ABOUT the WEB AWARDS

2016 DANCE UPON A DREAM WEB AWARDS  

GRAND FINAL SHORT LIST

BEST MINI DANCER WORLDWIDE - GRAND FINAL SHORTLIST 

 
Parker Brumbaugh - Steps Dance Complex - USA
Zali Woodford - Danceartz - Australia 
Mackenzie Esparza - Imagery in Motion - USA
Teodora Galabova - National School of Arts - Bulgaria
Payton Stowe - 3rd Shift Dance - USA
Ava Hackman - Briana’s Elite Dance Institute - USA
Kaitlyn Ortega - the HAUS of ROAYALS - USA
Rilynn Broom - Briana’s Elite Dance Institute - USA
Gia Franzoni - the HAUS of ROAYALS - USA
Sara Petrovski - Joanne Williamson Dance Academy - Australia
Orion Espinosa - The Surge Dance Center - USA
 
 
BEST JUNIOR DANCER WORLDWIDE - GRAND FINAL SHORTLIST
 
Zachary Doran - The Pulse Performing Arts Studio - USA
Milani Kinkade - Synergy Performance Studio - Australia
William Barnard- Richardson - Village Performing Arts Centre - Australia
Diego Gonzalez - La Bella Dance Co - USA
Tessa Miracle - 8 Count Dance - USA
Brooklyn Slade - Canadian Dance Company - Canada
Taleigha Jorgenson - Dance City Inc - Canada
Kylie Vozza - Theatre Dance Academy - Canada
Michael Scott-Kahans - Centre Stage Performing Arts - Australia
Hannah Justice - Bourn Academy of Dance - USA
Halle Lum - Ballet Hawaii - USA
 
 
BEST TEEN DANCER WORLDWIDE - GRAND FINAL SHORTLIST
 
Taleatha Wright-Morgan - Carolyn Gilby Dance Centre - Australia
Cassidy Huebel - Imagery in Motion - USA
Isobel Skilton - Talent Co Dance and Entertainment - Australia
Trixie Evania - The Next Step Performing Arts - Australia
Mateo Leslie - Gasper’s School of Dance and Performing Arts - USA
Audrey Leonard - Revolution Dance Academy - USA
Jasmine Barbour - Dance North Academy - Australia
Bel Amadio - Dance Arts Academy - USA
Jemima Smith - Ettingshausens - Australia
Bella Choundary - PLAY The Dance Agency - Australia
Joshua Paroyan - Fascination Dance Studio - Canada
 
 
BEST SENIOR DANCER WORLDWIDE - GRAND FINAL SHORTLIST
 
Allison Garcia - Ballet Clasico Alina Abreu - Dominican Republic
Kelley West - Dance Force - Australia
Sarah Western - The Next Step Performing Arts - Australia 
Kenya Slaughter - Tina Marie School of Dance - USA
Leah Cousins - Independant - Canada
Jordan Breen - The Talent Factory - USA
Michelle Quiner - North Jersey School of Dance Arts - USA
Jillian Quiner - North Jersey School of Dance Arts - USA
 
 
BEST DANCE STUDIO WORLDWIDE - GRAND FINAL SHORTLIST 
 
Talent Co and Entertainment - Perth - Australia
PLAY The Dance Agency - ‘Young Guns’ Canberra - Australia
Mather Dance Company - California - USA
PLAY The Dance Agency - ‘Junior’ Canberra - Australia
Canadian Dance Company - Ontario Canada
L.A Talent Studio - Sydney - Australia
PLAY The Dance Agency ‘Varsity’ Canberra - Australia
8 Count Dance Studio - Ohio - USA
Just Plain Dancin - California - USA
PLAY The Dance Agency ’Senior’ - Canberra - Australia
 
 
BEST CHOREOGRAPHIC FILM PROJECT
 
MusEffect - Jessica Starr - USA
Jennie Swift and LoGistic Harston - UK 
Online Dance Company -powered by Millennium BCP -  PORTUGAL
Sellena Beram/ Lara Bubic/ Sara Piljek - CROATIA
Bed Dancers - ANGOLA
Anandhu Raj - INDIA
Anthony Gelles/ Zak Klayman - ISRAEL
Groove St Crew - INDIA
 
 
BEST DANCE PHOTOGRAPHER - GRAND FINAL SHORTLIST
 
Terry Cullinane  @terrycullinanephotography
Jeri Tidwell  @jeritidwellphotography
Lisa Young  @clouddancerphotography
Yo Cotton @yo_photography
Marsha Meadows @marshameadows_danceography
Dave Brewer Photography @davebrewer
D*Tuffino Photography @dtufino_photo
Luis Pons Photography @ponsphoto
Rachel Neville @rachelnevillephoto
Omar Z Robles @omarzrobles
Tim Salaz @randmvisionphoto
Kayzar @kayzar
Rhi Lee @rhileephotog
 
 
BEST ONILINE DANCE STORE OR PRODUCT - GRAND FINAL SHORTLIST
 
Yumiko.com @yumikoworld
Cloud and Victory @cloudandvictory
Justforkix.com @officialjustforkix
ketodancewear.com @ketodancewear
California Kisses @cal_kisses_dance
Energetiks @energetiks
Discount Dance Supply @discountdance
Details Dance Wear @detailsdancewear
Sugarhaul @sugarhaulco
Pink Lemon @pink_lemon_dancewear
 
 
BEST ONLINE DANCE MAGAZINE - GRAND FINAL SHORTLIST
(includes Hard copy online content)
 
Dance Magazine
Just Dance Magazine - Canada
Dance Informa - Australia/USA
Dance Spirit - USA
The Dance Current - Canada
Teacher Magazine - USA
Dance Studio Life - Rhee Gold
Dance Hub - Australia
Dance Europe
London Dance
 
BEST DANCER ON INSTAGRAM - GRAND FINAL SHORTLIST
 
Jenny Beristain @officialjennymajik_dancer
Molly Brown @mollybrown_dancer
Juliet Doherty @julietdoherty
Tori Wade @tori_wade
Alissa Eckersley @alissaeckersley
Kaylyn Slevin @kaylynslevin
Christina Ricucci @christinaricucci
Quinn Starner @quinnstarner
Harper Watters @theharperwatters
Bailey Sok @baileysok1
Alexander Borg @alexxdancee
Angel Gibbs @angelgibbs99
Kenneth San Jose @kensanjose
Will Simmons @bigwillsimmons
Alyssa Vanlandingham @alyssalonglastname
Kelsey Cook @thekelseycook
Alex Moore @alexromanmoore
Shannon Coates @shannoncoates
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dance Upon a Dream WEB AWARD is an International Online Award Honoring the very best of Dance and Dance Products on the Internet.

Dance Upon a Dream has created the WEB AWARDS to establish an annual Awards for Dance displayed online through live dance competitions, independent choreographic film projects, smart phone users capturing their passion and generators of Online Dance Content through Blogs, Online Magazines, Photography and social media.

The Dance Upon A Dream Web Awards is monitored by an extensive list of International Dance Experts, Celebrities and Visionaries.

NOMINATION CONSIDERATIONS

Consideration for a Nomination is open to everyone around the world. Nominations are 100% Private and Confidential. Your entry will NOT be posted on our website. Only the top five (5) selected Nominees in each category will be announced and posted on November 30th 2016. Entrants must choose a category that is most appropriate to their field.

ROUND 1 WORLDWIDE QUALIFIER - May 4th - July 30th 2016
Top 10 announced July 31st 2016
 
ROUND 2 WORLDWIDE QUALIFIER - August 4th - October 30th 2016
Top 10 announced October 31st 2016
 
GRAND FINALISTS WORLDWIDE - SHORTLIST ACTIVATED on WEBSITE - Announced November 2nd 2016 :
This will show the names of the Top 10 from Round 1 and Round 2 in each category. 
If you are in this list you will be asked to submit a headshot or photo to represent your work.
 
TOP 5 WORLDWIDE LIST Announced - November 30th - The Top 5 in each category will be announced. Videos will be shown here.
 
WINNERS - Announced December 30th 2016

 

 

CATEGORIES -  

BEST MINI DANCER WORLWIDE - $50    

(Ages 7-10) - Video must be from a Dance Competition or Recital. 

Open to all styles of dance

Entry includes 2 video entries and an Instagram entry

 

BEST JUNIOR DANCER WORLWIDE  $50

(Ages 11-12) - Video must be from a Dance Competition or Recital. 

Open to all styles of dance

Entry includes 2 video entries and an Instagram entry

 

BEST TEEN DANCER WORLDWIDE   $50

(Ages 13-15) - Video must be from a Dance Competition or Recital. 

Open to all styles of dance

Entry includes 2 video entries and an Instagram entry

 

BEST SENIOR DANCER WORLDWIDE  $50

(Ages 16 plus) - Video must be from a Dance Competition or Recital. 

Open to all styles of dance

Entry includes 2 video entries and an Instagram entry

 

BEST DANCE STUDIO WORLDWIDE   $50

(Open all ages for 2 or more dancers) - Video must be from a Dance Competition or Recital. 

Open to all styles of dance

Entry includes 2 video entries and an Instagram entry

 

BEST CHOREOGRAPHIC FILM PROJECT WORLDWIDE    $50

(project is filmed and edited) - For Choreographers 

(Open all ages for 2 or more dancers in any dance style)

Entry includes 2 video entries and an Instagram entry

 

BEST SMART PHONE FOOTAGE WORLDWIDE   $50

(footage filmed on a smart phone or similar device like a GoPro) Open all ages and suitable for freestylers

Entry includes 2 video entries and an Instagram entry

 

BEST DANCE BLOG   $50

Must contain dance related content

Entry includes 1 blog entry and 1 Instagram entry

 

BEST ONLINE DANCE MAGAZINE  $50

Must have website with dance content, articles and interviews.

Entry includes 1 website entry

 

BEST ONLINE DANCE STORE or PRODUCT   $50

Entry can be an entire online dance store or an individual dance based product. (Individual product must be able to be purchased online)

Entry includes 1 website entry 

 

BEST DANCE PHOTOGRAPHER   $50

(must have professional business as a dance photographer and website)

Entry includes 1 website entry and 1 Instagram entry 

 

BEST DANCER ON INSTAGRAM   $30

(must be a dancer and have 2 or more dance shots on account) 

Entry Includes 1 Instagram Account

 

 

FAQ

How do I know you have received my entry?

You will receive a confirmation email from Dance Upon a Dream and also Paypal. If you do not receive this email please contact our producers at info@danceuponadream.com

 

Can I change my entry once I’ve entered?

No. We expect you to be accurate when selecting video links. If we see a problem (for example a video is set to private or blocked) on our end we will contact you. If this occurs, we will allow a one (1) time only change of entry. 

 

What countries can enter?

We are a world wide WEB AWARDS. We encourage passionate dancers and contributors from all countries to enter. In fact our free database already has over 50 countries represented. We want to bring our dance community closer together. 

 

Can I withdraw my entry and can I get a refund?

If you choose to withdraw your entry you can do so however there will be no refund.

 

Can I enter more than one category?

Yes, you can enter more than one category. Each entry has specific options. Choose the category that best represents your elite work.

 

Can I Enter two different people in the one category?

No, each entry must be from the same person. We have designed the video submission to have two video links to help you decide in putting your two best pieces forward for consideration. We also expect to see the same person nominating their instagram account.

 

What if I don’t have instagram?

If you don’t have instagram then you can just leave that section blank. Or you could get Instagram. You’re fabulous, you deserve to. 

 

Who are the judges?

We have an extensive panel of elite judges, celebrities and visionaries to asses the entries. You can see the judges on our home page.

 

Will I get feedback from my entry?

As this is an awards we expect you are submitting your finest work, so no feedback will be given. If you wish to have your work assessed for an additional fee please contact our producers at info@danceuponadream.com

 

What do I WIN?

As we want to promote achievement, the 12 CATEGORY WINNERS will each receive our notable “Official Dance Upon a Dream WEB AWARDS’ Statue. (additional states can be purchased for Winners) Also an Official WINNERS Badge for websites and publications. Nominees will receive certificates and badges for their websites and publications as well. These awards are to generate prestige and recognition for elite work within our dance community. It is also to create public relation opportunities with our sponsors.

 

Will there be a live event or awards ceremony?

Considering our online nature of the awards we will be sending the awards out via mail. As it is our first inaugural awards we need winners from 2015 so we can have live performances and displays for 2016. We will be creating more live events throughout 2016.

 

Can our company sponsors the awards?

If you are interested in having your company become a Sponsor please contact our Creative Director Joshua Horner directly at josh@danceuponadream.com

 

 

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