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Outstanding Dancer Experience

Thank you to our NYCDA Family for TWO incredible Nationals in 2021!

Info coming soon for 2022- Save The Date!

2022 National Season Finale!

June 30 -July 8, 2022

Sheraton NY, NYC


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 2021, 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

  • All participating dancers must be pre-registered for both the National Season Finale! Workshop and the National NYCDA Outstanding Dancer Scholarship Audition.
  • 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.
  • An OD Experience Registration form (linked here) must be completed online by May 28, 2021. Note: Forms received past this deadline forfeit the guarantee of special outstanding dancer gifts.
  • Registration fee for the National Outstanding Dancer Scholarship Audition is $325/Minis & Juniors and $375/Teens & Seniors, which includes the OD Solo Adjudication and dancer’s Gala ticket.
  • In addition to the OD Registration form, your teacher must ALSO submit the studio workshop registration by May 28, 2021. Early registration is encouraged. OD Fees are paid with studio workshop registration fees.
  • NEW for 2021 - BOTH 2021 Nationals (Phoenix, AZ and Orlando, FL) will offer the complete Outstanding Dancer Experience! All 2020-21 Regional Outstanding Dancers and Runner Ups are invited to participate in EITHER or BOTH of the 2021 Nationals.
    • To participate in BOTH Outstanding Dancer Experiences, dancers must register for both by the registration deadline (May 28, 2021).
    • 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 2021 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.


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.
  • Attendance is mandatory for ALL Scholarship Adjudication Classes and Opening Number rehearsals. Rehearsal schedule is subject to change at any point during the convention, as per NYCDA.
  • NEW FOR 2021: All participating 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 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
  • 10% OD Adjudicator 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 (5 male and 5 female) 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 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

NATIONAL AWARDS

NYCDA National Senior Outstanding Dancers: $1,000.00 each

In addition, the Male & Female National NYCDA Senior Outstanding Dancers (2) will each be awarded a lifetime NYCDA Convention Scholarship.

NYCDA National Teen Outstanding Dancers:$750.00 each

In addition, the Male & Female National NYCDA Teen Outstanding Dancers (2) will each be awarded a 2021-2022 NYCDA year long Convention Scholarship.

NYCDA National Junior Outstanding Dancers:$500.00 each

In addition, the Male & Female National NYCDA Junior Outstanding Dancers (2) will each be awarded a 2021-2022 NYCDA year long Convention Scholarship.

NYCDA National Mini Outstanding Dancers:$350.00 each

In addition, the Male & Female National NYCDA Mini Outstanding Dancers (2) will each be awarded a 2021-2022 NYCDA year long Convention Scholarship.

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