|6years and Under||7 to 10yrs||11 to 14yrs||15 and Over|
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Additional entries registered after the final schedule has been sent will be charged an additional 5% per entry.
All ages are determined as of January 1st, 2014.
To determine the average age of Duets, Trios, Groups, and Productions, add up the ages of the competitors, then divide by the number of competitors and DROP ALL DECIMALS.
All solo categories have individual ages from 5-19yrs. Should the entries in any category be minimal (less than 3 entries) combining age divisions should be expected and permitted at the discretion of the director.
All solo, duet/trios will compete in individual categories. However all overall awards will be presented by divisional groupings.
All groups, quartets, lines and productions compete in the following age divisions:
- 4 & Under
- 19 & over
A dancer competing in a novice solo may have participated in a competition before but not previously in a solo of any dance style. If the dancer has competed in a jazz solo in a previous season and this season is competing in tap solo that dancer is not eligible to compete in novice.
A novice group/line must be a minimum of 75% novice, Solo/Duo/Trio’s must be 100% novice.
A soloist can compete as Novice provided they have not competed in a solo of any style in a previous season.
Separate overall awards are awarded for Novice Categories.
Dancer(s) who train 6 hours or less per week. A group must be 100% Amateur to compete in this division.
Separate overall awards are awarded for Amateur Categories.
A Dancer (s) who has previously placed in a dance competition.
A dancer who earns a living by teaching or performing dance. Dancers in this category are not eligible for overall awards.
Any non professional adult performance. Adult performances are not eligible for over all awards.
|# of Dancer(s)||Max Time (min)|
|Solo - 1 Dancer||3:00min max|
|Duet/Trio - 2 to 3 Dancers||3:00min max|
|Quartet - 4 Dancers||3:00min max|
|Small Group - 5 to 9 Dancers||3:00min max|
|Large Group - 10 to 15 Dancers||3:00min max|
|Line - 16 to 24 Dancers||4:00min max|
|Extended Line - 25 or More Dancers||4:00min max|
|Production - 16 or More Dancers||10:00min max|
Ballet – Demi Pointe:
Display classical or contemporary ballet technique. Ballet shoes or soft blocks are to be worn.
Ballet – Pointe:
Classical Ballet technique with the emphasis on strong pointe work.
Ballet – Demi Character:
Must portray a theme throughout using 60% ballet technique performed on inte or demi pointe.
Routine must consist of jazz technique and movements. (Illusions are not considered an acrobatic trick and are permitted in jazz routines) Jazz routines may consist of a maximum of 1 acrobatic trick.
Routine must demonstrate expressive interpretation of the music or the lyrics of the music through movement. Routine should demonstrate emotion, balance, extension, control, and technique.
A routine that is a combination of strong ballet fundamentals with modern and jazz techniques utilizing strength, flexibility, alignment, breath, contraction, suspension, tension and relaxation while emphasizing artistic expression.
Routine should demonstrate balance, control and extensions using Modern Dance technique.
Routine must contain 80% tap technique. Music may not contain tap sounds.
Portraying a theme. The routine must have a 60% dance and 40% other (acting or mime). Characterization through lip-syncing, props, and minimal vocalization are permitted.
Song and Dance:
Routines must primarily consist of vocals, incorporating any style(s) of dance and must have a theme or story throughout.
Routine can include Crump, Break-dance, Funk, Street Dancing, Free Style Choreography.
The routines shall not exceed 60% acrobatics (with a min. of 4 ro tricks or tumbling run/passes) and contain at least 40% dance movement.
Routine must contain 20 or more dancers incorporating any style(s) of dance and must have a theme or story throughout.
Any dance that does not fit into any of the above categories.
- Silver – 77.99 and below
- Elite Silver – 78 to 79.99
- Gold - 80 to 83.99
- Elite Gold – 84 to 87.99
- Platinum – 88 to 90.99
- Diamond – 91 and up
- Silver – 79.99 and below
- Elite Silver – 80 to 83.99
- Gold – 84 to 86.99
- Elite Gold – 87 to 89.99
- Platinum – 90 to 92.99
- Diamond – 93 and up
All judging is final. Please direct all comments to the event director. Discussing decisions with any judge is not permitted.
Each score will be based on a point system of 100 Points (40% Technical Ability, 30% Performance & Presentation 15% Choreography, 15% Execution)
Judges reserve the right to disqualify any routine they deemed inappropriate for family viewing.
Routines that have explicit language, choreography or costuming that is not age appropriate may be subject to disqualification and will be adjudicated only.
Judges will break all ties that qualify any entries for overall and cash awards
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