PLEASE NOTE: In order for Candance to bring you an amazing event, we must meet certain hotel requirements. It is MANDATORY for all competitors to stay at the J.W. Marriott Resort.
*This schedule is subject to change based on the amount of entries.
The Red Carpet Multimedia Awards Banquet
All Overall Awards and Cash Scholarships will be awarded at our exciting Red Carpet Multimedia Awards Banquet. Studios will be assigned tables of 10 for the banquet which will include a full banquet dinner. Please keep in mind, tickets will be first come first serve. We highly recommend purchasing banquet tickets prior to the National Finals to ensure that your studio will be seated together. Tickets not purchased prior to June 1st will not be guaranteed seats with your studio, however, we will try our best to accommodate everyone. The deadline for all banquet tickets, award tickets and workshop bracelets is JUNE 1ST, 2018.
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! An event that you will not want to miss!
Red Carpet Multimedia Awards Banquet Ticket Pricing:
Children 12 & Under: $55.00
Adults and Children 13 & Over: $85.00
If you would like to observe awards and not participate in dinner, awards tickets can be purchased for: $30.00
Title Soloist Competition
The Title Soloist Competition opening number features all of the regional title winners.
• Scholarships and Cash Awards
• A percentage of the title contestants final score will come from audition classes in ballet, tap, jazz, acro and modern styles
• Special multimedia presentation prior to each contestants performance
• All regional title soloist winners and runner-ups may attend the national competition; this includes 1st runner up, 2nd runner up, 3rd runner up, and 4th runner up.
Please visit http://title.candancecompetition.ca to submit your music and photo.
Required for Title Soloist National Level
Candance will only except a title soloist entry from the studio director/teacher. You must register by June 1st 2018.
Pictures and music must be submitted online this season, please visit http://title.candancecompetition.ca to submit your files.
All Dancers must send in a 5X7 (1500px x 2100px) colour picture via our title soloist competition website by June 1st 2018. If not, your picture may not appear in our National Finals program and the Title Soloist Competition intro video.
• It is mandatory for all title contestants to stay at the host hotel, please book your room as soon as your regional event is over
• All title soloist contestants must perform at the banquet in the opening number
• Title soloists must arrive on or prior to July 30th, 2018 by 8:00am for an orientation meeting and rehearsal
Contestants will perform the solo that they won with at the regional level, in a costume, and may not exceed the normal solo time limit of 3 minutes. Title soloist contestants 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 a back-up copy of your music at the first meeting. Your video interview will introduce you and give you time to enter the stage or place props. You must let a backstage manager know if you have a prop and where it must be placed on stage. There will be NO parents allowed back stage during this evening.
The Opening Number
The title soloist opening number rehearsals will begin on June 30th, 2018; all dancers must be ready and prepared for rehearsal.
Opening Number Attire: All dancers will be given a Candance t-shirt. Female dancers should have black dance shorts and male dancers should have black dress pants.
There will be multiple rehearsals for the opening number and you may be asked to perform barefoot. The routine will be performed at the Red Carpet Multimedia Banquet. The opening number is mandatory for all contests of the Title Soloist Competition.
All title soloist contestants are required to record a 20 second introduction of themselves and their routine; this recording will be broadcast prior to their performance on the day of the Title Soloist Competition.
Video Interview Attire: All dancers are required to wear semi-formal attire for the recording of their interview; bright and colourful attire is strongly recommended.
*Candance reserves the right to reduce the length of any interview that exceeds the average recommended recording length without notice.
All dancers are required to participate in the BALLET audition class; dancers will then be asked to choose a minimum of 2 out of the 4 remaining audition classes: tap, jazz, modern/contemporary, and acro. It is recommended that contestants participate in ALL audition classes available.
Contestants will be adjudicated by three of our National Finals through a choreographed combination. Dancers will be given two performances where judges will look at performance, technique, style, and the ability to follow direction and learn choreography.
Audition Class Attire: All dancers are required to wear plain black dance attire; is is required that all attire is plain with absolutely no rhinestones, colours, lace, etc.
NOTE: For ballet audition classes, females must wear a black bodysuit and pink tights; males must wear black dress pants or shorts and a black or white t-shirt.
The 2018 National Finals Convention is an exciting week of classes available to all dancers featuring special celebrity guests and our National Finals judge's panel. Classes will be available from 8am to 9pm and we will offer classes in all genre's of dance. The 2018 National Finals Convention will be held through the entire week and features our judges, special guests, and celebrity choreographers. The official faculty will be released prior to the National Finals.
Candance Convention Classes will now be a mandatory requirement to compete in the Title Soloist Competition. More info TBA.
2018 CANDANCE CONVENTION PRICING:
Unlimited Class Card (Junior & Senior) - $175.00
Single Class Card (Junior & Senior) - $25.00
Unlimited Observer Bracelet (Junior & Senior) - $25.00
Non-Registered Teacher's Unlimited Bracelet - $200.00
*Single observer bracelets are not available. Children ages 12 & under will receive a FREE observer bracelet when purchasing an Unlimited Observer Bracelet. No dancers or teachers may purchase an Unlimited Observer Bracelet.
**All teachers with registered studios will receive a FREE Unlimited Teacher's Bracelet.