2018 NATIONAL FINALS

2018 NATIONAL FINALS

2018
NATIONAL FINALS

2020 NATIONAL FINALS

2020 NATIONAL FINALS

2020 NATIONAL FINALS

Nationals Entry Deadline: May 15, 2020

Nationals Entry Deadline: May 15, 2020

Orlando Hotel Info

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

Reservation deadline: May 27, 2020
Booking Link :https://book.passkey.com/event/49991842/owner/198/home
*Please book early as the block may fill.

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

  • No Resort Fee
  • Half 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

Orlando Tentative Schedule

June 28th (Idols Only)
IDOLS
6pm-9:30pm: Opening Number Rehearsal

June 29th
SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS
8am-10am: Seniors Round 1 Audition (13 & Over)
10am-12pm: Juniors Round 1 Audition (12 & Under)

THE MODEL EXPERIENCE
8am-10am: Juniors Open Call Audition (12 & Under)
10am-12pm: Seniors Open Call Audition (13 & Over)
3:30pm-5:00pm: Callbacks

CONVENTION
12:30pm-3:00pm: Jr & Sr Convention Classes

IDOLS
6:00pm-9:30pm: Opening Number Rehearsal

COMPETITION
5:30pm-9:30pm: Prelims & Solos

June 30th
THE MODEL EXPERIENCE
8:30am-7pm: The Shoots (TBD)

COMPETITION
8:00am-9:00pm: Solos, Duo/Trios, Groups

IDOLS
7:00pm-9:00pm: Opening Number Rehearsal (On Stage)

July 1st
COMPETITION
8:00am-9:00pm: Solos, Duo/Trios, Groups

THE MODEL EXPERIENCE
8:00pm-9:30pm: Fashion Show Rehearsal (On Stage)

July 2nd
COMPETITION
8:00am-8:00pm: Solos, Duo/Trios, Groups

IDOLS
8:00pm-9:30pm: Opening Number Rehearsal (On Stage)

July 3rd
DANCE-OFF DAY

7:15am Solo & Duo/Trio Championship

Broadway Solos (3 Mini, 3 Junior, 3 Teen, 3 Senior)
Broadway Duo/Trios (3 Mini, 3 Junior, 3 Teen, 3 Senior)
Hollywood Solos (3 Mini, 3 Junior, 3 Teen, 3 Senior)
Hollywood Duo/Trios (3 Mini, 3 Junior, 3 Teen, 3 Senior)
9:45am AWARDS:
Broadway VIP LIST Top 5 | Solos, Broadway VIP LIST Top 5 | Duo/Trios, Hollywood VIP LIST Top 5 | Solos, Hollywood VIP LIST Top 5 | Duo/Trios

10:00am The Red Carpet Arrival Event

11:00am Idols Opening Number Performance

11:05am The Model Experience: Crewtique Fashion Show

11:15am Scholarship Audition Finals: Improv Line

11:25am Little Bigwigs Exhibition Performance

11:30am Studio Accolades Ceremony

* Introduction of Studios/Teachers, recognition of Regional Idol Winners from the Opening Number Performance, presentation of Move Society model jackets, announcement of Scholarship Audition Winners, and presentation of Round 1 studio awards including Best Choreography, Best Cast & Crew, and Best Studio

12:00pm Production Showdown

All productions compete.
1:45pm AWARDS: Broadway VIP LIST Top 5 | Productions, Hollywood VIP LIST Top 5 | Productions

2:00pm Lunch Break

2:30pm Broadway Mini/Jr Group Championship

Broadway Mini Groups (5 Small, 5 Large/Line)
Broadway Junior Groups (5 Small, 5 Large/Line)
3:45pm AWARDS: Broadway VIP LIST Top 10 | Mini/Jr Groups

4:00pm Hollywood Mini/Jr Group Championship

Hollywood Mini Groups (5 Small, 5 Large/Line)
Hollywood Junior Groups (5 Small, 5 Large/Line)
5:15pm AWARDS: Hollywood VIP LIST Top 10 | Mini/Jr Groups

5:30pm Break

5:45pm Idols Opening Number Encore Performance

5:50pm Broadway Teen/Sr Group Championship

Broadway Teen Groups (5 Small, 5 Large/Line)
Broadway Senior Groups (5 Small, 5 Large/Line)
7:00pm AWARDS: Broadway VIP LIST Top 10 | Teen/Sr Groups

7:15pm Hollywood Teen/Sr Group Championship

Hollywood Teen Groups (5 Small, 5 Large/Line)
Hollywood Senior Groups (5 Small, 5 Large/Line)
8:30pm AWARDS: Hollywood VIP LIST Top 10 | Teen/Sr Groups

 

*Times/days are ALL TENTATIVE until actual schedule is released.
 


Sandusky Hotel Info

Sandusky Host Hotel:
Kalahari Resort & Convention Center
7000 Kalahari Dr
Sandusky, OH 44870

Reservation deadline: June 5, 2020
Reservations: 877-525-2427
Booking Link: https://book.passkey.com/e/49960571 
*Please book early as the block may fill and 2nd tier rates may apply to an additional block.

  • CHANGES TO LENGHT OF STAY CAN BE MADE THROUGH FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2020. CHANGES AFTER THAT DATE RESULT IN FULL ROOM AND TAX CHARGES FOR ANY DATES DROPPED.
  • CANCELLATIONS OF THE ENTIRE STAY GREATER THAN 72 HOURS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL - $25 FEE
  • CANCELLATIONS OF THE ENTIRE STAY LESS THAN 72 HOURS FORFEITS FIRST NIGHTS DEPOSIT

"VIP DANCE" Room Block:
Hut or Desert Room $184/n
Two Room Family Suite $339/n
African Queen Suite $349/n
Lodge Suite $229/n
Combo Suite $419/n
Village Suite $569/n
*3-night minimum required for these rates.
**Resort fee of $14.99/n


The Amazing Kalahari Resort:

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

Sandusky Tentative Schedule

July 5th (Idols Only)
IDOLS
6pm-9:30pm: Opening Number Rehearsal

July 6th
SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS
8am-10am: Seniors Round 1 Audition (13 & Over)
10am-12pm: Juniors Round 1 Audition (12 & Under)

THE MODEL EXPERIENCE
8am-10am: Juniors Open Call Audition (12 & Under)
10am-12pm: Seniors Open Call Audition (13 & Over)
3:30pm-5:00pm: Callbacks

CONVENTION
12:30pm-3:00pm: Jr & Sr Convention Classes

IDOLS
6:00pm-9:30pm: Opening Number Rehearsal

COMPETITION
5:30pm-9:30pm: Prelims & Solos

July 7th
THE MODEL EXPERIENCE
8:30am-7pm: The Shoots (TBD)

COMPETITION
8:00am-9:00pm: Solos, Duo/Trios, Groups

IDOLS
7:00pm-9:00pm: Opening Number Rehearsal (On Stage)

July 8th
COMPETITION
8:00am-9:00pm: Solos, Duo/Trios, Groups

THE MODEL EXPERIENCE
8:00pm-9:30pm: Fashion Show Rehearsal (On Stage)

July 9th
COMPETITION
8:00am-8:00pm: Solos, Duo/Trios, Groups

IDOLS
8:00pm-9:30pm: Opening Number Rehearsal (On Stage)

July 10th
DANCE-OFF DAY

7:15am Solo & Duo/Trio Championship

Broadway Solos (3 Mini, 3 Junior, 3 Teen, 3 Senior)
Broadway Duo/Trios (3 Mini, 3 Junior, 3 Teen, 3 Senior)
Hollywood Solos (3 Mini, 3 Junior, 3 Teen, 3 Senior)
Hollywood Duo/Trios (3 Mini, 3 Junior, 3 Teen, 3 Senior)
9:45am AWARDS:
Broadway VIP LIST Top 5 | Solos, Broadway VIP LIST Top 5 | Duo/Trios, Hollywood VIP LIST Top 5 | Solos, Hollywood VIP LIST Top 5 | Duo/Trios

10:00am The Red Carpet Arrival Event

11:00am Idols Opening Number Performance

11:05am The Model Experience: Fashion Show

11:15am Scholarship Audition Finals: Improv Line

11:25am Little Bigwigs Exhibition Performance

11:30am Studio Accolades Ceremony

* Introduction of Studios/Teachers, recognition of Regional Idol Winners from the Opening Number Performance, presentation of Move Society model jackets, announcement of Scholarship Audition Winners, and presentation of Round 1 studio awards including Best Choreography, Best Cast & Crew, and Best Studio

12:00pm Production Showdown

All productions compete.
1:45pm AWARDS: Broadway VIP LIST Top 5 | Productions, Hollywood VIP LIST Top 5 | Productions

2:00pm Lunch Break

2:30pm Broadway Mini/Jr Group Championship

Broadway Mini Groups (5 Small, 5 Large/Line)
Broadway Junior Groups (5 Small, 5 Large/Line)
3:45pm AWARDS: Broadway VIP LIST Top 10 | Mini/Jr Groups

4:00pm Hollywood Mini/Jr Group Championship

Hollywood Mini Groups (5 Small, 5 Large/Line)
Hollywood Junior Groups (5 Small, 5 Large/Line)
5:15pm AWARDS: Hollywood VIP LIST Top 10 | Mini/Jr Groups

5:30pm Break

5:45pm Idols Opening Number Encore Performance

5:50pm Broadway Teen/Sr Group Championship

Broadway Teen Groups (5 Small, 5 Large/Line)
Broadway Senior Groups (5 Small, 5 Large/Line)
7:00pm AWARDS: Broadway VIP LIST Top 10 | Teen/Sr Groups

7:15pm Hollywood Teen/Sr Group Championship

Hollywood Teen Groups (5 Small, 5 Large/Line)
Hollywood Senior Groups (5 Small, 5 Large/Line)
8:30pm AWARDS: Hollywood VIP LIST Top 10 | Teen/Sr Groups

 

*Times/days are ALL TENTATIVE until actual schedule is released. 

Join us for an incredible summer dance event!

Over $80,000 in cash & prizes
to be awarded this summer!

 

BEST HOLLYWOOD STUDIO
$15,000
in entry fees for 2021

BEST HOLLYWOOD PRODUCTION
Custom Studio Jackets
by Crewtique Team Wear

BEST BROADWAY STUDIO
$5,000
in entry fees for 2021

BEST BROADWAY PRODUCTION
$500
in entry fees for 2021

HOLLYWOOD DANCE-OFF
Cash Awards

Mini/Jr Group 1st $750
Teen/Sr Group 1st $750
Solo 1st $500
Duo/Trio 1st $500

Mini/ Jr Group 2nd $300
Teen/Sr Group 2nd $300

Mini/Jr Group 3rd $200
Teen/Sr Group 3rd $200

PLUS...
Up to $4,000 in Scholarships
$3,000+ in Round 1 Gift Certificates
Best Cast & Crew $500 Gift Certificate
And more!

Award Prizes Regulations

  • All cash, gift certificates, and prize awards are presented to the studio and are non-transferable.
  • Gift certificates may be awarded in lieu of cash depending on the size of the event.
  • VIP Dance reserves the right to alter prizes and amounts at any time.
  • Best Hollywood Studio is awarded to the studio with the 5 highest scoring group routines (from small groups, large groups, and lines) in the Hollywood level. The winner receives a $15,000 gift certificate for entries in the 2021 season which may be redeemed at one or multiple 2021 regional events and/or 2021 nationals. Unused portions will expire on 8/1/21. The winner will forfeit any Round 1 Gift Certificates earned for small group, large group, or lines in exchange for the $15,000 gift certificate. Round 1 gift certificates earned for any high score solos or duo/trios are not effected. Cash awards earned at Dance-Off are not effected.
  • Best Broadway Studio is awarded to the studio with the 5 highest scoring group routines (from small groups, large groups, and lines) in the Broadway level. The winner receives a $5,000 gift certificate for entries in the 2021 season which may be redeemed at one or multiple 2021 regional events and/or 2021 nationals. Unused portions will expire on 8/1/21.
  • Round 1 Gift Certificates are awarded in the Hollywood Level when there are more than 5 entries in each age division per category.
  • The winner of 1st Place Hollywood Production VIP LIST receives customized studio jackets for the winning studio by Crewtique Team Wear. The number of jackets awarded will equal the total number of registered participants plus 5 faculty jackets.

SCHOLARSHIPS | IMPROV LINE

Scholarship Auditions and Final Round Improv On Stage

Dancers take part in a 2-hour scholarship audition in styles including jazz, hip-hop, and ballet. Dancers may choose to audition in one style, or all three. At the end of the audition, finalists are announced and advanced to the final round, an "Improv Line" during the Dance-Off Day. Scholarship winners are announced at the Studio Accolades Ceremony.

Past Scholarships Awarded: VIP Dance 2021, Visceral Chicago Intensive, Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center, 412: The Intensive, DC Tap Festival

How To Enter

Entry is free. Participants must be registered for convention through the studio account. Audition numbers provided are to be worn during auditions and on the last day of the event for the “Improv Line” should that dancer be chosen as a finalist. Audition attire is any style of dance wear and proper dance shoes for each genre.


FREE MASTER CLASSES

Convention Classes for All Paid Competitors

Convention Classes take place in Junior (12 & under) and Senior (13 & over) convention rooms.

Participation in convention classes and scholarship auditions are free of charge for all paid competitors.

How To Enter

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 if space permits.


DANCE-OFF CHAMPIONSHIPS

Cash Awards - Production Showdown - Up to 128 Routines Re-Dance

Dance-Off Day wraps up the week with the Production Showdown as well as top routines in the Broadway & Hollywood levels re-dancing to compete for our championship VIP Lists and cash awards! The Dance-Off is filled with excitement as the special events unfold throughout the day and the following VIP Lists are awarded:

Broadway Hollywood

Solo VIP LIST Top 5
Duo/Trio VIP List Top 5
Mini/Jr Group VIP LIST Top 10
Teen/Sr Group VIP LIST Top 10
Production VIP LIST Top 5

Solo VIP LIST Top 5
Duo/Trio VIP List Top 5
Mini/Jr Group VIP LIST Top 10
Teen/Sr Group VIP LIST Top 10
Production VIP LIST Top 5

Who Re-Dances

Broadway Solos (3 Mini, 3 Junior, 3 Teen, 3 Senior)
Broadway Duo/Trios (3 Mini, 3 Junior, 3 Teen, 3 Senior)
Hollywood Solos (3 Mini, 3 Junior, 3 Teen, 3 Senior)
Hollywood Duo/Trios (3 Mini, 3 Junior, 3 Teen, 3 Senior)
Broadway Mini Groups (5 Small, 5 Large/Line)
Broadway Junior Groups (5 Small, 5 Large/Line)
Hollywood Mini Groups (5 Small, 5 Large/Line)
Hollywood Junior Groups (5 Small, 5 Large/Line)
Broadway Teen Groups (5 Small, 5 Large/Line)
Broadway Senior Groups (5 Small, 5 Large/Line)
Hollywood Teen Groups (5 Small, 5 Large/Line)
Hollywood Senior Groups (5 Small, 5 Large/Line)

*All productions compete in the Production Showdown
**The highest scoring Little Bigwigs Group will perform in the Little Bigwig Exhibition Performance on Dance-Off Day.


IDOLS OPENING NUMBER

Two Performances by Our Elite Idols

The Idols Opening Number, sponsored by Move Society® Apparel and Crewtique® Team Wear, is performed on Dance-Off Day. This is where we showcase the amazing talent from around the country, our Regional Solo Idol Winners. 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!

How To Enter & Instruction

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

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.


RED CARPET ARRIVAL HOUR

An Event to Remember

The Red Carpet Arrival Hour takes place on Dance-Off Day. This event includes prize drawings, refreshments, (free) professional red carpet pictures, and other surprises! All are welcome to attend. Most "dress up" for optimal photo-ops with judges, staff, family, and friends.


THE MODEL EXPERIENCE

Open Call - Callbacks - The Shoot - Fashion Show

Move Society® Apparel and Crewtique® Team Wear host an open call audition in search for models to take part in the photo shoot and fashion show during the National Finals week. NEW THIS YEAR... on Dance-Off Day, the selected models will take part in the Crewtique Fashion Show revealing the latest styles in team wear.

Models receive a headshot session during their shoot and copies of some of their top modeling photos for personal use. They also receive their official Move Society® Model jacket during the Studio Accolades Ceremony on Dance-Off Day!

How to Audition

The Open Call Audition is 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 for the callback will be posted on the door of the audition room later that evening.

Callbacks:
Finalists are invited to a callback audition. 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 be fitted for sizing, and be scheduled for shoots.

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