RAD USA Dance Challenge 2021

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The RAD USA Dance Challenge will be held virtually in 2021 on February 27 & 28.

Registration for the Dance Challenge is now closed.

Additional information is available in the Dance Challenge Information Pack and in the Dance Challenge Filming Guidelines.

The Data Sharing Consent form is available here.

About the Dance Challenge

This year, students will compete in the Dance Challenge through video submissions of Solo or Ensemble performances. The submitted videos will be compiled into competition performance videos (Levels 1 & 2 and Levels 3 & 4) which will be reviewed and scored by the judges.

Candidates will be judged based on their performance of a ballet Solo or Ensemble choreographed by their RAD teacher. Each competition level will be judged separately.

Virtual Master Classes
Students competing in the Dance Challenge will be invited to participate in two virtual master classes, Ballet Technique and Focus on Artistry, taught by international faculty. The classes will be offered via Zoom and will be interactive. Technique classes will be limited to a maximum of 30 students. To allow for more personal feedback from the faculty, the Focus on Artistry classes will be limited to a maximum of 15 students.

At the discretion of their RAD teacher, students may join their assigned classes from either their home or their studio. Classes are only open to those students competing in the Dance Challenge.

Competition Performance
The competition performances will be available to view for 24 hours beginning on February 27. A link to view the performances will be emailed to all participants and their teachers.

The Dance Challenge winners will be announced on February 28 in a recorded video, also accessible via an e-mailed link, that will be available to view for 24 hours.