2018 NATIONAL FINALS WINNERS
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CONGRATULATIONS!

These young performers exemplify grace and excellence in the field of dance, and we are proud to have the opportunity to celebrate and share their talents with you.
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2018 Tremaine Performance of the Year

TAKE MY HAND

Dawn Crafton Dance Connection – Erin Kelly & Kelly Welch – Rockville, MD

JUNIOR DIVISION

Junior National High Score Gold

DON’T RAIN ON MY PARADE

The Meredith Gravely Dance Company – Katie Pruitt & Brittany Franks – Danville, VA

Junior National High Score Silver

WHEN I GROW UP

Dance FX – Julie Bartoletti – Sunrise, FL

Junior National High Score Bronze

HEAVEN HOP

University Performing Arts Centre, Savannah Raulerson – Oviedo, FL

Junior National Duo/Trio High Score

CONGA

Machita Dance Company – Jade Prejean – West Baton Rouge, LA

Junior National Solo High Score

SECRETS

Dance FX – Julie Bartoletti – Sunrise, FL

Junior Judges Choice Best Showmanship

GREEDY

Dancezone Dance Studio – Sheila Milner – Bellaire, TX

TEEN

Teen National High Score Gold

THE WAY THAT YOU LOVE ME

The Future Dance Center – Jacob Fuszara – Buffalo, NY

Teen National High Score Silver

SUITS

Dancezone Dance Studio – Sheila Milner – Bellaire, TX

Teen National High Score Bronze

SYMPHONY

Jamie Bragg Signature Dance – Jamie Bragg – Marion, IN

Teen National Duo/Trio High Score

WHAT IS THAT SOUND

Machita Dance Company – Jordan Prejean – West Baton Rouge, LA

Teen National Solo High Score

TIMELESS

Julie’s School of Dance – Krista King Douherty – Panama City Beach, FL

Teen Judges Choice Best Showmanship

BLUE JEANS

Dance FX – Julie Bartoletti – Sunrise, FL 

SENIOR

Senior National High Score Gold

SABRETOOTH

The Future Dance Center – Denise Vaccaro – Buffalo, NY

Senior National High Score Silver –

UNWAVERING

University Performing Arts Centre – Savannah Raulerson – Oviedo, FL

Senior National High Score Bronze

TAKE MY HAND

Dawn Crafton Dance Connection – Erin Kelly & Kelly Welch – Rockville, MD

Senior National Duo/Trio High Score

MY MANY FACES

The Right Combination Dance Studio – Susan Grissinger – Winter Garden, FL

– Senior National Solo High Score

CREEP

Elite Dance Center – Brittany Greer – Naples, FL

Senior Judges Choice Best Showmanship

MR. WORLDWIDE

Anita’s Dance Center – Anita Olson – Muskego, WI

Freestyler of the Year

JELANI EVANS

Jamie Bragg Signature Dance – Marion, IN

*The Freestyle Face Off Competition preliminaries were held in the Teen & Senior Hip Hop Classes of each Winter 2017-18 tour city with the Dancers picking the Finalists and the Faculty Show Audience choosing the Winners. Those Freestyle Winners and the Finalists from each city were eligible to battle at the National Finals Convention. The participants first battled in front of their fellow dancers who narrowed the field down to five dancers. Those five dancers then battled LIVE on the Nationals Gala stage and the Gala Audience chose the FREESTYLER OF THE YEAR.

National Finals Information

The Tremaine National Finals Convention and Competition takes place annually in Orlando, Florida, July 6-11, at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. Invited to compete in the National Finals are the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Semi-Finals Winners from the Winter Tour Season. Along with the Competition, there is a four-day Dance Curriculum during Nationals because Dance Education is a necessity to the foundation of an excellent dancer.

*At the National Finals, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place Cash Prizes and Trophies are awarded to winning competition dance numbers within each age division (Junior, Teen, Senior) by category (solo, duo/trio, group, line, production) and dance style (ballet, jazz, contemporary, musical theatre, hip hop, lyrical, tap, open). *Within each age division (Junior, Teen, Senior) Cash Prizes and/or Trophies are awarded for Judges Choice of Best Showmanship, National Solo High Score and National Duo/Trio High Score. Also announced at the National Finals Competition are the Five High Score Numbers, from the Top 5 Studios in each of the three Age Divisions. Those 15 numbers include the National High Score Gold, National High Score Silver and National High Score Bronze winners in each age division – which will perform at the National Finals Gala, where they will compete for Performance of the Year. However, they do not find out which award they each received until the gala.

*One very special recognition is presented for the Performance of The Year. This winning competition number is chosen from the 15 High Score numbers performing at the gala by our Honored Celebrity Award Recipient(s), who choose their favorite number based strictly on the Gala performances and present them with the Performance of the Year Trophy and the Grand Prize Check.