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DANCER OF THE YEAR

Dancers who were selected as a Streetz Elite Scholarship Winner, Streetz Elite Runner Up, Streetz Stand Out, Streetz Studio, or Streetz Class Scholarship Winner in a regional city are invited to compete for the title of National Dancer of the Year. Dancers of the Year are chosen based on their performance in the convention, solo in the Dancer of the Year Solo Competition, Dancer of the Year Audition and interview.

 

Dancer of the Year Contestants must pay entrance fee of $250 which includes Dancer of the Year Solo, Performance in Gala, Rehearsals, and General Admission Gala Ticket.

 

Dancer of the Year is a big honor and Streetz has the highest expectations of our Dancers of the Year. NEW to Streetz this year, Dancer of the Year winners will receive a LIFETIME scholarship to Streetz!

REQUIREMENTS

  • Contestants must perform 1 Solo for Dancer of the Year competition. 

  • Dancer of the Year Winners must commit to assisting at least 3 Regional Events the following season. 

  • Dancer of the Year Winners must attend the following years National Finals and is not eligible to compete two years in a row.

  • Contestants must purchase their own Dancer of the Year contestant costumes for their performance in the Gala. The 2022 costume information is listed below.

DANCER OF THE YEAR SOLO COMPETITION

  • Dancer of the Year contestants can compete 2 solos, 1 for Dancer of the Year Competition and 1 for National Finals Competition. You can also compete the same solo in Dancer of the Year Competition as in the National Finals Competition.

  • Dancer of the Year solos are not considered for Overall Awards but are strictly viewed for the consideration of Dancer of the Year.

  • Dancer of the Year solos do not have to be pre-qualified at a regional event.

  • When registering for Dancer of the Year solos, register it as you do any regular competition solo. Once that information has been inputted, you will be directed to select ‘Solo’ or ‘Dancer of the Year Solo’. Select ‘Dancer of the Year Solo’ and continue on with your registration.

HOW THE PROCESS WORKS

Contestants are considered for Dancer of the Year based on the following things: Dancer of the Year solo, how well you do throughout the convention, audition, and interview. 

As Nationals week goes on, there will be cuts throughout the week. Streetz will first announce a Top 20, then a Top 10, then a Top 5 Dancer of the Year finalists in each age group and finally the winners will be announced on stage at the Gala. 

Only the contestants that make it to Top 5 will go through an interview process. 

No matter if contestants get cut throughout the week or not, ALL Dancer of the Year contestants perform on stage at the Gala. 

Top 20 is selected by Dancer of the Year Solo performance and Dancer of the Year audition performance.

Top 10 is selected by Dancer of the Year Solo performance, Dancer of the Year audition performance, and daily class performance.

Top 5 is selected by Dancer of the Year Solo performance, Dancer of the Year audition performance, and daily class performance.

2023 Dancer of the Year Winners are selected by considering the dancer's solo performance, audition performance, daily class performance, and an interview. 

THE FINE PRINT...

  • Dancer of the Year Contestants do not need to have a registered teacher with them to compete in the Dancer of the Year Competition, however, they MUST get permission from the studio they qualified with at regionals. For example, a dancer is not able to qualify at regionals under "Studio ABC" and then register at Streetz Nationals as "Independent".

  • If you win Dancer of the Year title with your studio, you cannot switch studios or go "independent" within a full year of winning the title, or your Dancer of the Year title and privileges will be rescinded. 

  • All awards privileges won by Dancer of the Year Winners are with the sole permission from the dance studio you won with.

  • There is no Dancer of the Year Solo Critique feedback as the judges are solely ranking for the Dancer of the Year Program.

2023 DANCERS OF THE YEAR

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FEMALE MINI DANCER OF THE YEAR

KAYLIN JACOBS

YOUR HAVEN DANCE COMPANY

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FEMALE JUNIOR DANCER OF THE YEAR

KELSEY SUKLA

UTAH DANCE INSTITUTE

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MALE JUNIOR DANCER OF THE YEAR

SANTIAGO MENDEZ

THE MOVEMEANT PROJECT

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FEMALE TEEN DANCER OF THE YEAR

KENDALL MOSHAY

TOPFLIGHT DANCE CONSERVATORY

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MALE TEEN DANCER OF THE YEAR

NOAH ROUDREIW

CYPRESS DANCE PROJECT

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FEMALE SENIOR DANCER OF THE YEAR

DAKAYLA WILSON

5TH DIMENSION DANCE CENTER

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MALE SENIOR DANCER OF THE YEAR

CALEB MONNELL

WEST FLORIDA DANCE COMPANY

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