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A classical dance demanding grace and precision and employing formalized steps and gestures set in intricate, flowing patterns to create expression through movement
A routine that presents a combination of acrobatic tricks, gymnastics, balances & tumbling while STILL displaying artistic movement.
A dance that combines techniques of classical ballet with the current forms of popular dance. Style must be incorporated (may contain 1 acro trick)
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.
A routine that is done with tap shoes and portrays tap technique, rhythms and/or syncopation.
A routine that combines two or more styles of dance. A limit of only 5 Acro tricks allowed
A type of classical ballet training performed on pointe shoes
A routine that follows a story line, with ballet technique and some acting to a piece of music.
A routine that contains character play, lip syncing & dancing.
Song & Dance: A routine where the performer(s) are singing live & dancing. .
A dance that combines both jazz & ballet technique that projects a story through the lyrics of the song. May contain 3 acro tricks.
A routine that is abstract, sharp and combines jazz & modern. It may contain up to 3 acro tricks.
A free expressive style that is a rejection of classical ballet
Specialty judges will be chosen for different genres of dance and will be accompanied by two well rounded, versatile judges
Special awards from Megan Caines
“Best choreography” award selected by the judges
Highest mark of the session
High Gold 86-89.99
Silver 82.99 & Under
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
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)
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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.
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.
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.
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)
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*
Solos: 3 minutes
Duet/Trio: 3 minutes
Group Dances (small, extended, large): 3 minutes and 30 seconds
Extended Lines: 4 minutes
Production: 10 minutes