4yrs and under - Happy Feet
5-8yrs - Cuties
9-11yrs - Juniors
12-14yrs - Intermediates
15-18yrs - Seniors
19+ - Adults
Solo - 1 Dancer
Duet/Trio - 2-3 Dancers
Small Group - 4-6 Dancers
Extended Small Group - 7-9 Dancers
Large Group - 10-14 Dancers
Extended Line - 15+ Dancers
Production - 18+ Dancers
**Age as of December 31st of the current year of registration. Age averages will be rounded down.
Solos: A dancer that has never competed previously in a solo.
Duet: 100% of the dancers have never competed before in a duet.
Trio: 2 of the 3 dancers have never competed before.
Groups: 75% of the dancers have never competed before.
Dancers who train no more than 6 hours a week; including choreography hours.
Solos: A dancer that trains less than 6 hours a week.
Duet: 100% of the dancers must train less than 6 hours a week.
Trio: 2 of the 3 dancers must train less than 6 hours a week.
Groups: 75% must train less than 6 hours a week.
Part-Time dancers are not eligible to compete in the Novice categories.
**Novice & part-time routines will have separate overalls**
*Dancer(s) who trains more than 6 hours a week; including choreography hours under the age of 21 and is not employed by any industry professional pertaining to dance.
*Routine must contain tap technique and primarily tap work. It is preferred that tap sounds not be pre-recorded in music.
*Routine consisting primarily of Hip Hop technique. Music containing inappropriate lyrics will be marked lower by judges.
*A routine that consists primarily jazz technique
*A routine that features any style of dance that interprets a song from Broadway or a Musical.
SONG AND DANCE
*A routine where the performer(s) are singing live vocals & dancing. No other lead vocals on the song are permitted.
must provide own headset microphone
*Routine must consist of ballet technique. Must include classical steps and movements.
**NO POINTE SHOES ALLOWED
*Routine must consist of pointe technique.
*A routine using controlled acrobatic moves. Majority of routine must be acrobatic moves. Must contain dance moves, steps and choreography.
*Routine should demonstrate balance, extension, isolations and control. Must tell a story with the lyrics or mood of the music.
*Routine must utilize contemporary style to show extension and balance. Can combine lyrical and modern style technique.
*Any of our listed categories or combinations of listed category styles.
VOCAL CATEGORY - NEW*****A routine where the performer(s) are singing live vocals.
-must provide own headset microphone