ABOUT THE MASTERS DANCE AWARDS
Masters Dance Awards (MDA) is Australia’s most exhilarating and innovative awards event for the dance community. With heaps of prizes, awards and trophies, this exciting and inclusive annual event sees Dance Schools and Dance Teams compete for Artistry Awards in Hip Hop, Contemporary/Lyrical and Jazz. In addition to being hosted by a charismatic MC and with staff and judges that are ready to provide every participant with an amazing experience, the entire competition is filmed for television broadcast on Foxtel.
Masters of Choreography (MOC) acknowledges the efforts of the dance community and the MDA sets itself apart as an event that focuses on Artistry rather than a defined point system dictated by set rules and guidelines which are found in your traditional competitions. On the day of the event, each genre and age category are represented by various dance routines by all the competing dance teams and schools. These routines are assessed by our outstanding Dance Judges, experienced professionals within their chosen genre of dance.
Each genre and age group have the opportunity to receive an Artistry Award in several categories such as Most Entertaining, Best Choreography and Most Original.
One team from each Genre and Age Group will also be awarded with a beautifully engraved Trophy as a recipient for the Most Outstanding Award.
All MDA results are displayed in the televised broadcast of the event.
Now this is where things get really exciting!
During the week after the event, all dance routines are posted on the MDA website via a dedicated link. We then open up the event to the public via On-Line Voting!
Public Voting takes place over 10 days via the On-Line Voting portal. This is where family, friends and members of the public can view all routines in each Genre and Age Category and can cast their vote for their favourite performance. One Vote is permitted from each registered email address.
At the conclusion of the Voting period, all votes are counted by an outsourced and independent third party to reveal an Overall Winner in each Dance Genre. The Public Vote Winners will be announced at the conclusion of the televised broadcast of the event.
All Winners will be presented with a beautifully engraved crystal trophy – Masters Dance Awards - Winner Online Public Vote – Hip Hop / Contemporary-Lyrical / Jazz.