WELCOME TO THE

AE Virtual Experience

Proudly Canadian, Artists Emerge  has been thrilling dancers in Western Canada since 2006. Artists Emerge is changing the way people look at dance competitions and paving the way by bringing together the urban street dance community and the traditional multi-discipline dance competition in a way that supports and respects each dance style. All set on the big stage, with concert-grade sound & lights, AE is a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

APRIL 21-25, 2021

Multi-Discipline

JUNE 9-12, 2021

Street Dance

 If you have any technical difficulties watching the competition email info@artistsemerge.com

 Virtual Competition Format

Studios will submit their pre-recorded entries. Our judging panel will provide audio feedback and score the entries in the scheduled order of competition. Studios still will be competing against each other to keep the spirit that a live event would have.  We will be broadcasting a live stream so friends and family can tune in.


* Our Judges get to spend longer reviewing entries and giving feedback

* No Back to Back or scheduling issues

* Judges will provide video adjudications during the streaming event

 

Important Dates

April 1st video submission deadline for Multi-Discipline

May 15th video submission deadline for Street Dance

Headliners

Who doesn’t love a good surprise? Connect with us on our social media to find out who our 2021 Headliners will be.

 

Judging Criteria

The judges are explicitly instructed to adjudicate the dancers on the pieces given to them.

Lighting or stage versus studio locations will not impact the score. Lack of formations will also not impact scoring as social distancing regulations may not allow. The quality of video recording so long as all dancers can be seen and the camera is stationary will have no impact on the overall score.

Finals

Submissions that pass through to finals will be included in a livestream performance where the overall entries will compete for Finals Awards. Here is a snapshot of what it looks like

 

5 REASONS

TO CHOOSE ARTISTS EMERGE

EXPERIENCE

Established in 2006, Artists Emerge was created by dancers, for dancers! The AE Management Team collectively cover the spectrum of international adjudicators, choreographers, multi-industry producers and play an active part in the Canadian Dance Community. We have over 100 years of  combined competition experience.

 

TRAINING

We believe education and training are critical factors for dancers to reach their true potential, which is why we are a competition as well as a convention! We provide the opportunity for dancers to meet and train with some of the best choreographers in the world. We give away thousands of dollars in scholarships every year to our convention as well as the worlds best conventions so our dancers can continue to train throughout the year.

RESPECT

Artists Emerge is changing the way people look at dance competitions and paving the way by bringing together the urban street dance community and the traditional multi-discipline dance competition in a way that supports and respects each dance style.

We have created an exciting, professional, and modern competition that provides specific and relevant feedback from qualified judges.

Unique elements that make Artists Emerge stand out among the rest include our “Learn it, Perform It”, the Allstar categories, separating the Hip Hop and multi-discipline Finals, and hiring a separate judging panel for the street dance competition.

OPPORTUNITY

Artists Emerge has partnered with reputable talent agencies who are looking for dancers who have what it takes and want to make a career out of dancing. We believe it’s important for dancers to get the opportunity to work with the headliners in a performance intensive setting during our “Learn It, Perform it” which simulates what it would be like to be on a TV series or audition and perform under pressure. We strive to support dancers and give as many opportunities as we can to our dance family.

Fun

Let’s not forget that dance is something we all love and are passionate about! Our staff make it their personal mission to make sure the tone of the event is fun, encouraging, and a place of joy! We truly do strive to be everyone’s favourite competition  with the purpose of providing a meaningful experience for every level of dancer through education, training and healthy competition.