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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! 


So excited to announce that we have added Baton Rouge, LA to our 2018 Schedule. We will be coming to the Baton Rouge River Center Theatre on March 17 & 18, 2018. We hope to see you all there! For more information visit the event page here >

It comes with great pride and enthusiasm to present our  Video of the Year Winners for the 2017 Competition Season out of 125 nominees and 12,192 unique votes.
Starz of Tomorrow VOY Winner –‘Cleanin’ Up The Town‘ – Dance Connection – Denver, CO
Rising Starz VOY Winner -‘Haunted‘ -JDI Dance Company – Redondo Beach, CA
Elite Starz VOY Winner – ‘Because We Can‘ – Kathy’s Dance Co. – Grand Rapids, MI
Within the next six weeks, our Social Video Strategist will be visiting each and every Winning Studio to create a custom video montage that highlights and celebrates the award winning routine, studio director(s), teacher(s), choreographer(s)  dancers, and their families.  This professional custom video will be available as a Rainbow Dance TV YouTube episode and shared on all of Rainbow’s social media platforms.
We are proud of this unique and very special award that has showcased and honored dance studios since 2012.


Applicants must be:
• Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States;
• Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application;
• Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution;
• Attending a Dance Studio that is participating in a 2017 Rainbow Dance National Finals;
• Carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.