America’s National Dance Championships Come To Rock Hill

ROCK HILL, S.C. — Dance Machine America’s National Dance Championships (ANDC) is back in Rock Hill, S.C. for the 2018 National Finals.

Starting today, June 21-24 more than 2,000 visitors from dance studios, schools and dance organizations from the East Coast will gather at South Pointe High School to share their passion for dance during the 18th National Tour. During the finals, dancers will compete to achieve America’s Mister & Miss Dance titles.

The national finals will kick off on June 21 at 11 a.m. with solo performances from the Tiny (ages 6 and under), Mini (ages 7-8), Petite (ages 9-10) and Junior (ages 11-12) categories. The solo performances will continue on Friday, June 22 at 9 a.m. with the Teen (ages 13-14) and Senior (ages 15-19) categories. America’s Mister and Miss Dance titles will be awarded at 6 p.m. The awards ceremony will be followed by a Red Carpet Party with Inside Dance Magazine at 7:30 p.m. with music, games, snacks and drinks.

Photo courtesy ANDC

The competition will continue on Saturday, June 23 with the Tiny, Mini, Petite, Junior, Teen and Senior categories performing duets and trios beginning at 9 a.m. The Dance Machine Productions ANDC National Finals will wrap on Sunday, June 24 beginning at 9 a.m. The Teen and Senior groups will perform and The Dream Team performance will be held at 4:30 p.m. The finale performance will be the Clash of the Champions (dance off).

“Dance Machine Productions’ National Finals has been a signature event to York County for the past few years, and we are extremely excited that they have made South Pointe High School home to their National Finals,” said Andy Clinton, VP of Sales with Visit York County.

This competition gives dancers and teachers the opportunity to showcase their style and skills. Dance Machine Productions ANDC offers 20 categories, seven overall age divisions, three competition levels, a titles division, and many fun and free divisions to show each studio’s spirit.

Spectators are welcome to attend and congratulate dancers and teachers on their awards and prizes. A complete schedule of events can be found at  https://dancemachineonline. com/schedule/.