Frequently Asked Questions

... and answers

  • At what age can a dancer participate?

    Participants have a suggested age of 7 years on or before the convention date. Students should enroll in the corresponding level of their age and/or ability. Any age can sign up at a teacher's/parent's discretion in any level, but our recommendations are on the "Age/Ability" Tab under "Convention".
  • What time does Excel check-in open?

    Your registration can be picked up by your studio owner on Friday. If you’re registered as an independent, you may pick up your information before you compete on Friday or Saturday morning before the convention starts. See your city's exact schedule for more information.
  • What is an Elite Dancer (Excel teacher assistant)?

    Elite Dancers are the top teen and senior soloists from Excel in Motion’s competition and Elite Performance Challenge. These competitors must have earned an Elite Platinum rating and participated in a group dance. Visit for their tour details.
  • How do I become at Elite Dancer?

    For more information on becoming an Elite Dancer give us a call at (508) 647-1000.
  • Why is the Beginner Level a different price?

    Most kids ages 7-9 can only make it through a half day of classes. For that reason, we have created the Newbie Program so that they only take the first two classes of each day of the convention. Newbie students also have a rehearsal in which they practice choreography to be performed at the Closing Ceremony. A sample schedule can be found here. If your child would like to participate for the whole day of classes, please register under Intermediate.
  • What if my Newbie wants to change into the full day program?

    No, problem. Please talk to the registration desk before the third class on Saturday and pay the difference for the full day program. They will not participate in the Closing Ceremony Performance if they chose to move into the full day program.
  • What is the Exhibition Show?

    The Exhibition Show includes performances by Excel Faculty, Elite Dancers, and Golden Ticket winners who are recognized in class. Registered students, teachers, and observers can attend the Exhibition Show at no extra cost. Tickets are available for purchase for additional guests. These tickets will be sold on-location only.
  • What is the Closing Ceremony?

    The Closing Ceremony happens at the end of the last class on Sunday of the convention. Elite Dancers and Newbie Program students perform at the ceremony. Scholarships and High Honors Studio banners are also awarded at the Closing Ceremony.

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