Ultimate List of Dance Competitions and Conventions

    Trying to decide which dance competition or dance convention is right for you? There are a variety of options for dance studios across the United States for dancers to compete in a variety of dance styles – ballet, tap, jazz, acro, open, contemporary, lyrical, and musical theater. Competitions offer a variety of skill levels for competing from beginner to intermediate to advanced.  The typical breakdown of age divisions are mini, junior, teen and senior. Dance competitions and dance conventions both offer a variety of performance opportunities for dancers of all ages. Dance Conventions have master classes available with a variety of experienced faculty as well as the opportunity to audition for scholarships. Check out each dance competition’s website to view their tour cities for the upcoming season.  Dancers are given the opportunity to compete against one another in solos, duets, trios, small groups, large groups, and productions. 

    Updated: 2/27/22

    Dance Competitions

    Act 1 Talent
    Access Broadway
    American Dance Awards
    Applause Talent

    Beyond The Stars Competition
    Boogie Fever USA
    Bravo! National Dance & Talent Competition
    Celebration Talent
    Celebrity Dance Competitions
    Dance Educators of America
    Dance Expressions Competition
    Dance Force Xpress 
    Dance America Competition
    Dance Magic
    Dance Out Competition
    Dance Ovations
    Dance Showcase USA
    Dance Troupe Inc.
    Dance USA
    Elite Dance Challenge
    Elite Dance Cup
    Encore DCS
    Encore Performing Arts, Inc.
    Extreme Talent Showcase
    Fire and Ice Talent
    Fusion National Dance Competition
    Groove Competition
    Hall of Fame Dance Challenge
    Hollywood Connection
    I Love Dance
    In10Sity Dance
    Kids Artistic Review
    Legacy Dance Championships
    Masquerade Dance Competition


    Move Productions
    National Dance Showcase
    Nexstar Competition
    Odyssey Dance Competition
    On Point Dance Competition
    On Stage America
    Onstage New York
    Platinum National Dance Competition
    Platinum Performing Arts Competition
    Power of Dance
    Rainbow Connection
    Relevé Dance Competition
    Revolution Talent Competition
    Rising Star Talent
    Showbiz Talent
    Showtime Dance Challenge
    Sophisticated Productions
    Spirit of Dance Awards
    Spotlight Dance Cup
    Stage One Productions
    Star Systems
    Star Talent Productions
    Starbound National Talent Competition
    Starpower Talent
    Starquest Dance
    Symposium Talent
    Take Centerstage Dance Challenge
    Talent On Parade
    That’s Entertainment Performing Arts Competition
    Thunderstruck Dance
    Ticket to Broadway
    Turn It Up Dance Challenge
    Universal Ballet Competition
    VIP Dance
    Wild About Dance
    Xpression Dance Competition
    Youth America Grand Prix

    Dance Conventions

    Did we leave a dance competition or convention off our list?  Leave a comment and we will check it out.


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    2. You are missing “Tribute” and also “Leap!” Competition
      And some companies have Competitions and Conventions AST …should they not be listed on both lists or otherwise indicated??
      ** means Convention and Competition

    3. elite performance challenge and excel in motion convention

    4. Dream maker, Imagine, Countdown, The Dance Awards, Wild Dance Intensive, Starpower International, Energy, In10sive, Powerhouse, Sheer Elite…….

    5. star talent national dance competition

    6. Celia Schulz-Osuna

      Celebrity and Adrenaline

    7. Oh Dear! This list is an eye-opener. Time to get NEW CONVENTION CHEESE! Thank you for posting this list!!! To think, as US expats traveling overseas most of the year, we myopically pushed our US repat schedule for 5 years to chase Nuvo conventions, never having time to research the convention world till covid hit, as she just wanted to get a little pressured, annual stage time. Now that we are back in the US for a while, we see we have options. lol

    8. STARZ
      Triple S Dance Competition

    9. Please add Inspire National Dance Competition (inspirendc.com)
      Please add Empire National Dance Competition (empirendc.com)

      Thank you

    10. World Class Talent Experience (Competition)
      Ambition (Convention)


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