Artists of Promise - Dance Competition

2021-22 Artists of Promise Dance Competition


Maricopa Community College District sponsors a competition that recognizes student achievement and provides professional adjudication feedback in the following categories:

  • Solo Choreography
  • Solo Performance
  • Group Choreography
  • Group Performance

This full-day event will be adjudicated by professionals in the dance field. Adjudicators will provide feedback on all dances using common Rubrics.  These will be provided to the directors to share with participants after the competition is completed.  

Eligibility Requirements

  • The choreographer(s) and performer(s) must be a student(s) taking a for-credit dance class at the Maricopa Community Colleges during the 2022-2023 school year. 
  • For both the Choreography and Performance Competitions, the choreography must be original student work. 
  • MCCCD faculty are NOT eligible to apply or perform in the competition.
  • All submissions must be approved by your Dance Program Director and will be disqualified if submitted without permission.
  • Failure to arrive at the appointed adjudication time will result in disqualification.
  • Please refrain from wearing or showcasing any school identifying apparel or items as the adjudication process should be as anonymous as possible.


  • Submissions should adhere to the following time limits:
    • Solo Choreography: Minimum of three (3) minutes; Maximum of five (5) minutes
    • Group Choreography: Minimum of four (4) minutes; Maximum of twelve (12) minutes.
  • Applicants are limited to one entry per category (Performance and Choreography).
    • Example 1: Submit the same piece for both performance and choreography.
    • Example 2: Submit a solo for performance and a group for choreography or vice versa

Choreography and Performance Competition Details

  • Where:
    • The Estrella Mountain Community College Performing Arts Center (PAC)
      3000 North Dysart Avenue in Avondale
  • When:
    • Saturday, February 11, 2023
      The full schedule will be available on Feb. 6 and will include call, warm-up, and performance times.

Submission Deadlines and Application Link

  • Application Opens: February 1, 2023
  • Application Closes:  February 11, 2023
  • Gather the following information for all your performers and choreographers before you begin the application:
    • Full names as associated with your Student ID#
    • Student ID#s
    • Email Addresses
    • Phone Numbers
    • Preferred name to be used in a playbill (show program)
  • Link to the application:
  • Music Due by: February 11, 2023

Awards / Gala Performance

  • First and Second place winners of the competition will have their work presented at the Artists of Promise Gala on the evening of March 21, 2023, at Paradise Valley Community College.
    • Gala Tech Rehearsal will be sometime on March 20, 2023
  • Winners will also receive monetary awards via U.S. Mail shortly after the Artist of Promise Competition.
    • Note:  Choreography awards are disbursed to the choreographer(s) only and Performance awards are split between and dispersed to the performers.
    • $500 First Place
    • $200 Second Place
    • $100 Third Place

College Contacts

Date and Time


Open To

Estrella Mountain Community College Performing Arts Center (PAC)
3000 North Dysart Avenue
Avondale, AZ 85392

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