**UPDATE: All Nationals Daytona Beach June 28 - July 1st has been moved to this event**

FOR THIS SEASON, ALL COMPETITION DANCERS ARE NOW PRE-QUALIFIED POR NATIONALS!
4 Days of Classes for ONLY $250 per dancer!

ADE will keep practicing social distance measures by lowering the class sizes in each age category and breaking down classes further into groups and rotations. 

 

Not only is this safer but it will be extremely beneficial for the dancers as they will be getting more individualized attention with our faculty! 

HYATT REGENCY ORLANDO INT' AIRPORT

9300 Jeff Fuqua Blvd

Orlando, FL 32827

Phone(407) 825-1234

Rates from 179.00 USD/Night

Final ADE faculty will be subject to change.

In some occasions,  our Featured faculty will be replaced by members of our Guest Faculty.

 
General Information
FOR THIS SEASON, ALL COMPETITION DANCERS ARE NOW PRE-QUALIFIED POR NATIONALS!
4 Days of Classes for ONLY $250 per dancer!

Your Nationals Grand Finale Includes:

  • Over 40 hours of exciting and challenging dance classes and workshops! ALL STYLES: From Ballet, Contemporary, Fusion styles to Jazz, Hip-Hop, Street, Musical Theater and Tap

  • Technique & Conditioning Classes, Teacher Seminars & More!

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

  • Performance opportunities for individuals and groups in our competition & Showdown Gala

  • Stage Workshop Intensive - 2 levels

  • Improv Competition

  • Faculty Invitationals

  • The chance to win convention scholarships

  • NEW: Studio of the Year Award: CASH AWARD!

  • Noble Prodigy All-Star Workshop & Auditions

  • Emerging Choreographer Award

  • Talent Agency Audition

Discounts for those bringing a group of 10 or more!

Convention Tuition

Independents and Studios are welcome!

Your weekend tuition includes all classes, Dance Down Party,  and scholarship opportunities.

Full Event Convention Prices (4 DAYS)

Teacher Rate

Registration Deadline JULY 1st

$250

Teacher At The Door Rate

Effective on-site

$280

Convention Rate

Registration Deadline JULY 1st

$250 per Dancer

Convention At The Door Rate

$280 per dancer

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Mini Convention Prices

Early Rate

Registration Deadline JULY 1st

$160 per Dancer

At The Door Rate

Effective On-Site

$175 per dancer

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Stage Workshop & Master Classes Prices

Additional Master Classes

2 Levels: Juniors and Teens/Seniors

$25 per master class. Only for dancers pre-registered to the full event. $35 AT THE DOOR

Stage Workshop Rate

$50 per dancer

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VIP Studio Rates

At ADE, a VIP Studio consists of 10 or more registered and paid dancers.

Please contact Info@ArtisticDanceExchange.com for SPECIAL GROUP DISCOUNTS!

Not ready to pay for the full event?

Want to reserve your spot, but not ready to pay for the full event? By beginning the registration process and submitting a deposit, you are letting us know of your group’s interest in attending our event. We will update you with information about the specific city you are interested in attending. Space is limited, so save your spot today!


E.mail us to Info@ArtisticDanceExchange.com for more details.

Observer Bands:

We love parents at ADE and are happy to offer
the opportunity for you to observe our classes! 

Observer bands can be purchased for the full event. We do not offer single day options at this time. Though we would love to allow everyone in class, we must take into account the dancers' safety by allotting them proper space in the classroom. For this reason, we must limit the number of observer bands sold.


Pre-registration is recommended!

PRICES: 
Observer Band - $55

At The Door - $60

 

Observer Wristband Policy: 
Pre-registration is strongly suggested as observer bands may sell out. If still available, they will be sold at the door starting on at early check-in. All observer bands are non-refundable and may not be transferred. ADE is not responsible for lost or stolen bands. You must be accompanying a dancer to observe (children five and under may observe free of charge). Noise level and activity should be kept to a minimum out of consideration for the faculty and dancers. No cell phones, talking, videotaping or note-taking permitted. ADE reserves the right to remove anyone who is disrupting the workshop or not following security directions. Please note: You do not need an observer band to enter ADE Competition, ADE Showcase or The Scholarship Ceremony. This band allows entrance into all ADE level classes.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

 

THURSDAY JULY 23, 2020

 

9:30 am Prodigy All-Star Check in

10 am Prodigy Orientation Meeting

10: 30 am  Prodigy All-stars choreography piece rehearsals

11 am Convention Check-In

Open Optional Classes

11:30 am CLASS 1

12:30 pm  CLASS 2

1:30-2 pm break

2 pm Welcome & Introduction

2:30 pm Master class

3:45 pm CLASS 3

5 pm STAGE WORKSHOP

6 pm Parents Dance Class

6:15 pm - 10:30 PM INVITATIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY PIECES REHEARSALS

7 -10:30 pm COMPETITON 

 

FRIDAY JULY 24, 2020

7:30 am CLASS 1

8:30 am CLASS 2

9:30 am CLASS 3

10:30 am BREAK

11:15 am CLASS 4

12:15 pm CLASS 5

1:15  pm CLASS 6

2:15 -3:45 pm MSA Agency Audition & Seminar

3:45 pm STAGE WORKSHOP

4:30 PM INVITATIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY PIECES REHEARSALS

5:30 PM Teacher Seminars TBA

5 pm COMPETITION 

6-7:30 pm PRODIGY ALL-STARS REHEARSALS

8:30-10:30 pm ADE PROM NIGHT

 

SATURDAY JULY 25, 2020

7-8 am Rehearsals TBA

8-9 am CLASS 1

9-10 am CLASS 2

10-11 am CLASS 3

11-11:45 am Lunch Break

11:45 am CLASS 4

12:45 pm CLASS 5

1:45 pm STAGE WORKSHOP

2:45 pm break

3:30 pm IMPROV COMPETITION

4:30 - 11 pm FINAL COMPETITION 

6-9 pm INVITATIONAL CHOREOGRAPHY PIECES REHEARSALS 

SUNDAY JULY 26, 2020

 

7:30 - 9:30 am NOBLE PRODIGY AUDITION 

9:30 am CLASS 1

10:30 am CLASS 2

11:15 am Lunch Break

12 pm MASTER CLASSES

1:15 PM CLASS 3

2:30 pm ALL TECH REHEARSALS

3:30 -5:30 pm DANCER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION

6 - 7:30 pm RED CARPET

7:30-10 PM SHOWDOWN GALA & AWARDS

 
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Sunday, July 26
Competition Information, Rates and Rules & Regulations…

 

ADE Competition the ONLY Dance Competition that provides International Exchange Scholarships for the highest scoring eligible routines at Nationals. ADE is proud to provide a supportive and comfortable environment where dancers can showcase their talents, receive constructive critiques from ADE Faculty and Judges, and enhance their skills through the process. Each routine will receive audio and written critiques.

 

ADE offers two different levels for dancers to compete! 

 

Gold Level (Beginner-Intermediate). Recommended for dancers with 0-3 years of dance training.

Platinum Level (Intermediate - Advanced). Recommended for dancers with 3+ years of dance training.
 

 *NEW THIS SEASON* Any studio bringing 20 or more full paying group routines or more will receive ONE free group competition entry equal or lesser value to your smallest group routine.

 

CATEGORIES:
  • Ballet - technique with classical movement, reflecting a ballet style. Use of pointe shoes is permitted.

  • Contemporary - routine that draws from modern, lyrical and ballet movements. Maximum of 3 acrobatic skills permitted. 

  • Jazz  - technique with up-tempo music. Maximum of 3 acrobatic skills permitted. 

  • Lyrical - style of Jazz & Ballet technique demonstrating clean, classical lines while emphasizing emotional interpretation of the lyrics in the music. Maximum of 3 acrobatic skills permitted.  

  • Musical Theatre - style that interprets a song from a Musical, Movie or Broadway show. Can involve (but not required) the dancer(s) lip-syncing the words to the music.

  • Acrobatic – style of dance with acrobatics, emphasizing flexibility and aerial tricks. 

  • Hip Hop/Street – style rooted in urban social dancing and often calls for the dancer to freestyle (improvisation) and can include breaking, popping, locking, crumping etc.

  • Tap  - Any recorded tap sounds on the music track will be a deduction of 10 points. (Clogging routines should not be categorized as a tap entry but under “Specialty”)

  • Open  - specific or combination of any style of dance. 

  • Specialty - style of dance with a focus on a special talent:  ballroom, ethnic/folk, character, song & dance, etc.

 

THE IMPROV COMPETITION
  • Four age categories – Minis, Junior, Teen, Senior

  • Dancers will get to choose their dance style, the music is randomly chosen for each dancer.

  • Time Limit: 50 seconds

  • Winner in each age category

  • Winners receive a $50.00 credit for ADE conventions

  • Limited Space

AGE DIVISIONS
  • Minis (5-7 years old)

  • Juniors (8-11 years old)

  • Teen (12-15 years old)

  • Seniors (16-17 years old)

  • Adult (18 years old and up)

Rules & Regulations

JUDGING FOR COMPETITION

A highly qualified panel of judges will judge each entry.

All judges’ decisions will be final. Contacting or speaking to judges is strictly prohibited at all times in order to give a fair chance to all participants.  Each routine will receive an Audio/Visual critique as well as written score sheets from each judge.

Dance performances will be judged on the following criteria:

TECHNIQUE 30

EXECUTION 25

SHOWMANSHIP 25

MUSICALITY 10

CHOREOGRAPHY 10

 

SCORING GRID

PLATINUM LEVEL

●      Platinum (283-300)

●      High Gold (270 - 282)

●      Gold (255-269)

●      High Silver (235-254)

●      Silver (Under 235)

 

SCORING GRID

GOLD LEVEL

●      NO PLATINUM

●      High Gold (270 - 282)

●      Gold (255-269)

●      High Silver (235-254)

●      Silver (Under 235)

 

MUSIC

Music for all competition entries MUST be emailed in either MP3, AIFF, WAV, MPEG-4, AAC and .M4A formats via to ADEMusic@artisticdanceexchange.com. Please send the email with the following information in the subject line or body of the email.

Subject line: STUDIO Name or Independent Name, Routine Name and ADE EVENT.

NO CDs, Flash drives will be accepted onsite. All music is due ONE WEEK  before the event date, missing music may result in disqualification without refund.

STAY INFORMED!

ADE allows unlimited competition entries with a maximum of 25 solos. If additional time is available, you will be notified in order to offer more solo entries.

Registration for COMPETITION will be closed ONE WEEK before the event date.  Incomplete and/or unpaid registrations will not be accepted. The deadline for any changes on entered routines is three weeks before the event. Early registration discount deadlines may vary due to holidays per event.

**There is a change fee of $35 for any requests in swapping competition entries less than 5 business days before the event and the cut off for any changes is 72 hours before event.

**Dance studios may apply their own additional administrative fees for registration fees.

Registration cut off for CONVENTION is three weeks before the event date.

  • Entries will be received and accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. We recommend submitting your student routine registration as soon as possible to secure your spot!

  • No checks will be accepted onsite and up to 10 business days before the event date. All registrations must be paid in full before any deadline dates to lock in special rates. Cash or credit cards will be accepted onsite; credit cards are subject to a processing fee of up to 3.75%** 

  • Teachers who own more than one studio may submit entries for each studio, as long as both studios are registered separately.

  • Live props are not allowed. Small props are welcome. No large scenery, dangerous or oversized props.

  • Registration fees for workshops and competition are non-refundable. Returned check service fee is $35.00.

National Competition Rates:
 
New This Year!
Studio Of The Year Award

$2,000 Cash Prize + $1,000 in Scholarships for Competition for the 2020-2021 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.

 

-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

Emerging Choreographer Award

HOW IT WORKS:

  • Submit any competition routine (solo through production) that highlights your talented choreographer, for an additional $35   (added to entry fee).

  • At each regional competition, the judges will select 2-3 finalist routines that display exceptional choreographic quality. There is no maximum of routines selected in a certain age group, genre, or category. 

  • These routines will be featured on our website and YOU (the public) will cast votes on your favorite! 

  • Voting begins the following Monday. Voting ends the following Monday at 11:59 pm. Results will be announced after voting has concluded.