Quest for Creativity


2022 Quest for Creativity video submissions are now closed. Join us next year for 2023 Q4C (see below for 2023 dates & deadlines)! In the meantime, you can view all info for the 2022 season on our 2022 Q4C Season Page and our 2022 Q4C YouTube Playlist.

Quest for Creativity (Q4C) is a one-time choreography video submission opportunity founded by Audrey Weisiger alongside Young Artists Showcase to offer an additional online choreography competition platform to young skating choreographers.

Q4C is for skaters under the age of 21 who want to pursue choreography and are able to commit to sending in one video under 4 minutes of their work. This must be one piece and not a choreographic resume.

After the submission deadline, a committee of experienced skating and dance choreographers will select their favorite video from all submissions. The video with the most votes from the selection committee will be notified by May 15th. The winner will be named the “Emerging Choreographer” at CORE Camp in July and have the opportunity to create an ensemble piece on 5-10 skaters while onsite at Camp.

Want more information Review our YAS & Q4C Frequently-Asked Questions or read on for more details on this year’s Q4C competition.

Quest for Creativity Competition: Details

Q4C 2023 Dates & Deadlines

  • Due Date: Monday, May 1, 2023
  • Winner Announced: Sunday, May 14, 2023

Q4C Eligibility

You must be 21 or under (as of May 1, 2023) to participate in Q4C. There is no age minimum. If you’re older than 21, consider applying to participate in the Young Artists Showcase instead.

Q4C Cost & Requirements

  • Submit video & online registration for Q4C.
  • Video must be a maximum of 4 minutes long (no minimum length)
  • The video must include only your own choreography and can be a yourself and/or others performing.
  • Your video must be filmed horizontally (in landscape) in order to qualify.
  • Your video can be edited Your video MUST have the music overlaid (mute the original video and overlay the music over it) for better quality viewing and musicality.
  • Pay the registration fee of $50 through the registration form.

Your work will be judged according to the Q4C judging criteria.

Prizes for the Q4C Winner

  • You’ll be honored as the Emerging Choreographer featured at CORE Camp and you will receive:
    • Complimentary flight to the Chicago to attend CORE Camp (for those outside the Chicagoland area) or a stipend of $400 paid directly to you for expenses (if you’re a Chicagoland area resident); plus
    • Opportunity to create an ensemble piece for 5-10 skaters, to be performed at the CORE Camp Showcase; and
    • $100 off CORE Camp Registration Fee (if you’ve already paid for CORE Camp, you’ll be refunded $100 after May 15).

prizes for q4c runner-up & 3rd place choreographers

  • The Runner-Up and 3rd place Q4C choreographers will have the opportunity to:
    • Perform a 1.5 minute solo of their work at the CORE Camp Showcase in July

Want more information? Review our YAS & Q4C Frequently-Asked Questions.