2019 National Title Holders
Mini Miss Dance USA-Sophia Gardner (Bold Moves Dance Studio)
Mini Mister Dance USA-Auggie Martin (Julie’s Fancy Feet Dance Academy)
Petite Miss Dance USA-Ashley Rae Hodge (Carolina Dance Academy)
Junior Miss Dance USA-Ashley Borgman (Adagio School of Dance & Performing Arts)
Teen Miss Dance USA-Addy Hoak (Adagio School of Dance & Performing Arts)
Miss Dance USA-Tanna Stafford (L Mace Studios)
2019-2020 Titles Competition Information
**Titles Ages for Nationals will be based on your age as of January 1st, 2019**
Age Divisions (these are subject to slight adjustment based on final number of semi-finalist participating)
Mini Miss/Master Dance 6-8
Petite Miss/Master Dance 9-10
Junior Miss/Mister Dance 11-12
Teen Miss/Mister Dance 13-14
Miss/Mister Dance 15-19
Title Contestants Compete in the following categories:
Interview (35%) Semi-Finalist will meet with judges in a closed room for a conversation where the judges can ask questions to get to know the semi-finalist. Each Semi-Finalist will introduce themselves to the judges by telling their name, number, and what style of dance they enjoy most. For Interview Semi-Finalist should be dressed in Church/Business Attire.
Audition Class (20%) A group routine (Jazz Style) will be learned in a closed audition class with other semi-finalist in your age group. The judging of the group dance will take place audition style when the routine is learned. Semi-Finalist will wear their own black leotard and tan/dark tan tights, Male Contestants will wear their own black pants/shorts with a black t-shirt/tank top. All semi-finalist wear jazz shoes for the class.
Solo Routine (35%) This is your solo routine, your chance to shine individually it will be performed during the national competition. You are required to compete your solo in the National Championships or your score in the title competition for your solo will be dropped. You will be judged by two separate panels at the same time. This means you must enter both solo in the national competition and title semi-finalist.
Stage Presence (10%) For Stage Presence semi-finalist will wear evening dress for females and suit/tie or tux for males to wear for this category. Semi-Finalist will walk out on the stage as a group in choreographed walking formations ending in a semi-circle. Mini, Petite, & Junior Semi-Finalist will introduce themselves at the Microphone with their name and number. Then in the Teen & Senior age Divisions, each semi-finalist will step up to the microphone to introduce themselves…with their name, number, and then answer to the random question given to them that day. All semi-finalist in a division will have the same question. This will be in front of an audience and judges.
GRAND AWARDS CEREMONY: Evening Attire will be worn for the Grand Awards on Friday night. Preliminary Awards will be presented in each area of Preliminary Competition: Interview, Group Dance, Stage Presence, and Solo Routine. The announcement of Finalist and farewells of 2019 title holders will be done…culminating with the crowning/awarding of the 2020 National Title Holders.
We encourage the audience to dress nicely, especially semi-finalist parents, teachers, and family. You never know when there might be a photo opportunity and you always want to look your best.
There is an Application Fee for Semi-Finalist…this will be paid to your studio and sent in with their national entries. Teachers will be able to enter the titles competition ONLINE. YOU MUST ENTER SOLO IN THE NATIONAL COMPETITION AND TITLE BOTH TO BE ELIGABLE FOR THE NATIONAL TITLE COMPETITION.