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Competition Rules

*Registration fees are not publicized and are available by request from Studio Owners or Coaches only.  

TYPE OF ENTRIES

Solos

Duet/Trios (Duets and Trios will compete against each other)

Team Routines

STYLES

Color Guard

Contemporary

Hip Hop

Jazz

Kick

Lyrical

Musical Theater

Open 

Pom

Tap

STUDIO AGE DIVISIONS

AGE DIVISIONS ARE DETERMINED AS OF JANUARY 1ST 2024.  We do not round up when determining average age.  For instance, if the average age is 13.6 the group is still considered 13.

Petites 5-7

Minis 8-10

Juniors 11-13

Teens 14-16

Senior 17-18

STUDIO GROUP SIZES

Small Group 4-9

Large Group 10-19

Line 20-29

Production 30+

STUDIO ENTRY LEVELS

Novice - 4 hours or less of dance instruction per week.  Moderate dance competition experience.

Elite - 5+ hours of dance instruction per week. Several years of dance competition experience. 

Dance coaches are expected to use discretion when registering.  Group routines that contain multiple levels must be entered based on the average level of the entered dancers.  Please double check your entries, routines will NOT be allowed to change entry level OR style category once the final schedule has been released.

SCHOOL AGE DIVISIONS

Middle School

Junior Varsity

Varsity

College

SCHOOL SIZE (general rule of thumb less than 500 = small)

Small School

Large School

TIME LIMITS

Solos 2:15

Teams 2:15

Production 5:00

Studio Solo, Duet, Trio & Teams 3:00 ​

Studio Production 9:00

RELEASE FORM

Each participant must have a parent or guardian sign a WAIVER order to perform/compete.

DIGITAL MUSIC UPLOAD

Music Files must be uploaded digitally at least 2 weeks prior to the competition date.  You will do so during the registration process.

AWARDS

ADJUDICATIONS

300-270 Platinum

269.9-255 High Gold

254.9-237 Gold

CATEGORY WINNERS

Top 3 in each Age Division, Style of Dance, Routine Type and Entry Level

OVERALL HIGH POINT WINNERS

Top 5 in each Age Division and Entry Level (Solo, Duet & Trio combined).  There must be a minimum of 2 routine entries in a division in order to have an Overall High Point Winner.

GRAND CHAMPIONS

Grand Champion overall Age Division regardless of Style of Dance or Type of Routine (Solo or Team)

*Subject to change depending on number of routine entries

Judges Choice Awards

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