Where Champions Are Born
Welcome to Candance Competition
We’re dedicated to providing you with the best dance experience both online and at our events!
Boca Raton, FL, USA | February 9 – 10
Spanish River High School
Montréal, QC | March 14 – 17
Palais des Congrès
Toronto, ON – #1 | March 21 – 24
**Small Studio Exclusive**
John Bassett Theatre
Toronto, ON – #2 | March 28 – 31
John Bassett Theatre
Mississauga, ON | April 4 – 7
Living Arts Centre
Huntsville, ON – #1 | April 5 – 7
**Small Studio Exclusive**
Burlington, ON | April 11 – 14
Burlington Performing Arts Centre
Ottawa, ON | April 11 – 14
Regina, SK | April 24 – 28
Conexus Arts Centre
Halifax, NS | May 2 – 5
Bella Rose Theatre
Orillia, ON | May 3 – 4
Orillia Opera House
Brockville, ON | May 9 – 12
Brockville Performing Arts Centre
Calgary, AB | May 8 – 12
The Edge School
Huntsville, ON – #2 | May 16 – 19
Abbotsford, BC | May 17 – 19
Abbotsford Arts Centre
Red Deer, AB – #1 | May 17 – 20
Sheraton Convention Centre
Red Deer, AB – #2 | May 17 – 20
Red Deer College Theatre
Syracuse, NY, USA | May 24 – 26
Crouse Hinds Theater
Niagara Falls, ON | May 24 – 26
Scotiabank Convention Centre
Fredericton, NB | May 30 – 31
A Different Experience
What’s new at Candance?
Here you’ll find some of our latest news & updates for the upcoming tour! Don’t miss out!
Top 5 Reasons
Here are the top five reasons hundreds of dance studios nationwide choose to compete at Candance every year.
Dance competitions provide an excellent opportunity – several times a year – for dancers to showcase their work on the stage in a high-stakes environment. This teaches them how to rehearse effectively and work efficiently in class. Competition dancers know how to work the stage and, simply put – its because competitions give them the opportunity to do so.
Dancers get to hear personalized thoughts, opinions, and expertise from dozens of industry professionals after each performance. Not only do these help dancers improve – but it aids them and their teachers in understanding how to dissect their choreography and find new ways to make their performance more appealing to the audience. This alone should be reason enough to consider competitive dance.
Competitive dance offers an excellent way to get your face in front of so many industry experts and professionals as well as make countless lasting and useful connections with like-minded peers that could help you further your career. Establishing a large network of connections becomes a huge asset down the road when looking for jobs or auditioning to perform in your favourite productions.
Various intensives, audition invitations, conventions, and event Broadway shows and university dance programs have begun to notice the incredible talent that comes with being a competitive dancer. These organizations have rapidly begun offering millions of dollars in scholarships to competitive dancers for their respective programs. These opportunities are constantly in front of you during competition weekends while you take advantage of all the other benefits of dancing competitively.
Competitions have inclined dancers, teachers, and choreographers to simply become better. Over the past 20 years dancers have been trained to perform at levels far beyond what their age groups would have been expected to do on the stage. Competitions provide inspiration – constantly pushing the limits of creativity and proving that the human body has few boundaries. Through this constant inspiration dancers have benefited and excelled in ways never before thought possible.
Become A Champion
Candance offers tons of exciting features and events throughout the entire dance season giving dancers of all ages a chance to take part in unique contests/giveaways, aside from the traditional elements of a dance competition.
- Most Photogenic Contest
- People’s Choice Awards
- International Touring Team
- Social Media Contests
Check out our Features page for more information on how to participate throughout the year, and to stay up to date with our current champions/giveaways! We have some exciting new things planned for our 2019 season and we can’t wait to share them with you!!
Title Soloist Competition
Candance offers a one of a kind Title Soloist Competition hosted at our National Finals Event. This is a chance for dancers to push past their limits, step out of their comfort zones, make new and everlasting friendships and compete against the best of the best. The title soloist competitors have a chance to:
- Audition classes in 5 different genres
- Learn an exciting opening number choreographed by a celebrity choreographer
- Perform the opening number on title solo day and at the Banquet
- Participate in Video Interviews
- Compete their solos against the top dancers from across North America
- Chances to be awarded in a multitude of ways including; top scores in each class, talent and congeniality
- Title winners get to join us in any city on our regional tour and perform their solo to close off our Diamond Dance Offs at participating regional events.
This is an opportunity dancers will never forget. Register today for your chance at being Candance competition’s next Title Soloist Champion!
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“ Still on such a high. The diamond dance off was spectacular. Every routine was showcased so professionally with Lighting that was unique to each routine. As a studio director I so appreciate the little things that matter. What a privilege it was just to be in the dance off. Well run, organized, judges who were bang on (and I know based on the placements within our students. As teachers we are well aware of where we rank our students and the judges got it right)! Accommodating and friendly staff and the biggest plus of all. Candance is truly a competition where all forms of dance are equally acknowledged and rightfully adjudicated. Thank you Danny and Debbie for an incredible weekend at Deerhurst. See you next year!! ”
” A class act all the way! Fun atmosphere, supportive owners & judges, incredible caliber of dancing, VERY well organized, always on-time (or ahead)…one of the best comps we have ever been to. Highly recommend! ”
” We love candance so much!!! One of the best competitions!!! Can’t wait for nationals!!!!!!! So excited!!! ”