NYC Dance Alliance Finale to Feature Broadway Auditions, Scholarships & More, 6/30-7/7
1,500 student dancers from across the United States (ages 6-18) are set to attend the NYC Dance Alliance National Season Finale which since 2010 has awarded more than $8.4 million in college scholarships. Taking place from June 30th-July 7th at the Sheraton NY (811 7th Avenue) just north of Times Square, several past student participants have gone on to perform on Broadway and be principal dancers at some of the country's most respected dance companies and past participants have also been winners of the hit TV show So You Think You Can Dance and also appear as pros on Dancing with the Stars.
Each year this major dance event hosts the country's most talented and promising up and coming dancers, offering them the chance to compete for millions in college scholarships, participate in audition workshops with Broadway shows & other top entertainment productions, take dance classes taught by some of the industry's most celebrated dancers and instructors, and perform for leaders of the dance and entertainment communities.
The first three days of the event (6/30-7/2) include orientations, rehearsals, adjudication sessions and preliminary competitions, and taking place on Thursday, July 3rd from 11am-3pm will be the college scholarship auditions, where the High School junior and senior participants will get the chance to audition for the chance to win millions in scholarships. Participating colleges and universities this year are Marymount Manhattan, Pace University, Point Park University (Pittsburgh, PA), Mercyhurst University (Eerie, PA), Dean College (Franklin, MA) and Chapman University (CA).
Throughout the week attendees will also have the opportunity to take a range of dance classes led by top professionals, offering more than 80 classes with over 20 instructors in all styles of dance.
Taking place on Sunday, July 6th at 7:30pm (for the 6-12 year old participants) will be the Junior Gala, and on Monday, July 7th at 6:30pm (for the teenage participants) will be the Closing Night Gala, which will feature performances from the students as well as special guest Broadway performers. The scholarship winners will also be announced during the Closing Night Gala and the top competition performers from earlier in the week will get to perform again for their peers and range of leaders from the dance and entertainment communities.
Incorporated in the early fall of 1993, New York City Dance Alliance was founded by Executive Director, Joe Lanteri to create a dance convention with a cutting edge point of view, from the dance capital of the world, New York City. The finale event comes after New York City Dance Alliance's regional competition tour which goes to over twenty cities across the U.S. including Los Angeles, Orlando, Las Vegas, Dallas, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Denver, and Portland. All finale participants have taken part in the regional tour earlier this year.
The New York City Dance Alliance National Season Finale will take place from June 30th-July 7th at the Sheraton NY (811 7th Avenue). For more information on New York City Dance Alliance, visit www.NYCDance.com.