Rules & Regulations

  • No independent entries – every entry must be through a Studio.
  • Solo and Duet entries must also be entered in at least one group (3+ dancers) entry to be eligible for high score awards.
  • Adult entries are not eligible for high score awards or the Final Showcase.
  • Entry Fees/Deposits are non-refundable.
  • Appropriate music and dance content is required in all categories.
  • All levels are standardized. Years of training is based on overall years of experience and will therefore be the same regardless of discipline.
  • Core Levels – Designed for the dancer who is new to dancing, or has danced for several years but on a recreational basis.
  • Competitive Levels – Designed for the dancers who is training at a competitive level and taking dance classes at an accelerated/advanced level for their age.
  • Age is determined as of March 1/2019. Age Division is calculated by adding all ages, dividing by the number of performers. Please round up.
  • Level is calculated by adding the total years of experience the dancers have and dividing by the number of performers. Start counting at age 6 and include the current year.
Petite 6 years of age and under
Beginner Dancers having never performed in any type of dance festival or competition
Novice Dancers with 1.0-2.9 years of experience. 
Junior Dancers with 3.0-4.9 years of experience. 
Intermediate Dancers with 5.0-6.9 years of experience. 
Senior Dancers with 7+ years of experience. 
Adult Core Dancers 19 or older who have joined dance classes as an adult and are not dance teachers.
Adult Competitive Dancers 19 or older who teach dance, have danced professionally or danced competitively as students.

Rules

Group Sizes

Solo – 1 Dancer

Duet – 2 Dancers

Small Group – 3 to 5 Dancers

Medium Group – 6 to 9 Dancers

Large Group – 10 to 15 Dancers

Line – 16+ Dancers

Disciplines

Entries in each category must be at least 90% of that type of dance (Jazz, Ballet, etc.).

Acro

Character/Demi Character Ballet

Classical Ballet

Contemporary

Hip Hop

Jazz

Lyrical

Modern

Musical Theatre / Variety

National

Pointe

Student Choreography

Tap

Showcase

Final Showcase – Every studio submitting a minimum of 5 core groups will have the opportunity to participate in our Showcase Finale with their top scoring core group. Every studio submitting a minimum of 5 competitive groups will have the opportunity to participate in our Showcase Finale with their top scoring competitive group. Adult entries are not eligible for the Showcase Finale.

We will be updating the Showcase Board daily so please check the board periodically to see if your routine is in the show.