SHAPE Choreography Festival

SALT presents its annual choreography festival, SHAPE.
Submit solo or group works to be adjudicated virtually or in-person by current choreographers; receive individualized feedback on your choreography; and improve your technique, improvisation, and creation skills.

December 15-17, 2022
At Tanner Dance, University of Utah

DATES Jr High & High Schools Virtual In-Person
Thursday, Dec 15 Adjudication
Friday, Dec 16 Adjudication Evening Adjudication
Saturday, Dec 17 Virtual Feedback Sessions SHAPE Expo


A combined experience of performance, adjudication, workshops, and master classes. This festival is perfect for school dance companies that desire additional training and input on their pieces. Company choreographers can submit solo or group works to be adjudicated by current SALT professionals and guest instructors to receive individualized feedback on their work.

  • Adjudicate pieces
  • Improve technique, improvisation, and creation skills
  • Classes with industry professionals
  • Designed to educate students on the principles of choreography
  • Professional industry exposure for students
Adjudicate your work live and in-person on Friday where select works will be chosen to be featured in the Gala Showcase on Saturday. Also, attend the SHAPE Expo on Saturday where we are SHAPING dancers futures in the field by offering classes and training for attendees will learn how to pursue dance as a career.
  • 3 dance classes
  • 2 guest teachers
  • 1 career training session
Adjudication Categories: 
  • Student
  • Pre-Professional
  • Professional
  • Dance for Film

Participants will have the opportunity to win scholarships to future SALT events, and one grand prize winner will be selected to set a piece on SALT2!


All Access Pass: $250

Pricing Includes: 1 adjudication, 25 student workshop passes, 1 teacher pass, and a group ticket to the showcase  

Additional student workshop passes: $7 per student
Additional pieces (max 3 pieces) : $45 per additional piece 


All Access Pass: $175 (individual)

Pricing Includes: 3 workshop classes with SALT & Guest Teachers, 1 expo experience, Career Packet, and ticket to Gala Showcase

All Access Pass: $300 (studio price)

Pricing Includes: 3 workshop classes with SALT & Guest Teachers, 1 expo experience, Career Packet, and ticket to Gala Showcase (up to 20 students)

Adjudication Sold Separately:
Solos: $80
Duos/Trios: $90
Groups: $110


Solos: $75
Duos/trios: $85
Groups: $100

Pricing includes: adjudication (No workshop passes)

For choreographers submitting more than 1 piece: Additional $40/piece

Registration Deadline: November 15, 2022


Congratulations to the winners of SHAPE 2021 below.
We are so proud of all of your hard work.

Student Choreography

  • 1st: Sophie Larsen: “To Heal”

  • 2nd: Katy Walker: “Sensory Deprivation”

  • 3rd: Sabyn King: “Intertwined”

  • Honorable Mention: Hannah Johnson: “Too Much”

Pre-Professional Choreography

  • 1st: Elle Taylor & Lily Hammons: “the way leaves smell”

  • 2nd: Kevin Holland: “Go”

  • 3rd: Shelby Green: “בידוד”

  • Honorable Mention: Kennadie Thredgold: “2”

  • Honorable Mention: Bailey Holladay: “The Beast in Me”

Professional Choreography

  • 1st: Cameron Mertz: “Still Working”

  • 2nd: Lauren Blair Smith: “Intruder”

  • 3rd: Hannah Knorr: “Relinquish”

Dance for Film

  • 1st: Ali Pfleger: “Short & Sweet”

  • 2nd: Brian Golden: “This is 22!”

  • 3rd: Lauren Blair Smith: “Bite-Sized”

  • Honorable Mention: Jade Rogers: “Phantoms”


Ruger Memmott: “Helplessness Blues”


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