The SDC Awards

Adjudication Awards

All acts will receive one of the following placement awards and be presented with a placement award.

High Silver

79.99 & Under

Gold

80.00 - 82.99

High Gold

83.00 - 85.99

Diamond

86.00 - 89.99

Platinum

90.00 & 93.99

SDC High Platinum

94.00 & Up

**Plus JUDGES CHOICE & CHOREOGRAPHY AWARDS, & TEACHER PRIZE DRAWS given out at every session!**

Overall Awards

*Overall Awards Will Be Presented For Each Category.

**All disciplines compete against each other for overalls within their designated level.

Overall SDC Cash Awards  | 1st Place Solo/Duo/Trio = $50 to $75  | 1st Place Groups = $125

Overall CNADE Scholarship Awards  | 1st Place Senior / Adult Solo/Duo/Trio = $50  | 2nd / 3rd Place Senior / Adult Solo/Duo/Trio = $25

**There must be at least 10 entries per division for all overall SDC cash awards. See our F.A.Q page for more info.

  • If there is 20 or more entries in a division, top 10 overalls will be presented.
  • If there is 10 or more entries in a division, top 5 overalls will be presented.
  • If there is 5 or more entries in a division, top 3 overalls will be presented.
  • If there is 3 entries in a division, 1st overall will be presented.
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Grand Awards

SDC Offers an Array of Awards

JUDGES CHOICE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

STARDOM Best Costume Scholarship - One $500 Costume Scholarship will be awarded by the judges at every event to a deserving studio owner.  Provided by our friends at STARDOM COSTUMES.  Plus receive a special edition SDC Scholarship Winner T-Shirt!

PURE Dance Convention Scholarship - One Full-Tuition Convention Scholarship will be awarded by the judges at every event. Provided by our friends at PURE DANCE.  Plus receive a special edition SDC Scholarship Winner T-Shirt!

THE VEGAS SUMMER,  THE HOLLYWOOD SUMMER, THE LONDON SPRING Dance Tour Scholarship - One or More $500 Dance Tour Scholarships will be awarded by the judges at every event. Provided by our friends at THE VEGAS SUMMER TOUR, THE HOLLYWOOD SUMMER TOUR, THE LONDON SPRING TOUR.  Plus receive a special edition SDC Scholarship Winner T-Shirt! 

LIGHTNING ELITE Workshop Scholarship - Up To Three $1,000 Dance Tour Scholarships will be awarded by the judges at every event. Provided by our friends at LIGHTNING ELITE.  Plus receive a special edition SDC Scholarship Winner T-Shirt!

HARBOUR DANCE CENTRE 5-Days Unlimited Classes - One 5-Day Class Pass will be awarded by the judges at every event, to a deserving dancer, from the Senior or Adult division. Provided by our friends at Harbour Dance Centre.  Plus receive a special edition SDC Scholarship Winner T-Shirt!

DANCE ATTACK Acro Convention Scholarship - One Full-Tuition Acro Convention Scholarship will be awarded by the judges at every event. Provided by our friends at DANCE ATTACK.  Plus receive a special edition SDC Scholarship Winner T-Shirt!

Please note: Scholarships are not based on marks, and are awarded at the judges discretion.

TOP SCORE AWARDS

Top Scoring Student Choreo: Trophy  | $50 SDC Cash Award to Studio  | One Full Convention Scholarship courtesy of our friends at WEST COAST CHOREOLAB

Top Scoring Acro: Trophy  | $50 SDC Cash Award to Studio  | One Full 6 Month Subscription to Acrobatic Arts Digital Syllabus to choreographer courtesy of our friends at ACROBATIC ARTS

Top Scoring Ballet: Trophy  | $50 SDC Cash Award to Studio 

Top Scoring Hip Hop: Trophy  | $50 SDC Cash Award to Studio 

Top Scoring Jazz: Trophy  | $50 SDC Cash Award to Studio

Top Scoring Contemporary / Lyrical / Modern: Trophy  | $50 SDC Cash Award to Studio 

Top Scoring Musical Theatre / Song & Dance / Open: Trophy  | $50 SDC Cash Award to Studio

Top Scoring Tap: Trophy  | $50 SDC Cash Award to Studio

Top Scoring Production: Trophy  | $50 SDC Cash Award to Studio 

Title Soloist Competition

JUNIOR  & SENIOR SDC TITLE WINNER

Title Winner Trophy plus $50 to $100 Cadence Nationals Scholarship 

Title will be awarded in each age division. To be considered for title, contestants must enter 2 solos in different style categories.

The dancer with the highest cumulative score will be awarded the title for that ELITE age division, Petite/Junior and Teen/Senior/Adult. If there are no dancers who qualify in the Elite Divisions, award will go to soloist in the Competitive Division.

SDC Encore Challenge Dance Off

The judges will select 3 to 5 entertaining group entries to return for an Encore Performance! Selections are not selected based on scores.  The top routine chosen by the judges will be awarded JUNIOR ENCORE CHAMPION (Petite/Junior Groups) and SENIOR ENCORE CHAMPION (Teen/Senior/Adult Groups).  Champion will receive an SDC CHAMPIONS AWARDS BANNER! 

Studio Spirit Award

Prize:  Pizza Party for your Dance Team  | $300 SDC Cash Award To Studio Owner  | Championship Banner to Display with pride!

Sportsmanship, professionalism, ethics, and kindness are at the heart of our competition!  We are watching to see how each teacher, dancer, and parent interacts with each other, other studios, and our staff.  Each individual can earn points for their studio by showing little acts of kindness. Individuals can loose points for their studio too.  To increase your studios chance of winning... we encourage dancers to show their studio pride by displaying posters in the audience or onstage during awards. Studios will be judged on overall spirit and sportsmanship to others throughout the competition. Studios are encouraged to bring posters, decorations and anything else that will make your studio stand out to our staff.

Top Studio Award

Prize: Top Studio Grand Trophy  |  $300 SDC Cash Scholarship

Studio Award is presented during the Grand Award Session by averaging each studio’s 10 highest scoring GROUP entries. There must be a minimum of 5 qualifying studios to present a TOP STUDIO AWARD.  When there are 10 or more qualifying studios registered, A TOP ELITE STUDIO and A TOP COMPETITIVE STUDIO will be award.

**Studios can win only 1 Top Studio Award at each competition.

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