Maximum Velocity Artist
The Maximum Velocity Artist (MVA) is the highest award of the weekend. This achievement encompasses a Year-Long Tour Scholarship to Velocity Dance Conventions, a Season Finale Scholarship, and a chance to compete to become National Maximum Velocity Artist of the Year. One male and female in each of the following age groups will receive this award: Mini, Junior, Teen, and Senior. Dancers attending Velocity’s 2018 Season Finale will have the opportunity to work with our Velocity faculty and perform with our Musical Artist. • Our Senior recipient will have the opportunity to audition for Go2Talent Agency at our Season Finale. • Teen and Senior recipients will receive a series of classes from EDGE Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Runners-Up to the Maximum Velocity Artist will receive a Regional Velocity Scholarship, ½ off workshop tuitions for 2018 Season Finale, and the opportunity to compete for the National Maximum Velocity Artist. Individuals in each of the following age groups will receive this award: Mini, Junior, Teen, and Senior. Dancers attending Velocity’s 2018 Season Finale will have the opportunity to work with our Velocity faculty and perform with our Musical Artist. Our Senior recipients will have the opportunity to audition for Go 2 Talent Agency at the Season Finale.
Create, Educate, Accelerate. This has always been the vision and mission that fuels Velocity. We have developed a program that we believe will take these ideas and bring them to a new personal level in the convention world, and in your home studio. The goal of conventions is to inspire and motivate dancers/teachers with information, material, and innovative ideas.
We want to see dancers grow and thrive outside of their comfort zones, on the weekends, and in their home studios. This idea has brought about The Evolving Artist Program. We love seeing dancers grow and thrive in the styles in which they are comfortable in, but what about the genres in which they feel less confident? Versatility is not only key in the dance industry, but imperative to a long-lasting career. Even for those dancers who do not see themselves having a future as a professional dancer, we want to ignite a new passion within themselves for a dance style they previously did not connect with.
Mark Goodman and Melissa Sandvig have enthusiastically helped to create this program. At each regional Velocity, both Mark and Melissa will choose dancers in both the Junior and Teen Room to join the Velocity Evolving Artist Program.
These dancers will then receive private YouTube lessons with Mark and Melissa in their respective styles. They will be taught a routine over the course of their lessons, and at the end of their course, they will film themselves performing the routine given. From these videos, Mark and Melissa will then hand select a group of dancers to attend our Season Finale (1/2 off tuition), and perform a special tap and/or ballet piece at our Season Finale Faculty Show to highlight their progress! We are thrilled to offer this program here at Velocity!
Go 2 talent Agency Achievement Award
Go 2 Talent Agency (GTA) is a boutique agency in Los Angeles, representing the Go-To talent to put any project into action. Their focus is on Dancers and Choreographers encompassing all genres of movement and in all fields of the entertainment industry, including TV & Film, Commercial, Print, Music Videos &Tours, Theatre, Industrials, & Teaching. The GTA Achievement Award will be presented at the end of the weekend to one dancer from each city that is 18+ years of age. This scholarship will be a unanimous decision with the faculty at the end of the weekend. Criteria includes: versatility, technique, style, and look. Awarded to the following age groups: Seniors. A representative(s) from GTA will attend the Season Finale in Las Vegas, NV in the summer of 2018 and hold an audition for attendees of 18+ for representation from GTA. Those participants that are eligible to attend the GTA audition are those dancers that have been awarded the following in regional volocities: Maximum Velocity Artists, MVA Runner-Ups, and the GTA Achievement Award.
EDGE Performing Arts Center Scholarship
One recipient in Teen and Senior levels will receive a series of classes, tuition free at LA’s professional studio EDGE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER.
American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA)
AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, with campuses located in New York City and Los Angeles, specializes in theatrical, commercial and concert dance training. AMDA will be awarding scholarships during the 2018 Season Finale.
Idyllwild Arts Academy will be offering two $5,000.00 tuition scholarships at each regional Velocity. Awarded to the following age division: Teen.
Idyllwild is also graciously offering $1,250.00 scholarships in tuition to their Summer Program. Awarded to the following age divisions: 1 Teen and 1 Senior.
ROCKETTES Summer Intensive
The world famous ROCKETTES will be awarding a $400 off scholarship to the ROCKETTES Summer Intensive held in New York City.
Tap University is a traveling tap workshop directed by Mark Goodman. Faculty includes: Mark Goodman, Ayodele Casel, Jason Janas, Max Pollack, Jumaane Taylor, Sarah Savelli, Olivia Rosenkrantz, Danny Wallace, Mike Wittmers, and Laurie Johnson. This Scholarship allows the recipient to attend one of the three cities with free tuition: Omaha, Atlanta, and Raleigh. Awarded to the following age groups: Minis, Juniors, Teens, and Seniors.
Year Long Tour Scholarship
This scholarship allows the recipient to attend as many Velocity regional workshops, tuition free up to one year from the time awarded as he/she wishes. Awarded to the following age groups: Minis, Juniors, Teens, and Seniors.
Regional Velocity Scholarship
This Scholarship allows the recipient to attend one Velocity regional workshop, tuition free within one year from the time awarded. Awarded to the following age groups. Minis, Juniors, Teens, and Seniors.
Season Finale Scholarship
This scholarship allows the recipient to attend Velocity Dance Convention’s 2018 Season Finale with free workshop tuition. Awarded to the following age groups: Minis, Juniors, Teens, and Seniors.
Competition Awards: Maximum Velocity Performance (MVP)
Velocity will be providing a $500.00 award to the highest scoring group in the Mini/Junior & Teen/Senior divisions. These routines will then be eligible to compete free at our 2017 Season Finale.