Lancaster, PA Regional USTD News
USTD’s Pennsylvania Championship sneak peek as to what our competitors can expect!
New – Academic Scholar Dancer Award – will be selected from academic information through submissions received from dancers 13 & over on www.ustd.com The recipient of this award must have outstanding academic achievements as well as an above average GPA. The winner of this award will be presented with a $250.00 scholarship.
New – Top Studio Awards – This year we have added 2 Top Studio Awards (1 in the 12 & under Division and 1 in the 13 & over Division). The studio that has the 5 top scoring GROUP routines in each respective division will win the award
New – St. Jude’s Exhibition Performance – We will be selling St. Jude’s T-shirts during the event in support of our Miss Dance of the US (Taylor Wagner) and her official charity, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Any dancer that purchases the shirt will be invited to perform in a special exhibition routine at USTD Nationals which will be choreographed by Miss Dance US. Additional details will be available at USTD merch area.
New – ADCC Studio of Excellence Award – will be chosen by USTD staff and presented to a studio that is a pleasure to deal with both on and off the stage as well as one that shows support and encouragement to fellow competitor’s throughout the event.
New – Additional Placements in ALL Overall categories
New – Scoring System
Relativity School Commercial Dance BFA Program Scouting – Relativity School Admissions Counselor, Nina Wray, will be scouting dancers 13 & over for summer program scholarships as well as conditional acceptance awards to Relativity’s Commercial Dance BFA Program! Nina will also be on hand to speak with parents and students about the admissions process and Relativity program.
Mardis Gras Max and of course an overall great competition!
About Nina Wray
Originally a Jersey girl, Nina began dancing at young age and was immediately hooked on creative expression through movement. Her love of performing on stage eventually lead her to discover a passion for acting. Nina went to Temple University, where she received her B.A. in Theater, and continued on to The Studio New York Conservatory for actors. Nina teaches movement classes for actors and dancers seeking access to physical awareness, genuine impulse and creative response. She has taught at The Studio New York and Herbert Berghof Studio in New York. She is also a member of a contact improvisation company led by Sita Mani. Nina recently moved to Los Angeles. There, she joined the Relativity School Admissions team. She thrives on the opportunity to meet and engage with the next generation of storytellers on a daily basis.