All registered participants are eligible for scholarships!


ADE awards over $15,000 in scholarships at each event!

VIP Studios will have their dancer’s numbers assigned and in their studio packets. Independent dancers may pick up a number during check-in. Dancers simply wear this number on their dancewear during classes; there is not a traditional audition. This open format leaves more time for class and allows the audition process to be in a supportive and laid back style.

Are you already a scholarship recipient? We can’t wait to have you back at ADE!

To redeem your scholarship credit, please contact us at: 

Note: scholarships & credits expire 1 year from the date it was issued.

The Exchange Programs

Qualifying dancers during the US National Event are given the opportunity to be hosted in another country and perform in accepting the country’s national dance festival!


To learn more about it click on the link below:

Excellent in Class Award

Recipients are awarded $50-$100 credit to any one of our Artistic Dance Exchange events! This scholarship may be used at any city on our 2021 tour.

ADE Prodigy All-Star Scholarship 

Recipients are awarded FREE tuition to each ADE regional weekend for an entire calendar year valued at over $3,500!

Learn more about the Prodigy Program HERE


Outstanding Performer Award Top 1st Overalls

Recipients are awarded a FREE Competition Solo for any of our events!

Emerging Choreographer Award

We are thrilled to recognize selected choreographers in each city this tour season! These talented artists set some of the most unforgettable pieces, and we would like to extend another opportunity for them to showcase their work.

Learn More HERE

Top 1st Overalls

All Competition Overall Winners will get FREE Competition entry for the Season Finale.

ADE Partial Nationals 2022

Recipients are awarded partial tuition to ADE Summer National 2020. This tuition is only applicable for the convention, not competition fees. Award recipients must stay at the host hotel for a minimum of 2 nights and provide a reservation number upon registration.

In-Studio Workshop Award

$500 credit. Expires September 2021

New Rule:  If a dancer wins an ADE scholarship with one studio, he/she cannot utilize the scholarship as an “independent” or with a different studio, without the permission of the original studio owner.

New This Year!
Studio Of The Year Award

$2,000 Cash Prize + $1,000 in Scholarships for Competition for the 2021-2022 season!


The Studio of the Year Award is given to a studio that demonstrates excellence in dance education throughout a variety of dance styles, levels and age divisions.


In order to be eligible for Studio Of The Year, studios must be nominated at our regionals and register at least 20 routines at our Season Finale, that includes:


-9-10 Solos or Duets/Trios

-10-12 Small (4-9 Dancers) or Large Group/Line (10-21 Dancers) Group Routines

-1 Production (22+ Dancers) Routine