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 dancer who is training at a competitive level and taking dance classes at an accelerated/advanced level for their age.

  • A dancer is considered competitive if they dance 6+ hours per week.
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 Dancers 19+

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

National

Pointe

Student Choreography

Tap

Theatre

Showcase

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

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