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.

RDA Outstanding Soloist Program
2020 Sponsor

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.

2020 Regional Festivals

Regional Dance America/MidStates
March 8 – 10
Indianapolis, IN
Adjudicator: Lisa Slagle

Regional Dance America/Southwest
March 26 – March 28
Fort Smith, AR
: Jill Bahr

Regional Dance America/Southeast
April 30 – May 2
Montgomery, AL
Adjudicator: Carol Anglin

Regional Dance America/Northeast
May 14 – May 16
Dayton, OH
Adjudicator: Leigh-Ann Cohen-Hafford

Meet Our 2019 Outstanding Soloists

Delaney Hart, City Ballet of Houston          Rachel Dean, High Point Ballet (Alumna)         Julia Tegtmeier, Delaware Ballet        (pictured L to R)