The National Honor Society for Dance Arts™ (NHSDA) is a program of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO). The mission of the NHSDA is to recognize outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in students studying dance in public and private schools in K-12 education, dance studios, cultural/community centers, performing arts organizations, and post-secondary education and to foster an appreciation for dance as a true art form and one worthy of recognition. Establishing an NHSDA chapter in your school is one very important way that you can help advance the field of dance education. Celebrating the artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievements of exceptional dance students helps to create honor and prestige within our field and improve our image to those outside the field. www.nhsda-ndeo.org
The Chapman dance department, an NASD accredited school, offers both a BA and BFA for students interested in pursuing conservatory level training as part of a rigorous liberal arts curriculum. Our training emphasizes balanced instruction in ballet, modern, and jazz with the opportunity to also take hip hop, pointe, ballroom, tap, pilates, yoga, and many other forms. Our students are able to craft highly personalized paths that have led to many successes. Alumni have performed with Cirque Du Soleil, Shen Wei, Hubbard Street II, and the national tour of Wicked. They have become physical therapists and professors, production managers and artistic directors of major companies, and worked with big names in the commercial industry. Performance and choreography opportunities are ample and residencies have included work with the Complexions Dance company, Pilobolus, Justin Giles, and Batsheva company members, to name a few.
Acrobatic Arts is a foundational program for Acro Dance taught over 12 levels in progression; with each level building on the previous level’s requirements. Theory classes including anatomy and choreography as well as practical classes in spotting ensure that Acrobatic Arts Certified Teachers understand how to properly introduce skills with excellent technique in a safe and fun environment. Innovative tools like the Acrobatic Arts App, and Analyze Student and Progress Charts, engage and motivate dancers and teachers to excel. Over 2000 studios currently follow the program, representing approximately 150,000 dancers, ages 3 - 50, in 16 countries! With endorsements from thousands of dance teachers, physiotherapists, Cirque Du Soleil acrobats, and more, we are universally recognized as the best program for AcroDance.
International Dance Teaching Standards (IDTS) was formed in 2006 in British Columbia, Canada through a collaboration of dance education professionals seeking a higher standard of educational expectation for dance teachers. Our program is divided into different modules, and the subjects taught in each module change based on natural teacher development and subsequent learning needs.
Sugarfoot Therapy is a revolutionary injury prevention training program that brings the exercises of sports physical therapy and sports conditioning to dancers. Most orthopedic dance injuries are overuse injuries caused by a repeated movement pattern that places continued stress on a tissue over a period of time. Injuries manifest over time as pain, inflammation, stiffness, weakness, and tissue damage as a result of inefficient dance technique and/or lack of effective cross-training. Sugarfoot Therapy provides an easy-to-implement cross training program for dancers, designed by a Doctor of Physical Therapy and backed by research-based evidence. The program bridges the gap between the principals of functional biomechanics and traditional dance technique, creating functionally authentic movements that are the most efficient and effective way to warm-up, mobilize, and stabilize the dancer’s body in all three planes of motion. When practiced regularly, these exercises are scientifically proven to help prevent the occurrence of injuries. Sugarfoot Therapy’s entire program is available online via video tutorials, and also includes a curriculum for dance teachers to help easily implement the program into your existing schedule.
Apolla Performance is proud to partner with CLI to support dancers around the world. Apolla is a company dedicated to creating high quality footwear with support and protection for dancers of all genres. Apolla believes dancers are artists AND athletes. Did you Know? Dancers have double the rate of injury from the knee down as football players and studies show 65% of them are caused by overuse, repetitive strain, and inflammation. Apolla Shocks fuse the benefits of a shoe with a comfort of a sock. They can be worn in shoes or in place of shoes to combat injuries without sacrificing fit preferences or aesthetics. Apolla Shocks provide beautiful and effective Arch Support, Ankle Stability, Energy Absorption AND the option of a refreshable traction. You need to feel them to believe…try them today at www.apollaperformance.com
Generation IV is an action-packed dance week in which participants will have the opportunity to work directly with our award-winning faculty and world-renowned choreographers. They will also have the opportunity to perform with the faculty on stage at the historical Academy of Music in Northampton, MA in three live shows at the conclusion of the week. Classes will consist of a range of styles, including hip-hop, contemporary, jazz, ballet, modern, tap, ballroom, and yoga to name a few.
Celebrating 30 years, Headliners is recognized for honesty and integrity in the competition industry. We offer more than just a trophy; we offer education and opportunities. Headliners is proud to offer everything from realistic scoring, free photos, and videos, accommodating schedules, exclusive opportunities with our partners for all of our dancers and more.
Elite Dance Challenge, founded in 2010, is a company built on strong moral values and a passion for dance. We work to provide a safe, fun, positive competition experience for dancers and their families. The dancers will always come first, that will never change. We are constantly reevaluating and striving to improve. Every EDC employee takes pride in our reputation for hosting organized and fair events that run on-time or ahead of schedule. Our judges are professional dancers with extensive teaching experience who understand the importance of each moment the dancers spend on our stage. Their experience serves to provide young dancers with positive, real-world expectations and feedback in a constructive way to enhance and make their dance competition experience rewarding.
Spirit of Dance Awards is a Dance Competition and Convention with events on the East Coast, dedicated to providing a fun, fair & exciting venue for dancers to showcase their talents! We know you will find SDA to be a professional, well-run organization, with warm and friendly staff, as well as a panel of judges/faculty of highly qualified & knowledgeable dance professionals.
At FusionNDC, our goal is to simplify the process of dance competition. We do this by providing a warm, friendly, and professional environment that allows dancers, directors/teachers, and parents a time “Where It All Comes Together”!
Changing the Competition Industry, One Competition at a Time. We are more than a competition, we are a FAMILY! Taking the Competition Experience to a WHOLE NEW LEVEL!
Ticket To Broadway is a high-energy national touring dance competition. Our dance competitions are always single-staged and after school. As a thank you to all of the amazing dancers that cross our stage, we offer FREE Photos & Videos for every dancer as well as FREE entry into the title competition where we award both a Miss and Mr. Broadway. TTB is a Performer-Friendly competition offering Novice, Intermediate and Advanced Levels. At regionals, we give away over $30,000 in Cash Prizes, TTB Cash & Scholarships as well as our big Golden Ticket Studio Award. TTB is the competition for EVERY dancer!
At Act 1 Talent, a National Talent Competition, it is our mission to provide dancers of all levels with a fair and positive venue to showcase their talents. Our events are about so much more than a trophy; it’s about an experience where feedback and growth are just as important as a score. We are here to inspire and ignite your passion and love for dance!