New Competition Gives Serious Dancers The Opportunity to Dance Upon A Dream

Do you have a hot dance routine that deserves to be seen by some of the top talent scouts in the world? Dance Upon A Dream seeks to find the best of the best dancers by collecting videos from around the world of solo dancers, performing couples and groups


Date added to ADN: Tuesday, Oct 23 2012
Originally Published: Tuesday, Oct 23 2012
By Melva Gail Smith

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Do you have a hot dance routine that deserves to be seen by some of the top talent scouts in the world? If so, Dance Upon A Dream may be your chance to show them what you can do. The creation of Australian Ballet dancer and Disney dance choreographer Joshua Horner, Dance Upon A Dream seeks to find the best of the best dancers by collecting videos from around the world of solo dancers, performing couples and groups and putting them into an world online dance competition.

Launched on August 1, 2012, the competition gives dancers who may have been overlooked due to lack of exposure; the opportunity to have their talents viewed. "I wanted something easy for parents to help get their children noticed, and senior dancers to have a break into the industry and get discovered by more people." said Joshua who judges many dance competitions in both America and Australia. Based on 20% public votes and 80% judges scores, the competition will be viewed from around the world building a strong fan foundation and profile for participating dancers. This year, entries close December 15, 2012. The earlier the entry is submitted the better the chances are for receiving more world wide votes. Entering is simple. After having the routine professionally filmed, dancers can upload it to the Dance Upon A Dream website as a YouTube link; where it will be judged against other dancers before put in the running to win great prizes. Winners of this years competition will be announced December 22, 2012.

In addition to receiving exposure of their talents, the ultimate winner will appear on the cover of Dance Informa Magazine which has a circulation of over 200,000 readers globally. The competition could also help the economy by putting a dent in the unemployment rate with some talented individuals. "Trophies will come and go, but we aim to create prizes and experiences that will be useful tools for benefiting the education and growth of young dancers around the world. The prizes are only going to get better and better with sponsors from different companies already approaching us at Dance Upon A Dream. So hopefully, we can create jobs and wonderful holiday experiences for families. The more we can grow and give back to the families and dance community the better," he said.

Over the next 5 years, Joshua visualizes Dance Upon A Dream as becoming the biggest world wide hub for competition dancers to compete and win at low cost. "Without giving to much away, something of cinematic proportions is in the pipeline already, plus LIVE events around the world; so you want to be seen on this site. If you do competitions and take dance seriously then this site is for you." he exclaimed enthusiastically about it's future.

All videos must be filmed at a competition and be videoed on stage. "If there is a situation where a school isn't a competition school, then there is an allowance to use a video from a recital or concert, but it has to be filmed professionally. We don't want IPhone footage." Joshua emphasized. For more information on submitting your routine visit danceuponadream.com.


About the Author:

Melva Gail Smith is a disabled dance enthusiast from Louisville, KY who enjoys promoting the health and social benefits of both dancesport and linedancesport through her writings. Melva has written for USA Dance, as well as various online magazines; and is the inspiration of dance choreographer Ira Weisburd's Breathe Freely Campaign for Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Awareness.

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