Dizzy Graham, Courtesy NDH

National Dance Honors Is Bringing You New Opportunities to Shine this Summer

If you're looking to stand out, make friends, and become an even more dazzling dancer, National Dance Honors has you covered.


Dizzy Graham, Courtesy NDH

Since 2017, NDH has been the annual event to culminate comp season with a bang after its sister tours, Adrenaline Dance Inc. and Revive Dance Convention. Nearly five years after NDH's inception, it has become one of the summer's most popular dance conventions/competitions, offering a unique Honored Dancer experience. Want to join in the fun?

At the regional level, dancers have the opportunity to win an Honored Dancer nominee scholarship, which serves as an invitation to compete for the title of Honored Dancer at one of NDH's two National events. There, dancers are invited to audition for a genre-based production number choreographed by star-studded faculty members from both Adrenaline's and Revive's roster. The scores from the audition and a solo performance lead to the Honored Dancer final competition, where the top five Honored Dancer nominees in every age division compete again for the NDH faculty. A winner is crowned, and finalists are invited to dance away with the teams on tour as assistants during the next season.

Matt Aylward & Nick Bass

Dizzy Graham, Courtesy NDH

This summer, NDH raised the stakes with its exciting Honored Studio final competition. In this event, qualifying studios perform their highest-scoring 12 & Under and 13 & Over group routines in ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, and hip hop, and the winning studio receives a cool $15,000 cash prize. But there's still more to look forward to.

Next year, NDH moves to two new locations: San Diego, CA at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina (June 26–July 1), and Austin, TX at the Kalahari Resorts Texas (July 12–17)!

Design by Lindsey Desrosiers, Courtesy NDH

For more information, check out www.nationaldancehonors.com.

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