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


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


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

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


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


NEW IN 2020! 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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Performances, major awards, scholarships, National Champions, the National ADCC Studio of Excellence winner and so much more!


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


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

Dates & Location: Coming soon!


Deadlines: All registrations and payments MUST be received (not post-marked) by JUNE 1st, 2022.


Routine Fees: Available only to Studio Directors. Email for details: info@divacomps.com.

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.




  • Complete access to all Master Classes held during Nationals Week (minimum of 4 offered)

  • Complete access to all additional activities including dancer 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/Master Teachers 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. 


  • Complete access to all Master Classes held during Nationals week (minimum of 4 offered)

  • Complete access to all special activities held during Nationals week including dancer party event

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



  • Private Master Choreography Workshop to include:

      -Discussion of the Choreographic Process from Concept to Production to Performance

      -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.

National Solo/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.  "Solo" routines will compete for "Top Overall Solo Routine" but will not be eligible for "Overall National Champion". Soloists must enter the Title Competition in order to win as "Champion". 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".


Title Contestant Requirements

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

  • Contestants will be scored in one class of their choosing. The class score will be based on participation, attitude, technique and ability to learn choreography. Contestants must hand their blank score sheet, with headshot attached at the start of class. 

  • Contestants must wear their assigned number on the front of their body in the class they are to be scored in.

  • Contestants must be dressed in proper dance attire.

  • Contestants are required to attach a 5x7 headshot to their score sheet. This is for identification purposes only. The photo does not count toward overall score.

  • New in 2020! Title Contestants will perform a special number at the Grand Award Showcase. Details coming soon.

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). 


Master Classes: Diva offers a minimum of 4 master classes during Nationals week. Classes are taught by the Nationals judges or guest teachers. Classes are offered in a variety of styles and vary by year. 

Teacher Class: Diva offers a teacher-only class. This can be a seminar, workshop or class and varies by year. 

Grand Award Showcase: The final award ceremony held on Friday evening. The Grand Award Showcase includes:

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

  • Judges' Choice Showcase

  • Young Choreographer Competition

  • Title Contestant Showcase

  • All Major Awards

  • Scholarships

  • The National ADCC Studio of Excellence Award

  • The Key to Success Award

  • The Directors' Choice Award

  • Dance Spirit Future Star Award

  • Leadership Award

  • IDA Awards

  • National Class High Score

  • Divisional Title Winners

  • Top Overall Winners

  • Divisional Champions

  • Top Overall National Title Champion

  • Top Overall National Champion

Judges' Choice Showcase: Judges will select standout routines from each day 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: New in 2021! A special performance by all Title contestants at the Grand Award Showcase. More details coming soon.

Party Event for All Dancers And Studios: Diva is working on a NEW and EXCITING party for all dancers and studios! The Diva party event is always a fun and memorable occasion and the perfect way to wind down the week. The party is typically held on Thursday evening and has always been a wonderful way to make new and lasting friendships with peers from other studios and regions. Details coming soon!

Teacher Cocktail Party: Typically held on Tuesday evening, this is the perfect way to kick off Nationals! An opportunity to mingle with fellow studio owners and teachers, meet the judges and hang with the Diva crew! Food, music, drinks and friends!



Online Hotel Booking: Rates starting @ $160/night. Follow the steps below:

Hotel website: http://www.capecodresortandconference.com

  1.  Check Availability/Book Online

  2.  Click on “Number of Adults”

  3.  Click on “Add Code”

  4.  Click on “Discount Code”

  5.  Click on “Group Attendee”

  6. In Blank Box put the Group code: DIVA21 

  7. "Add" and "Update Guests & Rooms" (Continue thru process.)