Grand Finals

Presenting the Encore DCS 20th Annual Grand Finals 2017

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Our Grand Finals are known for the best in the dance industry giving out more scholarships
to leading dance schools and high profile workshops across the United States


The Standing Ovation Champion Award - The Premier Award at the Grand Finals

  • Judges will select 6 of their favorite 11 & Under groups/productions and 6 of their favorite 12 & Over groups/productions that they would like to see in an Encore Performance. These routines will Re-Compete in the Ultimate Standing Ovation Showdown.  
  • Limit of one routine per studio per age category (11 and under, 12 and over) will be allowed to perform for the Standing Ovation Award. The Selected 6 routines from each division will be announced at the end of each group award ceremony. 
  • The winner will be selected based on entertainment value, star quality, technique and overall appeal discussed among the judges' panel with audience enthusiasm. 
  • GRAND PRIZE - $1000 CASH and recognition in the Encore DCS Media Campaign and Program!
  • NEW for 2017 - We are excited to offer a Recreational Division Battle in addition to our Standing Ovation Championship. The winner of this Battle will win $500 CASH.