General Information
All are welcome to register for our convention classes and workshops at NATIONALS!

We invite all competitors who received a GOLD or higher at regionals within the 2017-2018 season to compete at nationals. If a contestant has not attended a regional competition, they may pre-qualify a routine during the preliminary competition held at nationals.

Dancers are NOT required to register for the convention with a studio. Independents are welcome!

Artistic Dance Exchange is proud to offer student performance opportunities alongside International guest groups and companies who will perform during the SHOWDOWN GALA GRAND FINALE. 

At the end of the NATIONAL COMPETITION AWARDS, the highest scored routines from each category will compete in our SHOWDOWN GALA GRAND FINALE, where our artistic team will select a few student group routines and individuals who will then receive invitations and scholarship performance opportunities around the world. For more information please check THE EXCHANGE PROGRAMS.

Your Nationals Event includes:

  • Exciting and challenging dance classes for 4 days!

  • Junior and Teen/Senior level convention classes with our elite and guest faculty

  • International & National Guest Performances

  • Performance opportunities for individuals and groups in our competition

  • Stage Workshop Intensive Tracks for All Levels

  • Improv Competition

  • The chance to win convention scholarships

  • NEW: Studio of the Year Award

  • NEW: Noble Prodigy All-Star Awards

  • NEW: Emerging Choreographer Award

  • The chance to win our highest honor, a chance to travel overseas and perform in an international dance festival.

Discounts for those bringing a group of 10 or more!


Nationals Sample Schedule

Tuesday July 2nd

8:30 am– Prodigy All-Star Check-In

9-10am– Prodigy All-Star Orientation & Complimentary Breakfast

10 am Convention Check-In

10:45 am Welcome & Introduction

11 Class 1

12 Class 2

1 pm Class 3

2-2:45 pm Break

3-4:30 pm Guest Speaker/Master Class TBA

3:30- 4:15pm Stage Workshop/Opening Numbers Audition Placement

5-10:30pm Preliminary Competition

4-7pm Mini Convention

5-9pm Prodigy All-Star Rehearsal


Wednesday July 3rd

7-8 am Prodigy All-Star Rehearsals

8 am Class 1

9 am Class 2

9-11 Mini Convention

10 am Class 3

11-11:45 am Lunch Break

11:45 pm Class 4

12:45 pm Class 5

1:45 break

2-4:30pm Stage Workshop Rehearsals 

5-8:30pm Competition

5-6 pm Noble Prodigy Class session

5-6 Parents Class

6:30-7:30 ADE Directors meeting

6-7pm Noble Prodigy Class session

8-9 Noble Prodigy Class session

9:00-10:00 pm Dance Down Party!

Thursday July 4th

Day Off

Friday July 5th

7-8am Prodigy All Star Rehearsals

8 am Class 1

 9 am Class 2

10am Class 3

11-11:45 am Lunch Break

11:45 Class 4

12:45 pm Class 5

2-4pm Stage Workshop Rehearsals

4:30-5:30 Improv Competition

5:30 -11pm Competition


Saturday July 6th

7-8am Prodigy All Star Rehearsal

8:00 am Class 1

9:00 am Class 2

10:00 am Class 3

11:00 am Lunch Break

11:45-1pm MSA Agency Audition

1-2:30 pm Master Class

2:30-3:30pm Tech Rehearsals

3:30-5pm Noble Prodigy Audition Process with Faculty

5pm Red Carped



Our convention faculty are among the elite on both the east and west coast. They are not only from the competition circuit, but also within the performance community, with credits including professional dance companies, TV Shows, International Pop Stars such Beyonce, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Broadway shows like "Newsies", "High School Musical" and "West Side Story".

Phil Wright
K K Harris
Mollee Gray
Alex Wong
Tom Richardson
Miles Keeney
Keenan Cooks
The JonaShow
Elliott Bradley
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Independents and Studios are welcome!

Your weekend tuition includes all classes, Dance Down Party, Clear Talent and Broadway Dance Center Mock Auditions and Talk Back* and scholarship opportunities. No tuition or wristband is required to observe Saturday evening’s ADE competition.

*All convention dancers have the opportunity to join in on a mock audition with Clear Talent Group Agency as well as Broadway Dance Center to learn tricks of the trade and have opportunities to be scouted and receive scholarships!


Full Event Convention Prices:

Teacher Rate


Teacher At The Door Rate

Effective on-site


Early Rate

Early Rate Ends April 30th, 2018

$280 per Dancer