Competitive, Intermediate, and Novice levels compete and are awarded separately.
Competitive Level: The highest level of competition. Advanced dancers typically have more than 5 years of studio experience of any kind, OR regularly receive 5 hours or more studio instruction of any kind per week.
Intermediate Level: The middle level of competition. Intermediate dancers typically have less than 4 years of studio experience of any kind, OR regularly receive 4 hours or less studio instruction of any kind per week.
Novice Level: The beginner level of competition. Novice dancers typically have less than 2 years of studio experience of any kind, OR regularly receive 2 hours or less studio instruction of any kind per week.
Instructors should use their own discretion when placing dancers in levels.
Solos, Duets, Trios, and Small Groups — 3 minutes
Large Groups and Lines — 4 minutes
Productions, Step — 8 minutes
A deduction of 3 points will be taken for each 15 seconds over time limit.
There is no option to purchase additional time.
Solo - Duet - Trio - Small Group - 4-9 performers -
Large Group - 10-16 performers -
Line/ Production - 17 or more performers
Acro/Gymnastics, Ballet, Contemporary, Ethnic, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Musical Theatre, Open, Production, Pointe, Pom Pon, Step
Student Choreography, Tap
Acts must be dominant to the category. Productions generally include performance in a combination of categories and props. Headset microphones are not available and use of personal sound equipment of any kind is prohibited. Although performers may generally enter as many different competition categories as desired with different acts, no solo performer may compete against him or herself within the same competition category.
Soloist age category and division is determined by age as of JANUARY 1. Duet, Trio and Group age categories and divisions are determined by the average age of all act members as of JANUARY 1.