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.

Over 200 dancers have worked with RDA’s professional Adjudicators through the Outstanding Soloist Program. Each dancer receives 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. This national program has RDA’s signature intimate approach. One-on-one coaching can have a transformative effect on dancers’ futures!

Our 2022 Outstanding Soloists Are 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
  • Adjudicators will select Junior, Senior Classical, and Senior Contemporary solos to be performed at the Regional Festival, and these soloists will be named the RDA Region’s Outstanding Soloists for 2022
  • All Outstanding Soloist applicants will have the opportunity to participate in the Outstanding Soloist Honors Class at the Regional Festival

Solo guidelines:

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

Company Directors:

Every RDA Member Company has the opportunity to submit up to five solos for consideration. Dancers gain experience, constructive feedback from esteemed Adjudicators, and the opportunity to singularly represent your company on a national platform!

Thanks to Eurotard Dancewear for its generous sponsorship of the 2019 and 2020 RDA Outstanding Soloist Programs!

2022 Regional Festivals


March 10 – 12 in Richardson, TX
At the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts and Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel


April 28 – 30 in Skokie, IL
At the North Shore DoubleTree and North Shore Center for the Performing Arts


May 5 – 7 in Daytona Beach, FL
At the Ocean Center, Peabody Auditorium & Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort 


May 12 – 14 in Lancaster, PA
At the Wyndham Lancaster Resort and Convention Center

2021 RDA Outstanding Soloists

Senior Division

Junior Division

2020 RDA Outstanding Soloists

Senior Classical Division

Senior Contemporary Division

Junior Division

2019 RDA Outstanding Soloists