About Destination Dance UK

Get ready for the most exciting dance event of the year.

With celebrity dance judges, fun awards ceremonies, fantastic prizes, this dance school event is a can't miss!

Destination Dance is the UK’s premiere dance competition where dance schools from all over the country can compete for trophies and scholarships to some of the UK’s best dance colleges. Whether you are a group, duo/trio or soloist and want to compete in any number of styles including jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, musical theatre or ballet Destination Dance is the event for you.

How the competition works

Destination Dance offers dance schools and young dancers the opportunity to compete against dancers from all over the country in a fun and professionally run environment. We offer a production quality that is second to none and give children memories to last a life time.

Age Divisions:

  • ⦁ Ages 8 & Under Elementary
  • ⦁ Ages 9–11 Junior
  • ⦁ Ages 12–14 Teen
  • ⦁ Ages 15–19 Senior
  • ⦁ Age 20+ Adult

General Divisions:

  • ⦁ Solo (there is a limit of 3 solos per contestant) 
  • ⦁ Duet/Trio
  • ⦁ Small Group (4-9 performers)
  • ⦁ Standard Group (10-19 performers)
  • ⦁ Large Group (20 or more performers)

Categories:

  • Novice, Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, Hip Hop/ Street, Jazz, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Tap, Open, Vocal 

How it works:

  • Dances in specific categories only compete against other dances in that category. For Example:
  • ⦁ 9-11 solo jazz only compete against other 9-11 solo jazz
  • ⦁ 15-19 large group hip hop only compete against other 15-19 large group hip hop
  • ⦁ 12-14 duo/trio lyrical only compete against other 12-14 duo/trio lyrical
  • ⦁ Large Group (20 or more performers)

"It's a knock out" Scholarship Audition

Its a knock out is a fun way for dancers to learn how to audition. At every competition one of our celebrity judges will give an audition on stage which is open to all competitors. Dancers will be taught a short routine and then be knocked out in rounds until we get down to the winning dancers. Those dancers will win incredible scholarships to the UKs best dance colleges and summer schools.

At Destination Dance we are dedicated to inspiring young dancers to achieve their potential and are proud to give away scholarships to Bird College, London Studio Centre, Tring Park Performing Arts, Pineapple Performing Arts and the Institute of the Arts Barcelona.

Judging and Prizes

We take great pride in each and every one of our judges and workshop teachers. Each has been specifically chosen and are of the highest industry standard. From feature films, touring with international celebrities, to staring in reality dance shows our judges have done it all!

*Our judges are fully independent professionals with no dance school connections.

Critiques- Every performance will be judged by three industry professionals and awarded points according to 4 categories. Dancers will receive critiques of their performance.

We strongly believe that positive-reinforcement is an invaluable educational tool, essential to the goal of building a child’s self-esteem. Our Judges strive to employ that philosophy in each of their evaluations.

Judging system

Score out of 100 points based on the following breakdown

  • 25 points Technique
  • 25 points Musicality
  • 25 points Choreography
  • 25 points Overall Performance

Prizes

We award fabulous trophies, sashes, and crowns and ribbons. In addition contestants can win destinations miles, scholarships and special awards!

Miss and Mr Destination Dance

Do you have what it takes to be crowned Miss or Mr. Destination Dance? Pick your solo performance to be entered into the destination dance title competition. All entries will be judged on the specified dance solo and winners will receive crowns, and sashes.

*Please note this is an additional competition and a solo will firstly be judged in its original category and then judged at the sometime for the title competition and you only need to compete once.

Junior Miss Destination Dance -
11 and under
Teen Miss / Mr Destination Dance -
12-14 years
Miss / Mr Destination Dance -
15-19 years

Interested in how your dance school can participate?

Make sure to read our rules & regulations, then checkout our registration page. Be sure to follow us on Instagram
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