We are not looking for perfection but we are looking for artistry. If you are nominated, we assume you are talented. Use this opportunity to show us what you are trying to explore/create/convey as an artist.
For DANCING: The video may be of one dance or a montage of various dances. It may include solos and/or dancing with a partner or group.
Strong videos in the past have showcased versatility in styles, levels in movement, substance and complexity in choreography and movement quality, ambidexterity, and musicality.
Choreography is not offered as a primary specialty, however, a choreography video/reel may be submitted as a secondary component.
For CHOREOGRAPHY: The video may be of one dance or a montage of various dances. These may be recorded for this application or clips from prior performances.
These videos should be similar to a video that you would submit for a college or professional audition.
Perform at least one (1) piece which represents your primary specialty (i.e. the specialty in which you were nominated.) You may submit more than one piece.
Each piece should be approximately one (1) minute each.
The video should be a total of two (2) minutes.
We STRONGLY DISCOURAGE submitting clips from a live performance (a show with an audience). These videos you usually too far away with poor sound. Plus, the audience reactions are distracting.
NOTE: You will not be disqualified if your video is longer than two minutes, so don't worry about being EXACT in hitting the two minute mark. HOWEVER, because is likely the judges will be viewing over 100 videos, it is likely they will stop watching after two minutes.
The online application has space for two (2) additional links for videos to showcase your talents BEYOND your primary specialty.
You should NOT use this space to submit additional videos of your primary specialty.
Upload videos to
then, provide the link to the uploaded video in the online application.
ALL LINKS TO VIDEOS MUST BE ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC.
No passwords/private sites.
We will not accept links to videos that are stored in a Dropbox, Google Drive, or other source that requires a special video player.
Remember, you want the video to be EASY to view. If the judges have trouble seeing your work, they will not take the time to figure it out and will move on without evaluating you.
Don't worry about having high production values. Simple videos that allow us to see your work are fine.
Videos should be shot in a neutral environment like a dance studio dance classroom, or stage. Also, please make sure that the sound and picture are clear.
Please make sure we can see your entire body throughout the video.