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ORLANDO NATIONALS 2017 | July 1-7

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
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**Dancers & Parents, please submit the form at the right for personalized routine schedules.


DAY 1 | Saturday, July 1

6PM-9:30PM  Opening Number Rehearsal (Grand Ballroom Salon 1-4)


DAY 2 | Sunday, July 2

8:30AM  Scholarship/Convention Check-In (Grand Foyer)
9AM-4PM Scholarship Auditions and Move Society® Open Call Auditions 

JUNIORS (Ages 12 & Under)
9AM-12PM  Junior Scholarship Auditions (Grand Ballroom Salon 1-4)
12PM Lunch Break
1PM  Move Society® Auditions | Open Call, Ages 6-12 (Crystal Room)
 

SENIORS (Ages 13 & Over)
9AM Move Society® Auditions | Open Call, Ages 13 & Up (Crystal Room)
12PM Lunch Break
1PM-4PM  Senior Scholarship Auditions (Grand Ballroom Salon 1-4)


5PM-8:30PM  Opening Number Rehearsal (Grand Ballroom Salon 1-4)


DAY 3 | Monday, July 3

9AM-12PM Jr & Sr Convention Classes 

JUNIOR CONVENTION CLASSES | Ages 12 & Under (Grand Ballroom Salon 1-4)
9AM - 10AM Warmup & Jazz with Larissa Kroon
10AM - 10:45AM Contemporary with Brian McGinnis
10:45AM - 11AM BREAK
11AM - 12PM Lyrical with Addison Holmes

SENIOR CONVENTION CLASSES | Ages 13 & Over (International Ballroom North/Center)
9AM - 10AM Warmup & Contemporary with Brian McGinnis
10AM - 10:45AM Lyrical with Addison Holmes
10:45AM - 11AM BREAK
11AM - 12PM Jazz with Larissa Kroon

12PM Lunch Break
1PM-2PM  Move Society® Callbacks | Closed Audition (International Ballroom North/Center)

2:45PM  Competition | Doors Open (Grand Ballroom | Girls Dressing Rooms: International South | Boys Dressing Room: North Registration)
3:15PM  Solo, Duo/Trio & Group Preliminaries
4:55PM Awards
5:00PM  Teen Hollywood Solos
6:50PM  Break
7:00PM  Teen Hollywood Solos continued
9:20PM Awards 

6PM  Move Society® Shoot 1 (Crystal Room)


DAY 4 | Tuesday, July 4

8AM  Move Society® Shoot 2 (Crystal Room)

8:30AM  Competition | Doors Open (Grand Ballroom | Girls Dressing Rooms: International Center/South | Boys Dressing Room: North Registration | Rehearsal Room: International North)
9:00AM  Mini & Junior Off-Broadway Solos
9:20AM Mini & Junior Broadway Solos
10:25AM Break
10:35AM Mini & Junior Hollywood Solos
1:00PM Awards
1:30PM Lunch Break
1:30PM  Opening Number Rehearsal (On Stage - Grand Ballroom)
3:00PM Teen & Senior Small Groups
4:25PM Break
4:35PM Teen & Senior Small Groups continued
6:15PM Awards

5PM  Move Society® Shoot 3 (Crystal Room)


DAY 5 | Wednesday, July 5

8AM  Move Society® Shoot 4 (Crystal Room)

8:30AM Competition | Doors Open (Grand Ballroom | Girls Dressing Rooms: International Center/South | Boys Dressing Room: North Registration | Rehearsal Room: International North)
9:00AM  Teen & Senior Off-Broadway Solos 
9:05AM  Teen & Senior Broadway Solos
9:50AM  Senior Hollywood Solos
11:05AM  Break
11:15AM  Senior Hollywood Solos continued
12:50PM  Awards
1:20PM  Lunch Break
2:20PM  Mini Small Groups
3:30PM  Junior Small Groups
4:10PM  Break
4:20PM  Junior Small Groups continued
6:00PM  Awards

7:30PM-9:30PM  Teacher Cocktail Social (Lanai Room)


DAY 6 | Thursday, July 6

8:30AM  Competition | Doors Open (Grand Ballroom | Girls Dressing Rooms: International Center/South | Boys Dressing Room: North Registration | Rehearsal Room: International North)
9:00AM  Teen Duo/Trios
10:00AM  Senior Duo/Trios
10:40AM Break
10:50AM Mini & Junior Large Groups
12:25PM Awards
1:00PM Lunch Break
1:30PM Mini & Junior Duo/Trios
2:55PM Break
3:05PM Teen & Senior Large Groups
5:00PM Awards
6:00PM Line & Production Showdown
6:45PM Break
6:55PM Line & Production Showdown continued
7:35PM Awards

8:00PM  Opening Number Rehearsal (On Stage - Grand Ballroom)


DAY 7 | Friday, July 7

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

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

 


 

SPECIAL EVENTS INFO


CONVENTION CLASSES - FREE THIS YEAR!

Convention Classes will take place in the beginning of the week 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!

Registration for the convention classes is required to take part in the scholarship auditions. 
 

When & Where: 
Sunday, July 2nd 8:30am | Convention & Scholarship Audition Check-In (Grand Foyer)
Monday, July 3rd 9am-12pm | Jr Classes (Salon 1-4) & Sr Classes (International North/Center)

SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS

Dancers will take part in a 3-hour scholarship audition in styles including contemporary jazz, hip-hop, tap and ballet. Dancers may choose to audition in one style, or all four. 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 will be announced at the Dance-Off award ceremony.

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 DC Tap Festival!
 

When & Where: 
Sunday, July 2nd 8:30am | Convention & Scholarship Audition Check-In (Grand Foyer)
Sunday, July 2nd 9am-12pm | Jr (12 & under) Scholarship Auditions (Salon 1-4) 
Sunday, July 2nd 1pm-4pm | Sr (13 & over) Scholarship Auditions (Salon 1-4)
 



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 during the National Finals. The footage will be featured throughout the year on the Move Society Website, Move Society Instagram, Crewtique Instagram, and Facebook Page. On the final day the National Finals event at each Dance-Off, the footage will be debuted on the big screen!

Audition Attire:
Solid Color Dance or Activewear
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. There is no "pre-registration" for this audition. To participate, report to the designated room at the time stated, fill out an audition application form and stand in line to be called on to audition. The audition will consist of a quick test shoot and interview. No results are announced at this time. Finalists will be posted on the door of the audition room later that evening.

Callbacks: Finalists are invited to 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.

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!
 

When & Where: 
Sunday, July 2nd 9am | Open Call Audition Ages 13 & Up (Crystal Room)
Sunday, July 2nd 1pm | Open Call Audition Ages 6 - 12 (Crystal Room)
Monday, July 3rd 1pm | Callback Audition for Finalists Only (International North)

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. HAIR IS TO BE IN A LOW PONYTAIL FOR ALL REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCES.
Guys - Black Pants, Black Jazz Shoes.
Move Society® will provide shirts for all dancers.

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

When & Where: 
Saturday, July 1st 6-9:30pm | Opening Number Rehearsal (Salon 1-4)
Sunday, July 2nd 5-8:30pm | Opening Number Rehearsal (Salon 1-4)
Tuesday, July 4th 1:30pm | Opening Number Rehearsal (On Stage)
Thursday, July 6th 8pm | Opening Number Rehearsal (On Stage)
Friday, July 7th 11am | Performance #1 (On Stage)
Friday, July 7th 5pm | Performance #2 (On Stage)

 

VIP RED CARPET HOUR

This red carpet event takes place one hour prior to both the Broadway Dance-Off and the Hollywood Dance-Off. This Dance-Off Arrival Event includes Instagram contests, prize drawings, refreshments, red carpet pictures, and other surprises!
 

When & Where: 
Friday, July 7th 10am | Broadway Dance-Off Red Carpet Hour (Grand Foyer)
Friday, July 7th 4pm | Hollywood Dance-Off Red Carpet Hour (Grand Foyer)

 

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!


When & Where: 
Friday, July 7th 11am | Broadway Level Dance-Off (On Stage)
Friday, July 7th 5pm | Hollywood Level Dance-Off (On Stage)

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! Please come as you are.


When & Where: 
Wednesday, July 5th 7:30-9:30pm | Teacher Social (Lanai Room)

 



 

NATIONAL DANCE-OFFS & AWARDS
At National Finals, Dance-Off Finalists re-dance to compete for National Cash Awards and top honors. Cash Awards and/or Gift Certificates will be presented to Dance-Off winners in the amounts shown below.

 

HOLLYWOOD DANCE-OFF  (Advanced Level)


BEST HOLLYWOOD SOLO
The top 5 Hollywood Solos of any age combination re-compete for Title of Best Solo.

Ages: All Ages Combined
Eligible Categories: Hollywood Solos
Finalists Re-Dance: 5
Limit on Finalists: 1 per Soloist
Winners: 1 Winner, 4 Finalists
Online Video: Yes
Award: $250 1st Place Winner, $125 2nd-5th Place Finalists
 

BEST HOLLYWOOD DUO/TRIO
The top 5 Hollywood Duo/Trios of any age combination re-compete for Best Duo/Trio.

Ages: All Ages Combined
Eligible Categories: Hollywood Duo/Trios
Finalists Re-Dance: 5
Limit on Finalists:  2 per Studio
Winners: 1 Winner, 4 Finalists
Online Video: Yes
Award: $250 1st Place Winner, $125 2nd-5th Place Finalists

 

BEST HOLLYWOOD MINI GROUP
The top 5 Hollywood Mini Groups re-compete for Best Mini Group & a spot in the VIP LIST Top 10.

Ages: Mini (9 & Under)
Eligible Categories: Hollywood Level Mini Small & Large Groups
Finalists Re-Dance: 5
Limit on Finalists:  1 per Studio
Winners: 1 Winner
Online Video: Yes
Award: $300 1st Place Winner

 

BEST HOLLYWOOD JUNIOR GROUP
The top 5 Hollywood Junior Groups re-compete for Best Junior Group & a spot in the VIP LIST Top 10.

Ages: Junior (10-12)
Eligible Categories: Hollywood Level Junior Small & Large Groups
Finalists Re-Dance: 5
Limit on Finalists:  1 per Studio
Winners: 1 Winner
Online Video: Yes
Award: $300 1st Place Winner

 

BEST HOLLYWOOD TEEN GROUP
The top 5 Hollywood Teen Groups re-compete for Best Teen Group & a spot in the VIP LIST Top 10.

Ages: Teen (13-15)
Eligible Categories: Hollywood Level Teen Small & Large Groups
Finalists Re-Dance: 5
Limit on Finalists:  1 per Studio
Winners: 1 Winner
Online Video: Yes
Award: $300 1st Place Winner

 

BEST HOLLYWOOD SENIOR GROUP
The top 5 Hollywood Senior Groups re-compete for Best Senior Group & a spot in the VIP LIST Top 10.

Ages: Senior (16-24)
Eligible Categories: Hollywood Level Senior Small & Large Groups
Finalists Re-Dance: 5
Limit on Finalists:  1 per Studio
Winners: 1 Winner
Online Video: Yes
Award: $300 1st Place Winner

 

BEST HOLLYWOOD LINE
Best Line is awarded at the Line/Production Showdown & re-competes here for a spot in the VIP LIST Top 10.

Ages: All Ages Combined
Eligible Categories: Hollywood Level Lines
Finalists Re-Dance: 1 Winner Re-competes
Winners: 1 Winner announced at Line/Production Showdown
Online Video: Yes
Award: $500 1st Place Winner

 

BEST HOLLYWOOD PRODUCTION
Best Production is awarded at the Line/Production Showdown & re-competes here for a spot in the VIP LIST Top 10.

Ages: All Ages Combined
Eligible Categories: Hollywood Level Productions
Finalists Re-Dance: 1 Winner Re-competes
Winners: 1 Winner announced at Line/Production Showdown
Online Video: Yes
Award: $500 1st Place Winner

 

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

Ages: All Ages Combined
Eligible Categories: 5 Best Mini Group Finalists, 5 Best Junior Group Finalists, 5 Best Teen Group Finalists, 5 Best Senior Groups Finalists, Best Line Winner, Best Production Winner
Finalists Re-Dance: 22 Listed Above
Winners: 10
Online Video: Yes
Award:
$500 1st Place
$350 2nd Place
$250 3rd Place
$150 4th-10th Place

 

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
All routines in the Dance-Off will receive a choreography score and are nominated for the Choreographer of the Year award for Solo Choreography, Duo/Trio Choreography, and Group Choreography.
 

HOLLYWOOD STUDIO OF THE YEAR
The Studio of the Year Award is presented to the studio with the 5 highest scoring group routines (prior to the Dance-Off) in the Hollywood Level.
 

SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP AUDITION WINNERS
The Senior Scholarship Audition Finalists will take part in an "Improv Line" during the Hollywood Dance-Off. Scholarship Winners will be announced and presented with their scholarships during the Dance-Off Awards Ceremony.

 

BROADWAY DANCE-OFF  (Intermediate Level)


BEST BROADWAY SOLO
The top 3 Broadway Solos of any age combination re-compete for Best Solo.

Ages: All Ages Combined
Eligible Categories: Broadway Solos
Finalists Re-Dance: 3
Limit on Finalists: 1 per Soloist
Winners: 1 Winner
Award: $150GC 1st Place Winner
 

BEST BROADWAY DUO/TRIO
The top 3 Broadway Duo/Trios of any age combination re-compete for Best Duo/Trio.

Ages: All Ages Combined
Eligible Categories: Broadway Duo/Trios
Finalists Re-Dance: 3
Limit on Finalists:  2 per Studio
Winners: 1 Winner
Award: $150GC 1st Place Winner

 

BEST BROADWAY MINI GROUP
The top 5 Broadway Mini Groups re-compete for Best Mini Group & a spot in the VIP LIST Top 10.

Ages: Mini (9 & Under)
Eligible Categories: Broadway Level Mini Small & Large Groups
Finalists Re-Dance: 5
Limit on Finalists:  1 per Studio
Winners: 1 Winner
Award: $150GC 1st Place Winner

 

BEST BROADWAY JUNIOR GROUP
The top 5 Broadway Junior Groups re-compete for Best Junior Group & a spot in the VIP LIST Top 10.

Ages: Junior (10-12)
Eligible Categories: Broadway Level Junior Small & Large Groups
Finalists Re-Dance: 5
Limit on Finalists:  1 per Studio
Winners: 1 Winner
Award: $150GC 1st Place Winner

 

BEST BROADWAY TEEN GROUP
The top 5 Broadway Teen Groups re-compete for Best Teen Group & a spot in the VIP LIST Top 10.

Ages: Teen (13-15)
Eligible Categories: Broadway Level Teen Small & Large Groups
Finalists Re-Dance: 5
Limit on Finalists:  1 per Studio
Winners: 1 Winner
Award: $1150GC 1st Place Winner

 

BEST BROADWAY SENIOR GROUP
The top 5 Broadway Senior Groups re-compete for Best Senior Group & a spot in the VIP LIST Top 10.

Ages: Senior (16-24)
Eligible Categories: Broadway Level Senior Small & Large Groups
Finalists Re-Dance: 5
Limit on Finalists:  1 per Studio
Winners: 1 Winner
Award: $150GC 1st Place Winner

 

BEST BROADWAY LINE
Best Line is awarded at the Line/Production Showdown & re-competes here for a spot in the VIP LIST Top 10.

Ages: All Ages Combined
Eligible Categories: Broadway Level Lines
Finalists Re-Dance: 1 Winner Re-competes
Winners: 1 Winner announced at Line/Production Showdown
Award: $300GC 1st Place Winner

 

BEST BROADWAY PRODUCTION
Best Production is awarded at the Line/Production Showdown & re-competes here for a spot in the VIP LIST Top 10.

Ages: All Ages Combined
Eligible Categories: Broadway Level Productions
Finalists Re-Dance: 1 Winner Re-competes
Winners: 1 Winner announced at Line/Production Showdown
Award: $300GC 1st Place Winner

 

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

Ages: All Ages Combined
Eligible Categories: 5 Best Mini Group Finalists, 5 Best Junior Group Finalists, 5 Best Teen Group Finalists, 5 Best Senior Groups Finalists, Best Line Winner, Best Production Winner
Finalists Re-Dance: 22 Listed Above
Winners: 10
Online Video: Yes
Award:
$300GC 1st Place
$200GC 2nd Place
$150GC 3rd Place
$100GC 4th Place
$100GC 5th Place

 

CHOREOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
All routines in the Dance-Off will receive a choreography score and are nominated for the Choreographer of the Year award for Solo Choreography, Duo/Trio Choreography, and Group Choreography.
 

BROADWAY STUDIO OF THE YEAR
The Studio of the Year Award is presented to the studio with the 5 highest scoring group routines (prior to the Dance-Off) in the Broadway Level.
 

JUNIOR SCHOLARSHIP AUDITION WINNERS
The Junior Scholarship Audition Finalists will take part in an "Improv Line" during the Broadway Dance-Off. Scholarship Winners will be announced and presented with their scholarships during the Dance-Off Awards Ceremony.
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PURCHASE VIDEOS
$22/routine (DVD, USB, or Email)
Purchase at event & take it home!
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PURCHASE PHOTOS
$22/routine (Digital Pics on USB)
$22/booklet (2 5x7 Prints)

Purchase at event & take it home!
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AWARDS & APPAREL
Purchase Awards & VIP Swag
Purchase Move Society Apparel 
 

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