2023 NATIONALS
FOXWOODS RESORT & CASINO
JULY 5-9, 2023

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Reservations: Must be made online via link prior to June 1st, 2023. 

Hotel block link: https://book.passkey.com/go/DivaDance2023












 

 

 


STUDIO OWNER PERK!!

FOR EVERY $10,000 OR MORE SPENT IN NATIONALS FEES, STUDIOS WILL RECEIVE ONE FREE HOTEL ROOM FROM JULY 5-9, 2023. EMAIL: DIRECTOR@DIVACOMPS.COM FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

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NATIONAL COMPETITION

Our National Competition is the biggest event of the season. Make new friends for life and compete for the title of "National Champion"!

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NATIONAL TITLE COMPETITION

Compete to become the Title Winner of your division. Divisional Title Winners compete for the coveted "Overall National Title Champion" and cash award!

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NATIONAL CONVENTION

Learn from some of the best in the industry! Broadway Performers, Radio City Rockettes, Renowned Teachers and Choreographers!

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JUDGES' CHOICE SHOWASE

The most memorable & entertaining routines are selected to perform again at the Grand Award Showcase for the "Directors' Choice Award"!

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CHOREOGRAPHY COMPETITION

Dancers participating in the "Young Choreographers Experience" will have a chance to compete their original piece at the Grand Award Showcase!

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TITLE CONTESTANT SHOWCASE

A special performance by all title contestants at the Grand Award Showcase. More details on this new, exciting opportunity coming soon!

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GRAND AWARD SHOWCASE

Performances, major awards, scholarships, National Champions, the Directors' Choice Award Winner and so much more!

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PARTY EVENT FOR DANCERS & STUDIOS

Have the best time letting loose with all of your new best friends from other studios! Photo ops with your favorite judges! Party details below!

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PRIVATE TEACHER ONLY EVENT

Kick off Nationals and celebrate a great season at our teacher cocktail party! Mingle with fellow owners, teachers and the Diva Crew!

EVENT DETAILS

RESORT AMENITIES

Foxwoods Resort & Casino is jam-packed with endless amenities and activities for the entire family! Experience their retro-chic feel of a bowling alley complete with glamorous Las Vegas style décor and 21st century cutting edge technology. Put the pedal to the metal with their adrenaline-pumping thrill of racing at Foxwoods in their new high-performance, European-style indoor Monza karting center! Experience New England’s finest two championship golf courses designed by renowned golf course architect Rees Jones. Lake of Isles, owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is located on over 900 acres of pictorial landscape adjacent to Foxwoods Resort Casino in CT.  Indulge in the 18-hole private golf course (South Course), an 18-hole public golf course (North Course), an elegant and comfortable clubhouse and a state-of-the-art golf academy with four indoor teaching studios. 

Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods is the nation’s first Tanger Outlets collection of Premium Brands under one roof! Foxwoods is known for its resort casino atmosphere, and while you may look forward to gaming, fine dining and entertainment, there is another side to our experience, where you can slip away to relax, calm your spirit and rejuvenate your body. Luxuriate in some of the best spas not only in Connecticut but in the country. Visit www.foxwoods.com  to find information on how to pamper your family  at the famous Norwich Spa and Greta Monahan’s GSpa, David Burke Prime and Vue24 for your dining pleasure and sites for Shrine Asian Kitchen and Nightclub, and our high end bowling alley HighRollers www.highrollersfoxwoods.com which would make options for a reception, entertainment and/or free time during your stay.

HOTEL INFORMATION

The Fox Tower at Foxwoods Resort Casino takes hospitality to new heights. Guests in the tower’s 825 world-class, ultra-modern rooms or suites, enjoy floor to ceiling windows, 32-inch High Definition Flat Screen televisions, Wireless High-Speed internet, and an iHome Radio equipped with iPOD docking station. And the AAA Four Diamond rated Grand Pequot Tower is truly a sight to behold. From the breathtaking lobby and lavishly appointed rooms to the gourmet cuisine of Vue24 restaurant on the 24th floor, it represents the very finest in luxury resort experiences.

Reservations must be made online using the following link prior to June 1st, 2023:  https://book.passkey.com/go/DivaDance2023

NATIONALS WEEK INCLUDES 

National Competition, Title Competition, Convention, Ice Cream Party Event for all dancers and families, Private Studio Owner/Teacher Cocktail Party, Judges’ Choice Showcase, Title Contestant Showcase, the “Young Choreographer Competition” as part of the “Young Choreographer Experience” package option, and the Grand Award Showcase. Final Award Ceremony and Performance Showcase Tickets are INCLUDED in Traditional Event Package and Young Choreographer Experience. Additional tickets for family members will be available for purchase. 

 

TEACHER COCKTAIL PARTY 

An opportunity to mingle with fellow studio owners and teachers, meet the judges and hang with the Diva crew! Food, music, drinks, raffles and friends!

 

ICE CREAM PARTY 

Ice Cream Party for Dancers and families. Dancers and their families will get to enjoy FREE Ice Cream on the terrace followed by Banner Decorating Time! Studio Spirit Banners (33' W X 60' H) will be judged by the Nationals Judges and Diva staff.  The winners will receive a Pizza Party on Friday night. Studios will need to bring their own decoration materials.  Details coming soon. 

 

MASTER CLASSES 

In the interest of exposing our dancers to as many styles of dance as possible, and training versatile dancers, Diva will be offering two, hour and fifteen minute “Specialty” Master Classes in exciting styles not typically found at conventions. Classes will be taught by surprise guest instructors specific to their specialty.

NATIONAL TITLE ENTRIES 

A competitor entering a solo routine can chose to have their routine entered into the Title Competition. Solos will not automatically be entered for a Title like they are at Regionals.  Nationals has separate “Solo” and “Title” categories, so be sure to choose the appropriate category from the dropdown menu when registering.  All soloists choosing to be judged for a Title must have entered their routine under the “Corps” or “Elite” categories at a Regional Competition. Contestants will be competing to become their Divisional Title Winner and the coveted "Overall National Title Champion", the top overall highest scoring Title Winner of all Divisions. The "Overall National Title Champion" will also win a cash prize. Adult Divisional Title Winners are not eligible to win the "Overall National Title Champion".

NATIONAL TITLE ENTRY EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY

Title contestants will be given an exclusive “Audition Experience”, available only to them. Contestants will go through a real-life audition experience hosted by special guests. Contestants will learn two audition combinations; one in a traditional style of dance, and one in a commercial style of dance. Contestants will be scored during their audition. Their audition score will count toward their overall Title score (see below).

TITLE CONTESTANT REQUIREMENTS 

  • Title Contestants are required to attend all master classes. They are required to check in at every class to account for their attendance.

  • Title Contestants are required to attend the “audition experience”. Title Contestants will be scored in this class. 

  • Contestants must wear their assigned number to all classes.

  • Title Contestants will perform their audition pieces at the Grand Award Showcase. 

HOW TITLE WINNERS ARE DETERMINED 

The class score (a possible 150pts) will count toward 1/3 of their overall Title score. The solo performance (a possible 300pts) will count for other 2/3 of their overall score (a possible 450pts). 

JUDGE'S CHOICE SHOWCASE

Judges will select standout routines from each day of competition to do an encore performance in Saturday’s “Judges’ Choice Showcase”.  This showcase represents the most interesting, fun, impressive or moving routines of the week.  Routine selections will be announced at each day’s award ceremony. Selections will be posted daily on Social Media along with the performance line-up. These routines will be in the running for the “Directors’ Choice Award”.

YOUNG CHOREOGRAPHERS COMPETITION

Each team from the "Young Choreographer Experience" will compete their original piece at the Grand Award Showcase. The winner and first runner up will be announced. Winners are determined by the Nationals judges and directors (judges may not vote for their own team).

 

TITLE CONTESTANT SHOWCASE

A special performance by all Title contestants at the Grand Award Showcase. Title contestants will perform the audition pieces they learn.

​FINAL AWARD CEREMONY, PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE & AFTER PARTY 

The final award ceremony and performance showcase will be held on Saturday Evening. A after Party to follow.  Keep the celebration going by dancing the night away! Details to come! Ticket fees will apply.

 

The Performance Showcase line-up includes:​

  • Judges' Choice Showcase

  • Young Choreographer Competition

  • Title Contestant Showcase

  • Leadership Scholarships

  • The Diva Difference Award

  • The Key to Success Award

  • The Directors' Choice Award

  • Overall National Title Champion

  • CdLS Spirit, Judges’ Choice and Special Recognitions

  • Diva for Life Award

  • Title Audition High Score

  • All major awards including Top Overalls, Divisional Champions & Top Overall Champions

DEADLINES

All registrations and payments MUST be received (not post-marked) by JUNE 1st, 2023.

DEPOSIT

This exclusive event WILL sell out. Registrations are accepted first-come, first-serve. A $500 deposit is required at time of registration. Registrations without a deposit will not be considered valid.

ROUTINE FEES

Available to Studio Directors Only.

 

EVENT PACKAGE FEES 

Separate from entry fees. Dancers aged 8 and older are required to select a package. 

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EVENT PACKAGES 

Dancers MUST ENROLL in one of the options below in order to participate in the competition. Ages 8+

OPTION 1 - TRADITIONAL EVENT PACKAGE 

INCLUDES:

  • Access to Master Classes held during Nationals Week

  • Access to the Ice Cream Party 

  • Access to the Grand Award's & Performance Showcase 

  • Access to the After Party

OPTION 2 - YOUNG CHOREOGRAPHER EXPERIENCE (limited spots available) The Young Choreographers Experience is an opportunity for dancers and aspiring choreographers to learn and create in a collaborative setting with the guidance of recognized professionals in the dance industry. Not only will dancers have the chance to develop their creative voice and work closely with a dance professional, but they will also have the wonderful opportunity to make new and lasting friendships with dancers from other studios while working toward a common goal. 

Dancers will be broken into small, age-appropriate teams and paired with one of our four Judges who will serve as the team Mentor.  The Mentor will provide guidance to the group throughout the choreographic process. Each team will collaborate to create an original piece to performed in the “Young Choreographer Competition” on the final day at the Grand Award Showcase. Music selection will be revealed to each group at their first meeting. Each dancer will have the opportunity to contribute to their groups’ vision and choreography.

Requirements - Must be in the Junior, Teen or Senior Division. Must have competed all routines in either the Corps or Elite category. 

INCLUDES:

  • Access to Master Classes held during Nationals week

  • Access to Ice Cream Party

  • Access to the Grand Award's Performance Showcase 

  • Access to  the After Party

  • Custom Team Shirt to be worn during your performance at the Choreography Competition​

PLUS

  • Private Master Choreography Workshop to include:

  • *Discussion of the Choreographic Process from Concept to Production to Perform

  • *Technical Elements of Choreographing

  • *Guided Improvisation and Creative Exercises

  • Multiple private working sessions with your mentor and team.

  • Opportunity to develop a vision and contribute your own original choreography to the group piece.

  • Opportunity to work closely with an established, recognized professional in the dance industry.

  • Compete your team’s original piece onstage in the “Young Choreographers Competition” at the Final Award Showcase.

  • Chance to be awarded a “Leadership Scholarship” by your team mentor.