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RULES

CLASSIFICATIONS

Solo

Duet/Trio

Groups

A dancer that has never competed in a solo category in any dance style.

Dancers that have never competed in a solo or duet/trio category in any dance style.
Dancers in the duet/trio must be 100% Novice.

Dancers in the group must be at least 75% Novice.

Solo

Duet/Trio

Groups

A dancer that has never competed in a competitive solo category.
Dancer must train 5 hours or less per week.

Dancers that have never competed in a competitive solo or duet/trio Category
Dancer must train 5 hours or less per week.
Dancers in the duet/trio must be 100% Part-Time.

Dancers in the group must be at least 75% Part-Time.

Solo

Duet/Trio

Groups

Any dancer that trains more than 5 hours per week.

Solo

Duet/Trio

Groups

Any dancer who is a member of a varsity dance team.

Solo

Duet/Trio

Groups

Any dancer 18 years or older that receives financial compensation or gain from instructing, choreographing and/or performing in the dance industry.
Any routine (solo, duet/trio, group) that has a professional dancer, must compete in the Professional Classification.

AGE DIVISIONS

A dancers age is defined as of December 31, 2023.

Average age of a duet/trio and group is calculated by summing the ages of all dancers, dividing by the number of dancers in the routine, and dropping the decimal.

MINI

9 & under

JUNIOR

10-12

INTERMEDIATE

13-15

SENIOR

16-18

ADULT

19+

CATEGORIES

NUMBER OF DANCERS

SOLO

1

DUET/TRIO

2 OR 3

GROUP

4-9

LARGE GROUP

10-15

LINE

16-20

EXTENDED LINE

21+

DANCE STYLES

ACRO

ACRO

BALLET

ACRO

CONTEMPORARY

ACRO

HIP HOP

ACRO

JAZZ

ACRO

LYRICAL

ACRO

MODERN

ACRO

MUSICAL THEATRE

ACRO

OPEN

ACRO

POINTE

ACRO

PRODUCTION

ACRO

SONG & DANCE

ACRO

TAP

ACRO

An acro trick is defined as a movement where the torso passes over one’s head/shoulders (i.e. side aerial, front aerial, tumbling). Modern choreography often includes floorwork variations that cross over into acro-like movements, which is acceptable. Transitioning into and out of partner work/lifts is acceptable as well. Failure to adhere to the acro trick rules will result in a 1.0 score deduction from each judge.

THE SHOWDOWN

The Showdown is divided into two divisions: 12 & under and 13 & up.

Each studio is permitted to enter one group to compete in each of the divisions. There is no additional fee to participate.

Routines entered into The Showdown are chosen by Studio Director.

Competitive groups from the mini, junior, intermediate and senior age division are eligible, excluding Productions.

Studio must enter at least 10 routines to qualify for The Showdown (3 must be groups).

TOP STUDIO STANDINGS

Eligibility Requirements

Routines Included

HOW’S THE SCORE IS CALCULATED?

10 Part-Time routines – 3 must be groups.

Part-Time routines from the mini, junior, intermediate and senior age division.

Top 10 scoring studio routines from either MINI, JUNIOR, INTERMEDIATE or SENIOR (Part-Time) = Total score out of 1000

Eligibility Requirements

Routines Included

HOW’S THE SCORE IS CALCULATED?

10 Novice/Competitive routines – 3 must be groups. A minimum of 5 MINI and/or JUNIOR & 5 INTERMEDIATE and/or SENIOR routines must be entered into the competition.

Novice and Competitive routines from the mini, junior, intermediate and senior age division.

Top 5 scoring MINI and/or JUNIOR routines (Novice/Competitive) + Top 5 scoring INTERMEDIATE and/or SENIOR routines (Novice/Competitive) = Total score out of 1000

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