It’s getting close to that time again—time for our Dance Teacher Summit, this year to be held in Long Beach, California (mmm, beach), July 28–30. And if you’re a perennial Summit attendee—or if you’re a budding choreographer—you know that one of the most important parts of the Summit is the Capezio A.C.E. Awards. Fifteen finalists, selected from an initial pool of hundreds, get to present their choreography and compete for a $15,000 production budget to stage their own show. (Runners-up receive $5,000 and $3,000 to go toward their own show.)
Last year’s winner, Talia Favia, will have her show—The Difference Between Actions & Words—on July 21 at The Center Theater in Long Beach. And the list of past award-winners reads like a dream: Erica Sobol, Melinda Sullivan, Al Blackstone, Peter Chu, Travis Wall.
So what are you waiting for? We know you’ve got a piece you’ve been honing, the one you’re really proud of. Submit your video here before June 1 to compete. Check out our rules and regulations first, but then get to it—we can’t wait to see your submission! (You can check out every 2015 A.C.E. Award entry that’s been uploaded here.)
Photo by Kyle Froman