Top Studio Challenge & Dance Convention - July 1 to July 4, 2017

Top Studio Challenge

Top Studio Challenge & Dance Convention

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Thunderstruck Canada is proud to announce the 2017 Top Studio Challenge & Dance Convention. It rewards the Top 5 Studio's, anyone that places in the Top 10 Overalls, or scores High Gold and up from each Regional Competition from Canada and the United States with the opportunity to compete for the Thunderstruck Cup and huge cash prize of $2,000 + $500 for one of next years Regional Competitions. Cash prizes for our Overalls are increased. Winners of Overalls who place in the Top 10 at Regional Competitions will also qualify to compete. They do not belong to one of the Top 5 Studio's. There are individual and group titles to win.

The Dance Convention is open to all competitive and non-competitive dancers regardless if they have competed at a regional or at the Top Studio Challenge. You can participate in the Dance Convention and not the Top Studio Challenge. The general schedule is available at:

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How To Qualify for the Top Studio Challenge

There are three ways that you can qualify - as one of the Top Studio's (If your studio qualifies, then all your routines that competed in the regional qualify), by placing in the Top 10 in the Overalls, or by scoring High Gold or higher at a regional competition.

Dance Off

There will be dance off for routines that did not qualify at a regional competition because of a variety of things from having a bad day to an injury or illness and not able to compete. You will need to score High Gold or higher in the dance-off the day before the event in order to qualify for the event.

The Top Studio Challenge

The Top Studio Challenge has two components, the qualifying round and the Battle of the Stars. In both, there will be recognition for individual dancer achievements. The Battle of the Stars will determine the Top Studio.

The Competition & Qualifying For The Battle Of The Stars

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The competition will feature all our normal sections for Age Groups, Performance Divisions, and Categories. Each routine will receive and adjudication award. This part of the event is the qualifying round for the Battle of the Stars. For Solos and Duo/Trios, the Top Six scores in each section will qualify for the Battle of the Stars. For Groups and Lines, the top routine from each studio will be invited to Battle. If there are more then 6 studios, the Battle will be capped with the Top Six scores. If there are fewer then 6 studio's in a section, we reserve the right to invite multiple routines from studios. In this instance, the invites will be equal among studios. Dancers that qualify for the Battle of the Stars will receive recognition for that achievement.

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Battle of the Stars

The qualifying routines in each section will Battle for the Top Three. Routines will be ranked by the adjudication and will award crystal trophies to the Top Three, crowning the top ranked routine Canadian Champion. Routines will also earn points based on their ranking towards the Top Studio Challenge.

  • 1st Place - 10 points
  • 2nd Place - 8 points
  • 3rd Place - 6 points
  • 4th Place - 4 points
  • 5th Place - 3 points
  • 6th Place - 2 points

Dance Convention

Master Classes will be offered during the competition. They are organized so they do not conflict with performance times of the Age Divisions. Classes will be available to studio's and dancers in the competition as well as competitive and non-competitive studio's that want to take advantage of the opportunity to participate. The master classes are integrated into the event fee for each participant. Dancers are encouraged to take classes. While they are not mandatory, it will not change the dancer fee.

To keep up-to-date, follow us on Facebook, Google+, or @ThunderstruckCA to keep up on what we're doing. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us by email, or call 888.688.5442 ext. 201 for more information.

Adjudication Team

We have a great adjudication team for Top Studio Challenge. They will be doing a mix of things adjudicating the competition, providing master classes, choreography for the opening number and flash mob and ranking the battles. This year the flash mob will be choreographed by Reet Roy and the Opening Number by Sara Steben. Both will also be adjudicating the competition and The Battle of the Stars. Saxon Fraser and Megan Trainer will also be teaching classes and will be on the adjudication and battle panels. Kristian Dalisay is coming up special, to add a fifth adjudicator to The Battle Of The Stars panel.

Saxon Fraser

Saxon Fraser

Reet Roy

Reet Roy

Megan Trainer

Megan Trainer

Kristian Dalisay

Kristian Dalisay

Sarah Steben

Sarah Steben

Venue - Tremblant’s Conference Centre / Centre des congrès Tremblant

Located in the heart of the pedestrian village, Tremblant’s Conference Centre is steps away from hotels, shops, restaurants and the mountain. Its central location makes it the ideal location for our Top Studio Challenge.

161 Chemin du Curé Deslauriers
Mont-Tremblant, QC
J8E 1C9

Host Hotels

There a numerous hotel and accommodation options in Mont-Tremblant located near the Centre des Congres Mont-Tremblant. Please visit our Host Hotels for more information about the different properties, pricing and booking codes.