Outstanding Soloist

Regional Dance America’s Outstanding Soloist

program strives 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, selected Outstanding Soloists in each Region will gain one-of-a-kind exposure by performing their solo at the Regional festival.

Regional Dance America thanks

for its generous sponsorship of the 2019 and 2020 RDA Outstanding Soloist Programs!

Meet Our 2020 Outstanding Soloists

Senior Classical Division

Senior Contemporary Division

Junior Division

RDA/Northeast Outstanding Soloist information coming soon.

Program features include:

  • Soloists present in either Junior (age 12-14) or Senior (15+) category
  • Solo performance in front of adjudicator
  • Personal feedback during the adjudication process
  • Individualized written assessment
  • Up to three soloists per Region (one Junior, one Senior Classical, and one Senior Contemporary) will be awarded the opportunity to perform at the Regional Festival and will be named the RDA Region’s Outstanding Soloists for 2020

Solo guidelines:

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

Company Directors:

Every RDA Member Company has the opportunity to submit up to five solos for consideration: two solos in the Junior category and three in the Senior category. Please encourage your dancers to get involved with the RDA Outstanding Soloist program and support this enrichment program.

Over 150 dancers have worked with RDA’s professional Adjudicators through the 2019 and 2020 Outstanding Soloist Programs. Each dancer received one-on-one coaching and feedback during their Company’s Adjudication. Selected dancers received the opportunity to perform their solos at their RDA Regional Festivals. Due to the impact of COVID-19, the 2020 RDA Eurotard Dancewear Outstanding Soloists will have the opportunity to showcase their solo performances at their RDA Regions’ 2021 Regional Festivals!

2021 Regional Festivals

Information Coming Soon!

2019 RDA Outstanding Soloists