The highlight of the MDDT Arizona regional competition is the crowning of the MDDT AZ “solo title” winners. State Champions are selected following a vigorous competition over the course of the competition weekend. Contestants are evaluated by qualified judges in the areas of dance performance and impromptu interview question.
Dance Routine (80% of total score) Contestant must display talent in a dance routine (90 secs - 2 min) using any or all disciplines of dance and/or drill team performance styles (limited to 3 gymnastic feats). Contestants are judged on routine construction, execution & showmanship.
Interview/Impromptu Question (20% of total score) Contestant is judged on their response to an impromptu question from the judges (response must not exceed 45 seconds). Scoring is based on confidence, projection, poise, diction and enthusiasm. No notes or props! Must wear their modeling outfit (with a plain black dance skirt during prelims - ladies only). Pageant Finals = Formal wear for all solo title contestants!
SOLO TITLE FINALS & CROWNING At the conclusion of the Miss/Teen solos, the Top (10) “Miss” finalists & Top (10) “Teen” finalists are announced. The Top (5) “Miss” finalists and Top (5) “Teen” finalists are then asked an impromptu question. Scores are tabulated, and the MDDT AZ “solo title” winners are announced. Top scoring (solo and interview question combined) of the "Miss" and "Teen" categories will be crowned Miss Dance Arizona and Teen Dance Arizona. Both winners will received a full scholarship to the Miss Dance Drill Team Nationals in California March 26-28th 2020!