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Outstanding Dancer

CONGRATULATIONS! Being a Regional Outstanding Dancer or Runner-Up gives you this opportunity to participate in one of the most amazing summer scholarship program available! You’ve earned it!

In 2022, there were TWO opportunities for Outstanding Dancers - Phoenix, AZ & Orlando, FL.

SCHEUDLE OF EVENTS

  • Click HERE for overall schedule of events. Subject to Change.

REGISTRATION FOR THE NATIONAL OD EXPERIENCE

  • Your Regional OD Award includes a full scholarship for the National Workshop classes. Therefore, the National Season Finale! Workshop Registration is complimentary to all Regional Outstanding Award winners and runners-up. Dancers may apply and redeem their Nationals Workshop Scholarship without participating in the separate National OD Experience.
  • Regional Winners and Runner-Ups are also invited to participate in the National Outstanding Dancer Experience. This is optional and separate from Nationals Workshop registration. Registration fee for the National Outstanding Dancer Experience is $365/Minis & Juniors and $395/Teens & Seniors, which includes all OD Audition fees, OD solo fee, and dancer’s Gala ticket.
  • If participating in the National Outstanding Dancer Experience, dancers must be registered for the national workshop (w/ workshop scholarship). This registration is done in your studio's NYCDA online registration account: registration.nycdance.com. There is a separate place (as part of the workshop registration process) to note the # of dancers that are also participating in the National OD Experience. Registration deadline is May 20, 2022. Early registration is encouraged.
  • OD Fees for the National OD Experience are paid with studio workshop registration fees.
  • Additionally, a separate OD Experience Registration form (linked here) must also be completed online by May 20, 2022. Note: Forms received past this deadline forfeit the guarantee of special outstanding dancer gifts.
  • BOTH 2022 Nationals (Phoenix, AZ and Orlando, FL) will offer the complete Outstanding Dancer Experience! All 2021-22 Regional Outstanding Dancers and Runner Ups are invited to participate in EITHER or BOTH of the 2022 Nationals.
    • To participate in BOTH Outstanding Dancer Experiences, dancers must register for BOTH by the registration deadline (May 20, 2022).
    • To participate in BOTH Outstanding Dancer Experiences, dancers must pay the OD fee for both locations. (OD Gifts will not be duplicated in the second city).
  • Using your Outstanding Dancer National Workshop Scholarship to participate in "Workshop Only" and not participate in the entire Outstanding Dancer Experience:
    • Dancers MAY utilize their Nationals Workshop Scholarship for either Nationals location - must pick one. Workshop scholarship has no "cash value", and is good for ONE 2022 Nationals Workshop registration.
    • Dancers who fully participate in the Outstanding Dancer Experience at one Nationals will automatically have their workshop scholarship applied for that event. If choosing to participate in a 2nd location for "workshop only", regular workshop fees apply.
  • Dancers who perform in the Phoenix Gala, as a National Outstanding Dancer Finalist, are welcome to participate in the Outstanding Dancer Experience at the Orlando Nationals, but are not permitted to compete again for the NYCDA National title.


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS & GUIDELINES

  • All Regional winners of the NYCDA Outstanding Dancer Award and their runners-up are equally eligible for the National NYCDA Outstanding Dancer Award.
  • Regional Scholarship Winners and Runners-Up must attend Nationals registered under the same studio as they won their Scholarship regionally.
  • Scholarship awards are not transferable, unless both teachers (previous and current) consent. If a dancer switches studios, they must provide written permission to NYCDA from their previous studio to utilize previously won scholarships.
  • Attendance is mandatory for ALL Scholarship Audition Classes and Opening Number rehearsals. Rehearsal schedule is subject to change at any point during the convention, as per NYCDA.
  • All participating OD Experience dancers must enter a solo in the National Finals solo competition. This solo will serve as their OD Adjudication Solo. Solos should be registered as a Nationals "Finals + OD" solo with regular studio workshop/competition registration.
  • This solo will be considered for National Finals High Score as well. In addition to the National Finals solo score, each solo will receive a separate Outstanding Dancer Solo Adjudication score. The composite National Finals solo score contributes 30% to the overall OD score. The stand alone OD Solo adjudication score contributes 10% to the overall OD score.
  • The OD Experience will include two special guest audition classes hosted by acclaimed industry professionals – one ballet and one jazz/contemporary. Each guest audition class will contribute 15% to overall adjudication score – 30% total.
  • OD Dancers will also participate in a Workshop Ballet & Jazz Audition (similar to the Regional audition). This audition will contribute 30% to an overall adjudication score.

GALA FINALISTS are determined by this Outstanding Dancer Adjudication Composite Score:

  • 30% - Solo Performance Score - full judging panel, including an OD Adjudicator
  • 10% - OD Adjudicator Stand-Alone Score of the Solo Performance
  • 15% - Guest Ballet Audition Class
  • 15% - Guest Jazz/Contemporary Class
  • 30% - Workshop Audition (Jazz/Ballet)
    • Based on the OD Adjudication Composite Scores, at least ten finalists in each age group will be selected, announced and invited to perform their solos at the Gala for a panel of judges consisting of NYCDA faculty. (# of finalists at NYCDA's discretion)
    • The Solo Performance score from the Gala will replace the previous 30% Solo Performance Score in the composite score. The other 70% remains in place.
    • Based on the new OD Adjudication Composite Scores, National Winners and Runners-Up will be announced from this group of finalists and awarded at the Gala.

NATIONAL WINNERS are determined by this Outstanding Dancer Adjudication Composite Score:

  • 10% - OD Adjudicator Stand-Alone Score of the original Solo Performance
  • 15% - Guest Ballet Audition Class
  • 15% - Guest Jazz/Contemporary Class
  • 30% - Workshop Audition (Jazz/Ballet)
  • 30% - Gala Solo Performance Score - full Gala judging panel

NATIONAL AWARDS

NYCDA National Senior Outstanding Dancers (2 per location):

$1,000.00 each +
a lifetime NYCDA Convention Scholarship
NYCDA National Teen Outstanding Dancers (2 per location):
$750.00 each +
a 2022-2023 NYCDA Convention Scholarship
NYCDA National Junior Outstanding Dancers (2 per location):
$500.00 each +
a 2022-2023 NYCDA Convention Scholarship
NYCDA National Mini Outstanding Dancers (2 per location):
$250.00 each +
a 2022-2023 NYCDA Convention Scholarship



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