Highlighting the beautiful and talented Miss Emma Grace Benton who trained at Oz Dance Studio!
Emma was a 2017 Graduating Senior Scholarship winner at our 2017 Panama City Finals.
Emma is currently enrolled at Samford University where she is studying Nutrition and Dietetics. She is also a part of the Samford Dance Company. She is planning on pursuing a job within hospitals planning meals and managing lifestyles of different types of individuals including diabetics and cardio patients. She hopes to continue her love of dance as both a choreographer and performer.
Emma feels that Rainbow’s Graduating Senior scholarship has helped in more ways than just one. She states, “Not only did receiving this scholarship give me confidence as well as humility, it also gave me the opportunity to go to the college of my dreams. Here, I have learned more than I ever thought possible about my life goals and the path I want to take in the years to come.”
Rainbow will be awarding a $500 scholarship to one lucky graduate per Finals!! If you are a graduating senior and will be attending one of Rainbow’s National Finals in Panama City, FL or Pigeon Forge, TN, please go check out the link below to fill out an application!
YOU could be the next recipient of our distinguished 2018 Graduating Senior Scholarship!!
This past week, dancers from Rainbow Dance Competition and Kids Artistic Revue spent their holiday break pursuing their dreams at the Hollywood Dance Invitational!
Representing the United States, dancers from Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Wyoming AND….Our friends from ‘down under’ from Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, and Western, Australia spent a jam packed 4 days with some of the most renowned professionals in the industry.
Their schedule consisted of –
Master Class & Intro to “Show Business” Workshop
Welcome Dinner & Reception with Guest Speaker Jo Jo Siwa
Master Class Workshops at Millennium
Photoshoot for the 2018 KAR/Rainbow Apparel Campaign
Disney Audition Workshop – Cruise Ship Audition Workshop
Universal VIP Backlot Tour – Behind the scenes tour to closed sets, working sound stages, and the incredible prob warehouse
Farewell Breakfast, Shopping, & Sightseeing
Day #1 at the Hollywood Dance Invitational – all the feels!!! Check our what Hollywood is all about 🙂 hollywooddanceinvitational.com
Posted by Kids Artistic Revue on Thursday, December 28, 2017
Did we mention that Rainbow’s 2017 Panama City SENIOR ELITE STARZ DANCER OF THE YEAR CHAMPION – Samantha Slauter from Westwood Dance Academy, TX was one of the attendees? <3
In 2018 Rainbow will be offering this invite-only event for dancers who would like to explore the endless career opportunities on the West Coast. The Hollywood Dance Invitational will provide dancers the opportunity to take master classes and immerse into the commercial dance, film, and television industry in Los Angeles. The event will take place in December of 2018 and will be an exciting and innovative way for dancers to connect with and learn from some of the most renowned professionals in the industry.
We can’t wait for our Regional Competition Season to begin and are even more excited to offer these incredible opportunities to the deserving dancers that grace the Rainbow stage in 2018!
Rainbow has been called “the competition with a heart” for a good reason. Rainbow has never lost sight of the fact that its success is owed to the hard working teachers and studio owners that appreciate a fair, fun, organized, and on-time competition. From its low-stress environment, unique awards, three levels of competition, online registration, and state of the art judging and scoring, Rainbow aspires to deliver a quality event to dancers, directors, teachers and parents alike.
Our unique awards offer much more than just a placement score. From the Al Gilbert Award for tap excellence to our prestigious Dancer of the Year, Rainbow looks to give our hard-working dancers and teachers their much deserved recognition at each competition. We also invest in our students continuing education, offering outside opportunities in the dance community. Each year, several Rainbow contestants are selected as “All Star Dancers” and receive an invitation to attend the New York City Dance Experience. These All-Stars travel to New York City for a one-of-a-kind event where they attend a series of master classes, meet and study with the world-famous Rockettes, see Broadway shows, and of course, tour the city’s most popular attractions. Rainbow also awards scholarships for students to participate in the popular KAR Dance Convention at each regional and national event.
New in 2018: High Point Emblems and The PULSE Dance Experience Scholarships will be presented to the TOP scoring Solos and Duets/Trios in the RISING STARZ and ELITE STARZ levels. Rainbow has partnered with The PULSE and Camp PULSE to offer exciting weekend workshops with some of the hottest teachers and choreographers. Solo scholarships are valued at a maximum of $285 Duet/Trios will receive a gift card in the amount of $100 per dancer to use towards a PULSE Event. All scholarships and gift cards can be redeemed for the 2018-2019 PULSE season. Please refer to the PULSE website for additional details on their upcoming tour at www.pulsedanceexperience.com.
Rainbow is proud to announce that we award over $100,000 in cash prizes and awards. These include Cash prizes presented to the top 3 winners in Every competitive division, Photogenic winners, Dancer of the Year winners, Future Star winner, Studio Spirit award,Top Studio awards, Grand Finale Showcase finalists and Grand Champions!
Rainbow’s Dancer of the Year Competition provides soloists from the Rising Starz and Elite Starz levels the opportunity to compete in a separate yet exciting division. Multiple performers from all 4 age divisions will be selected as Dancer of the Year finalists. Judged with a unique scoresheet comprised of criteria emphasizing overall entertainment and performance quality, talented dancers vie in hopes of winning the prestigious title of Dancer of the Year!
Regional Dancer of the Year Finalists receive a custom Dancer of the Year hooded sweatshirt and are invited to compete in the National Dancer of the Year Competition at one of our fun-filled National Finals.
The 8 overall winners in their respective divisions are awarded a stunning tiara/cap at every Regional competition.
At National Finals, Dancer of the Year contestants are celebrated at their own separate
event one evening during the week.
Dancers participate in an entertaining opening intro for the National Dancer of the Year Competition.
The 2018 Elite Starz Senior Dancer of the Year Winner in BOTH Panama City and Pigeon Forge will be awarded a once in a lifetime opportunity to travel across the world to re-compete in the renowned Get The Beat Champion of Champions Competition held in Australia! The Grand Prize includes one roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations for 7 nights, and entry fees for Get The Beat Champion Competition!