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2020 Xpression Dance Challenge presents a competition with a brand new modernized take on the dance world! We ensure your experience will be unlike any other competition that you have encountered. We pride ourselves on our innovative format and can't wait for you to experience our legacy

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Hamilton Convention Centre

                     

1 SUMMERS LANE, HAMILTON, ON

 March 6th-8th, 2020

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Disciplines

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BALLET

A classical dance demanding grace and precision and employing formalized steps and gestures set in intricate, flowing patterns to create expression through movement

01

BALLET

ACROBATICS

A routine that presents a combination of acrobatic tricks, gymnastics, balances & tumbling while STILL displaying artistic movement.

02

ACROBATICS

JAZZ

A dance that combines techniques of classical ballet with the current forms of popular dance. Style must be incorporated (may contain 1 acro trick)

03

JAZZ

HIPHOP

A dance that is street style based. Movement that has evolved as part of hip-hop culture: krumping, tutting, breaking, locking, waacking. Primarily performed to hip-hop music.

04

HIPHOP

TAP

A routine that is done with tap shoes and portrays tap technique, rhythms and/or syncopation.

TAP

05

OPEN

A routine that combines two or more styles of dance. A limit of only 5 Acro tricks allowed

06

OPEN

POINTE

A type of classical ballet training performed on pointe shoes

07

POINTE

DEMI-CHARACTER

A  routine  that follows a story line, with ballet technique and some acting to a piece of music.

08

DEMI-CHARACTER

MUSICAL THEATER

A routine that contains character play, lip syncing & dancing.

Song & Dance: A routine where the performer(s) are singing live & dancing. .

09

MUSICAL THEATER

LYRICAL

A dance that combines both jazz & ballet technique that projects a story through the lyrics of the song. May contain 3 acro tricks.

10

LYRICAL

CONTEMPORARY

A routine that is abstract, sharp and combines jazz & modern. It may contain up to 3 acro tricks.

11

CONTEMPORARY

MODERN

A free expressive style that is a rejection of classical ballet

12

MODERN

 

SCORING

Specialty judges will be chosen for different genres of dance and will be  accompanied by two well rounded, versatile judges

Session awards:

Special awards from Megan Caines

“Best choreography” award selected by the judges

Highest mark of the session

2020 94+ 

Platinum 91-93.99 

Diamond 88-90.99 

High Gold 86-89.99

Gold 83-85.99

Silver 82.99 & Under

Overall awards:
 

Most entertaining dance chosen by the judges

Studio spirit award chosen by the competition director

Adjudicators choice for each individual discipline

Top Winners in all divisions announced (amount announced will be based on number of entries in

that division)
Highest Mark of the competition

Top 3 Studio Awards for part time & competitive levels (based on every studios top 10 routines)

Scholarships (conventions, workshops & teachers) 

 

divisions

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NOVICE

A dancer that has never competed before and is below 14 years of age.
 

Duet: 50% of the dancers have never competed in a duet.
 

Trio: 2 of the 3 dancers have never competed before.
 

Groups: 75% of the dancers have never competed before. 

PART-TIME

Dancers who train a maximum of 6 hours a week including technique and choreography hours.

 

Solos: A dancer that trains less than 6 hours a week.

Duet: Both dancers must train less than 6 hours a week.

Trio: 2 of the 3 dancers must train less than 6 hours a week.

Groups: 75% must train less than 6 hours a week.

COMPETITIVE

Dancer(s) who train a minimum of 7 hours a week including technique and choreography classes. Dancer(s) must not be employed by any industry professional. 

Solos: A dancer that trains no less than 7 hours a week.

Duet: 50% of dancers train no less than 6 hours a week.

Trio: 2 of the 3 dancers must train no less than 7 hours a week.

Groups: 75% must train no less than 7 hours a week. 

PROFESSIONAL

Any dancer 19 years or older that works professionally in the industry

 

*ANY dance that has even 1 professional dancer in it will be put in the professional category (including solos, duets, trios, & groups)

agedivisions

Mini’s: 8 years old and under

Junior: 9-11 years old

Intermediate: 12-14 years old

Senior: 15-18 years old 

Professional: 19+ years old 

*Age is to be submitted as of December 31st of the current year of registration. Age averages are rounded down*

timelimits

​Solos: 3 minutes

Duet/Trio: 3 minutes 

Group Dances (small, extended, large): 3 minutes and 30 seconds

Extended Lines: 4 minutes

Production: 10 minutes

 

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