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ACE Awards


Make sure you meet the eligibility requirements:

  1. Only one submission per choreographer. Please no reels.
  2. All entries can be ANY style of dance: jazz, ballet, musical theater, tap, hip-hop, contemporary, modern, etc.
  3. All entries must be between 2-4 mins.
  4. Choreographers and dancers may be professional, amateur, or a combination thereof.
  5. Choreographers may choose to dance in their own piece.
  6. There must be at least 5 dancers in the group and all dancers must be ages 16+.
  7. All entries may be entered by the choreographer NOT by a dance group that has hired the choreographer to set the work.
  8. All performances must use music that can be digitally transferred.
  9. Performances may include props but no "sets".
  10. All entries must be available to compete at the 2018 Dance Teacher Summit in New York City
  11. All choreographers must be able to be present at the awards show competition if chosen as a finalist.

Upload your video to on the Dance Teacher Summit Channel

  1. Be sure to do so BEFORE May 18, 2018.
  2. Please Note: The piece you enter with to become a Finalist, DOES NOT need to be the same piece that you compete with.
  3. It must however meet all the same eligibility requirements.
  4. The video can be from a past performance and does not need to be specifically video-taped for the Capezio A.C.E. Award Competition.

Representatives from Dance Teacher Magazine and Capezio will select and contact 15 Finalists

  1. These finalists will be invited to compete during the Dance Teacher Summit.
  2. All finalists will be notified via email by June 26, 2018.
  3. Please note: All Finalists and their dancers will be responsible for their own travel and lodging.
  4. Finalists and their dancers are able to book discounted rooms under the Dance Teacher Summit room block.
  5. All Finalist choreographers will be able to attend the Dance Teacher Summit classes and events, free of charge.
  6. All Finalist dancers will be given 2 free classes (separate from the Summit attendees) with a select few faculty members.
  7. All Finalists (choreographers and dancers) will receive a $100 gift card from Capezio, year-long subscription to Dance Spirit magazine, certificate of participation and a professionally edited video of their performance.