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 at least 4 out of the 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. *Only National Solo scores are eligible. Honored Dancer solo scores are ineligible.
HONORED DIVERSITY: $1000 | Honoring studios representing multiple *genres. In order to be eligible for Honored Diversity, studios must have at least 4 out of the 8 different genres represented across group entries. The highest scoring group routine from each 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. Open entries are not eligible.
HONORED PROGRAM: $1000 | Honoring studios representing all age groups. In order to be eligible for Honored Program, studios must have competing groups in at least 4 out of the 5 age divisions: Spark, Mini, Junior, Teen, and Senior. The highest scoring routine from each age 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 staff. Recipients of this honor will receive a $1,000 cash prize.
HONORED WILDCARD: $4000 | The Honored Wildcard Competition will take place during our final night gala. Eligible studios will be able to submit any single 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. Studios will be notified that they have earned the opportunity to select a Wildcard routine at the final national group awards ceremony.Note: If the same routine is awarded Honored Performance and Wildcard Performance, the studio will only receive the cash prize for Wildcard.
HONORED PERFORMANCE: $4000 per age | Honoring the top scoring group routines from each age division (Sparks, Mini, Junior, Teen, Senior). All finalists will be announced after the last awards ceremony of the week, and the Top 3 from each age group re-competing in the Gala (limit one routine per age division per studio). Our esteemed panel of judges will then select one winner in each age division.
HONORED STUDIO: $15,000 | Honoring studios that excel in multiple genres, age divisions, and group sizes. In order to be eligible for Honored Studio, studios must meet the requirements of Honored Diversity, Honored Division, and Honored Program. The studio with the highest combined score from Honored Diversity, Honored Division, and Honored Program will receive a $15,000 cash prize or a 2-Day, 3-Teacher Remix valued at $15,000!NOTE: Recipient of Honored Studio will take home the highest valued winnings only.
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.