Hollywood Connection Anaheim
Anaheim will host the final dance convention and competition of Hollywood Connection 2017 Tour. The national event is the culmination of 10 Hollywood Connection dance competitions and conventions held across the United States in 2017. The nationals will be unlike any other. They include three days of classes, with the entire Hollywood Connection faculty, special opportunities, auditions, and the 14th Annual Hollywood Dance Awards Gala. The Anaheim dance competition and national convention will be held July 3 to 8th at the Anaheim Marriott.
Meet Bill Bohl and Kimberly Rhinelander
Hollywood Connection was started 14 years ago by Bill Bohl and Kimberly Rhinelander. They wanted to bring back the passion in convention classes, educate dancers in the the commercial dance industry, and help guide dancers to a successful career in the world of professional dance. Their dance competitions started in January and made it’s way across the United States to regional cities such as Seattle, Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas and six other cities. Studios qualified in their regional cities are are eligible to compete at the National Finals in Anaheim.
The Hollywood Dance Awards
The Hollywood Dance Awards Gala will feature a three course dinner with and Academy Award style presentation featuring some of the best performances of the week and a live band.
All teacher and student convention fees include the dinner. Guests are available to purchase tickets for the awards show while tickets last.
The Icon of the Year competition is more than just a dance competition. Held only at the Anaheim convention finals, dancers are chosen based on class participation, solo performance, sportsmanship, and interview. Qualifications to the Icon of the Year began at each of the ten dance competitions and conventions starting in January. The Icon of the Year encompasses all that a dancer has to offer. All dancers participating in the Icon of the Year will learn and perform in a special opening number that is choreographed by Hollywood Connection faculty Mitchel Federan and Kristin McQuaid.
Hollywood Connection was the first convention to introduce parent competition at the national finals event. It has become a very fun yet competitive event. Parents have a great time on stage and look forward to showing off for their kids. There are no entry fees to encourage participation. The parent competition is a great way for parents to be involved with the event and keeps them busy rehearsing during the day. Each parent routine receives an Award of Excellence Plaque, and one routine will be crowned Parent Competition National Champions!