High School Dance Festival

17th Annual State Dance Festival

Saturday, March 17, 2018
8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Granger High School
West Valley City, UT

General Info

Scholarship Audition/Master Class - Friday, March 16, 2018. 6:30pm-8:30pm.
Check-in/warm-up beginning at 5:45pm.

Classes/Workshops/Adjudication - Saturday, March 17, 2018. 8:00am-5:00pm.

Gala Concert - Saturday, March 17, 2018. 6:00pm.

2018 High School Dance Festival - Continue Registration
Note: New registration is closed. This is for pre-registered schools only.

The Utah State Board of Education (USBE), in conjunction with the Utah Dance Education Organization (UDEO), is sponsoring the Seventeeth Annual State High School Dance Festival on Saturday, March 17, 2018. USBE and UDEO hope that you will join us and other Utah high schools and participate in this day of sharing, inspiring, learning, growing, and performing.

The Festival will take place at Granger High School in West Valley City. This Festival is similar to a high school level, one day ACDFA. The Festival is a full day of adjudication, tech rehearsals, and diverse classes in the morning and afternoon finishing with the Gala Performance at 6:00 p.m. Lunch and dinner is on your own. An optional pre-paid box lunch will be available for $8.

Each school may bring two works for adjudication (at least one must be a student choreographed piece.) The dances will be judged on choreography, performance, and technique. Schools will be adjudicated using a standard of excellence, rather than competing against each other for a ranking. Additionally each school may perform one dance in the Gala Performance. The Gala Performance is free to the public, and non-ticketed. Dancers are requested to watch each other and stay for the entire concert. Dancers who are members of their school's "National Honor Society for Dance Arts" will be recognized at the Gala. Awards and adjudicator remarks will be given to teachers at this time.

Friday, March 16th there will be a special master class / audition for select seniors(/juniors). This is free of charge but requires registration to the festival and for the master class. More information on this event will come with confirmation of your registration.

Participation fees are according to your UDEO/NDEO membership status. Please carefully review the attached state festival policies carefully. These fees cover classes, guest teachers, adjudicators, trophies, the gala performance, and rental fees. USBE and UDEO recognize that many dance programs are on a tight budget yet hope you will find this an educational and unique experience worth attending.

Thank you for all the time you invest in your high school students. I also urge you to become an active member of the UDEO. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Sara Pickett
UDEO High School Festival Chair

Membership Type Cost
NDEO Institutional Members $10 per Student
NDEO Professional / UDEO Professional Members $15 per Student, $225 min
Non-Member $20 per Student, $350 min
rates as of Dec 1, 2011


Registration Form

   Registration for 2018 is closed
   Please plan to join us in 2019

2018 High School Dance Festival - Continue Registration
Note: New registration is closed. This is for pre-registered schools only.

2018 High School Dance Festival - Student Liability/Photo Release Form

2018 High School Dance Festival - Audition/Master Class Registration



File Name   File Type
UHSDF Adjudication Form   pdf
2018 High School Festival - Student Liability/Photo Release Form   pdf | online