Elite Dance Challenge Awards

Elite Dance Challenge strives on a fair yet challenging awards system. Routines that receive an Elite silver or higher will be eligible to compete at Nationals. Click on the bars below to expand and read more information about each award. Cash scholarships will be awarded at Regionals to the studios of the winners. Cash will be awarded at the Nationals.

Hollywood Summer Tour Awards

This season we are excited to work with The Hollywood Summer Tour. We will be awarding 4 ($500) scholarships at each regional.  2 to ages 13 & under and 2 to ages 14 & over. The scholarship will be awarded to well rounded dancers on behalf of The Hollywood Summer Tour.

HST - www.thehollywoodsummertour.com

Choreography Award

This award goes to the dancers and their choreographer(s) who the judges feel displayed the best choreography. One award will be presented to 12 & Under and 13 & Over at each Regional and National competition.

Outstanding Costume Award

This award goes to the routine that the judges feel is the "Most Outstanding". One award will be presented to 12 & Under and 13 & Over at each Regional and National competition.

Most Entertaining Award

This award goes to the routine that the judges feel was the most entertaining routine. One award will be presented to 12 & Under and 13 & Over at each Regional and National Competition.

Studio Sportsmanship Award

This award goes to the studio who demonstrates the most professionalism at the competition. One award will be presented to 12 & Under and 13 & Over at each Regional and National Competition.

Overall Student Choreography

This award goes to the Student Choreographed routine with the highest score. NOTE: In order for a routine to be eligible for Overall Student Choreography, when registering routine must select "Student Choreography" for the category instead of the style of dance (jazz, lyrical, etc.)

High Score Awards

Cash Prizes

Cash scholarships will be awarded at Regionals in the Intermediate and Competitive levels.  Cash will be awarded at Nationals in the Intermediate and Competitive Levels.

  • $50 Cash - Solo - Tiny, Mini, Young, Teen, Senior, Adult
  • $50 Cash - Duo/Trio-Tiny, Mini, Young, Teen, Senior, Adult
  • $100 Cash - Sm. Group-Tiny, Mini, Young, Teen, Senior, Adult
  • $150 Cash - Lg. Group-Tiny, Mini, Young, Teen, Senior, Adult
  • $200 Cash - Line - Tiny, Mini, Young, Teen, Senior, Adult
  • $200 Cash - Production - Tiny/Mini/Young & Teen/Senior/Adult

There must be at least five dances in each category to be eligible for cash prizes.

Must be at least three dances in each category to qualify for the high point trophy award.

Overall Solo/Duo/Trio

This award goes to the solo, duo, or trio routine with the overall highest score and is awarded to each of the following levels: Recreational, Intermediate and Competitive.

Overall Groups/Line/Production

This award goes to the group, line, or production routine with the overall highest score and is awarded to each of the following levels: Recreational, Intermediate, and Competitive.

Special Awards

At each regional and the National competition, Elite Dance Challenge recognizes unique and entertaining performers with our special awards. These awards are directly presented by our special awards judge at our awards ceremony.

Invitations to the Elite Team

Dancers will be selected at our fall conventions and regionals based upon their performance and sportsmanship. They will receive an invitation to be on our "Elite Team" at Nationals. The dancers selected will work with a choreographer to learn a routine to performed at our Nationals. Cash scholarships will be awarded at Nationals!!! More information will be given out at our fall conventions and regionals.

ADCC Studio of Excellence Award

The ADCC (Association of Dance Competitions and Conventions) is a nonprofit association supporting excellence in the dance convention and competition industry. Elite Dance Challenge is a proud Platinum member of the ADCC and delighted to participate in the Studio of Excellence Awards. The Studio of Excellence Award is given to a studio that exemplifies the mission and purpose of the ADCC, which is to support excellence in the dance competition industry. At Regionals, winners will receive an ADCC Plaque and at Nationals, winners will receive an ADCC Banner.

All Studio of Excellence winners are invited to take advantage of a FREE one-year Studio Affiliate Membership in the ADCC. Affiliate Member benefits include:

  • Ability to nominate students to receive scholarships and awards.
  • Use of ADCC Membership seal for marketing material or on website.
  • Listing of studio name on the ADCC website Affiliate Members and Studio Of Excellence Awards pages.
  • Listing of studio name in The Competitive Advantage.
  • ADCC Affiliate window decal for display at studio.

For more information about the ADCC visit: www.theadcc.org

Broadway Dance Dreams Invitation

The recipients of this award are invited to be part of the Broadway Dance Dreams by Invitation Only Program in New York City. These special invitations are given to dancers age 12 and over that display a passion for performing on stage. They will receive an invitation envelope with informational brochure detailing the activities and opportunities that will be offered while in New York City.