This extremely special award is chosen by our entire HEAT team at the end of each event. The studio that receives this award has continuously shown us and everybody around them, grace, gratefulness, and true sportsmanship throughout the entire weekend. These dancers are not just talented, but are truly the whole package! The director of the awarded studio will receive a set of free HEAT gear and a spa gift certificate to take a much needed, and deserved, break!
The PROFESSIONALISM Award is given to the studio that showed outstanding professionalism from the registration process to the closing ceremony. The dancers, teachers and directors were organized, punctual, and simply a delight! The entire selected studio will be invited to participate in a virtual private industry forum with one of our faculty members, where they will be equipped with new skills to help advance their dance careers.
Some of our favorite awards are judges awards. Throughout each night of competition the judges select routines that spoke to them on an exceptional level. This is outside of the parameters of the score sheets like beautiful story telling, clever choreography or compelling energy.
The Passion Award is given to the dancers who create positive change throughout the convention weekend. They not only inspire the faculty during class, but their peers and other staff and assistants outside of workshops. These dancers demonstrate a passion for dance unparalleled to the rest.
The HEAT Award is given to the teacher or parent that attends the most educational classes during the convention weekend. Their passion for education beyond just the steps is admirable and are aligned with HEAT’s Mission to Hear, Educate, Advocate, & Train.