Royal Nationals Experience

dance nationals Atlantic City, NJ

Atlantic City, NJ



Join us for a ROYAL Nationals Experience for dancers, families, teachers & directors to cherish and remember at The Claridge, a Radisson Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. Gleaming with undeniable charm and famous roots. Once known by its 1929 nickname “Skyscraper by the Sea”. The Claridge is a legendary & unforgettable destination in Atlantic City.

The Claridge Hotel features Indoor Pool, Fitness Center, Free Wi-Fi, Twenties Italian Bistro, The VUE Rooftop Bar, Leavander’s 22, Interior access to Bally’s Casino Floor. This beautiful hotel sits beachfront in the heart of the action; steps from the boardwalk, Steel Pier, amusements, local casinos, over 100 restaurants, outlet shopping and aquarium.

Looking forward to seeing all of our new and returning Loyal Royals for a fun filled event in Atlantic City, NJ.


  • 4-Days of Non-Stop Fun and Excitement
  • Thousands in Scholarships & Dynasty Dollars
  • National Competition
  • Master Classes with Elite Professionals
  • Battle of the Castles…Royal Color Tournament
  • Monarch Improv Challenge
  • Mirror-Mirror Photogenic Contest
  • Own the Empire Title Competition
  • Royal Rulers Rooftop Cocktail Party
  • Level Up Audition Class
  • Faculty Q & A
  • Aristocrat Standout Showcase
  • Royal Kingdom Rulers Title Bout
  • Welcome to the Royal Family PJ Party & Game Night
  • “ROYALChella”…Family, Friends & Music Fest Theme Night
  • Studio Director/Teacher Rooftop Party
  • Ice Cream Social & Castle Banner Making Night
  • Senior Recognition Ceremony
  • Reigning Senior Choreographer Challenge
  • Battle of the Royal Palace Rulers
  • Royal Palace Rulers Coronation Ceremony
  • Studio Concierge
  • Spoil Our Royals Table

We aim to provide unprecedented customer service and welcome the opportunity to answer any question you may have.


• ROYAL Treatment from Beginning to End!


• Spoil Our Royals Emergency Table!


• Studio Concierge support services!

Battle of the Castles... Royal Color Tournament!

A full week of fun and engaging ways to score points to win our version of Color Wars.  Our Battle of the Castles (Castle’s being each studio) The Winner of this coveted title will be introduced to our Royal Kingdom on Thursday at our Royal Experience Battle Royale Finale!


Fun, Collaborative & Creative Ways to earn points…   

Master Classes

Master Classes taught by some of the most talented professionals in the industry. Classes are available to all dancers/teachers.


ALL competitors will be given an exclusive “Audition Experience”…  

Contestants will go through a real-life audition and experience what to expect from a real audition.


Dancers, Parents and Teachers are invited to join the faculty for a fun Q & A Session.

Aristocrat Standout Showcase

Each Competition Day, Judges will select routines that caught their eye and made an impression to do an encore performance in Thursday’s “Aristocrat Standout Showcase”.


This showcase represents the most interesting, fun, impressive or moving routines of the week in the Solo, Duo/Trio, Group, Line or Production Categories. 

Royal Kingdom Rulers Title Bout

The top 2 highest scoring Groups and Lines of each age division and level will be invited to re-compete in our Battle of the Royal Kingdom Rulers Championship.


We invite any and all graduating Seniors who have the passion, talent and love of Choreography and wish to showcase their original group routine and compete for this elite title to enter this challenge that will be performed at our Royal Experience Battle Royale Grand Finale.


Competitive soloists are invited to enter their solos in our exciting Own the Empire solo title competition and compete against all registered Regional Own the Throne Title Winners & First Runner Ups. Own the Empire Title Competition held at our Royal Experience Battle Royale Finale.

Mirror Mirror Photogenic Title

Participants may submit a recent photograph to be judged for the Mirror Mirror National Photogenic Award. Please add this option while registering your dancer on your Dance Comp Genie account.


The overall Highest Scoring Group/Line in the Junior and Senior Age Divisions will be CROWNED!



Join us at this good old family game night in the comfort of your PJ’s. Have a blast with all our Dance Royalty, laughing, engaging, and making memories! 

Suggestions…Matching PJ’s, Slippers, Stuffed Animals, Backpack, Hair Ties, etc.

  • Tons of Games…Radio Bingo; Charades; Giant Jenga; Giant Yahtzee, Giant Kerplunk, Line Dances, Limbo & more
  • Battle of the Castles Minute to Win It Challenges (Earn scores for your Studio)
  • Make sure to Rep your Studio hard at this Fun Family Welcoming Night Party
  • BYOB (Bring Your Own Blankets) Color Coordinated preferably
  • Parents, Teachers, Dancers are ALL Encouraged to participate & join
  • Popcorn, Chips, Beverages, Prizes & Music will be provided


Ice Cream Party for Dancers and families. Dancers and their families will get to enjoy FREE Ice Cream followed by Create your own Castle Banner Decorating Contest.

  • Studio Spirit Banners (33' W X 60' H) will be judged by our Elite Monarchy.
  • All Studios will need to bring their own banners and decorating materials (no loose glitter, please, use glitter paper instead.
  • The winners will receive a Pizza Party from their favorite local Pizzeria near their Studio for Friday, July 28, 2023.

Royal Rulers Rooftop Cocktail Party

  • Studio Owners and Teachers, join the Royal Crew at our Teacher’s Appreciation Gala at The VUE Rooftop Bar at The Claridge.
  • As a thank you, we will treat you to Finger Foods, Beer, Wine & Royal’tini’s.
  • Take this opportunity to mingle with other Studio Owners and Teachers’ and our Judging faculty.
  • All Directors & Teachers (21 & Over) are invited to our Rooftop Cocktail Party.

Battle of the Castles Dance Challenge

A high-energy, high-scoring component to our Studios Battle of the Castles Color Tournament.

“ROYALChella”… Family, Friends & Music Fest Theme Night

Good Vibes Only for Friendship, Family & Fun Times at our take on “Coachella”, where Boho meets Rock Star!  This is a perfect place to show off your Studio’s Spirit, Personality and Creativity with your own style, all while meeting new friends, teachers and get to know your Dance Champs Monarchy.

  • A fun opportunity for all Great Vocal Talents to come prepared to show off their skills and score big here singing a song for Battle at the Castle points.
  • Snacks & Beverages will be provided and tons of Fun for Everyone.
  • Make your own Temporary Tattoos, Bracelet Making & Hair Braiding Stations!  (Supplies included)
  • Photo Station

Suggestions: Hip Boho Vibe, Flower Crowns, Floral Prints, Lace, Fringe, Tie Dye, Feathers, Ribbons, etc.

Royal Experience Battle Royale…

Final award ceremony held on Thursday. Glow Sticks, Noise Makers and Clappers Provided.

Battle Royale Line-up includes…

  • Walk the Royal Carpet Faculty Photo Op.
  • Royal Rulers Opening Performances (See your favorite Judges/Teachers perform).
  • Mirror – Mirror Winner Announcements.
  • Own the Empire Title Competition.
  • Reigning Senior Choreographer Group Challenge.
  • Aristocrat Standout Showcase.
  • Battle of the Royal Kingdom Rulers.
  • Overall High Score Winners Announced.
  • Specialty Awards, Dynasty Dollar & Scholarship Presentation.
  • Aristocrat Standout Award Presentation.
  • Battle of the Castles Induction Ceremony.
  • Royal Kingdom Rulers Coronation Ceremony.