HONORED GENRES: $1000 per genre | Honoring group performances excelling in the following genres: Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, and Tap. To be eligible, studios must have at least one (1) routine in both 12/under AND 13/over with both routines receiving a platinum or higher. Studios can be eligible for more than one (1) genre but can only win one (1) genre. The studio with the highest combined score will receive a $1000 cash prize.
HONORED DIVISION: $1000 | Honoring studios representing each division size. In order to be eligible for Honored Division, studios are required to have routines in all 5 divisions: Solo*, Duo/Trio, Small Group, Large Group, and Line/Production. The highest scoring routine from each division will be added and the studio with the highest combined score will receive a $1,000 cash prize. *The studio’s highest scoring National Solo score will be used.
HONORED DIVERSITY: $1000 | Honoring studios representing multiple *genres. In order to be eligible for Honored Diversity, studios must have at least 5 out of the 8 different genres represented across group entries. The highest scoring group routine from each accepted genre will be added and the studio with the highest combined score will receive a $1,000 cash prize. *Eligible genres: Ballet, Ballroom, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Musical Theater, and Tap.
HONORED PROGRAM: $1000 | Honoring studios representing all age groups. In order to be eligible for Honored Program, studios must have competing groups in all 5 age divisions: Sparks, Mini, Junior, Teen, and Senior. The highest scoring routine from each age division will be added and the studio with the highest combined score will receive a $1,000 cash prize.
HONORED HEARTSTOPPER: $1000 | Honoring the overall highest scoring group routine from our national competition. Winner will receive a $1000 cash prize.
HONORED SPORTSMANSHIP: $1000 | Honoring the studio with the best overall sportsmanship throughout the event and chosen by the National Dance Honors production team. The winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize.
HONORED WILDCARD: $4000 | The Honored Wildcard Competition will take place during our final night gala and will include up to ten (10) studios. Eligible studios* can submit any group routine, of any age or any genre, to represent them in the competition. The NDH Faculty will choose ONE (1) routine to take home the title of Honored Wildcard Performance and a cash prize. *To be eligible studios must have at least 5 group routines and be one of the highest scoring groups from our competition. Limit one (1) entry per studio. There is no entry fee for this competition.
HONORED PERFORMANCE: $4000 per age | Honoring the top scoring group routines from the following age divisions: Mini, Junior, Teen, Senior. The Top 3 from each age group are invited to perform in our final night Gala where we will announce the winners. Limit one routine per age division per studio. Honored Performance finalists cannot be entered in the Wildcard Competition. Sparks are not eligible for Honored Performance.
HONORED STUDIO: $15,000 | Honoring studios that excel in multiple genres and ages. Studios must have at least one (1) group routine in both 12/under AND 13/over competing in all of the following genres to be eligible: Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, and Tap. The 5 studios with the highest combined scores will re-compete in our ALL NEW Honored Studio Competition. The winning studio will receive a $15,000 cash prize* at our final night gala! There is no entry fee for this competition. *Honored Performance cash winnings will be forfeited.
HONORED LEGACY: Honoring individuals who have inspired and impacted the dance industry. The Honored Legacy will be awarded to individuals for outstanding visions, dedication, and achievements throughout their lifetime.