The Wildwoods Convention Center Hosts Sophisticated Productions’ National Dance Competition July 15-20

This year marks the 24th year that Sophisticated Productions returns to the Wildwoods Convention Center for its National Dance Competition. The six-day event takes place Sunday, July 15 through Friday, July 20 with awe-inspiring performances from talented young dancers.

The dance competitions will feature solos, duets, trios, small groups, large groups, lines and productions ranging from amateur to experienced dancers from all over the country. Dancers will compete in the following categories: Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Open, Musical Theater, Character, Hip Hop, Acro, Modern, Pom Pom, Clogging, Ballet, Pointe, Song/Dance, Voice and Contemporary.

All performances are choreographed to music, and over $30,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to the top scorers. Judges will score each competitor on the following five categories: Choreography; Technique; Difficulty; Stage Presence/Personality; and Costume, Hair & Makeup. Some dancers will even have the opportunity to perform on the Wildwood Talent Showcase Beach Stage located at Schellenger Avenue on the Wildwoods Boardwalk, held nightly at 7 p.m.

Sophisticated Productions Dance Competitions focus on coordinating professionally organized dance competitions across the nation that educate dancers in a positive, fun and most importantly, stress-free environment.

Competitions begin at 8 a.m. daily and admission is FREE.

For additional information, please call (413) 568-4815 or visit