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Candance People's Choice Award Winners
Candance would like to congratulate X-Treme Dance Studio - Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada and Perkins School Of The Arts - Norwich, New York, USA for winning the 2017 Candance People's Choice Awards. "We Have Arrived" won the Junior Division with 6,035 online votes for X-Treme Dance Studio, and "Regret Nothing" won the Senior Division with 4,408 online votes for Perkins School of the Arts. We would like to thank everyone that voted online for these two incredible routines that were the highest scoring groups of their Regional competitions. Each winner will now receive $1,000.00 to donate to their favourite charity and help children in need accomplish their goals & dreams. Check back soon for details on which charities the winners selected to donate $1,000.00 to. We'd also like to congratulate all of the other dance studios that were nominated for the 2017 Candance People's Choice Awards!
2017 Most Photogenic Winner!
Congratulations to Nigel Clifford from Canadian School of Dance - Nepean, ON, for winning the 2017 Most Photogenic Contest with over 20,000 online votes! He is now the new "Face of Candance" for the entire 2018 Tour and will be featured throughout our digital media & marketing for the upcoming dance season. We would also like to thank all of the other dancers that submitted a photo to our 2017 Most Photogenic Contest. Congratulations to our Top 10 Nominees (Etienne Lauzon, Lexi Deignan, Ava Marshall, Sheena Kapila, Ava Lemoine, Mackenzie Houle, Grace Dugdale, Jenna Ebbinghousen, Amelia Matthews) for an incredible 2017 Most Photogenic Contest. Check back soon for details on the start of our 2018 Most Photogenic Contest!
Exclusive Novice / Pre-Competitive Dates Announced
Our 2017 exclusive Novice & Pre-Competitive dance competitions were an outstanding success - we're please to announce two exclusive Novice / Pre-Competitive dates for the 2017 Regional Tour. The first event is "Toronto #2" from April 12th - 15th, 2018. Our second event is "Orillia #2" from May 4th - 6th, 2018. These exclusive events give Novice & Pre-Competitive dancers the chance to experience a complete Candance experience at their very own dance competition. Dancers will compete in all styles & categories and get to experience their very own Diamond Dance Off on the final day of the competition. We can't wait to see all of the amazing Novice / Pre-Competitive routines at these two events in our 2018 Regional Tour. Registration opens soon - Check back soon for more info!
What's New in 2017
Candance is pleased to announce three new exciting features / updates coming in our 2017 tour: The Epic Award, Candance International Touring Team, and the newly improved Candance Diamond Dance Off! Read below for more details on each new feature we're brining to Candance this season:
The Epic Award
We’re excited to launch our new award this season that will be given to the top high scoring group or line routine in each genre (Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern / Contemporary, Acro, Hip Hop, and Musical Theatre). The award will be presented during the final awards presentation at each of our events.
Candance International Touring Team
Candance is pleased to offer dancers the opportunity to perform in Europe. Dancers will receive the experience of a lifetime by touring and performing in Spain. Any dancers that receive an overall, a placement, or a runner-up will have the opportunity to join us on our Candance International Touring Team! Don’t miss this incredible experience only available at Candance.
*New & Improved* The Diamond Dance Off
We offer one of the most exciting and professional Dance Off’s in the industry and we’ve listened to your feedback to make minor improvements to perfect the event. To qualify for any Candance Diamond Dance Off your routines will have to receive a “Diamond” award similar to previous seasons. Starting this year we will announce the top five (5) 12 & Under Junior Diamond Routines and the top five (5) 13 & Over Senior Diamond Routines for each dance studio. These routines from your studio will qualify to compete in that weekend’s Diamond Dance Off event. This change is exclusive to groups only and we will announce the qualifying routines as each weekend progresses. We look forward to an even better Dance Off and are certain this will help make that happen!