The Collective is a program that allows our Dupree faculty to mentor advanced dancers who have demonstrated they have the passion, talent, respect, positive attitude and consistency required to assist both in the classroom and behind the scenes during our Dupree Dance regional tour. Dancers who receive a regional Collective Scholarship have the opportunity to participate in our Collective National Finals Competition. The Collective National Finals winners will become official members of The Collective and assist on the following Dupree Dance regional tour. The Collectives will not only act as demonstrators in the classroom, but they will actively build professional skills through their help backstage as they interact with our team members, studio owners, teachers, parents and attendees of all ages. Collective dancers must be versatile in a myriad of dance genres, engaged at all times, adhere to a strict code of conduct and committed to a consistent positive representation of themselves on all social media platforms.
Dupree Dance Collective scholarships will be awarded at every regional event to a select number of students registered in our Teen and Senior ballroom. They will be determined by our faculty and awarded as a result of a dancer’s performance during both the formal audition and all convention classes throughout the weekend. Collective regional scholarship winners will be announced at the conclusion of each regional event during the Closing Ceremony.
Regional Collective winners receive a full convention tuition scholarship that covers all classes during the Summer Intensive portion of our Dupree Dance National Finals. If a dancer who wins a Regional Collective scholarship chooses to attend National Finals, their full convention scholarship will need to be redeemed at this event in order for our system to recognize them as a Collective winner. A Regional Collective Scholarship winner is also invited to perform in a Collective National Finals routine that will be debuted during our red carpet Gala at conclusion of our National Finals event.
Collective Regional scholarship winners also have the opportunity to compete in our Collective National Finals Competition!
· If a dancer is studio registered when named/awarded a Collective Regional scholarship winner, he/she must register for Nationals under the same studio in order to be eligible to go out for our Dupree Dance Collective National Finals Competition.
All Collective scholarship awards are non-deferable and cannot be redeemed for cash. If a Regional Collective winner is unable to attend National Finals to participate in our Collective program, we will convert their Collective scholarship award into a full regional convention tuition scholarship that may be used at any single regional dance convention within 12 months from the awarded date.
Dupree Dance Collective National Finals Competition
Dancers must be named a Collective Regional Scholarship winner at any regional event within 12 months prior to our National Finals in order to participate in the Collective National Finals Competition. In order to participate in the Collective National Finals competition, a dancer must be studio registered under the same studio in which he/she won their Collective regional scholarship. If a dancer opts to participate in our Collective National Finals competition, the fee is $115.
Candidates who choose to compete in our Collective National Finals competition must
Redeem their Collective Regional Scholarship award at the National Finals event
Participate in all National Finals classes
Register to compete a minimum of one solo (up to 2 solos permitted)
Attend the formal Collective audition class
Interview with our Dupree faculty
Participate in the Improv Dance Challenge
Perform in the National Finals Gala
Collective National Winners will be announced at the conclusion of our National Finals event. Collective National Winners receive a year-round regional tuition scholarship and an invitation to assist at all regional Dupree Dance events outside of their home city (winners will be required to assist at a minimum of two regional cities). They will perform in all regional closing ceremonies at events they assist during and receive a custom Dupree Dance Collective jacket.
** National Collective winners will not be eligible to assist in their home city. They can audition and are eligible to obtain another Regional Collective scholarship in their home city through the formal audition process at that event. They will be able to compete a regional solo in their home city for adjudication only. Competition fees will apply.