National Solo Rules & Awards
NATIONAL: FOR SOLOS ONLY© (DANCE SOLOIST, ACTING SOLOIST, VOCAL SOLOIST, TRIPLE THREAT SOLOIST, & IMAGE CONSULTING SOLOIST)
“WHERE PERFORMANCE & TECHNIQUE GO HAND-IN-HAND”
ALL COMPETITIVE & RECREATIONAL SOLOS – All top REGIONAL solos from each category, within each Competitive or Recreational Division, and within each age group will represent themselves as DANCERS EAST, DANCERS WEST, DANCERS NORTH, and DANCERS SOUTH at NATIONALS.
Performers can perform as many dances as they qualified at Regional’s. Each soloist must perform within the same style of dance in which she or he qualified at REGIONALS but can vary the routine. Each soloist will receive a medal and placement pin.
The following breakdown will occur for our NYLA NATIONAL ALL STAR SOLOISTS separated into our Competitive or our Recreational Divisions-
Day 1 & Day 2 of NATIONALS is all dances are scored and placed plus selection of our Top 5 dancers per ages (11 & under), (12 & over) and (21 & over) divisions for finals; And our dance party.
Day 3 of NATIONALS is our finals, student performance, awards.
N.Y.L.A DANCE NATIONAL “OVERALL HIGH SCORE SOLOIST OF THE YEAR” both in RECREATIONAL and COMPETITIVE divisions
will be separated into Minis (Ages 4 – 5 years old), Tiny Dancers (Ages 6-8), Juniors (Ages 9-11), Teens (Ages 12-14), Seniors (Ages 15-20) and Collegiate/ Pro (21 and older).
*OUR NATIONAL TITLE DIVISION WILL BE BROKEN DOWN IN THE SAME AGE GROUPS for MISS or MR NYLA DANCE.
TITLE DIVISION for NATIONAL MISS OR MR NYLA DANCE – FEE APPLIES
AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS: Everyone receives an award for entering.
NYLA DANCE NATIONAL OVERALL HIGH SCORE SOLOIST OF THE YEAR (DANCE, ACTING, VOCAL, TRIPLE THREAT, AND IMAGE CONSULTING DIVISIONS)
GOLDEN NYLA TICKET DANCER OF THE YEAR TITLE
NATIONAL MISS OR MR NYLA DANCE TITLE
NATIONAL PHOTOGENIC TITLE
NATIONAL JUDGE’S AWARDS
$25 in NYLA Rewards overall high score soloist
*Each Division must have at least 5 entries in order to be awarded Rewards.
- Receiving our title of NATIONAL OVERALL HIGH SCORE SOLOIST OF THE YEAR.
- Being part of our N.Y.L.A.BRAND by including all SOLOISTS OF THE YEAR on our online website.
- Performing at Nationals with entries from all over the county in an AMAZING show!!
- Special choreography performed at Nationals by all overall high scorers at each Regional.
- Certificates of distinction from our JUDGES at both Regional & National levels.
Teens & Seniors ONLY
- Selected in classes to serve as Teaching Assistants for any NYLA Faculty at our National Convention.
- Steve Bielecki Emotional Performance Award for a free scholarship and solo to any of our future Regional events.
Have your own choreography shown in NYC as part of the RITA HEWITT National Award for Inspired Choreography.
PLEASE REFER TO ALL REGIONAL RULES FOR ANY OTHER QUESTIONS.