The Dance Effect Competition

The Dance Effect Competitions are a unique, fun, fair and positive experience. We strive to make everyone feel just as important no matter what skill level they bring to the stage. TDE offers 3 levels of competitiveness: Desire, Ambition & Legacy, as well as, an Adaptive Dance level. We also have a Solo Motivational Title in which soloist may choose to enter, a Photogenic Contest and a Most Moving Costume Contest. 

We offer Free Mini Master Classes, Judges Choice Awards, Charity Dance Offs, Sportsmanship Awards, and many other awards! At TDE Nationals we offer Grand National Champion Awards, as well. You can find more details on these awards and more in the links below.

​The Dance Effect takes pride in this day being for the dancers! So we came up with Move Across the Floor. Move Across the Floor takes place before the solo awards ceremonies and allows you to do just that - Freestyle Across the Stage! We have dancers, teachers, siblings and even dance dads take part in the fun! This is a favorite to all that attend TDE Competitions! You don't want to miss it! 

The Dance Effect Judges are handpicked! TDE hires Judges who believe in building the dancers up while still giving them positive developmental feedback. The Judges verbal critiques will accompany a video of the routine within a couple days of competition.

More Info Coming Soon For New Cities! We Can't Wait To Meet You!

Houston, St Louis, Louisville and more

TDE 2023 Competition Schedule Is Still Coming In Hot!! Move With Us!

​​​​​​CITY DATE VENUE ADDRESS EARLY BIRD DEADLINE Hotel Name - Click for Link Hotel Address Hotel Phone # Hotel Cut Off Date
Houston, TX02/10/23-02/12/23CanceledHouston, TXN/A
Tyler/Palestine, TX02/17/23 - 02/19/23Palestine High School1600 TX-256 Loop, Palestine, TX 7580101/04/2023Holiday Inn Express Palestine1030 East Palestine Ave, Palestine, TX 75801(903)723-4884Room Rate: $130 Cut Off Date: February 14, 2023
Omaha, NE03/10/23-3/12/23CHI Health Center455 N 10th St, Omaha, NE 6810201/25/2023DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Omaha Downtown1616 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68102 USA(402)346-7600Room Rate: $129 Cut Off Date: March 3, 2023
Colleyville, TX03/17/23 - 03/19/2023Colleyville Heritage High School5401 Heritage Ave, Colleyville, TX 7603402/01/2023Aloft Dallas Euless1301 Chisholm Trail, Euless, TX 76039(817)571-4211Room Rate: $109 Cut Off Date: March 3, 2023
Fort Smith, AR03/24/23 - 03/26/23ArcBest Pac @ Ft. Smith Convention Ctr55 South 7th St., Fort Smith, AR 7290102/08/2023Courtyard Fort Smith Downtown900 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901(479)783-2100Room Rate: $125 Cut Off Date: March 3, 2023
Liberty, MO03/31/23 - 04/02/23Liberty Performing Arts Theatre1600 S Withers Rd., Liberty, MO02/15/2023Best Western Premier Liberty Inn & Suites421 Rt 291, Liberty, MO 64068(816)857-7777Room Rate: $149 Cut Off Date: March 10, 2023
Wichita, KS04/21/23- 04/23/23Hartman Arena8151 N Hartman Arena Dr., Park City, KS03/08/2023Aloft Wichita3642 N. Oliver, Wichita, KS 67220(316) 744-1100Room Rate: $149 Cut Off Date: April 7, 2023
Oklahoma City, OK04/28/23 - 04/30/23Oklahoma City Community College - VPAC7777 S May Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 7315903/15/2023Hyatt Place Oklahoma City Airport1818 South Meridian Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73108(405)682-3900Room Rate: $109 Cut Off Date: April 14, 2023
2023 OPEN Nationals - Arlington, Texas06/21/223-06/25/23Arlington Expo Center1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington, Texas 76011N/ASheraton Arlington Hotel1500 Convention Center Drive, Arlington, TX 76011(817) 261-8200Room Rate: $179 Cut Off Date: May 31, 2023
2023 OPEN Nationals - Arlington, Texas06/21/223-06/25/23Arlington Expo Center1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington, Texas 76011N/AHilton Garden Inn Dallas/Arlington2190 E. Lamar Blvd., Arlington, TX 76006(817) 274-6644Room Rate: $154 Cut Off Date: May 22, 2023
St Louis, MOTBD for 2024TBDTBD

Take advantage of the EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!!!

Just register and pay 45 days prior to the event!

***Cities, Dates, Venues are subject to change without prior notice***

Prize Giveaway Drawing

Dance Dads, Dance Moms, Dance Teachers and Dancers can stop by the Merchandise Table for a raffle ticket. It is completely free. Just stop by and grab a ticket if you choose to. We will draw 1 per each group (dad, mom, teacher, dancer), per competition location.

***We have a Great Professional Videographer & Photographer Crew who will be selling memorable photos and videos available for your purchase!***

The Dance Effect
The Dance Effect