Bringing the best of American Dance Awards from the stage into the classroom!
By offering more intimate class sizes, students benefit from an individualized approach. Our incredible line up of educators have one goal – your dancers’ growth.
ADA in Class will help kickstart your season on the right foot! Dancers receive invaluable feedback directly from ADA’s finest, prior to the competition season.
Faculty will proudly award scholarships in the form of Regional and National solo entries, to encourage dancers to take what they’ve learned in our workshops and apply it out on our stage!
November 6-8, 2020 Boston, MA (solo competition only)
DoubleTree by Hilton Boston Northshore
50 ferncroft rd. Danvers, ma 01923
November 21, 2020 Providence, RI (Solo competition only)
Bishop mcvinney auditorium
43 Dave Gavitt Way Providence, RI 02903
New for 2020
ADA in Class will feature a SOLO COMPETITION for all workshop attendees!
In light of circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we know that dancers are eager to perform. Soloists can compete choreography from the 2020 season, or new pieces they are working on! Another chance to DANCE!
ADA in Class Solo Competitions are scheduled to take place the day before the classes (Saturday: Competition, Sunday: Workshop). Only attending dancers registered and paid for the workshop will be eligible to compete, unless the convention is virtual.
All ADA Regional Competition solo rules will apply, and ALL dancers will be eligible to win a coveted Ultimate Challenge medal and jacket! No additional charge!
ADA in Class 2020 UC/Title Winners qualify to compete for America’s Dancer of the Year at our 2021 National Championships in Hollywood, FL.
ADA in Class 2020 Health & Safety Procedures
As of November 11, 2020. Will be updated as appropriate.
Providence, RI Solo Competition
Below you will find a list of procedures and guidelines that will be in place for our event! In order to have a smooth and safe weekend, it is imperative that all involved are familiar with the event flow.
Limited Gathering Size
As per the guidelines for youth sports tournaments in the state of Rhode Island, competitors are allowed up to 2 spectators in the audience. Studios will abide by this gathering limitation and all audience members will practice social distancing. We have an HD Livestream of our event available on our website and the DanceBUG app! Please tune in! We hope to have our full audience back in the house soon.
Studio Time Blocks
For health and safety, this event will run in scheduled studio time blocks. Each studio will be assigned a block of time to warm up and compete. Studios with many entries may be split into multiple sessions, to meet indoor gathering capacity guidelines. Studios must adhere to the schedule and to the time allotted to them. Please do not arrive before your designated time. The venue, along with our team, will be doing a thorough cleaning of the stage, audience, dressing room, and all high-touch surfaces between studio blocks.
Livestream Award Ceremonies
Adjudications and overall awards will be announced Saturday night at the conclusion of competition. This award ceremony will be on Livestream through the DanceBUG app and on our website, as it is closed to the public. Studios are encouraged to hold their own socially distanced awards parties and tune in together to encourage community, camaraderie, & studio spirit! All awards will be mailed to your studio.
Entering the Building
In order to minimize outside contamination of the space, each dancer is asked to only bring one small bag with essentials. No rolling racks or duffels, please. Dancers are to arrive in their first costume and limit hair and make-up changes. There is space in the dressing room and nearby restroom for quick costume changes. The men’s restroom will serve as the male dressing room, if costume changes are needed. If not, male dancers can leave their belongings in the designated spot backstage or out with their spectator in the audience.
Wearing masks is mandatory at all times. Upon entering the facility, hand sanitizer must be used. There will be sanitizing stations set up for your convenience. As per the state of Rhode Island, dancers will wear a mask when they are on stage.
Important Health Guidelines
Any competitor or attendee that has flu-like symptoms, we ask that you do not attend the event. Your studio will be refunded.
ADA in Class staff, faculty, and judges will receive temperature and wellness checks every day upon arrival. Our team will be wearing masks at all times.
This health & safety plan, coupled with personal responsibility, presents our best efforts to keep our dancers, families, and staff safe