The Stage One National Dance Competitions feature US regional group qualifiers (petite, junior, teen, senior & adult) in multiple performance divisions (solo, duet/trio, groups, line) and a variety of categories, including acrobatic, ballet, hip hop, contemporary, tap, jazz and musical theater.  Dance performances are judged by a panel based on a national scoring system:  Routine Execution (10-25 points); Technique (15-35 points); Stage Presence (5-25 points); Routine (5-10 points), Costume/Appearance 1-5 points (deductions only).

  2018 Stage One National Finals  — Live Streaming Schedule 

Gatlinburg (June 11 – 15) starting 8am CDT, Monday, June 11
Branson (June 18 – 23) starting 8am CDT,  Monday, June 18
Houston (July 11 – 15) starting 12noon CDT, Wednesday, July 11

Programming Note:  Sometimes it happens — scheduling changes, breaks in competition, or technical interruptions in the live broadcast.  Please check back for live action updates, and take a look at the Live Stream Program Guide for more On2In2™ streaming info.


If you missed the live broadcast of the 2017 Dance World Cup Finals held June 24 – July 1 at Oberrheinhalle in Offenburg, Germany, there’s still time to watch a video recording of dancers from more than 30 countries compete in tap, hip hop & street dance, jazz & show dance, ballet, modern & contemporary, song & dance, and national/folklore.  Click/Tap the “Watch Again” button or any of the video posts located on the video player below ↓ 


Watch an aerial dance performance Live & Free On2In2™Experience the magic of an upside-down/vertical dance performance – Aerial Dance



The free-to-watch Dance Channel features On2In2™ collection of favorite dance videosGo to the ‘The Dance’ channel to watch an On2In2™ collection of favorite videos about dance and dancers —
FREE to WATCH, On-Demand




Watch behind the scenes and personal stories of a life of ballet.In Ballet Backstage, we take you for a behind-the-scenes look at life in ballet with video documentaries featuring personal stories of dancers and a great look at the tutu.



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Zola is a vagabond playmaker, the On2In2™ recreation guru and primary source of inspiration for this article. Currently resides at Zeester Media HQ.

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