Outstanding Soloist

Regional Dance America announces a new program

to further the development and growth of young RDA dancers by creating new discovery opportunities through solo performances.

The RDA Outstanding Soloist program is an educational opportunity for dancers to receive personalized, constructive feedback on a solo performance from RDA’s world-class adjudicators. The program seeks to cultivate excellence and nurture the artists of tomorrow! Additionally, the winner of the Outstanding Soloist in each Region will gain one-of-a-kind exposure by performing their solo at the Regional festival.

Program features include:

  • Solo performance in front of adjudicator
  • Personal feedback during the adjudication process
  • Individualized written assessment
  • One soloist per Region will be awarded the opportunity to perform at the Regional Festival and will be named the RDA Region’s Outstanding Soloist for 2019

Solo guidelines:

  • Classical or contemporary solo
  • 2.5 minute time length
  • Traditional variations, music, and choreography, or original works
  • Registration fee, per submission

2019 Regional Festivals

Regional Dance America/Southwest
March 28-30
Albuquerque, NM
Adjudicator: Rosine Bena


Regional Dance America/Southeast
May 2-4
Athens, GA
Adjudicator: Thom Clower


Regional Dance America/MidStates
May 24-26
Lawrence, KS
Adjudicator: Jeffrey Gribler


Regional Dance America/Northeast
May 24-26
Erie, PA
Adjudicator: Mads Eriksen

Company Directors:

Every RDA member company has the opportunity to submit up to three solos for consideration. Please encourage your dancers to get involved with the RDA Outstanding Soloist program and support this new enrichment program.

Company Directors, submit your soloist applications today!

Ready to become a member and open new doors for your organization?