National Championship

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

THE DANCE EVENT OF THE SUMMER!


National Championship

July 4-10, 2022


Diplomat Beach Resort

Hollywood, FL

To reserve your room, click on the link above.
Questions? Please call 855-689-2911 for The Diplomat reservations office.

"ADA Nationals was the highlight of my summer, year after year! ADA has shaped me into the person I am today."

– Michaela Marfori, alumni of In Motion Dance Project in Orlando, FL. Past 2-time ADA National Winner, made her 2019 Broadway debut in the revival of West Side Story.

Why the ADA National Championship?

If you’re looking for a summer event to inspire and motivate your dancers, the ADA National Championship is for you. With only one national final event, ADA brings you a caliber of talent unparalleled in the industry. It’s a true National Championship! The camaraderie and respect among the dancers and teachers creates an atmosphere that keeps studios coming back year after year.

At the ADA National Championship, you can count on an organized and friendly staff dedicated to making the event a perfect family vacation. Whether it’s the competition, the Dancer of the Year events, or the highly acclaimed Video Awards Gala, your studio will experience a professional production of the highest standards. With education at the top of the agenda, ADA offers every dancer the opportunity to take classes with some of the world’s most respected master teachers and choreographers. Our full line up of 25+ classes is available to dancers with their registration fee!

At ADA, it’s about bringing the best teachers and dancers together to learn from each other. Studios who attend the ADA National Championships can count on going home with a group of dancers who are motivated to be the best they can be!​

National Championship Convention

ADA offers a full convention at our National Championships! With their Registration Fee, all dancers gain access to 25+ classes throughout the week in all ages and genres. These classes are not to be missed! Our faculty of industry professionals creates an exhilarating experience for every dancer. We offer special workshops, Teacher seminars, audition readiness classes…and more! ADA in Class Ambassadors for Fall workshops are nominated by the faculty out of the convention classes.

Registration Fee

Each registered student will pay a one time $125 mandatory Registration Fee upon entering the National Championship. This grants access to ALL convention classes, admission to the Video Awards Gala for dancer and two adults, and awesome discounts on merchandise and photo/video packages! This is an incredible savings! DOTY participants are not exempt from this fee. 

What You Can Expect

National Championship Competition
 
Daily Convention Classes
 
America’s Dancer of the Year
 
Dance-Off & Awards Galas

The Dance Off

The top scoring entries from each category (Solo, Duo/Trio, Small Group, Large Group, etc.) in each room (team) of competition will perform once again in the exciting National Championship Dance Off! 

Dance Off participants are determined by the performance score only from the National Championship Competition. High score entries in each category are announced at the Video Awards Gala! It is a night not to be missed.

Gala tickets are included in each dancers’ registration fee.

9 & Under Dance Off: The top 3 Solos, and the top 10 Duo-Production entries from each team compete in the Dance Off for a $1,000.00 Cash Scholarship. 

12 & Under Dance Off: The top 5 highest scoring entries from each category (solo, duo/trio, small group, large group, etc.) from each team of competition will compete in the Dance Off. 

13 & Over Dance Off: The top 7 highest scoring entries from each category (solo, duo/trio, small group, large group, etc.) from each team of competition will compete in the Dance Off.

Dance-Off Regulations

No soloist will perform more than once in the Dance Off. Duos cannot be the same dancers.

No studio is allowed more than 2 entries in any one category, with the exception of soloists.

Cash award winners are determined by their Dance Off performance. The Dance Off will be judged by the Dance Off and Title Panel.

National Dance Off Cash Scholarships

9 & Under
Dance Off Winners

1st Place Duo-Production: $1,000

2nd Place Duo-Production: $300

3rd Place Duo-Production: $200

1st Place Solo: $300

2nd Place Solo: $200

3rd Place Solo: $100

12 & Under
Dance Off Winners

1st Place Production, Class, Large Group: $500

2nd Place Production, Class, Large Group: $300

3rd Place Production, Class, Large Group: $200

1st Place Small Group: $400

2nd Place Small Group: $200

3rd Place Small Group: $500

1st Place Duo/Trio: $250

2nd Place Duo/Trio: $150

3rd Place Duo/Trio: $100

13 & Over
Dance Off Winners

1st Place Production, Class, Large Group: $500

2nd Place Production, Class, Large Group: $300

3rd Place Production, Class, Large Group: $200

1st Place Small Group: $400

2nd Place Small Group: $200

3rd Place Small Group: $500

1st Place Duo/Trio: $250

2nd Place Duo/Trio: $150

3rd Place Duo/Trio: $100

The Elite Six

From the Dance-Off entries, the Elite Six is chosen (in 12 & Under and 13 & Over) to re-compete at our Video Awards Gala!

The top 6 highest scoring Duo-Production entries and top 6 highest scoring Solos will be announced immediately following the Dance Off. They will then dance again for a packed Video Awards Gala audience.

Making the Elite Six is HUGE – it means you are the top 6 out of thousands of performances!

The Elite Six is tabulated live for the audience by use of a skating system. Each judge holds up a card with a number on it (1-6) for how they rank each entry!

The winner is determined by a majority of 1’s or a majority of the lowest numbers, based on the skating system.

This tabulation method is not only exciting and exhilarating, but it is also completely transparent for the performers and the audience!

Elite Six Cash Scholarships
Elite Six Solos
1st Place: $300.00 Scholarship
2nd Place: $200.00 Scholarship
3rd Place: $100.00 Scholarship

Elite Six Groups
1st Place: $5,000.00 Scholarship
2nd Place: $3,000.00 Scholarship
3rd Place: $2,000.00 Scholarship
4th, 5th, 6th place: $500.00 Scholarship

National Choreography Awards

America’s Choreographer of the Year

A $2,000.00 cash scholarship!

The routine must have qualified at a regional event, won a Diamond Choreography Award in that regional, and be in the National Dance Off. America’s Choreographer of the Year is awarded in 12 & Under and 13 & Over. This award is for in-house choreographers/teachers only. Guest choreographers are not eligible. For details on regional Diamond award eligibility, click here.

America’s Young Choreographer of the Year
A $1,000.00 cash scholarship!

The routine must have qualified at a regional event, won a Young Choreography Award in that regional and be in the National Dance Off. America’s Choreographer of the Year is awarded in 12 & Under and 13 & Over. For details on YC eligibility, click here.