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 & 7, 2020 Boston, MA (solo competition only)
DoubleTree by Hilton Boston Northshore
50 ferncroft rd Danvers, ma 01923
November 21 & 22, 2020 Providence, RI
Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick
801 Greenwich Ave Warwick, RI 02886
2020 Workshop Fee: $150 per dancer in person, $50 per dancer virtual
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 October 19, 2020. Will be updated as appropriate.
Limited Gathering Size
Massachusettes and Rhode Island state regulations will guide the allocation of community space for activities, programs and events. Since our events are in November 2020, we will follow the capacity guidelines that are in place at that time. We anticipate limited registration, and each dancer having one spectator in the audience. Our competition will be live streamed!
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, overall awards, and class scholarships will be announced on the Monday evening following the event during our Weekend Recap! 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.
Wearing masks is mandatory. Upon entering the facility, hand sanitizer must be used. There will be sanitizing stations set up for your convenience. Masks are required backstage. Dancers will have the option to dance with or without a mask, there will be no penalty to dancers performing in masks. If you choose to enter the stage without a mask, it must be stored in a personal, sealed container or bag while on stage. We ask that dancers put their mask back on upon completion of their performance.
Convention Classes (in-person)
Limited Class Size
Massachusettes and Rhode Island state regulations will guide the allocation of community space for activities, programs and events. Since our events are in November 2020, we will follow the capacity guidelines that are put into place at that time. We anticipate limited registration, and no parent observer passes. Each studio will receive teacher passes.
Studio Owners will no longer be receiving large packets to distribute in a crowd. When dancers arrive to registration on Sunday morning, they will receive their wristband and scholarship number. Dancers will have their temperature taken by our staff, and then may proceed into the ballroom. Class start times may be staggered to accomodate traffic flow. Masks must be worn at all times during ADA in Class.
ADA in Class will have clearly marked 6 foot squares for dancers to practice social distancing. On the sides of the room, dancers will find spaced out marks to place their belongings.
Dancers will not be permitted to leave the building for lunch. We ask that they bring a packed lunch with them. Breaks will be staggered so dancers can shop the ADA merchandise, use the restroom, etc! They can enjoy their lunch at their belongings marker on the sides of the ballroom.
Class scholarships will announced during our Weekend Recap on Monday evening. We will be streaming through the DanceBUG app and our website! 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.
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. All Studio Directors will receive a link to our Online Wellness Waiver that every dancer and spectator will need to submit prior to entry into the building for the competition and convention. The link will also be posted here closer to the events.
ADA in Class staff, faculty, and judges will receive temperature and wellness checks every day upon arrival. Our team will be wearing masks and/or shields at all times.
This health & safety plan, coupled with personal responsibility, presents our best efforts to keep our dancers, families, and staff safe.