AOP DANCE 2021-2022
Each year, the Maricopa Community Colleges sponsor a districtwide competition to encourage and recognize student achievement in the following categories:
- Solo Choreography
- Solo Performance
- Group Choreography
- Group Performance
Winning students will be selected to have their dance shown at the Artists of Promise Performance in April of 2022.
- All Choreography must be original student work.
- MCCCD faculty are NOT eligible to apply or perform in the competition.
- Applicants must be enrolled in dance at one of the MCCCD Colleges during the 2021-2022.
- 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 must be original student work developed by the student applicant. The choreographer must be a student taking a for-credit dance class at the Maricopa Community Colleges during the 2021-2022 school year. Full-time or adjunct faculty, who may be enrolled in college courses, are NOT eligible to apply or choreograph for the competition as a student. Applicants are limited to submitting one entry per category in the Solo Choreography Competition. There will be no substitutions or changes accepted after submission of the application -- no exceptions.
- Solo Choreography: Minimum of three (3) minutes; Maximum of five (5) minutes.
- Group Choreography: Minimum of four (4) minutes; Maximum of twelve (12) minutes.
Choreography must be student work and not created by faculty. The dancer must be a student taking a for-credit dance class at the Maricopa Community Colleges during the 2021-2022 school year. Full-time or adjunct faculty, who may be enrolled in college courses, are NOT eligible to apply or perform in the competition as a student. Applicants are limited to submitting one entry per category in the Solo Performance Competition. There will be no substitutions or changes accepted after submission of the application -- no exceptions.
- Solo Performance: Minimum of three (3) minutes; Maximum of five (5) minutes.
- Group Performance: Minimum of four (4) minutes; Maximum of twelve (12) minutes.
Submission and Judging Process
Entry Process Opens: Monday, December 6, 2021
Student Entry Deadline: February 1, 2022 by 5:00 pm
- Music Due by February 1, 2022
- Format: .wav files preferred but Music can be in an .mp3, .wav or .aiff file.
- Title file: AOP-2022 / College / Choreographer / Title of choreography
- Email music to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Submissions without dance program director approval will be disqualified
- Prior to completing and submitting your application, you will need to gather the following information from all other choreographers and dancers involved (if any):
- First and Last name as it appears in enrollment records
- Student MEID Number
- Student ID Number
- Student email (MEID@maricopa.edu)
- Don’t forget to hit “SUBMIT”
- Once submitted, you cannot go back and edit your application
- No substitutions or changes will be accepted after submission of the application
- Complete and Submit a Student Competition Form (online)
- Name files according to the format listed in the application
- In person adjudication will take place on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at Glendale Community College (PAC).
- Full schedule will be available on February 7, 2022
- Failure to arrive at appointed adjudication time will result in a disqualification.
- First place work in each category will have their dance presented at the Artists of Promise virtual performance scheduled in April 2022.
- All awards will be issued shortly after the Artists of Promise event.
- $300 for first place
- $200 for second place
- $100 for first place
- Chandler-Gilbert Community College
- Micaela Church, (480) 732-7136, email@example.com
- Estrella Mountain Community College
- Janaea McAlee, (623) 935-8427, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Glendale Community College
- Rebecca Rabideau, (623) 845-4905, email@example.com
- Mesa Community College
- Jennifer Seigle, (480)-461-7597,
- Paradise Valley Community College
- Sonia Valle, (602) 787-6808, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phoenix College
- Christina Marín, (602) 285-7303, email@example.com
- Scottsdale Community College:
- Angela Rosenkrans, (480) 423-6600, firstname.lastname@example.org
- South Mountain Community College
- Liliana de Leon-Torsiello, (602) 243-8000, email@example.com
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