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©2019 RVA Dance Awards. Proudly brought to you by Studio 4 Dance LLC.

CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS

BEST DANCE COMPANY - The performance group, troupe or company, within any genre of dance, that exhibits consistent, innovative and entertaining pieces of work.

BEST STUDIO PERFORMANCE COMPANY - The studio based performance company or traveling competition team, within any genre of dance, that exhibits consistent, innovative and entertaining pieces of work.

DANCE STUDIO OF THE YEAR - The recital based, dance studio that produces quality dancers, educates through proper technique training and exemplifies great sportsmanship and team unity.

BEST HIP HOP CHOREOGRAPHY -  The choreographed piece (and choreographer) that exhibits creativity, musicality and innovation using hip hop movement.

BEST JAZZ CHOREOGRAPHY - The choreographed piece (and choreographer) that exhibits creativity, technique and innovative entertainment using traditional Jazz movement.

BEST CONTEMPORARY CHOREOGRAPHY - The choreographed piece (and choreographer) that expresses fluid and innovative technique using Contemporary movement.

BEST TAP CHOREOGRAPHY - The choreographed piece (and choreographer) that exhibits creativity, musicality and innovation using tap movement.

BEST LYRICAL CHOREOGRAPHY - The choreographed piece (and choreographer) that exhibits a creative mixture of Jazz and Ballet technique using lyrical movement 

BEST AFRICAN CHOREOGRAPHY - The choreographed piece (and choreographer) that exhibits creativity, musicality and innovation using African dance movement.

BEST BALLET CHOREOGRAPHY - The choreographed piece (and choreographer) that exhibits creativity, technique and innovative entertainment using traditional Ballet movement.

DANCER OF THE YEAR - The dancer (18+) that has consistently exhibited an immense amount of hard work, dedication, growth and perseverance throughout the 2018 and/or 2019 calendar year.

YOUTH DANCER OF THE YEAR - The dancer (under the age of 18) that has consistently exhibited an immense amount of hard work, dedication, growth and perseverance throughout the 2018 and/or 2019 calendar year.

BEST DIGITAL CONTENT - The dance professional or group that produces the most creative and high quality digital content across all social media platforms and/or company or personal websites.

CHOREOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR The dance professional, no matter the age or dance genre, that has consistently created strong, innovative and entertaining choreographic pieces throughout the 2018 and/or 2019 calendar year.

BEST COLLABORATION - The collaborative piece between two (or more) individual choreographers or two (or more) artistic groups.

BEST ARTISTIC DIRECTION The dance professional, no matter the age or dance genre, that has consistently created strong, innovative and entertaining live performances throughout the 2018 and/or 2019 calendar year.  Overseeing all aspects of the production; including but not limited to selecting the choreographic pieces used, recruiting dancers, setting production schedules and wardrobe. 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD The dance professional that has consistently exhibited an immense amount of hard work, dedication and growth within their personal dance career; as well as, created a deep impact within either their dance group, studio and/or RVA dance community. (Nominee must be over the age of 30)

BEST COLLEGIATE MAJORETTE GROUP - The majorette group, comprised of college-aged dancers, that exhibits creative, innovative and entertaining performances.

DANCE INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEARThis professional dance instructor has the ability to train students in proper dance technique, holds the ability to engage their classes using innovative teaching methods and impact dancers through positivity, encouragement and progressive movement. (Nominee must be over the age of 19)

COMMUNITY DANCER" AWARD The dance professional that has consistently made significant contributions to the RVA dance community through their time, actions, support, talents, dedication and creativity.