Q. Is each participating company required to submit a piece?
A. No, you are allowed to participate in the convention without submitting a work for the showcases.
Q. Can I submit a piece for the Fearless Evolution Youth Showcases and not participate in the convention?
A. Yes, however there is a $30 fee per person if you choose to only participate in a showcase.
Q. How many pieces can I submit for the Fearless Evolution Auditions?
A. Each company can submit up to six pieces. These can be solo or group pieces. Each work cannot exceed 6 minutes.
Q. What styles of dance can I submit?
A. We are looking for contemporary work that displays artistic and technical excellence. The content, lyrics, costuming, and movement must family friendly and age appropriate.
Q. What is included in the convention fee?
A. The convention fee includes the master classes, scholarship opportunities from professional dance companies and casting directors, and the Elevation Series for parents. Convention participants are also offered a Chicago skyline photoshoot at a discounted rate through Siglerphotographics.
Q. Is there a fee to participate in the showcases and Collective Contemporary Awards?
A. For those who are registered for the convention, there is no fee to apply and no technical fees to be a part of a showcase. However, there is a $30 fee per person for those who do not participate in the convention.
Q. How will I know if I have been selected for the Solo Showcase or the Collective Contemporary Awards if I am auditioning at a United States Tournament of Dance Regional event?
A. All registered contemporary dances are being monitored by the USTD staff and judges during the Regional Championships. If your pieces are nominated, you will be notified within 3 weeks after the regional qualifying event.