National Events

Spotlight National Competitions are the highlight of any season. Our three annual National events are centrally located and offer everything from FREE Master Classes to more than $20,000 in cash awards and prizes. To be part of an unforgettable experience, look into one of the Spotlight Dance Cup National Competitions and join us for a week of instruction, world-class competition and memories that will last a lifetime!

See What's New for Nationals 2018!

We Hope To See You There!

Experience the excitement of competing for a title at the Nationals Finals!

  • Extravaganza Showcase includes performance opportunities for all dancers
  • Exciting Title competition
  • Fun and exciting vacation destinations
  • Parent activities including the Dance Down and unique contests

FREE MASTER CLASSES

Participate in amazing master classes taught by industry-leading instructors! Classes are free to all registered competitors and teachers (spaced permitting). Online registration for classes will be available when each Nationals schedule is published.

SPOTLIGHT ELITE

An exclusive performance team featured in the Extravaganza Showcase at each National event. This opportunity is available to top 10 regional solo finalists, regional Dance Down finalists and all National Title Competitors!

BLACK LIGHT DANCE PARTY

Dancers, teachers and parents are welcome to the third annual Black Light Dance Party hosted by one of your favorite Spotlight DJs! Admission to the party is a Spotlight t-shirt, available for purchase at the Spotlight Boutique. Win awesome prizes and dance the night away with Spotlight staff and judges! All National Title Contestants receive FREE admission.

PARENT DANCE DOWN & CHALLENGES

Spotlight's Parent Dance Down is the most entertaining activity during Nationals! A theme will be announced two weeks prior to the event and parents are encouraged to dress the part. Free tickets can be picked up at the Spotlight Boutique. Compete for the Parent Dance Down Champion or win for best costume! Additional challenges and activities will occur throughout the week. Parents are encouraged to participate for a chance to win awesome prizes and impress dancers with their unique talents!

DIAMOND AND RUBY CLASS FINALS

Diamond Class - The top four routines in each division and group size will be invited to re-compete in the Championship Finals.

Ruby Class - The next four highest scoring studios otherwise not represented in the Diamond Class will also be invited to re-compete in the Championship Finals. Group routines only.

SHARING THE SPOTLIGHT SCHOLARSHIPS

Earn up to $20,000 in scholarships! We are looking to recognize individuals (ages 16-19) who excel both on and off stage and are serious about furthering their dance education. Submit your application today for consideration. More information and an application can be found at the Scholarship Opportunities page.