Performing Arts Competitions

  2017 National Awards Competition: Classical Ballet


NSAL invites ballet dancers to participate in the 2017 National Awards Competition. The First Prize is $12,000, and other significant cash prizes are available.  The National Awards Competition will be held  during the NSAL Annual Meeting in Boca Raton, Florida, from May 29 – June 3, 2017.

Contestants must first compete on the chapter level.  Each chapter will hold its competition. The first place chapter finalist may then proceed to the National Competition, where one contestant will win $12,000 and a series of other awards.

To compete at the chapter level, submit a completed application to the chapter that is closest geographically to your home or school. Please visit our “Chapters” page to find the chapter closest to you. Applications may be found in each chapter’s website. Local chapters will pay travel, hotel, and conference registration expenses for the chapter winner to attend the National Competition.

2017 Classical Ballet Competition Rules and Performance Requirements



Schedule of Upcoming Competitions


2016 National Awards Competition: Musical Theater

The National Competition was held in Phoenix, Arizona.

2017 National Awards Competition: Dance

The National Competition will be in Boca Raton, Florida.

2018 National Awards Competition: Music (Instrumental)

The National Competition will be in Chautauqua, New York.

2019 National Awards Competition: Drama

The National Competition will be in Washington, D.C.