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Ultimate List of Dance Competitions and Conventions -

Trying to decide which dance competition or dance convention is right for you? There are a variety of options for dance studios across the United States for dancers to compete in a variety of dance styles – ballet, tap, jazz, acro, open, contemporary, lyrical, and musical theater. Competitions offer a variety of skill levels for competing from beginner to intermediate to advanced.  The typical breakdown of age divisions are mini, junior, teen and senior. Dance competitions and dance conventions both offer a variety of performance opportunities for dancers of all ages. Dance Conventions have master classes available with a variety of experienced faculty as well as the opportunity to audition for scholarships. Check out each dance competition’s website to view their tour cities for the upcoming season.  Dancers are given the opportunity to compete against one another in solos, duets, trios, small groups, large groups, and productions.  

Updated: 2/27/22

Dance Competitions

Act 1 Talent


Access Broadway
American Dance Awards
Applause Talent
Beyond The Stars Competition
Boogie Fever USA
Bravo! National Dance & Talent Competition
Celebration Talent
Celebrity Dance Competitions
Dance Educators of America
Dance Expressions Competition
Dance Force Xpress 
Dance America Competition
Dance Magic
Dance Out Competition
Dance Ovations
Dance Showcase USA
Dance Troupe Inc.
Dance USA
Elite Dance Challenge
Elite Dance Cup
Encore DCS
Encore Performing Arts, Inc.
Extreme Talent Showcase
Fire and Ice Talent
Fusion National Dance Competition
Groove Competition
Hall of Fame Dance Challenge
Headliners
Hollywood Connection
I Love Dance
In10Sity Dance
Kids Artistic Review
Legacy Dance Championships
Masquerade Dance Competition

 

Move Productions


National Dance Showcase
Nexstar Competition
Odyssey Dance Competition
On Point Dance Competition
On Stage America
Onstage New York
Platinum National Dance Competition
Platinum Performing Arts Competition
Power of Dance
Rainbow Connection
Relevé Dance Competition
Revolution Talent Competition
Rising Star Talent
Showbiz Talent
Showstopper
Showtime Dance Challenge
Sophisticated Productions
Spirit of Dance Awards
Spotlight Dance Cup
Stage One Productions
Star Systems
Star Talent Productions
Starbound National Talent Competition
Starpower Talent
Starquest Dance
Symposium Talent
Take Centerstage Dance Challenge
Talent On Parade
That’s Entertainment Performing Arts Competition
Thunderstruck Dance
Ticket to Broadway
Turn It Up Dance Challenge
Universal Ballet Competition
VIP Dance
Wild About Dance
Xpression Dance Competition
Youth America Grand Prix

Dance Conventions

24 Seven Dance Convention


Adrenaline Dance
Artists Simply Human
Dance Makers Inc.
Dance Revolution
Dupree Dance Expo
Excel in Motion

Force Dance Tour


Fluid Dance
Hollywood Connection
Hollywood Vibe
Jump
Kids Artistic Review
LA Dance Magic
Monsters of Hip Hop

 

NRG danceProject


NYCDA
Nuvo
Platinum National Dance Convention
Radix
Revel Dance
Showstopper Convention
The Nexxt Move
The Pulse On Tour
Transcend Dance Convention
Tremaine
Urban Jamm
Velocity Dance Convention
VIP Dance Events
West Coast Dance Explosion
Wild About Dance

Did we leave a dance competition or convention off our list?  Leave a comment and we will check it out.


The ULTIMATE Dance Competition List!

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Here it is y’all! The

ULTIMATE Dance Competition List!

I have compiled a master list of

OVER 100 dance competitions located all over the US for you to check out!

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And because I like you guys, I have done it two ways, into regions to make it easier to find competitions in your area and alphabetical if you want them allllll!

You’ll find competitions that are mostly nationwide, mostly east coast only, mostly southern U.S and mostly midwest. Why do I say mostly? Because some competitions are random and might decide to do all of their dates on the east coast but then throw in a random California stop. Plus, schedules are always subject to change. Some areas seem to host wayyyy more competitions than others…looking at you East Coast & Texas 😉

Click the individual link to go directly to the competition website for more info!

If you browse by region and cant find what you’re looking for scroll allll the way to the bottom and you’ll find the same competitions listed in one massive alphabetical fashion! Happy Dancing!

 

 

MOSTLY NATIONWIDE DANCE COMPETITIONS-

24 Seven

Act 1 Talent

Adrenaline Dance

America On Stage

American Ballet Competition *Only one date is listed. If more dates become available I will re-categorize as necessary*

Ameridance *Typically no West Coast dates*

Applause Talent

Art of Movement

Artists Simply Human

Aspire Dance *Scattered US cities but mostly in Utah*

Believe

Bella Moxi

Bravo

Cathy Roes Ultimate Dance (CRU)

Celebration Talent Competition

Celebrity Dance

Dance Educators of America

Dance Makers INC

Dance Revolution

Dream Maker National Talent

Dupree Dance

Encore Dance 

Energy Dance Competition

Fire and Ice Talent

Fluid Dance

Fury Dance Competition

Groove

Hall of Fame Dance Challenge

Headliners

Hollywood Connection

Hollywood Dance Jamz

Hollywood Vibe

I Love Dance

Imagine National Dance Challenge

In10Sity

Inferno Dance

International Dance Challenge

Jump

Kids Artistic Revue

LA Dance Magic

Leap

Legacy Dance Championships

Mark of Excellence

Monsters of Hip Hop

Nexstar

Next Level

NRG Dance Project

Nuvo

NYCDA

On Point *No West Coast*

OnStage NewYork

Platinum *No West Coast*

Precision Arts Challenge

(The) Pulse on Tour

Radix

Rainbow

Revel Dance

Rising Star *No West Coast*

Sheer Talent

Showstopper

Sophisticated Productions

Spotlight

Starbound

Starquest

Starpower

Talent on Parade *No West Coast*

Thunderstruck

Transcend

Tremaine

Turn it Around

United States Tournament of Dance

Velocity

West Coast Dance Explosion

Wild About Dance

-MOSTLY WEST COAST DANCE COMPETITIONS-

MOVE *Plus Texas & Illinois*

Team Dance

Vibe *California*

MOSTLY EAST COAST DANCE COMPETITIONS-

Access Broadway

All American Talent Awards

Backstage Performing Arts

Boogie Fever *NC & SC*

Cutting Edge Dance

Dancers INC

Dance Champs Elite

Dance Machine

Dance Xplosion

Diva Dance Competition

Edge National Talent *Plus Texas*

Elite Performance Challenge

Epic Dance Showcase

Excel in Motion *Plus Ohio*

Extreme Talent Showcase *Plus Ohio*

Fusion National Dance Competition *Plus Illinois & Michigan*

High Demand Dance Competition

Inspire National Dance Competition *Also listed with Southern U. S.*

Omega Dance Challenge

(The) Road To Broadway – East Greenville PA

(The) Royal Dance Competition

Shake the Ground

Step Up 2 Dance *Plus Arizona*

Take Center Stage

Thats Entertainment Performing Arts Competition *Also listed with Midwest*

Throw Down Dance Challenge *New Jersey*

Ticket to Broadway *Also listed with Midwest*

True Talent

Turn it up Dance Challenge

Universal Ballet Competition *Florida & Georgia*

MOSTLY SOUTHERN US DANCE COMPETITIONS-

Cre8tion Dance *Texas*

Crowd Pleasers *Texas*

Dance Showcase USA

Dancearchy *Texas*

Elevation on Tour *Texas*

Fierce Dance Challenge

Force Dance Tour

Inspire National Dance Competition *Also Listed with East Coast*

Triumph National Talent

MOSTLY MIDWEST DANCE COMPETITIONS-

Dance Out 

Impact Dance

Odyssey Talent *Plus Texas*

Thats Entertainment Performing Arts Competition *Also listed with East Coast*

Ticket to Broadway *Also listed with East Coast*

DANCE COMPETITIONS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

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24 Seven

-A-

Access Broadway

Act 1 Talent

Adrenaline Dance

All American Talent Awards

America On Stage

American Ballet Competition

Ameridance

Applause Talent

Art of Movement

Artists Simply Human

Aspire Dance

-B-

Backstage Performing Arts

Believe

Bella Moxi

Boogie Fever

Bravo

-C-

Cathy Roes Ultimate Dance (CRU)

Celebration Talent Competition

Celebrity Dance

Cre8tion Dance

Crowd Pleasers

Cutting Edge Dance

-D-

Dancers INC

Dance Champs Elite

Dance Educators of America

Dance Machine

Dance Makers INC

Dance Out 

Dance Revolution

Dance Showcase USA

Dance Xplosion

Dancearchy

Diva Dance Competition

Dream Maker National Talent

Dupree Dance

-E-

Edge National Talent

Elevation on Tour

Elite Performance Challenge

Encore Dance 

Energy Dance Competition

Epic Dance Showcase

Excel in Motion

Extreme Talent Showcase

-F-

Fierce Dance Challenge

Fire and Ice Talent

Force Dance Tour

Fluid Dance

Fury Dance Competition

Fusion National Dance Competition

-G-

Groove

-H-

Hall of Fame Dance Challenge

Headliners

High Demand Dance Competition

Hollywood Connection

Hollywood Dance Jamz

Hollywood Vibe

-I-

I Love Dance

Imagine National Dance Challenge

Impact Dance

In10Sity

Inferno Dance

Inspire National Dance Competition

International Dance Challenge

-J-

Jump

-K-

Kids Artistic Revue

-L-

LA Dance Magic

Leap

Legacy Dance Championships

-M-

Mark of Excellence

Monsters of Hip Hop

MOVE

-N-

Nexstar

Next Level

NRG Dance Project

Nuvo

NYCDA

-O-

Odyssey Talent

Omega Dance Challenge

On Point

OnStage NewYork

-P-

Platinum

Precision Arts Challenge

(The) Pulse on Tour

-R-

Radix

Rainbow

Revel Dance

Rising Star

(The) Road To Broadway

(The) Royal Dance Competition

-S-

Shake the Ground

Sheer Talent

Showstopper

Sophisticated Productions

Spotlight

Starbound

Starquest

Starpower

Step Up 2 Dance

-T-

Take Center Stage

Talent on Parade

Team Dance

Thats Entertainment Performing Arts Competition

Throw Down Dance Challenge

Thunderstruck

Ticket to Broadway

Transcend

Tremaine

Triumph National Talent

True Talent

Turn it up Dance Challenge

Turn it Around

-U-

United States Tournament of Dance

Universal Ballet Competition

-V-

Vibe

Velocity

-W-

West Coast Dance Explosion

Wild About Dance

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XXIII Competition "Inspiration of the Golden Ring" Yaroslavl

X Competition "Volzhsky Souvenirs" in Nizhny Novgorod

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63- 1st competition "MERGING OF CULTURES" Kazan

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40th competition "BLACK SEA LEGENDS" Gagra

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XIV competition "CREATIVE ASCENT" Pyatigorsk

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XI SUPERFINAL of the International Project SALUT OF TALENTS "ArtCon"

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V Children and Youth Theater Award "MASOCCHKA" St. Petersburg

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A series of festival-competitions “FOUR SEASONS. PETERSBURG” December 2022

December

41st competition “FROST PATTERNS” Veliky Ustyug

January

XXVIII Competition “MOSCOW BELIEVE IN TALENTS” Moscow

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VI contest “VISITING FATHER FROST” Brest (Belarus)

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65th contest “ON THE CREATIVE OLYMPUS” Sochi

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42nd contest “FATHER FROST” Veliky Ustyug

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44th competition "FROST PATTERNS" Veliky Ustyug, Russia

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XIV competition "BELARUSIAN PATTERNS" Minsk

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64th Culture Competition Kazan

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XXIV contest “INSPIRATION OF THE GOLDEN RING” Yaroslavl

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XIX Baltic Breeze Competition Kaliningrad

XXX Competition“ Moscow believes talents ”Moscow

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XXV contest “INSPIRATION OF THE GOLDEN RING” Yaroslavl

1st contest “TYUMEN” Tyumen

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VI competition “POINTS OF MILITARY GLORY. VOLGOGRAD»

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Classical dance and stylization

Classical dance today is the foundation of any dance direction. Its elements have been formed over the years and by the best teachers of ballet schools in the world. All beginners who enter the wonderful world of dance start from this direction
Classical dance is, first of all, entertainment, beauty and the right basis for any dance movement.
Classical dance is movements that have united into one single system. But in order to revive it. It's one thing when the dance exists just like that, another when it helps to reveal feelings and a little story. ..
Folk dance and styling
Folk dance is a bright, colorful creation of the people, which is an emotional, artistic, specific reflection of their centuries-old, diverse life. He embodied the creative imagination of people, the depth of their feelings. Folk dance always has a clear theme and idea - it is always meaningful. There is a dramatic basis and plot in it, there are both generalized and specific artistic images created thanks to various plastic movements, spatial drawings (constructions).
Folk dance stylization is a modern creative interpretation of folklore material
new means and forms of choreographic expressiveness.
It should be noted that the basis of a stylized performance is, first of all, the study of folklore and ethnographic material, possession of the laws of composition, and of course, a sense of style - all that together creates the desired image or feeling of an image, a peculiar national character of a people, its image life and thought patterns.
The skill of a modern choreographer who stylizes folk dance lies in the ability to correctly combine modern movements and tricks with truly folk movements.
Children's dance, rhythm.

Children's dance has its own specifics and features. Everyone will agree that the main thing in it is not an impeccably mastered technique, but the creativity and interest of the child.

Poses, movement, gesture, facial expressions - this is a choreographic text. The content should contain an image, dramaturgy of children's dance.

Figurative vocabulary is what we depict, and expressive vocabulary is built on the image. Tempo - rhythmic music is very important for children, it should be clear, rhythmic, fun. For each age group, the music must be age appropriate.

Variety dance, variety and sports dance, disco.

Variety art combines various genre varieties, the commonality of which lies in easy adaptability to various conditions of public demonstration, in the short duration of the action, in the concentration of its artistic expressive means, contributing to the vivid identification of the creative individuality of the performer.

Acrobatic dance, sports dance

The composition of acrobatic dance is based on the etude-figurative style of arbitrary combinations. The etude-figurative style implies, along with good technical training, the presence of a level of expressive abilities and artistry. This style requires a deep study and careful mastering of gymnastic, acrobatic elements and connections, as well as the ability to create plastic, emotional-motor, or artistic images by athletes.

Contemporary choreography: Jazz, Modern, Free movement

First of all, this is the art of dance, this is choreography, which has no rules and mandatory movements and poses. It was formed at the beginning of the 20th century in the West and involves a diverse set of dance movements.

Dance theater, dance show

The main difference between pageant dance and pure dance is that pageant dance is a story that can be told without words. The founder of such a direction as dance theater is the great dancer from America - Isadora Duncan. In her productions, she turned to symphonic music and advocated the rejection of traditional dance costumes. Choreographers of this art direction use mixed dance styles. This type of dance implements its activities on the basis of the following two schools: dance school; acting school. In the process of training in these schools, special attention is paid to the emotional component of the dancers.

Ballroom dancing (including formation)

The term "ballroom" refers to paired non-professional secular dances that originated in medieval Europe. Ballroom dancing of the 20th century developed on the basis of European dance, which at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries was breathed new life by African and Latin American musical and dance culture.
Currently, 17 different dances are classified as ballroom dancing, divided into four programs:
The European program includes: slow waltz (Boston), quickstep (fast foxtrot), Viennese waltz, tango, slow foxtrot.
In Latin American: samba, cha-cha-cha, rumba, paso doble, jive.
In the folk: figured waltz, Krakowiak, Russian lyrical, rilio, Ukrainian lyrical.
Optional: Berlin polka, trendy rock (for beginners)
Theoretically, the definition of ballroom includes such historical and everyday dances as mazurka, polonaise, catillon, quadrille, as well as more modern ones: salsa, twist, rock and roll, etc.

Youth trends: hip-hop, breakdance, etc.

Hip-hop is a mixture of energy, enthusiasm, positive. This is not just a dance, but a whole culture with its own clothes, habits, movements. Therefore, it is impossible to just learn to dance hip-hop, you need to live this culture, wear these clothes, love this music.

Perhaps it was the desire to express oneself that was the first impetus for the creation of the hip-hop style in America. It was a typical street dance, which was sometimes associated with hooliganism and swagger, graffiti and wide trousers. Gradually, hip-hop culture turned into a powerful youth movement, and Hip-hop dance appeared at competitions, festivals, and discos. Today Hip-hop is at the peak of popularity, dancing in this style is fashionable.

"Tap" - Tap dancing comes from a mixture of different cultures, primarily Irish dance and African American dance traditions. It became especially popular in the United States, where many cultural traditions fused, and at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries a new dance appeared. Tap dance (from gypsy chyache "yes"), also step (eng. step dance from step "step" + dance "dance"; in the English language itself, this term includes any dances with an emphasis on footwork) - a type of dance, a characteristic feature which is rhythmic percussive footwork. As a rule, tap dancing is performed in special shoes lined with metal plates; however, they are the conquest of modern times: the founders of the genre (Bill Robinson[en], Sammy Davis Jr., the Nicholas brothers, etc. ) did not use them, relying on hard shoe soles and oak floors.

Oriental dance, Indian dance

There are more than 50 styles of Oriental dance, there are also directions:
Egyptian school (raks beledi, folk dance - a more chaste version of belly dance in closed outfits with smoother movements.
The Arab school (khaliji) is a hair dance, which got its name from the characteristic waves of loose hair.
Indian classical dance is a form of Indian performance art that has its origins in Natya, a sacred Hindu musical and dance style, the theoretical basis of which was laid down in Bharata Muni's treatise "Natyashastra" (4th century BC - 2nd century AD) . The definition of "classical" was introduced relatively recently by the Sangeet Natak Akademi National Academy for the Performing Arts specifically to designate styles of performing arts based on the principles of the Natyashastra. Currently Sangeet Natak Akademi has given the status of "classic" to eight dance styles: Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kathakali, Kuchipudi, Manipuri, Mohiniattam, Odissi and Satria.


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