If You Love Our Regional Competitions, You'll LOVE Our

National Dance Competitions

Choose From Any One of Our Three Amazing Locations!

Join us for a week of sun, fun, & dancing at one of our 3 amazing locations!

At the conclusion of our Regional Dance Competition season, Turn It Up Dance Challenge hosts three National Dance Competitions at popular summer destinations. This year, our host cities include Long Branch, New Jersey, Foxwoods Resort in Connecticut, and Ocean City, Maryland.

Our National Dance Competitions are a celebration of dance where performers will get a chance to make new friends from around the country, compete for top CASH prizes, perform on our National Dance Team, and learn from some of the best dance professionals in the industry.

All attendees will have the opportunity to watch or participate in our week long activities including:

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    Learn From the Best in the Industry!

    Register for Nationals to participate in our extremely popular Convention Classes taught by top Turn It Up Master Teachers. These teachers will be awarding select dancers scholarship opportunities towards future Turn It Up Dance Challenge events!

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    Meet the Master Teachers!

    On the last day of nationals, you'll have the chance to get up close and personal with all of our Master Teachers. Score autographs and take pictures that will last a life-time!

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    Join Us For a Night of Music, Fun, and Dancing!

    Join us mid-week with other studios and dancers at our highly anticipated Beach/Pool Party (parties vary depending on location). There will be music, raffles, treats and more! You won't want to miss this party!

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    Compete for Cash and the Title of National Grand Champion

    Top scoring routines will be selected to compete on the last day of nationals in our Dance Battles. Here the top scoring dances will compete to take home cash and the title of National Grand Champion.

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    Check Out the National Dance Team Performances!

    Dancers who have been selected at our regional dance competitions, will get a chance to perform as the National Dance Team. This will be an amazing performance you want to miss. 

2019 National Competitions

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Top Scoring Routines Will be Selected to Compete in our

Dance Battles

For Cash Prizes, and the Title of National Grand Champion!

Dance Batte Overview:

  • 4 National Grand Champions (Jr Groups / Sr Groups / Jr Lines & Productions / Sr Lines & Productions) will be announced!
  • $4,000 will be given away at each Dance Battle location! (National Grand Champion receives $1,000.00 CASH, in all 4 categories!)
  • The National Grand Champion also will get to take home a Huge Battle Trophy!
  • The dance battle will be held at the finale of nationals and will be opened up by live performances by your convention teachers and by your Turn It Up National Dance Team!
  • This will be a high energy show you will not want to miss.

Rules and Regulations

  • The runner up and winner in each age division at nationals for small groups, large groups, lines, and productions will be eligible to move on to compete in the dance battle.
  • If there is a Tie for runner up or winner, both groups will move on to the Turn It Up Dance Battle- If runner up and winner in an age group is from the same studio, the next routine will be selected. Any one studio may not win more than once in an age group.
  • If a studio sweeps a category, their 1st place routine will be the only invited in that category.
  • Routines selected for the Dance Battle will be announced at the last awards ceremony at Nationals.
  • The Dance Battle will have Two Age Groups: JUNIORS (11 & under) and SENIORS (12 & up)
  • Only routines entered into the competitive level are eligible.
  • Each routine must have received a High Gold or better to be selected
  • Does not include solos, duo/trios. It DOES include Lines and Productions which will have its own category and will receive their own cash prizes!
  • There is NO cost to participate or view the dance battle
  • TINY ROUTINES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THE DANCE BATTLE.
  • Call or Email our offices at info@turnitupdance.com or 617-283-8811 for further inquiries.

Wildcard Selection - Judges will select 1 wildcard routine from the entire competition to be a part of the Dance Battle. This routine will be announced at the very last award ceremony at Nationals. Contenders can be in any age category and can be any of the 4 categories; small groups, large groups, lines, and productions.

Outstanding dancers may be selected to join our

National Dance Team

Learn From the Best and Build Your Dance Resume

National Dance Team Overview:

Turn It Up Dance Challenge judges will select outstanding dancers and routines from each of our conventions and regional competitions. Any dancer who is in the selected routine is invited onto our Turn It Up National Dance Team for that year. There will be multiple teams in each location depending on the ages of participating dancers.

This is your chance to...

  • Learn from top professional choreographers!
  • Build your dance resume!
  • Score exclusive Dance Team apparel!
  • Receive custom made costumes that you can keep!
  • Make new friends!
  • Be featured on our website or in brochures!

It is an experience to remember!!

Remember: If you are selected for the Turn It Up National Dance Team you MUST accept your invitation by the deadline on your certificate.

Additional National Dance Team Information:
  1. Dancers who accept their Dance Team Invitations will be required to be in attendance the entire week of Nationals.
  2. All dance team practices, rehearsals, and performances are mandatory for participants.
  3. Dancers will participate in a 1-day intensive on the first day of Nationals where they will meet their choreographer and learn the routine they will be performing on the last day of Nationals. Lunch will be provided for dancers on this day.
  4. Parents of Dance Team Members will receive exclusive VIP seating at the Dance Battle.
  5. Dance Teams will be split by age. This will be determined once all registration has been received and will vary by location.
*Please email our office at info@turnitupdance.com for more information.
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