The KĀOTIC Dancer of the Year title is your chance to take it ALL. Get ready to own the spotlight because we’re out here looking for the dancer who has it all – style, vibe, energy and that undeniable IT factor. You think you got what it takes to be this seasons KĀOTIC Dancer of the Year?!


Rules and Regulations

Dancers that wish to compete for the KĀOTIC Dancer of the Year title must prequalify a solo performance at a regional event during the 2023-2024 season.

Round 1:

Audition (30%)

  • Dancers will participate in a closed audition, led by KĀOS Faculty.

Round 2:

Solo (70%)

  • Dancers will compete their solos in front a panel of judges.

Round 3:

Top 3 solos in each age group will recompete their solo

  • A panel of judges will then rank the dancers 1-3.
  • These rankings will determine the KĀOTIC Dancer of the Year Winners which will be announced during the Closing Awards Show.


Alpha KDOTY$10,000
Bravo KDOTY$5,000
Delta KDOTY$2,000
Echo KDOTY$1,000


  • Opportunity to perform their solo at any regional event during the 2024-2025 season.
  • Invitation to perform as a special guest at The AFTERMATH Show 2025.
  • Workshop Scholarship to any regional event during the 2024-2025 season.
  • Opportunity to tour with KĀOS for 2024-2025 season as a demonstrator

KĀOTIC Dancer of the Year Fees:

Solo Entry Fee, Audition, KDOTY Classes/ Rehearsals, AFTERMATH Workshop, and Jacket$495$570
Jacket Only *$85N/A

The KĀOTIC Dancer of the Year (KDOTY) fee includes a custom KDOTY goody-bag, personalized KDOTY Jacket, solo competition fee, participation in the audition class, exclusive classes and rehearsals.

*PLEASE NOTE: Dancers who opt in for the “jacket only” option will only receive the KDOTY jacket and not the custom KDOTY goody-bag.

Fine Print

  • Age Divisions: Alpha (16+), Bravo (13-15), Delta (9-12), Echo (5-8).
  • To participate in the KĀOTIC Dancer of the Year competition, you must be registered for the entire AFTERMATH Workshop.
  • Participation and etiquette in workshop classes & rehearsals will be monitored throughout the event. Although there won’t be an official score for this, the faculty and directors will be aware of how the KDOTY Finalists are taking class, showing up for class and interacting with their peers. Missing class for studio rehearsal or any other reason (including medical) may result in a point deduction at the discretion of the Event Director.
  • KDOTY solo can be no longer than 3 minutes. KDOTY solo may NOT be the same solo a dancer competes in the Takeover Solo Competition.
  • The Top 3 soloists must re-compete the same solo they originally competed during the KDOTY Solo Competition.
  • Ties will NOT be broken. This may result in more than a Top 10, Top 3, etc.
  • When calculating KDOTY placements, scores are first rounded to the nearest .00 decimal point.
  • During the Closing Show, all TOP 10 Best Dancers from each age division will be presented with an award onstage. The TOP 3 dancers from each age division will then be announced, followed immediately by the announcement of the 2024 KĀOTIC Dancer of the Year Winners remaining Runners-Up.
  • All KDOTY Finalists are asked to provide a 2” x 2” headshot photo for the souvenir program. These photos must be uploaded during the online registration process on
  • Parents are not permitted to observe the Audition. Registered Teachers and Studio Owners are permitted.
  • Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • If you win a KDOTY title with your studio, you cannot switch studios or go "Independent" within a full year of winning title, or your KDOTY scholarship and tour privileges will be rescinded. KĀOS firmly believes in a dancer's studio training and convention and/or National Titles should never replace or in any way interrupt training at your dance studio.
  • All awards privileges won by KDOTYs are with the sole permission from the dance studio you won with.