The Canadian Tour of American Dance Awards!



Rules & Regulations




Upholding the same standard of excellence you’ve come to know and love at American Dance Awards, we are proud to present our Canadian Tour cities as the Canadian Dance Awards!


Run in congruence with American Dance Awards, our sister company, CDA, will be headed up by the ADA Staff and Breanna Willis as Tour Director. All ADA Rules & Regulations will apply, see Regionals page for details. All CDA entries, Regional Title Winners, and Ultimate Challenge medals qualify for participation at our American Dance Awards National Championships!




Upcoming Canadian Dance Awards events:



Solo/Duo/trio competition

august 21-23, 2020

Nepean Sportsplex

1701 Woodroffe Ave, Nepean, ON K2G 1W2




In accordance with the Provincial Government, we are happy to announce the Canadian Dance Awards Solo/Duo/Trio event August 21-23, 2020 at the Nepean Sportsplex is a go! At this time, we have chosen to eliminate the convention class portion of our weekend. Competition will run according to the protocols below.


ADA/CDA regional competition rules will apply to this event. It is a qualifier for the 2021 American Dance Awards National Championship in Hollywood Beach, FL! Our staff and attendees will also follow guidelines set out by the government, Sportsplex and Canadian Dance Awards. We are implementing these rules and regulations to ensure all dancers and staff are safe, comfortable and confident in their return to CDA. We ask that you familiarize yourself with these guidelines.


Limited Gathering Size

Stage three of the Provincial reopening regulations will guide the allocation of community space for activities, programs and events. The maximum numbers permitted for gatherings has increased to 50 people indoors and 100 outdoors.


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 at the Sportsplex. Studios must adhere to the schedule and to the time allotted to them. Please do not arrive before your designated time. The venue will be doing a thorough cleaning of the stage, audience, dressing room, and all high-touch surfaces between studio blocks.


Livestream Award Ceremonies

Adjudicated awards will occur at the end of each day. Overall awards will be held at the conclusion of the event. All award ceremonies will be Livestreamed as they are 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.


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. Studio directors, please have your competitors/spectators complete the following checklist before entering the Nepean Sportsplex:


Wearing masks is mandatory indoors. Upon entering the facility, hand sanitizer must be used. There will be sanitizing stations set up for your convenience.


CDA staff & judges will receive temperature checks every day upon arrival.


All participants and attendees must practice physical distancing. Audience chairs will be set up to accommodate this.


Each dancer is allowed one spectator in the audience. Our event will be Livestreamed through the DanceBUG app and on our website!


Please arrive dressed in costume, with hair & make-up done. If you do require a costume change, please come with a small bag, as we would like to limit outside contamination of the space.


Duos and trios are limited to siblings/relatives or those dancers who are in the same “bubble”. All other duos and trios must maintain social distancing during choreography on stage.


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 plastic bag while on stage. We ask that dancers put their mask back on upon completion of their performance.

This health & safety plan, coupled with personal responsibility, presents our best efforts to keep our dancers, families, and staff safe.

Questions? Studio Owners may contact CDA Tour Director Breanna Willis at for more information.