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National Awards

High Score cash awards will be presented to the OVERALL high scores in each of the SIX Age Divisions (Prep, Mini, Junior, Teen, Senior, Adult). There must be a minimum of 20 groups to be considered for National Critics' Choice. All entries (Primary and Advanced) are eligible for High Score Awards. 

  Advanced Advanced Advanced Primary
  1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 1st Place
Solo $300 $200 $100 $100
Duo/Trio $300 $200 $100 $100
Group $400 $300 $200 $200
Line $400 $300 $200 $200
Small Production
Large Production


1st Place Cash Award  - must have 6 or more entries in the division to be awarded.
2nd Place Cash Award- must have 9 or more entries in the division to be awarded.
3rd Place Cash Award- must have 12 or more entries in the division to be awarded.
All awards will be presented to the teacher or studio director. There will be no ties for the High Score Awards. In the event of an unbreakable tie, the score sheets will be returned to the judges, who will then break the tie. 

National Title Awards

All Title Winners, runner-ups and advanced regional soloists receiving a high gold or platinum are equally eligible to compete at the National Grande Finale for the national title.

Mini (ages 10 & under)
Junior (ages 11-12)
Teen (ages 13-15)
Senior (ages 16-19)

The National Title Competition will be separate from the Finals Solo Competition. Title entries may not compete as part of the Finals Solo competition. Separate entry registration required. All advance entries must be prequalified.

All title performers will also be evaluated in 3 mandatory classes – ballet, jazz, and tap. Class evaluations will consist of 35% of the overall composite title score.

All title entries will be required to step center stage, introduce themselves, hometown, age, and performance piece (prior to performance). Title entries will also participate in a brief onstage interview with the judges.

Title entries will receive a separate ‘Title Presentation/Interview’ score in addition to their adjudication score.

50% Solo Performance Score
35% Master Class Evaluation
15% Title Presentation/Interview Score

The top 3 finalists in each age division will perform their solos at the Closing Night Gala – competing for National Titles. The Gala solo score will replace the previous solo score within each composite score to determine the title winners.

In addition, ONSTAGE NY National Title Winners will each receive:

  • $500 Cash Award and a special plaque
  • A yearlong NYC Dance Alliance Regional Workshop Scholarship

2023 NYCDA National Scholarship Winners may not compete for a 2023 Onstage NY National Title.

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