The information you'll need to register your dancers
All ages are determined as of December 31st, 2023
Mini 10 Years & Under
Junior 11 to 12 Years
Teen 13 to 14
Senior 15 and Over
A Dancer(s) in their first season of competition.
Novice Groups/Line must be 75% novice,
Duet/Trio: Dancer(s) must be in their first year of competition
Separate overall awards are awarded for Novice Categories.
If you're unsure of your dancer(s) classification, please contact us to discuss.
Dancer(s) who train less than 6 per week and are in 8 or less routines.
Dancer(s) must be 100% D1 to compete in this division.
Separate overall awards are awarded for Select Categories.
(Please not this Division is not Novice for your DIVISION 2 dancers)
Elite Dance Challenge reserves the right to properly update entries to fit within our Divisional Rules and Regulations.
A Dancer (s) who have previously competed in a competitive dance season.
Dancer(s) Training more than 6 hours per/week.
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 overall awards.
Solos/Duo/trios, groups, lines and productions compete in the following age groupings:
4 & Under
19 & over
Elite Dance Challenge reserves the rights to combine age categories.
PERFORMANCE SIZES AND TIME LIMITS
Solo - 1 Dancer 3:00 min max
Duet/Trio - 2 to 3 Dancers 3:00 min max
Small Group - 5 to 9 Dancers 4:00 min max
Large Group - 10 to 15 Dancers 4:00 min max
Line - 16 to 24 Dancers 5:00 min max
Extended Line - 25 or More Dancers 5:00 min max
Production - 16 or More Dancers 10:00 min max
Display classical or contemporary ballet technique. Ballet shoes or soft blocks are to be worn.
Classical Ballet technique with the emphasis on strong pointe work.
Must portray a theme throughout using 60% ballet technique performed on demi pointe or pointe.
Must consist of jazz style, technique and movements, containing no more than 3 Acro tricks.
Routine must demonstrate expressive interpretation of the lyrics of the music through movement. Routine should demonstrate emotion, balance, extension, control, and technique. Think telling a story with your body.
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.
Only Solo/Duo/Trios will be permitted for the mic’d. For Groups we will up the tap and overhead microphones. (Elite Dance Challenge will schedule a sound check and dancer(s) must be present)
Routine can include Crump, Break-dance, Funk, Street Dancing, Free Style Choreography.
The routines shall not exceed 60% acrobatics (with a min. of 4 acrobatic tricks or tumbling run/passes) and contain at least 40% dance movement.
Routine 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.