Awards at America On Stage
Awards Program


America On Stage events feature an award for every dancer and every team!

At America on Stage, we believe every dancer, team, and director should be highly recognized for their excellent achievement.  Accordingly, we offer the best awards program anywhere! 

Every dancer receives an individual award for every event competed (including team). 
Every team receives a team award for every event competed. 
Every studio receives at least one large trophy. 

At a special Awards Ceremony at the end of every level, we present overall awards and a fun sportsmanship spirit award.

 

 

AGE DIVISION AWARDS
 After you compete, scores are tallied and age division results are posted on the America On Stage app and posting wall!
In lower levels, all receive either a 1st, 2nd or 3rd and in higher levels single and double awards are awarded:
 

Dance Categories (Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Tap)
 

Dance Novice, Beginning, & Intermediate
 

Dance Advanced
 

DOUBLE AWARDS
Multiple Awards and High Gold Ratings

All dancers can win TWO awards – 1st, 2nd or 3rd and HIGH GOLD

All Dancers awarded either a
1st, 2nd or 3rd based upon their score.


All Dancers who score greater than 98% of their possible score also receive HIGH GOLD

SINGLE AWARDS
One 1st, one 2nd, One 3rd and High Gold Ratings

 

Highest Score is awarded 1st,
next highest 2nd,
and next highest 3
rd


All Dancers who score over 98% of their possible score receive HIGH GOLD

 

           

Clogging and Power Tap Categories

Clogging Novice, Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
 

Clogging Championship

Clogging Professional

MULTIPLE AWARDS
We award all dancers for all their hard work and effort!

 

All Dancers awarded
either a
1st, 2nd or 3rd
based upon their score.

DOUBLE AWARDS
Multiple Awards and High Gold Ratings

 

All dancers can win TWO awards – 1st, 2nd or 3rd and HIGH GOLD

All Dancers awarded either a
1st, 2nd or 3rd based upon their score.


All Dancers who score over 98% of their possible score also receive HIGH GOLD

SINGLE AWARDS
One 1st, one 2nd, One 3rd and High Gold Ratings

 

Highest Score is awarded 1st,
next highest 2nd,
and next highest 3
rd


All Dancers who score over 98% of their possible score receive HIGH GOLD

 

SCORING
Dancers are scored between 4.5 and 5.0 in two categories - Technical Merit and Artistic Presentation.

PLACING
Dancers are awarded a place based upon their total score from all three judges.

The Highest scoring dancer(s) in each category are scored 1st automatically, regardless of score.
Dancers who score above 29.1 are awarded 1st place.
Dancers who score between 28.7 and 29.09 are awarded 2nd place.
Dancers who score between 27.0 and 28.69 are awarded 3rd place.
In this way, dancers earn the place they score.

AWARDS PINS

All winners receive an awards pin at the awards table for each event competed and should pick up their pins themselves. Pins are awarded for Individual, Duet, Trio, and team categories and are picked up by EACH member of the team for EACH dance competed at the awards table.
 A special place plate to go on their Large Studio Trophy is given to the director at the awards table at the end of the day with their score sheets at the awards table.

 

HIGH GOLD Award
The HIGH GOLD award allows for each dancer who might be dancing alone in their age division to compete and see if they can score high enough to earn a High Gold. Dancers in the highest level also score High Gold if they dance well enough to score so high! See the bottom of this webpagefor more information.

 

 

 

DANCE QUEEN Awards

All Queen awards are announced from the stage!  All Queen winners are awarded a large trophy.
All 1st place Queen winners also receive a sash and tiara.
At large events, we will post the results online and you can pick up your awards early at the awards table.


 

All Standard solo and duet results are posted on the results wall (not announced).
All standard winners receive a trophy at the awards table.



OVERALL AWARDS CEREMONIES!

SUPERStar Awards

There are TWO SUPERStar awards.
Every time you compete, you earn points which are tallied today and all year long.


TODAY’S SUPERStars
 The dancers with the most individual points at TODAY’S EVENT in each level are called up on stage and awarded as TODAY’S SUPERStars.

 

OVERALL’S SUPERStars

At Nationals at Lagoon, we will award the highest scoring dancer with the most  combined points as the Overall Individual, Duet, and Team SUPERStars!
See the rankings online here!

 

 

Master Soloist
In  Clogging's All-Around Solos, a person who wins 1st places in all 5 solos in one level are awarded as a Master Soloist.
 

 

Nationals Hot Ticket Invitations for 1st PLACE WINNING TEAMS

Teams who win 1st place will be recognized during the Overall Awards ceremony.
The MC will announce all 1st place winning teams and these teams will receive a Hot Ticket invitation to compete at Nationals at Lagoon in their awards packet!

 

OVERALL TEAMS

 In every level, the top 5 highest scoring teams are awarded Overall Team Trophies!
In our Advanced Dance categories, we also award the Overall Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary & Lyrical Team!

 

OVERALL STUDIOS

In every level, the top 3 studios with the most wins are awarded Overall Studio Trophies!



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National Awards

The following awards are awarded at America On Stage's National Dance Championships at Lagoon in May
 

OVERALL SUPERStar Rankings

As you gain SUPERStar points all year long and they accumulate, you can track the rankings and where you stand here.
The top dancers in each category will be awarded Overall SUPERStars!

 

National Champions

At Nationals, we dance off all Individuals, Duets and Team entries. The winner of each category is crowned America On Stage's National Champion!
See our Nationals page with more information here

 

All-Americans

At Nationals, we dance off all Individual and Duet entries. The top winners in each category are crowned America On Stage's All-Americans!
See our Nationals page with more information here

Hall of Fame

After being an All-American for 10 years with requirements met in individual categories won, we induct dancers in to the America On Stage Hall of Fame!
See our Nationals page with more information here

Ring of Glory

After being All-American for 20 years with requirements met in individual categories won, we induct dancers in to the America On Stage Ring of Glory
See our Nationals page with more information here

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America On Stage High Gold
Awards Explanation

Dance Novice, Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Levels

Clogging Championship and Pro Levels

 

Our newest awards are called HIGH GOLD! Here’s how they work

 

LEVELS OFFERED:

HIGH GOLD is offered in the top two levels only (Dance Intermediate and Dance Advanced) and (Clogging Championship and Clogging Pro). All other levels still offer multiple awards as has been done before (All Dancers receive either a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place based upon their score.)

 

Dance Novice, Beginning, Intermediate and Clogging Championship are awarded with BOTH awards below:

MULTIPLE AWARDS – All Dancers receive either a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place based upon their score.

HIGH GOLD – Each dancer that scores 98% or higher is also awarded a HIGH GOLD

 

If you are by yourself, or competing against others, you strive not only to get a first place score (29.2 or higher), but you also dance to score a first place HIGH GOLD (29.5 or higher).

 

It is possible to see an age division similar to one below in Dance Intermediate or Clogging Champ

 

Dancer A          1st Place                        HIGH GOLD      Dancer A has scored a 29.6

Dancer B           1st Place                        HIGH GOLD      Dancer B has scored a 29.55

Dancer C          1st Place                                                Dancer C has scored a 29.1

Dancer D          1st Place                                                Dancer D has scored a 28.8

Dancer E           2nd Place                                   Dancer E has scored a 28.4

Dancer F           3rd Place

 

Dance Advanced and Clogging Pro are awarded with BOTH awards below:

SINGLE AWARDS – One 1st, one 2nd one 3rd, one 4th, one 5th. Dancers all compete against each other.

HIGH GOLD - Each dancer that scores 98% or higher is also awarded a HIGH GOLD

 

If you are by yourself, or competing against others, you strive not only to get a first place score (29.2 or higher), but you also dance to score a first place HIGH GOLD (29.5 or higher).

 

It is possible to see an age division similar to one below

 

Dancer A          1st Place                        HIGH GOLD      Dancer A has scored a 29.9

Dancer B           2nd Place           HIGH GOLD      Dancer B has scored a 29.8

Dancer C          3rd Place           HIGH GOLD      Dancer C has scored a 29.7      

Dancer D          4th Place                                   Dancer D has scored a 29.4

Dancer E           5th Place                                    Dancer E has scored a 29.3

 

We hope this new awards system rewards all those who work so hard, dance so well, and strive so much to earn the very best awards possible.

 

We look forward to your comments on this new awards system and can’t wait to see you at America On Stage where the Magic of a Win takes Center Stage!

Contact America On Stage with additional questions