All dancers registered for Nationals are eligible to participate in the Open Competition. Each registration can bring as many pieces as they would like, there is a limit to 3 solos per dancer. Registration is based on a first come, first serve basis. There is no pre-qualification at regionals required to participate.
Solo Competition – Each solo performance will be critiqued and given a score. The Solo Competition will be conducted in two rounds. The top ten scoring solos in the Artists In Training (Ages 7 – 10), Junior (Ages 11 – 14) and Senior (Ages 15+) age divisions will advance to round two for an improv section of the competition. Each semi-finalist will be given one minute to improv. The top three finalists from each age division will be announced and awarded a cash prize during the Scholarship Announcement. The top scoring solo in each age division will be invited to perform their solo in the Gala.
Duet/Trio and Group Competition – Each duet, trio and group number will be critiqued and given a score. The top three scoring duet / trios and top three scoring group dances will be announced at the Scholarship Announcements and will be awarded a cash prize. The ASH Faculty will be choosing Open Competition Judges Choice Selections from the top three duet / trio routines and top three scoring group routines, and will be invited to perform in the gala. Critiques and scores will be available for download via your online Studio or Independent registration account.
Please Note : Attendance is free of charge for the Open Competition. The Solo Competition and Open Competition will be broadcast LIVE via LiveStream! To tune in, visit www.ASHWebcast.com.