All registered participants are eligible for scholarships!
ADE awards over $15,000 in scholarships at each event.
Independent dancers may pick up a number during check-in. VIP Studios will have their dancer’s numbers assigned and in their studio packets. Dancers simply wear this number on their dancewear during classes; there is not a traditional audition. This open format leaves more time for class and allows the audition process to be in a supportive and laid back style.
Are you already a scholarship recipient? We can’t wait to have you back at ADE!
To redeem your scholarship credit, please e.mail: Maisy Lang to
Note: scholarships & credits expire 1 year from the date it was issued.
The Exchange Programs
Qualifying dancers during the US National Event are given the opportunity to be hosted in another country and perform in accepting the country’s national dance festival!
To learn more about it click on the link below:
Excellent in Class Award
Recipients are awarded $50-$100 credit to any one of our Artistic Dance Exchange events! This scholarship may be used at any city on our 2021 tour.
ADE Prodigy All-Star Scholarship
Recipients are awarded FREE tuition to each ADE regional weekend for an entire calendar year valued at over $3,000!
Learn more about the Prodigy Program HERE
Outstanding Performer Award
Recipients are awarded a FREE Competition Solo for any of our events!
Emerging Choreographer Award
We are thrilled to recognize selected choreographers in each city this tour season! These talented artists set some of the most unforgettable pieces, and we would like to extend another opportunity for them to showcase their work.
Learn More HERE
ADE Nationals 2021
Recipients are awarded full tuition to ADE Summer Nationals 2020. This tuition is only applicable for the convention, not competition fees. Award recipients must stay at the host hotel for the full dates and provide a reservation number upon registration.
ADE Partial Nationals 2021
Recipients are awarded partial tuition to ADE Summer National 2020. This tuition is only applicable for the convention, not competition fees. Award recipients must stay at the host hotel for a minimum of 2 nights and provide a reservation number upon registration.
In-Studio Workshop Award
$500 credit. Expires September 2021
New Rule: If a dancer wins an ADE scholarship with one studio, he/she cannot utilize the scholarship as an “independent” or with a different studio, without the permission of the original studio owner.
New This Year!
Studio Of The Year Award
$2,000 Cash Prize + $1,000 in Scholarships for Competition for the 2020-2021 season!
The Studio of the Year Award is given to a studio that demonstrates excellence in dance education throughout a variety of dance styles, levels and age divisions.
In order to be eligible for Studio Of The Year, studios must be nominated at our regionals and register at least 20 routines at our Season Finale, that includes:
-9-10 Solos or Duets/Trios
-10-12 Small (4-9 Dancers) or Large Group/Line (10-21 Dancers) Group Routines
-1 Production (22+ Dancers) Routine