Grand Ole Opry Solo Award Update

In order for a dancer to qualify to compete for this award, Both male and female, you must win an over all solo in contemporary or traditional solos in the calendar year set by ACHF (November 1st to September 30th) at a regional competition.

If a dancer wins an over all solo in contemporary or traditional category, and HAS NOT won prior to the October competition, they will qualify for the following year to compete for the Grand Ole Opry award.

Benefits of having an ACHF Membership

You can attend all meetings and voice your thoughts an opinions.
You can vote on rules and changes.
You can vote for Board members during elections.
Run for a position on the board after having 5 consecutive years as a member in good standing.
Be on any committee if a spot is open.
Be a judge, score keeper and a rules Rep.
Have access to the Bylaws and parliamentary procedures.
Attend a ACHF workshop for free. (coming soon!)
Free admission to The October World Championships (If a door charge occurs)

World Championship Updates

The Executive Board has created new awards for 2015 World Championships:

First: There will be a Grand Champion Solo dance-off in the 15 and under categorizes as well as the 16 and over. This includes; Acapella, Contemporary, Traditional, and Flatfoot Solos. We will also give an award to the Grand Champion winner, plus 1st runner up and 2nd runner up in each Solo Category. The Grand Champion winner in Traditional and Contemporary will be able to compete on Saturday in the Opry Dance Off. Also, we will award the 1st, and 2nd runner up in both, Female and Male Opry Dance Off.

Secondly: ACHF is expanding the age divisions for solos in Acapella and Flatfoot. Age divisions are; 6 and Under, 7 – 9, 10 – 12, 13 -15, 16 – 18, 19 – 29, and 30 & Over.

Third: Choreographed Solos will also be awarded the Grand Champion, plus 1st runner up and 2nd runner up award.

Fourth: The Top 3 teams for Tiny Tot – Junior, and Senior – Senior Adult in Traditional and Contemporary will be Awarded Grand Champion plus 1st and 2nd runner up.

All Grand Champions, 1st Runner Up, and 2nd Runner Up will be called up to the stage at the same time!

In 2015, the registration fee for each team dancer will be $65.00. This will allow each dancer to dance on team dances as many times as they like. There will be no cover charge at the door this year. Each dancer will have the opportunity to bring their whole family to watch the entire competition with no admission charge at the door. The fee for Solos and Duos will remain the same.

Other Great things are still to come. See you at the World Championships!