The amazing opening number is choreographer by the talented Trevor Downey of Los Angeles and will kick off the Grand Showcase on Saturday! It’s truly jaw-dropping and a great experience for the kids to be a part of! Audition times will be noted in the Itinerary that will be released June 12th!
Master Classes taught by our talented judging staff are free to all dancers/teachers attending our National Finals! Master Classes will take place each day before the start of competition.
Before the specified awards ceremony, we will be kicking things off with this fun competition. ALL ages, ALL levels can compete in this high energy, low stress, fun for everyone Dance Off! It’s perfect for the dancer who wants some extra stage time. The winner will walk away with a cash prize. Register at the EnerGy merchandise table for $20.
At every regional we had a photogenic contest where we awarded two dancers (one 12 and under, one 13 and over) with an award for most photogenic. All Regional winners will be featured in our 2017 National Program. In addition, all of our regional photogenic winners will be in the running to be our 2018 Promo Model! The winner will be announced at the Grand Showcase. He/she will be awarded an all expense paid trip to Detroit, MI for an in studio photo shoot with our fabulous photographer. The photographs will be featured on our 2018 promotional material. This includes our postcards, flyers and website advertisements. If you did not enter or win at a regional, you can still enter! Submit up to 3 photos for $25 to our merchandise table.
Studio Owners and Teachers, join us for our annual Teacher’s Appreciation Gala taking place before the Grand Showcase. As a thank you, we will treat you to hors d’oeuvres, bloody marys and mimosas. Take this opportunity to mingle with other studio owners/teachers, our judging faculty as well as the EnerGy staff. Immediately following the gala will be red carpet introductions and VIP seating for you and your teachers for the Opening Number and Grand Showcase. Enjoy!
Back by popular demand is the Parent/Teacher Dance Off! To fill the time (allowing for dancers to get into costume) between the Opening Number and the Grand Showcase, we’re going to host an EnerGy Improv Dance Off for anyone in the audience! Dance Moms, Dads, teachers, friends, anyone is welcome! Have some fun and show us your moves. Participation is free and winners will receive a cash prize!
The Grand Showcase will kick off with the Opening Number on the final day of competition.The top 2 scoring routines in each category will make it into the Grand Showcase to go head to head against all of the other top scoring routines regardless of age. For example, if you place 1st or 2nd in the Power Junior Small Group category-you’re going to the showcase! At the showcase, your Power Junior Small Group will be competing against all Power Small Groups, regardless of age divisions. That means the 1st and 2nd place Power Junior Small Groups will be against the 1st and 2nd place Power Petite, Power Teen, and Power Senior Small Groups. We will announce the 1st place winners at the Grand Showcase in each category and they will receive a cash prize. The grand prize of the day will be the Highest Scoring Group Routine of the Showcase and they will win our largest cash prize! We will also be awarding Choreographer of the Year, 2018 Photogenic Winner, Dance Spirit Future Star Award Winner, and the National Studio Of Excellence Recipient at the Grand Showcase awards ceremony. We will be crowning one Miss or Mr. EnerGy Elite National Title Winner. (Title winners will also be crowned in each age division at specified award ceremonies throughout the week. Miss or Mr. Energy Elite National Title Winner will be the highest scoring solo of the showcase regardless of age. No title competition will take place at the Grand Showcase . It will be simply be based on highest score.)