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ORLANDO, FL
Hilton Orlando

JULY 1-7
Entry Deadline: May 19

Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
1751 Hotel Plaza Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL  32830


1-800-782-4414 | BOOK ONLINE

Cut Off Date: May 26, 2017
Ask for Group Rate for VIP Dance

 

VIP DANCE PERKS AT HILTON:
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    ($9.95/day value)

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SANDUSKY, OH
Kalahari Resort

JULY 9-15
Entry Deadline: May 26

Kalahari Resort & Convention Center
7000 Kalahari Dr
Sandusky, OH 44870

1-877-525-2427

Cut Off Date: June 9, 2017

Ask for VIP Dance Room Block
 

THE AMAZING KALAHARI RESORT:

  • Convention Center AT RESORT!
  • 173,000 Square Foot Waterpark in Resort
  • Arcade, Mini Golf, Spa, Shops, Dining, and More
  • Only minutes from Cedar Point Amusement Park

 


TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

ORLANDO
TENTATIVE 
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


*This is only tentative.
Times and days may change for any given division.
Final schedule will be released 3 weeks prior.


DAY 1 | Saturday, July 1

6PM-9:30PM  Opening Number Rehearsal


DAY 2 | Sunday, July 2

9:30AM  Audition/Convention Check-In

JUNIORS (Ages 12 & Under)
10AM-12PM  Junior Scholarship Auditions
12PM Lunch Break
1PM-3PM  Move Society® Auditions (Open Call, Ages 6-12) 

SENIORS (Ages 13 & Over)
10AM-12PM  Move Society® Auditions (Open Call, 13 & Up)
12PM Lunch Break
1PM-3PM  Senior Scholarship Auditions


5PM-8:30PM  Opening Number Rehearsal


DAY 3 | Monday, July 3

9AM-12PM Jr & Sr Convention Classes
12PM Lunch Break
1PM-2PM  Move Society® Callbacks (Closed Audition)
4PM  Solo, Duo/Trio & Group Preliminaries
5PM  Teen Hollywood Solos

6PM  Move Society® Shoot 1


DAY 4 | Tuesday, July 4

8AM  Move Society® Shoot 2
9AM  Mini & Junior Solos
1PM Lunch Break
1:30PM  Opening Number Rehearsal (On Stage)
2:30PM Teen & Senior Small Groups
5PM  Move Society® Shoot 3


DAY 5 | Wednesday, July 5

8AM  Move Society® Shoot 4
9AM  Teen & Senior Solos
1PM Lunch Break
2PM Mini & Junior Small Groups

7PM  Teacher Cocktail Social


DAY 6 | Thursday, July 6

9AM  Teen/Sr Duo/Trios & Mini/ Jr Large Groups
12PM Lunch Break
1PM Mini/Jr Duo/Trios & Teen/Sr Large Groups
5PM 
Line/Production Showdown

7PM  Opening Number Rehearsal (On Stage)


DAY 7 | Friday, July 7

BROADWAY DANCE-OFF - LIVE STREAMING!
10AM  Broadway Red Carpet Hour
11AM  Opening Number Performance
11:10AM  Jr Improv Line
11:25AM  Move Society® Shoot Reveal
11:30AM Broadway Dance-Off
1:30PM  BW Dance-Off Awards

HOLLYWOOD DANCE-OFF - LIVE STREAMING!
4PM  Hollywood Red Carpet Hour
5PM  Opening Number Performance
5:10PM  Sr Improv Line
5:25PM  Move Society® Shoot Reveal
5:30PM Hollywood Dance-Off
7:30PM  HW Dance-Off Awards

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TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

*This is only tentative.
Times and days may change for any given division.
Final schedule will be released 3 weeks prior.


DAY 1 | July 9

1:30PM  Audition/Convention Check-In

JUNIORS (Ages 12 & Under)
2PM-4PM  Junior Scholarship Auditions
4PM-6PM  Move Society® Auditions (Open Call, Ages 6-12) 

SENIORS (Ages 13 & Over)
2PM-4PM  Move Society® Auditions (Open Call, 13 & Up)
4PM-6PM  Senior Scholarship Auditions

6PM-9:30PM  Opening Number Rehearsal


DAY 2 | July 10

8AM-11AM Jr & Sr Convention Classes
11AM-12PM  Move Society® Callbacks (Closed Audition)
2PM  Solo & Duo/Trio Preliminaries
3PM  Solos
6PM-9:30PM  Opening Number Rehearsal


DAY 3 | July 11

8AM  Move Society® Shoot 1
9AM-9PM  Solos
11AM  Opening Number Rehearsal
6PM  Move Society® Shoot 2


DAY 4 | July 12

8AM  Move Society® Shoot 3
9AM  Solos & Duo/Trios
11AM  Group Preliminaries

12PM  Small Groups
5PM  Duo/Trios


DAY 5 | July 13

9AM  Duo/Trios
11AM  
Small & Large Groups
8PM  Teacher Cocktail Social


DAY 6 | July 14

Small & Large Groups
Line/Production Showdown


DAY 7 | July 15

BROADWAY DANCE-OFF - LIVE STREAMING!
10AM  Broadway Red Carpet Hour
11AM  Opening Number Performance
11:10AM  Jr Improv Line
11:25AM  Move Society® Shoot Reveal
11:30AM Broadway Dance-Off
1:30PM  BW Dance-Off Awards

HOLLYWOOD DANCE-OFF - LIVE STREAMING!
4PM  Hollywood Red Carpet Hour
5PM  Opening Number Performance
5:10PM  Sr Improv Line
5:25PM  Move Society® Shoot Reveal
5:30PM Hollywood Dance-Off
7:30PM  HW Dance-Off Awards

   
   

SPECIAL EVENTS


CONVENTION CLASSES - FREE THIS YEAR!

Convention Classes will take place in the beginning of the week and will consist of Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Contemporary classes in both Junior (12 & under) and Senior (13 & over) convention rooms.

Participation in convention classes and scholarship auditions are free of charge this year. However, all participants must be registered competitors and must be pre-registered for convention through online studio accounts prior to the event. Registrations on the day of the event will only be accepted if space permits. Once the classes are full, registration will be closed. So please register early if you wish to secure your spot!

SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS

Dancers will take part in a 2-hour scholarship audition in styles including contemporary jazz, hip-hop, and ballet. Dancers may choose to audition in one style, or all three. At the end of the scholarship audition, the finalists will be announced and asked to come back for an "Improv Line" on the final day of the event as the last round in the audition process. The Jr Improv Line will take place following the Opening Number in the Broadway Dance-Off. The Sr Improv Line will take place following the Opening Number in the Hollywood Dance-Off. Scholarship winners (all ages) will be announced at the final award ceremony of the Hollywood Dance-Off.

Audition Attire: Dancewear & Proper Dance Shoes for Each Genre

How to Enter: Entry is free. Participants must be registered for the convention classes through dance studio accounts. At check-in, teachers will receive wristbands for each student registered for convention as well as an audition number that must be worn in all auditions and on the last day of the event for the “Improv Line” should that dancer be chosen as a scholarship finalist.

Scholarships Awarded: VIP Dance 2018, Visceral Chicago Intensive, Joffrey Ballet School, Institute for American Musical Theatre, Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center, and more! More details coming soon!


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MOVE SOCIETY® SHOOT

The Move Society® Audition is an open call audition by Move Society® Apparel in search for models to take part in the photo/video shoots happening throughout the week at nationals. The audition will consist of an application form as well as a quick test shoot and interview. Several will be chosen for a callback audition on the following day. The callback may consist of a dance audition, interview, special skills assessment, etc. The final cut will be announced during the callback. The selected models will then attend a “makeup for print” training session, be fitted for sizing, and be scheduled for shoots throughout the week. On the final day at each Dance-Off, the photos and video footage from the shoots will be debuted on the big screen!

Audition Attire: Solid Black Sports Bra with Booty Shorts (any color), Barefoot or Black Tennis Shoes - No Jewelry, No Nail Polish, Minimal Makeup, Hair Down or Ponytail

How to Audition: Open Call Audition - open to anyone wishing to take part ages 6 and up. Competition registration is not required in order to audition.

Accolades: Models will receive a free headshot session during their shoot and copies of some of their top modeling photos for personal use. They will also receive their official Move Society® Model jacket!

OPENING NUMBER

The Opening Number sponsored by Move Society® is performed on the final day of the event to open the show for the Broadway Dance-Off and the Hollywood Dance-Off. This is where we showcase the amazing talent from around the country, our 2017 Idol Winners.

At each regional event, judges award select soloists as regional Idol Winners. Those dancers are given an invitation to participate in our Opening Number Production at one of the National Finals. Opening Number rehearsals take place throughout the week of Nationals and the two performances are set for the last day of the event. The choreography, special lighting effects, exclusive custom t-shirts, and the many new friends made during the process make this an awesome experience sure to be made up of wonderful memories!

Attire: Items needed for the performance- 
Girls - Black Leggings, Black Footed Tights, Black Jazz Shoes, Black Racerback Sports Bra, Rhinestone Earrings.
Guys - Black Pants, Black Jazz Shoes.
Move Society® will provide shirts for all dancers.

How to Enter: Regional Idol Winners are invited to participate. Those dancers attending should submit the Opening Number form/entry through the online studio accounts.

 

VIP RED CARPET HOUR

This red carpet event takes place prior to both the Broadway Dance-Off and the Hollywood Dance-Off. One hour before each of these Dance-Offs there will be the Red Carpet Hour, a Dance-Off arrival event with Instagram contests, prize drawings, refreshments, red carpet pictures, and other surprises!

 

VIP DANCE-OFF - with Live Streaming!
 

The VIP Broadway Dance-Off and the VIP Hollywood Dance-Off wrap up the week as the top routines in each level re-dance to compete for our top prizes and cash awards! Each Dance-Off is kicked off with our Opening Number Production which is followed up with the audition finalists Improv Line, the Move Society Shoot debut, and the top solos, duo/trios, and groups re-dancing for their lives! It's all wrapped up with the Dance-Off award presentations of the VIP List Top 10, "Best of the Best" Awards, Choreographer of the Year, Studio of the Year Award, Best Cast & Crew, Scholarship Audition winners, and more!

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TEACHER COCKTAIL SOCIAL

All teachers and studio owners are invited to join the VIP staff, directors, and judges for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at this special teacher's event!

 

 


 

NATIONAL FINALS AWARDS

Special Awards
Special awards presented include Costume Awards, Choreography Awards, Entertainment Awards, Dance Division Performance Awards, and Judges Choice Awards.

 


High Score Awards 
High Score Awards are presented in each category for all levels. Soloists, when competing two or more solos, may only place once in the high score rankings. The judges break all ties for High Score.

 

VIP LIST Top 10
The VIP LIST Top 10 is made up of the ten top scoring groups from the VIP Dance-Off in both the Broadway and Hollywood levels.
*See our Dance-Off Chart below.

 

Best of the Best  
Top scoring routines will compete in a VIP Dance-Off for "Best of the Best" awards in the following categories for both Broadway and Hollywood levels. 
*See our Dance-Off Chart below.

Best Solo  (all ages combined)
Best Duo/Trio  (all ages combined)
Best Mini Group  (small & large groups combined)
Best Junior Group  (small & large groups combined)
Best Teen Group  (small & large groups combined)
Best Senior Group  (small & large groups combined)
Best Line  (all ages combined)
Best Production  (all ages combined)



Studio of the Year Award
The Studio of the Year Award is presented to the studio with the 5 highest scoring group routines in both the Broadway and Hollywood Levels... "Broadway Studio of the Year Award" & "Hollywood Studio of the Year Award".

 

Best Cast & Crew
This "studio congeniality" award is presented to the studio displaying the most studio spirit, sportsmanship, class, and professionalism. Each studio will vote for one other studio in attendance that they feel most deserves this award. In addition, the judges will count for one collective vote and the VIP staff will count for one collective vote.
 


Choreographer of the Year Award
All routines in the Dance-Off will receive a choreography score and are nominated for the Choreographer of the Year award.
 

 


DANCE-OFF for National Finals Cash Awards
At our National Finals, Solo/Duo/Trio Dance-Off Finalists and Group Dance-Off Finalists re-dance to compete for our National Cash Awards. Cash Awards and/or Gift Certificates will be presented to Dance-Off winners in the amounts shown below. When there are less than 500 acts at any one National Finals Event, gift certificates will be awarded to the Hollywood Level in lieu of Cash Awards. Cash Awards must be redeemed within 60 days from the date of issuance. VIP DANCE has the right to substitute Gift Certificates for Cash Awards at any time deemed necessary. 
 

 

NATIONAL DANCE-OFFS
 

 

HOLLYWOOD DANCE-OFF  (Advanced Level)


 
  BEST SOLO
(Hollywood)
BEST DUO/TRIO
(Hollywood)
 
Ages:
Eligible Categories:
Finalists Re-Dance:
Limit on Finalists:
Winners:
Online Video:
Award:

 
All Ages Combined
Advanced Solos
5

1 per Soloist
1 Winner
YES

$250  1st Place
$125  2nd-5th Place
All Ages Combined
Advanced Duo/Trios
5

2 per Studio
1 Winner
YES

$250  1st Place
$125  2nd-5th Place
 
Description:

 
The top 5 Hollywood Solos
of any age combination
re-compete for Best Solo.
The top 5 Hollywood Duo/Trios 
of any age combination 
re-compete for Best Duo/Trio.
 

 


 
BEST MINI GROUP
 
BEST JUNIOR GROUP
 
BEST TEEN GROUP
 
BEST SENIOR GROUP
 
Ages:
Eligible Categories:

Finalists Re-Dance:
Limit on Finalists:
Winners:
Online Video:
Award:
Mini (9 & Under)
Advanced Level Mini Small
& Large Groups

5
1 per Studio
1 Winner
YES

$300  
Junior (10-12)
Advanced Level Junior Small 
& Large Groups

5
1 per Studio
1 Winner
YES

$300 
Teen (13-15)
Advanced Level Teen Small 
& Large Groups

5
1 per Studio
1 Winner
YES

$300 
Senior (16-24)
Advanced Level Senior Small 
& Large Groups

5
1 per Studio
1 Winner
YES

$300 
Description:

 

The top five Mini Groups re-compete for Best Mini Group & a shot at the VIP LIST Top 10

The top five Junior Groups re-compete for Best Junior Group & a shot at the VIP LIST Top 10 The top five Teen Groups re-compete for Best Teen Group & a shot at the VIP LIST Top 10 The top five Senior Groups re-compete for Best Senior Group & a shot at the VIP LIST Top 10

 


 
BEST LINE
 
BEST PRODUCTION
 

 

 
Ages:
Eligible Categories:
Finalists Re-Dance:
Winners:

Online Video:
Award:
All Ages Combined
Advanced Level Lines

1 Winner Re-Competes
1 Winner announced at Line/Production Showdown
YES

$500
All Ages Combined
Advanced Level Production

1 Winner Re-Competes
1 Winner announced at Line/Production Showdown
YES
$500  
   
Description: Best Line is awarded at the Line/Production Showdown & re-competes here for a shot at the VIP LIST Top 10. Best Production is awarded at the Line/Production Showdown & re-competes here for a shot at the VIP LIST Top 10.    

 


 
VIP LIST TOP 10
 
  OTHER AWARDS PRESENTED
AT HOLLYWOOD DANCE-OFF:
Ages:
Eligible Categories:





Finalists Re-Dance:
Winners:
Online Video:
 
All Ages 
5 Best Mini Group Finalists
5 Best Junior Group Finalists
5 Best Teen Group Finalists
5 Best Senior Group Finalists
Best Line Winner
Best Production Winner
22 Listed Above
10
YES
 
1st    $500
2nd   $350
3rd   $250
4th   $150
5th   $150
6th   $150
7th   $150
8th   $150
9th   $150
10th $150

BEST CAST & CREW
CHOREOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
STUDIO OF THE YEAR
SCHOLARSHIP AUDITION WINNERS

 
Description:

 

The top 10 scoring group routines in the Dance-Off will make up the VIP LIST Top 10.

     

 

BROADWAY DANCE-OFF  (Intermediate Level)


 

 
  BEST SOLO
(Broadway)
BEST DUO/TRIO
(Broadway)
 
Ages:
Eligible Categories:
Finalists Re-Dance:
Limit on Finalists:
Winners:
Online Video:
Award:

 
All Ages Combined
I
ntermediate Solos
3
1 per Soloist
1 Winner
NO
$150 GC

 
All Ages Combined
I
ntermediate Duo/Trios
3
2 per Studio
1 Winner
NO
$150 GC

 
 
Description:

 
The top 3 Broadway Solos
of any age combination
re-compete for Best Solo.
The top 3 Broadway Duo/Trios 
of any age combination 
re-compete for Best Duo/Trio.
 

 


 
BEST MINI GROUP
 
BEST JUNIOR GROUP
 
BEST TEEN GROUP
 
BEST SENIOR GROUP
 
Ages:
Eligible Categories:

Finalists Re-Dance:
Limit on Finalists:
Winners:
Award:
Mini (9 & Under)
Intermediate Level Mini Small 
& Large Groups

5
1 per Studio
1 Winner

$150 GC  
Junior (10-12)
Intermediate Level Junior Small 
& Large Groups

5
1 per Studio
1 Winner

$150 GC 
Teen (13-15)
Intermediate Level Teen Small 
& Large Groups

5
1 per Studio
1 Winner

$150 GC 
Senior (16-24)
Intermediate Level Senior Small 
& Large Groups

5
1 per Studio
1 Winner

$150 GC 
Description:

 

The top five Mini Groups re-compete for Best Mini Group & a shot at the VIP LIST Top 10

The top five Junior Groups re-compete for Best Junior Group & a shot at the VIP LIST Top 10 The top five Teen Groups re-compete for Best Teen Group & a shot at the VIP LIST Top 10 The top five Senior Groups re-compete for Best Senior Group & a shot at the VIP LIST Top 10

 


 
BEST LINE
 
BEST PRODUCTION
 

 

 
Ages:
Eligible Categories:
Finalists Re-Dance:
Winners:

Award:
All Ages Combined
Intermediate Level Lines
1 Winner Re-Competes
1 Winner announced at Line/Production Showdown
$300 GC
All Ages Combined
Intermediate Level Production
1 Winner Re-Competes
1 Winner announced at Line/Production Showdown
$300 GC  
   
Description: Best Line is awarded at the Line/Production Showdown & re-competes here for a shot at the VIP LIST Top 10. Best Production is awarded at the Line/Production Showdown & re-competes here for a shot at the VIP LIST Top 10.    

 


 
VIP LIST TOP 10
 
  OTHER AWARDS PRESENTED
AT BROADWAY DANCE-OFF:
Ages:
Eligible Categories:




Finalists Re-Dance:
Winners:
All Ages 
5 Best Mini Group Finalists
5 Best Junior Group Finalists
5 Best Teen Group Finalists
5 Best Senior Group Finalists
Best Line Winner
Best Production Winner
22 Listed Above
10
1st    $300 GC
2nd   $200 GC
3rd   $150 GC
4th   $100 GC
5th   $100 GC

CHOREOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
STUDIO OF THE YEAR
Description:

 

The top 10 scoring group routines in the Dance-Off will make up the VIP LIST Top 10.