2021 NATIONAL FINALS WINNERS
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CONGRATULATIONS!

These young performers exemplify grace and excellence in the field of dance, and we are proud to have the opportunity to celebrate and share their talents with you.
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CREATIVE MINDS – DanceWorks Costa Rica – Maria Laura Pardo – Escazu, San Jose, Costa Rica

JUNIOR DIVISION

Junior National High Score Gold – PRAYING – Amanda’s Dance Express LLC – Amanda Hunt – Grand Prairie, TX

Junior National High Score Silver – CONGA – Debbie’s School of Dance – Debbie Carney – Mobile, AL

Junior National High Score Bronze – LOOKS SO EASY – Stage Door Studios – Jill Athridge – Sarasota, FL

Junior National Duo/Trio High Score – LET’S BE BAD – Amanda’s Dance Express LLC – Amanda Hunt – Grand Prairie, TX

Junior National Solo High Score – LIGHT OF SEVEN – Independent – Kennedy Thompson – Ashburn, VA

Junior National Best Showmanship – DO IT LIKE THIS – DanceWorks Costa Rica – Maria Laura Pardo – Escazu, San Jose, Costa Rica

TEEN

Teen National High Score Gold – BOOMBAYAH – Premier Dance – Jamie Barry – Olathe, KS

Teen National High Score Silver – BOY, OH BOY – The Dance Force – Saylor Bailey – Bentonville, AR

Teen National High Score Bronze – WHO YOU ARE – Dance FX – Joan & Julie Bartoletti – Sunrise, FL

Teen National Duo/Trio High Score – STUPID – The Dance Force – Saylor Bailey – Bentonville, AR

Teen National Solo High Score – FIERCE – The Dance Force – Saylor Bailey – Bentonville, AR

Teen National Best Showmanship – SEPTEMBER – Jamie Bragg Signature Dance – Jamie Bragg – Marion, IN

SENIOR

Senior National High Score Gold – CREATIVE MINDS – DanceWorks Costa Rica – Maria Laura Pardo – Escazu, San Jose, Costa Rica

Senior National High Score Silver – SELAH – The Meredith Gravely Dance Company – Katie Pruitt & Brittany Francis – Danville, VA

Senior National High Score Bronze – JUMP – Bluffton School of Dance – Dawn Miller – Bluffton, SC

Senior National Duo/Trio High Score – RINSE AND REPEAT – Dance Magic Performing Arts Company – Linda Rees – Noblesville, IN

– Senior National Solo High Score – SUBMERGING – Studio A Dance Center – Alissa McAndrew – Panama City Beach, FL

Senior National Best Showmanship – M – The Dance Force – Saylor Bailey – Bentonville, AR

The 2021 Joan & George Lather Memorial Scholarship Winners –

VERONIQUE MARCY

The Dance Emporium – Middletown, NY

AUSTIN TREDEMEYER

Amanda’s Dance Express LLC – Grand Prairie, TX

Freestyler of the Year – ELLA MOCE – Independent – Everette, WA

*The Freestyle Face Off Competition preliminaries were held in the Teen & Senior Hip Hop Classes of each Winter 2020-21 tour city with the Dancers picking the Finalists and the Faculty Show Audience choosing the Winners. Those Freestyle Winners and the Finalists from each city were eligible to battle at the National Finals Convention. The participants first battled in front of their fellow dancers, who narrowed the field down to five dancers. Those five dancers then battled LIVE on the Nationals Gala stage and the Gala Audience chose the FREESTYLER OF THE YEAR.

National Finals Information

The Tremaine National Finals Convention and Competition takes place annually in Orlando, Florida, July 6-11, at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. Invited to compete in the National Finals are the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place Semi-Finals Winners from the Winter Tour Season. Along with the Competition, there is a four-day Dance Curriculum during Nationals because Dance Education is a necessity to the foundation of an excellent dancer.

*At the National Finals, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place Cash Prizes and Trophies are awarded to winning competition dance numbers within each age division (Junior, Teen, Senior) by category (solo, duo/trio, group, line, production) and dance style (ballet, jazz, contemporary, musical theatre, hip hop, lyrical, tap, open). *Within each age division (Junior, Teen, Senior) Cash Prizes and/or Trophies are awarded for Judges Choice of Best Showmanship, National Solo High Score and National Duo/Trio High Score. Also announced at the National Finals Competition are the Five High Score Numbers, from the Top 5 Studios in each of the three Age Divisions. Those 15 numbers include the National High Score Gold, National High Score Silver and National High Score Bronze winners in each age division – which will perform at the National Finals Gala, where they will compete for Performance of the Year. However, they do not find out which award they each received until the gala.

*One very special recognition is presented for the Performance of The Year. This winning competition number is chosen from the 15 High Score numbers performing at the National Gala by our Honored Celebrity Guests & Award Recipient(s), who choose their favorite number based strictly on the Gala performances and present them with the Performance of the Year Trophy and the Grand Prize Check.

**PLEASE NOTE:  National Finals Information may be updated for each upcoming Semi-Finals & Nationals season. The above information pertained to this season’s winners.