Hall of Fame National Competitions
The 2017 Nationals Competitions
Please noteOur National events may begin as early as 9 am on the first scheduled day with solos, duets and trios. Groups may begin as early as the morning of the second day of Nationals. Dancers that are participating in the All Star program will also need to be at Nationals for an All Star/Parent meeting which will be scheduled on the morning of the first day followed by classes. The World Series of Dance group showdown will take place on the final evening of Nationals until approximately 11:00 p.m. Travel arrangements for departure should not be scheduled until the next morning. In the unlikely event that there are not enough entries to support a 6 day national show, the last day will be a free day.
FREE MASTER CLASSESFREE master classes are available to all dancers attending Nationals and All-Star and Final Cut performers which are chosen at regionals. Registration for All-Stars/Final Cut will be available beginning in February. The schedule of classes will be based upon the competition schedule. For example, when juniors are competing, there will be teen/senior classes. ALL-STARS may have choreography/classes every day. They are also free to take the Master Classes. Parents and teachers are welcome to watch classes. No cell phones or other distractions.
The Master Class and All-Star Class Schedule, along with the to-the-minute competition schedule, will be posted online at least one week prior to Nationals.
2017 Hotel InformationWe hope to see you at one of our 3 National events! The following hotel information should help you have a pleasant stay at our Nationals:
Virginia Beach, VA
June 27-July 2, 2017:
Since there is no host hotel for the event, you can choose from the many ocean-front accommodations with easy access to the beach or accommodations conveniently located close to the Convention Center, with hotels in all price ranges.
Visit Virginia Beach's official hotel website where you can filter your searches by oceanfront properties, price, amenities, etc.
Go to: http://www.visitvirginiabeach.com/hotels
The closest hotel to the venue is the Double Tree by Hilton. It is not a resort style hotel and is not oceanfront, but it is in the parking lot are of the convention center. The number for this hotel is: 757-422-8900.
Another suggestion for families that do not need or want oceanfront accommodations is to stay in the Town Center of Virginia Beach, which is a newly developed area that is an easy 10 minute drive to the venue. There are plenty of restaurants in this area (California Pizza Kitchen, Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Chang’s, etc.) as well as some nice wine bars, outside music and shopping.
The website for this area is: www.vabeachtowncenter.com.
Traverse City, MI
June 30-July 5, 2017:
Host Hotel: Grand Traverse Resort, 100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd, Acme, MI 49610
Reservations: 800-968-7352 Room Block: Hall of Fame Dance
The host hotel is SOLD-OUT. Traverse City is a beautiful town, and anywhere that you stay, you are sure to be able to experience the power and beauty of Michigan as well as experience our professional and fun Nationals. Please see the options below for accommodations.
Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel, 7741 M72 East, Williamsburg, MI 49690
Reservations: 231-534-8870 or www.turtlecreekcasino.com
Turtle Creek is Grand Traverse's sister resort, located 5 miles from the Grand Traverse Resort. It is a newer hotel and quite nice. Staying at Turtle Creek, you are able to use the amenities at Grand Traverse, including golf and spa services. There is also a free shuttle that will take you to the resort as well as the downtown tourist area.
There is no room block. Rooms are currently available at the following rates: 6/29: $152, 6/30: $299, 7/1: $299, 7/2: $269, 7/3: $249, 7/4: $229, 7/5: $229. If you sign up for a Player Card – you will receive 10% off of the hotel rates.
Sleep Inn: 5520 US 31 Norther, Acme, MI, 49610
Reservations: 231-938-7000 Room Block: Hall of Fame Dance
There is a room block set-up at the Sleep Inn, which is only 1.5 miles from the venue. They offer a full hot complimentary breakfast and an indoor pool and hot tub. There are beautiful views of the bay across the street and great reviews on TripAdvisor.
There are currently 30 double rooms and 10 kings available in the Hall of Fame Room block at $150-$290 per night.
West Bay Beach Resort: 615 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686
Reservations: 231-947-3700 Room Block: Hall of Fame Dance
We have also set-up a room block at the West Bay Beach Resort, which is located directly on the Grand Traverse Bay. There are 15 double rooms available in the block at $189.95-$329.95 per night.
Cherry Tree Inn and Suites: 2345 US 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686
Reservations: 231-938-8888 Room Block: Hall of Fame Dance
Cherry Tree Inn & Suites is also located directly on the bay. There are 10 double rooms available in the block at $314 per night.
Summerside Property Hotels (Cambria Hotel & Suites, Comfort Inn and Best Western Plus)
There are rooms at these properties available at various rates, and, while they will not block rooms, the director of sales, Deb Kresnak, said she would be happy to check availability and book rooms for dance studios coming for our event. Cambria Suites offer separate living and sleeping areas with refrigerator, microwave, and Keurig coffee makers.
Deb Kresnak, Director of Sales – 231-778-9100
There are also an abundance of private condo and home rentals in Traverse City. Go to www.homeaway.com to search for a private condo/home to rent.
July 3-8, 2017:
Host Hotel: Hyatt Regency Orlando, 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
Reservations: 407-284-1234 Room Block: Hall of Fame Dance. Register online at: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/HOF2017
PLEASE NOTE: The Hyatt Regency is SOLD-OUT. There are many options for accommodations in the Orlando area. While we do not have room blocks set-up at any additional hotels, please see the information below for some suggested accommodations.
Hilton Orlando, 6001 Destination Drive, Orlando, Florida 32819
Located just .5 miles from the venue, this resort style hotel is similar to the Hyatt and offers many restaurant options, a spa, fabulous pool with lazy river and water slide, putting course and many other amenities. The venue is within walking distance.
Room rates on www.TripAdvisor.com as of 9/23 begin at: $184 Pool View – 2 doubles; $229 Executive Level – 2 doubles.
Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Drive, Orlando, Florida 32819
Within walking distance to the venue, the location is ideal.
Room rates on www.TripAdvisor.com as of 9/23 begin at: $93-122 per night standard; $131 per night with free cancellation through 6/28.
Hyatt Place, 8741 International Drive, Orlando, Florida 32819
Located just 1 mile from the venue, the Hyatt Place offers free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking, and an outdoor pool.
Room rates on www.TripAdvisor.com as of 9/23 begin at: $139 per night - 2 doubles; $149 per night – with free cancellation through 7/1.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any problems booking rooms. We can definitely help you find the perfect accommodations.
- Our easy registration makes entering a breeze. You may simply register online through our online registration system, moving the entries from your regional event to the national event.
- At Nationals, a soloist may compete up to two solos as long as he or she would have been qualified to perform those solos at a regional event or his or her studios has entered groups in the competition. If time & scheduling permits, we will open the National competition to additional solos, and soloists may compete up to 3 solos, as in regionals.
- You MUST enter, with payment, by May 15, 2017.
- All dancers will compete as the same age they were at their regional competition, with ages calculated as of January 1, 2017, and all rules in place at the regional competition will apply for the National event..
- Future Hall of Famer: 8 and under
- Junior: 9-11
- Teen: 12-14
- Senior: 15-18
*Should your roster of dancers change in any way, you must recalculate the ages based upon the new average age. Please note roster and age changes when you send in your Nationals entries. You do NOT have to pay an additional charge if you change categories.
League ClassificationAmerican and National Leagues
- As you know, studios selected the league placement for their routines prior to their regional event. However, any routine scoring less than 280.5 points at a regional event may move down to National League for Nationals only by contacting the office at email@example.com. This is subject to approval. Please be extra careful with your league placement if you are attending a national event.
- Entries in the Rookie League are not eligible for the Solo & Duet/Trio Showdown or the World Series of Dance.
All-Star Classes and Choreography
- All-Stars have the opportunity to take free choreography/master classes in all subjects of dance to prepare for the opening number of our World Series Finals. The World Series Finals will take place on the last evening of each national event.
- There will be an All-Star meeting for all All-Star dancers and their parents/teachers on the first day of Nationals. The complete, detailed All-Star rehearsal schedule will be posted when the competition schedule is posted, at least one week prior to the Nationals event, but most likely sooner.
- The costume for the opening number is ANY white top and black bottom. All All-Stars should bring this with them to the national event. Dancers should also bring all of their dance shoes; the All-Star production will include several dance styles. Most dancers will only appear in portions of the dance. Hall of Fame does not guarantee which sections you will dance in.
- There is no charge for being an All-Star. The master classes/choreography and performance opportunity is free to all Hall of Fame All Stars. All-Stars should be in the master class for the section of the All-Star dance they wish to perform in. Choreography is often taught in the master classes.
- Make no mistake participating as an All-Star is hard work and time consuming.
Solo and Duet/Trio Showdown
NEW in 2017
The top five solos and top three duet/trios in all age divisions in both leagues will re-compete in the Hall of Fame Solo and Duet/Trio Showdown. Placements for the five highest scoring solos and three highest scoring duet/trios will not be announced during the first round of competition. Instead, those routines will re-compete in the Solo & Duet/Trio Showdown where they will compete for the National Championship and the top placements will be determined. There may be more than 5 soloists and more than 3 duet/trios that qualify for the Solo & Duet/Trio Showdown due to ties.
- There must be at least 5 duet/trios and 10 solos in each category in order to compete in the solo and duet/trio showdown.
- Duet/Trios must consist of at least one differing dancer in order for two duet/trios from the same studio to be eligible for the showdown.
- If there are more than 5 American League male soloists in an age category, the top 3 male soloists will compete in a separate Male solo showdown.
- At Nationals, all productions will compete in the Production Challenge, which will take place on the final day of Nationals after the final large group/line performance that day. The Production Challenge will have a National League and an American League champion, and productions will not be eligible for the World Series of Dance.
- There must be at least 3 productions in each age category/league (2 studios or more) in order to compete in the Production Challenge. If there are less than 3 productions, the routines will compete with the other lines and be eligible for the World Series of Dance. For example, if there are 8 American League productions and 2 National League productions, the 8 American League productions will compete in the Production Challenge, and the 2 National League productions will compete with the other National League lines.
- Cash Awards will be given to the Production Challenge winners.
World Series of Dance
- The top five small groups and the top five large groups/lines in the Future Hall of Famer, Junior, Teen and Senior age divisions, in both the American and National leagues, will re-compete in the World Series of Dance on the last day of Nationals. If there are 6 or more competitive (non-rookie) Future Hall of Famer Groups that average age six and under (Small Groups/Large Groups/Lines combined) from 4 or more studios, the top 3 age six and under groups will re-compete in the World Series of Dance. Excluding Productions that are in the Production Challenge, if there are 5 or more lines from 3 or more studios in an age category and division, then the top 3 lines will re-compete in the World Series of Dance on the last day of Nationals. Otherwise, the lines will be combined with the large groups for the World Series of Dance. If, when the large groups and lines are combined for the World Series, the rare event occurs that a large group and line from the same studio receive an identical score and therefore tie for inclusion in the World Series, the studio director may choose whether the large group or the line is in the World Series. Additional routines in each World Series category are possible if there are ties. Additional cash prizes and victory cups will be awarded to the top three placements in each league if there are five or more routines in that section. Cash prizes and victory cups will be awarded to the top two placements if there are four routines in that section and to the top place only if there are three or less routines in that section.
- A studio can only have more than one group in a particular age division and league if the additional group is comprised of completely different dancers. Otherwise, only the highest scoring group from a studio may participate in each league.
- Cash prizes and victory cups will be awarded to the top three placements in each league if there are five or more routines. It is possible that more than five routines may be included if there are ties. Cash prizes and victory cups will be awarded to the top two placements if there are four routines and to the top first place only if there are three or less routines.
- Each age category and league will only be divided into small groups and large group/lines for the World Series if there are ten small groups and ten large groups/lines in that specific age category and league. If there are less than ten small groups OR ten large group/lines, the small groups, large groups, and lines will be combined for the World Series as in past years. Only one group from each studio will be eligible for that section of the World Series, unless the additional group is comprised of completely different dancers.
For example, if there are ten Senior National League small groups, three Senior National League large groups, and 1 Senior National League Line, the Senior National League World Series category would consist of the top five highest scoring Senior National League groups from the small groups, large groups, AND lines, as in past years. Each studio would only have one group in the Senior National League World Series, unless the additional group is made-up of entirely different dancers.
- If, due to the make-up of the entries, all routines in an age division have to compete in 1 league, the top 7 highest scoring dances will compete in the World Series of Dance. Qualifying is based on scores, not rankings. If there is a tie for the final spot, all dances with that score will be included. Within these top 7 routines, a studio can have more than one group qualify if the groups consist of completely different dancers or the groups are in 2 separate categories that would normally be divided in the World Series (small groups & large groups/lines). That is, a studio could have a small group and a large group in that World Series section with the same dancers in both routines, but could not have 2 small groups with any dancers in common or 2 large groups with any dancers in common or a large group and line with any dancers in common. In this instance, the top 5 routines will be announced in the World Series for that category instead of the top 3. These exceptions to the normal World Series procedure are only in effect in the rare event where we have to combine leagues in an age category.
Cash AwardsCash prizes will be awarded to the World Series winners, Showdown winners, and National Champions.
- All routines must be prepared to perform 75 minutes prior to their scheduled performance time. The performance order will take precedence over the scheduled time, so please be prepared to perform early. Hall of Fame reserves the right to alter the performance order for the benefit of the show.
- If there are less than 10 routines in any category in either league, all routines will compete in one league.