Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register?
All registrations can be done online so you can establish an account. Register early and take advantage of the early bird rates! Once we reach room capacity, we will no longer accept new registrations. If you have any problems, feel free to email Info@artisticdanceexchange.com.
Can I register without a studio?
Yes! Dancers are welcome to register for both the Convention and Competition as an independent or with a studio.
Who can attend?
We have two age groups for our programs. Minis/Juniors -Ages 8-11 (recommended for beginner and intermediate levels), and Teen/Senior - Ages 12 and up (recommended for intermediate and advanced levels) Please select the appropriate level when registering -- choose a level that best fits your dancer’s age and danceability.
*Select cities will have a Mini Level for ages 5-7.
What kind of payment do you accept?
Artistic Dance Exchange accepts all major credit cards, check, or money order. If you need assistance with your registration, please email Info@artisticdanceexchange.com Note: Registration is not complete until we have received your payment in full. Personal Checks will not be accepted 10 business days before event date, no checks will be accepted onsite. Credit cards are subject to a 3.75% processing fee. Please do not mail cash. Cash payments will be accepted onsite up to $1,500.
Please make checks payable to:
Borona Arts Entertainment, LLC
33-24 Junction Blvd, Unit 6T
Jackson Heights, 11372
Which Faculty will be in each city?
ADE guarantees a minimum of 5 resident faculty per city. Faculty will be announced closer to the event date.
Can I come to Artistic Dance Exchange for one day?
Yes! Your dancer is welcome to take one day of classes for a reduced rate. However, only two-day attendees are eligible for our scholarships and prodigy all-star program, so we highly recommend attending the whole weekend.
When is check-in?
Check-in times vary at each tour stop. Be sure to check the event schedule that will be emailed to you prior to the specific check-in time. Some cities will offer a Friday evening check-in, though most will be scheduled for Saturday morning between 7 and 8 AM. The schedule will also be listed on our website closer to date
What do I need to bring with me to check-in?
Please bring your printed confirmation with you to check-in.
Can I check-in for my friend/child?
Each independent must pick up his/her own wristband and schedule. On a case-by-case basis, we will release wristbands to a parent or guardian.
What is your "at the door" policy?
Because of the popularity of our events, pre-registration is strongly suggested. Dancers on our waitlists have priority. If you plan on registering as an “at the door” please be aware that you are not guaranteed a spot.
When do I get my schedule?
We will email you a tentative general schedule a week prior to the event. This general schedule will also be available on our website. Detailed schedules will be available in the event program, for purchase at the event.
What time will the event end on Sunday?
Classes, performances, and scholarship announcements will tentatively end around 6 pm on Sunday. Please make your travel plans accordingly. Schedule may vary depending on the competition schedule.
Where can I find the music the faculty used during the event?
All music that is available to the public will be posted a week after the workshop on the website. We will also email you a list of music in a "thank you" letter.
Where can I purchase photos/videos that were taken throughout the weekend?
We will post select pictures on the Artistic Dance Exchange Facebook and Instagram pages, and website. After the event, will also send you the link to our photographer’s website, where you can find all of the pictures and videos from the weekend.
Can I videotape or use my camera at Artistic Dance Exchange?
Pictures are encouraged! Make sure you tag us! Cameras are always welcome to capture the fun memories in convention classes. No flash photography, please. Be sure to check out photographers on-site who take candid shots throughout the event. NO VIDEO or PHOTOS allowed during competition, any unauthorized videoing or photography during competition may result in disqualification and removal from the event without a refund. Our photographer will videotape during the Competition and you are able to purchase your studio’s routine (we do not sell the entire show). There are NO personal video cameras allowed. Please respect that our faculty’s choreography and images are copyrighted. Security will enforce this policy; so don’t even pack those camcorders, please! Thanks!
What are faculty/judges looking for when they choosing scholarship winners?
Each faculty member has a different reason for choosing scholarship winners, whether it is technique, style, personality, ability to execute their choreography, etc.
Why are some dancers recognized in class and not given a scholarship?
During class the faculty like to recognize dancers for the hard work, effort, ability, etc. Sometimes dancers are called out because the faculty want to see them do the choreography again, or have a chance to dance with other dancers. They want to push them and help them grow. By doing this, they are able to determine which dancers they would like to recommend before submitting their final list.
What is the process of becoming a Prodigy All-Star?
The faculty select dancers in each level for this apprenticeship program. Dancers with the most votes are submitted for consideration by the Artistic Director. These dancers are then offered a scholarship in the Prodigy All-Star program. Recipients will be contacted by ADE staff after the event with the rules and responsibilities of the program. For more information, click here.
What is the role of a Prodigy All-Star?
Prodigies are invited to attend any Artistic Dance Exchange convention for FREE for one calendar year.