UPDATE 9/26/17 - The NCASA Board of Directors approved the following changes to the 2018 event:

Date: February 17, 2018

Site: Durham School of the Arts

Name: North Carolina Scholastic Dance Festival

Adjudication: The first stage of the event will be dedicated to schools interested in receiving adjudication but not being ranked against other schools. Scores and comments for these ensembles will be shared only with the dance educator.

Student Choreography division will be new for high schools. These numbers may be any genre but must be choreographed by students from the participating school. A new Outstanding Choreography Design award will be presented in this category. 

Overall Team Awards will be based on the three highest ranked performances from each high school and two highest ranked performances from middle schools. 

Penalties for rules violations have been updated.

  • 5 point penalty for each Safety Rules violation
  • 1 point for every six seconds over / under the time limits
  • 1 point for each performer over / under the size limits

New Member Schools will be encouraged to participate in preparation events. New member schools who participate in preparation dance events will have their participation fee refunded by NCASA.

2018 High School Events: Jazz small ensemble, Jazz large ensemble, Hip-Hop small ensemble, Hip-Hop large ensemble, Contemporary/Lyrical small ensemble, Contemporary/Lyrical large ensemble, Student Choreographed small ensemble, Student Choreographed large ensemble, Dance Team

2018 Middle School Events: Jazz/Hip-Hop small ensemble, Jazz/Hip-Hop large ensemble, Contemporary/Lyrical small ensemble, Contemporary/Lyrical large ensemble