10th ANNIVERSARY NATIONALS

JULY 18-22, 2022
HYATT REGENCY CHESAPEAKE BAY GOLF RESORT & MARINA

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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

Venue and Host Hotel

Join us at this stunning 342-acre waterfront resort near Chesapeake Bay. The AAA Four Diamond facilities include an 18-hole golf course, 150-slip marina, full-service spa, and countless ways to play in the sun. Explore Cambridge, Maryland, for both a rich history and a contemporary vibe.

 

Resort Amenities

The Hyatt Regency Resort is jam-packed with endless amenities and activities for the entire family! Three outdoor pools, indoor pool & hot tub, nightly "dive-in" movies & game room. Tennis, basketball, beach volleyball, frisbee golf, miniature golf, and horseshoes. Stop by the beach hut to rent kayaks, paddle boards, jet skis, powerboats, or catamarans.

 

Nationals Week Includes

National Competition, Title Competition, Convention, welcome party event for all dancers and families, private studio owner/teacher cocktail party, Grand Award Showcase with Judges’ Performance, Judges’ Choice Showcase, Title Contestant Showcase and the “Young Choreographer Competition” as part of the “Young Choreographer Experience” package option. Additional add-on opportunities for all dancers and their families.

 

Welcome Party for Dancers and Families

Join us Monday evening at the infinity pool overlooking the water for this fun welcome party! This memorable occasion is the perfect way to kick off our 10th Anniversary Nationals Week! It’s also a wonderful way to make new and lasting friendships with peers from other studios and regions. Dancer ticket included with event package. Non-dancer guest ticket fee will apply.

 

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!

 

Add-on Events for Families

We are working with our venue as on some very special and exciting events to be hosted throughout the week that will include dancers, studios and their families! These will be optional add-on events. Details and pricing 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, 1.5hr “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 their judges. 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”.

  • Contestants must wear their assigned number to all classes.

  • Contestants will be required to provide an 8x10 headshot.

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

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). 

Judges' Choice Showcase

Judges will select standout routines from each day of competition to do an encore performance in Friday’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 vying for the “Directors’ Choice Award”.

Young Choreographer 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 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.

​Grand Award Showcase 10th Anniversary Celebration

The final award ceremony held on Friday. This celebration will be much bigger and grander than normal for our 10yr celebration! Exciting details to come! Ticket fees will apply. The Grand Award Showcase line-up includes:

  • Judges' Performance - see your favorites perform on stage!

  • Judges' Choice Showcase

  • Young Choreographer Competition

  • Title Contestant Showcase

  • Scholarships

  • The Diva Difference Award

  • The Key to Success Award

  • The Directors' Choice Award

  • Leadership Award

  • 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, 2022.

Deposit

This exclusive event WILL sell out. Registrations are accepted first-come, first-serve. A $1000 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 are required to select a package. 

 

Event Packages

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

OPTION 1 - TRADITIONAL EVENT PACKAGE

INCLUDES:

  • Access to Master Classes held during Nationals Week

  • Access to Welcome Party Event

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 Welcome Party Event

  • 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 Grand Award Showcase.

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

 

​Accommodations

HYATT REGENCY CHESAPEAKE BAY GOLF RESORT, SPA & MARINA

100 Heron Blvd, US-50

Cambridge, MD 21613

Rates starting at $225/night plus tax

Reservations: Must be made online via link: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/CHESA/G-DIVA/DNCE

Book by June 17, 2022