    BROADWAY STUDIO OF THE YEAR
    The Studio of the Year Award is presented to the studio with the 5 highest scoring group routines (prior to the Dance-Off) in the Broadway Level.

    JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIP AUDITION WINNERS
    The Junior Scholarship Audition Finalists will take part in an "Improv Line" during the Broadway Dance-Off. Scholarship Winners will be announced and presented with their scholarships during the Dance-Off Awards Ceremony.

    The Hollywood Dance-Off wraps up the week as the top routines in the Hollywood Level re-dance to compete for our top prizes and cash awards! The Dance-Off is kicked off with our Opening Number Production which is followed up with the Senior Scholarship Audition Finalists Improv Line, the Move Society Shoot commercial debut, and the top solos, duo/trios, and groups re-dancing for their lives!

    DANCE OFF CATEGORIES & AWARDS:

    BEST HOLLYWOOD SOLO
    The top 3 Hollywood Solos of each age combination re-compete for Title of Best Solo in their age division.  Each dancer is also competiting for "BEST DANCER", the top scoring soloist of the event!

    Ages: All Ages
    Eligible Categories: Hollywood Solos
    Finalists Re-Dance: Up to 12 (up to 3 per age division based on number of entries in age division)
    Limit on Finalists: 1 per Soloist
    Winners: Mini, Jr, Teen, Sr PLUS Best Dancer of the Event
    Online Video: Yes
    Award: $150 1st Place Winners, plus $200 Best Dancer Winner

    BEST HOLLYWOOD DUO/TRIO
    The top 5 Hollywood Duo/Trios of any age combination re-compete for Best Duo/Trio.

    Ages: All Ages Combined
    Eligible Categories: Hollywood Duo/Trios
    Finalists Re-Dance: 5
    Limit on Finalists: 2 per Studio
    Winners: 1 Winner, 4 Finalists
    Online Video: Yes
    Award: $250 1st Place Winner, $125 2nd-5th Place Finalists

    BEST HOLLYWOOD MINI GROUP
    The top 5 Hollywood Mini Groups re-compete for Best Mini Group & a spot in the VIP LIST Top 10.

    Ages: Mini (9 & Under)
    Eligible Categories: Hollywood Level Mini Small & Large Groups
    Finalists Re-Dance: 5
    Limit on Finalists: 1 per Studio
    Winners: 1 Winner
    Online Video: Yes
    Award: $300 1st Place Winner

    BEST HOLLYWOOD JUNIOR GROUP
    The top 5 Hollywood Junior Groups re-compete for Best Junior Group & a spot in the VIP LIST Top 10.

    Ages: Junior (10-12)
    Eligible Categories: Hollywood Level Junior Small & Large Groups
    Finalists Re-Dance: 5
    Limit on Finalists: 1 per Studio
    Winners: 1 Winner
    Online Video: Yes
    Award: $300 1st Place Winner

    BEST HOLLYWOOD TEEN GROUP
    The top 5 Hollywood Teen Groups re-compete for Best Teen Group & a spot in the VIP LIST Top 10.

    Ages: Teen (13-15)
    Eligible Categories: Hollywood Level Teen Small & Large Groups
    Finalists Re-Dance: 5
    Limit on Finalists: 1 per Studio
    Winners: 1 Winner
    Online Video: Yes
    Award: $300 1st Place Winner

    BEST HOLLYWOOD SENIOR GROUP
    The top 5 Hollywood Senior Groups re-compete for Best Senior Group & a spot in the VIP LIST Top 10.

    Ages: Senior (16-24)
    Eligible Categories: Hollywood Level Senior Small & Large Groups
    Finalists Re-Dance: 5
    Limit on Finalists: 1 per Studio
    Winners: 1 Winner
    Online Video: Yes
    Award: $300 1st Place Winner

    BEST HOLLYWOOD LINE
    Best Line is awarded at the Line/Production Showdown & re-competes here for a spot in the VIP LIST Top 10.

    Ages: All Ages Combined
    Eligible Categories: Hollywood Level Lines
    Finalists Re-Dance: 1 Winner Re-competes
    Winners: 1 Winner announced at Line/Production Showdown
    Online Video: Yes
    Award: $500 1st Place Winner

    BEST HOLLYWOOD PRODUCTION
    Best Production is awarded at the Line/Production Showdown & re-competes here for a spot in the VIP LIST Top 10.

    Ages: All Ages Combined
    Eligible Categories: Hollywood Level Productions
    Finalists Re-Dance: 1 Winner Re-competes
    Winners: 1 Winner announced at Line/Production Showdown
    Online Video: Yes
    Award: $500 1st Place Winner

    VIP LIST TOP 10
    The top 10 scoring group routines in the Dance-Off will make up the Hollywood VIP LIST Top 10.

    Ages: All Ages Combined
    Eligible Categories: 5 Best Mini Group Finalists, 5 Best Junior Group Finalists, 5 Best Teen Group Finalists, 5 Best Senior Groups Finalists, Best Line Winner, Best Production Winner
    Finalists Re-Dance: 22 Listed Above
    Winners: 10
    Online Video: Yes
    Award:
    $500 1st Place
    $350 2nd Place
    $250 3rd Place
    $150 4th-10th Place

    BEST CAST & CREW
    This "studio congeniality" award is presented to the studio displaying the most studio spirit, sportsmanship, class, and professionalism. Each studio will vote for one other studio in attendance that they feel most deserves this award. In addition, the judges will count for one collective vote and the VIP staff will count for one collective vote.

    CHOREOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
    All routines in the Dance-Off will receive a choreography score and are nominated for the Choreographer of the Year award for Solo Choreography, Duo/Trio Choreography, and Group Choreography.

    HOLLYWOOD STUDIO OF THE YEAR
    The Studio of the Year Award is presented to the studio with the 5 highest scoring group routines (prior to the Dance-Off) in the Hollywood Level.

    SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP AUDITION WINNERS
    The Senior Scholarship Audition Finalists will take part in an "Improv Line" during the Hollywood Dance-Off. Scholarship Winners will be announced and presented with their scholarships during the Dance-Off Awards Ceremony.

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