2021 UNITED DANCE FESTIVAL
AUGUST 2 - 6, 2021
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ 08401
VENUE AND HOST HOTEL
Showboat is the perfect venue and host hotel for the premier of H²D² United Dance Festival! Just steps away from the beach, Hard Rock Hotel, Steel Pier and other major attractions, Showboat is the largest hotel on the famous Atlantic City Boardwalk. The family-friendly, NON-CASINO hotel and its vicinity has something for everyone! Showboat offers newly renovated rooms, a rooftop pool, fitness center, multiple restaurants and lounges and a multitude of attractions, all within walking distance.
FESTIVAL WEEK INCLUDES
• Competition: Three levels – Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced. Each has their own overalls.
• Live Adjudication and instant adjudications for solo entries
• Free photos and videos
• Master classes & seminars - 2 festival class card options
• Complimentary classes for teachers and parents
• Special “Senior Spotlight” event
• Fun Evening on the Steel Pier with studios & H²D² Crew
• Show tickets at a reduced price, exclusive to H²D² guests
• Exciting Final Award Ceremony & Showcase
• Showcase Opening Number Performance Opportunity
• Improv Competition
• Photogenic En Motion Contest
• Scholarship Opportunities
FESTIVAL MASTER CLASSES (2 class card options. Separate from routine fees.)
A significant part of the United Dance Festival experience is the variety of classes and seminars provided throughout the week. Dancers will have the opportunity to learn from some of the most renowned teachers and performers in the industry! Two class levels will be provided: beginner/intermediate & intermediate/advanced. Class level determination is left to teacher recommendation. Master class teachers will also select dancers to perform at the Final Awards and Showcase on Thursday evening.
FESTIVAL ADD-ON OPPORTUNITIES (Additional fee)
Showcase Opening Number: An exciting opportunity for dancers to receive extra class time, work closely with a professional choreographer, and perform an opening number at the Final Award and Showcase Ceremony. To be eligible, dancers must be at least 13 years of age, compete in the advanced level of competition, and have opted for the 12-class card.
Improv Competition: Part of the Final Showcase, the Improv Competition provides dancers the opportunity to take the stage with their peers and leave it all on the floor. Improv is a skill that can play a big part in auditions, master classes and conventions. This is a chance for dancers to practice that skill and become more comfortable in their own skin. This opportunity is available to all ages and levels.
Photogenic “En Motion” Contest: A fun opportunity for your solo dancer to become a face of H2D2 and be featured in marketing and promotional material for future events. Dancers who enter this contest will have their solo performance photos reviewed by the directors at the end of the competition. The photo voted as demonstrating the most photogenic quality captured “en motion” will be deemed the winner. This opportunity is available to soloists in the intermediate and advanced divisions. This contest must have a minimum of 10 entries to determine a winner.
FINAL AWARDS AND SHOWCASE
The Final Award Ceremony and Showcase is held on Thursday evening. The event includes an opening number, master class selections, competition routine selections, special “senior spotlight event”, improv competition, and all final overalls and awards.
Available to Studio Directors Only. Please request fees through our "Request Info" page. Studio Directors will be verified before releasing details.
Showboat Hotel Atlantic City
Atlantic City, NJ, 08401