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JW MARIOTT ORLANDO GRAND LAKES
4040 Central Florida Parkway

Orlando, Florida
32837
United States

Phone:  1-407-206-2300
Fax :  1-407-206-2301
Sales:  1-407-393-4300
Toll-free:  1-800-576-5750







PLEASE NOTE: In order for CanDance to bring you an amazing event, we must meet certian hotel requirements. So it is mandatory for all competitiors to stay at the host hotel. This will allow us to meet all of our requirements.

Schedule Outline
July 10th at 9:00am all Title Soloist Contestants-rehearsals, audition classes and interviews.
July 11th-14th Performing Arts Competition/Convention classes
July 14th Title Soloist competition
July 15th dance off and banquet

Convention classes will be throughout the week, days and faculty will be posted in the New Year!!


The Multi-Media Gala Awards Banquet

All Overall Awards and Cash Scholarships will be awarded at our exciting Awards Banquet. Studios will be assigned tables of 10 for the banquet which will include a full dinner. Children under 12 years old are $45.00 and Adults and children over 13 are $70.00. If you would like to observe awards and not participate in dinner, we will be offering Awards Tickets for $25.00. Please keep in mind, these tickets will not be seated at the tables with the studio. Tickets will be first come first serve. We highly recommend purchasing tickets prior to the Nationals to ensure that your studio will all be seated together. Tickets not purchased prior to July 1st are not guaranteed seats with your studio, however, we will try our best to accommodate everyone. Deadline for all banquet tickets, award tickets and workshop bracelets is JUNE 15TH 2011.

This is a semi formal event and is a wonderful conclusion to our exciting National event! Also, a great time for dancers, teachers and parents to have a fun time together at the end of the season! We will be having guest performances, as well as performances by our title contestants and winners! Following awards and dinner, guests are encouraged to stay to party and dance the night away!! An event that you will not want to miss!!!


National Title Competition

Opening number featuring all regional title winners
• Scholarships and cash awards
• A percentage of the title holders final score will come from classes in ballet, tap, jazz, acro and modern.
• Special multi-media presentations featuring contestants
• Senior Miss and Mr. will receive Euro-International scholarship valued at $3500.00. They will travel to Spain 2011 and perform with the CanDance Fiesta Spain show team.
• All regional title soloist winners may attend the national competition; this includes 1st runner up and 2nd runner up.


Mandatory to compete at the Title Soloist National Level
All Dancers must send in a 5X7 black and white picture via email in a jpeg file to the CanDance office by June 1st 2011. If not your picture may not appear in our National program.

It is mandatory for all title contestants to stay at the Host Hotel, please book as soon as your regional event is over.

It is also mandatory that all title contestants perform at the banquet in the opening number.

All Contestants must arrive at the national event with their sashes and medallions for boys (received at the regional level). Title Soloists need to arrive July 11th by 9:00am


Talent

Dancers will perform a solo that they won with at the regional level, with a costume and not to exceed the time limit of 3 minutes. This will happen mid week and in the ballroom on the main stage.

Dancers will not be allowed to rehearse their solos on the stage. Dancers may perform another solo in the regular Performing Arts Competition but it must be a different solo and different style.

Dancers must hand in 2 copies of your music to Debbie Noce at the first meeting. Your video interview will introduce you and give you time to enter the stage or place props. You must let Debbie Noce know if you have a prop and where it is to be placed on the stage. There will be NO parents allowed back stage during this evening.


National Title Competition Information

The Opening Number
Dancers must be ready to dance in rehearsal clothes and this is a closed rehearsal to all teachers and parents.

Attire for the opening number: dancers will be given a CanDance t-shirt and females should have black dance shorts . Males should have black dress pants, black belt. You may be asked to perform barefoot. You will have a stage rehearsal. This will also be performed at the RED CARPET MULTI-MEDIA AWARDS BANQUET! This is MANDATORY for all TITLE SOlOIST to be PRESENT.

Video Interview
This will begin with all Junior's followed by Teens then Senior's. This should be something that you have rehearsed.
This is a short introduction of themselves not to exceed 30 seconds.
You may also be asked a question:

What would you do different at the National level?
What is your favorite thing about the Titled Soloist competition?
What is your favorite style of dance and why?
What are your favorite parts of your solo and the hardest parts?

Your attire should be dressy and bright. This is closed to all teachers and parents.
This will take place in the main ballroom.

Audition Classes
Dancers must know that the BALLET class is mandatory, then dancers will be asked to choose only 2 out of the 4 classes remaining tap, jazz, modern/contemporary, acro. Only 3 scores will be needed and added to your performance score. Please decide this before you arrive and once you are asked that decision will be final, so please choose carefully.

This will begin with the juniors, all dancers should be present at start times. The teens and seniors will follow. We will start with the ballet audition then tap, jazz, modern/contemporary then acro will be last. The judges will be teaching the classes and you will be given a short combo in each subject. Then asked to perform it twice, the judges are looking to see how you perform with style and how well you can follow direction and pick up the choreography. Showing great technique and performance.

Attire for audition classes female must bring a black bodysuit (plain, no sequins, no pattern, no velour etc...). Must have beige or pink tights and all appropriate shoes, hair in a bun. You can wear stage earrings and hair clips and stage make up if you choose. Male must wear black dress pants, white T-shirt PLAIN, black belt, black socks and appropriate shoes. Hair should be neat.

AWARDS
Dancers will practice the awards presentation at your first rehearsal. Dancers must wear formal attire (no jeans)for these awards, NO COSTUMES.

National title winners will receive cash award, trophy, a convention scholarship and more. Senior female and male title winners will receive a trip to Spain to perform in July 2011 at the CanDance Fiesta Spain($3,500. value).

We will be giving out awards for top score in each of the 5 audition classes.
We ask all dancers to be on time for all events and please adhere to all requirements.
Thank you, enjoy and have a great time!!!


Workshop and Convention Class Info

Workshop and Convention class bracelet for unlimited classes will be $120.00. There will be a minimum of 12 classes offered for each level. Junior ( 12 & under) and Senior (13 & over). Workshop Classes will be taught by many professional teachers and judges!

The unlimited class bracelet will also include classes to our ALL STAR CELEBRITY FACULTY CONVENTION NIGHT on July 14th, We will be awarding scholarships in these classes!!

If you do not wish to purchase the unlimited class card, you may purchase single class cards, $20 for workshop classes. If you pay per class, you will not be eligible for convention night or scholarships.

Unlimited Observer bracelets for Parents Only will be available for $25…This will allow parents to observe all classes. We will not be offering a pass for parents to observe per class. Young children under the age of 12 will receive a free observer bracelet when purchased with a parent observer bracelet. No dancers or teachers may purchase observer bracelets.

All registered teachers with studios will receive a free teacher's bracelet. Non Registered Teacher's unlimited bracelet will be $150.00.