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CATEGORIES, RULES & AWARDS 

DIVISONS

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NOVICE


DANCERS IN THEIR FIRST YEAR OF COMPETITIVE DANCE
• FIRST-TIME SOLOISTS - THEY MAY HAVE PREVIOUSLY COMPETED IN A DUET/TRIO AND OR GROUP
• FIRST TIME DUET/TRIO - THEY MAY HAVE PREVIOUSLY COMPETED IN A GROUP
• ALL MEMBERS OF DUET/TRIO MUST QUALIFY AS NOVICE
• ALL MEMBERS OF SMALL GROUP, LARGE GROUP, LINE, EXTENDED LINE AND PRODUCTION MUST QUALIFY AS NOVICE
• NOVICE DANCERS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE IN THE MAIN EVENT DANCE OFF

(EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE IF 75% OF A STUDIO'S ENTRIES ARE NOVICE AND/OR PRE-COMPETITIVE)
 

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PRE-COMPETITIVE


• DANCERS WHO TRAIN LESS THAN 6 HOURS PER WEEK
• ALL MEMBERS OF DUET/TRIO MUST QUALIFY AS PRE-COMPETITIVE
• ALL MEMBERS OF SMALL GROUP, LARGE GROUP, LINE, EXTENDED LINE AND 
PRODUCTION MUST QUALIFY AS PRE-COMPETITIVE
• NO COMPETITIVE DANCER MAY DANCE IN A PRE-COMPETITIVE CATEGORY
• PRE-COMPETITIVE DANCERS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE IN THE MAIN EVENT DANCE OFF (EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE IF 75% OF A STUDIO'S ENTRIES ARE NOVICE AND/OR PRE-COMPETITIVE)

 

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COMPETITIVE


• DANCERS WHO TRAIN MORE THAN 6 HOURS PER WEEK
• ALL MEMBERS
OF DUET/TRIO, SMALL GROUP, LARGE GROUP, LINE,
EXTENDED LINE AND PRODUCTION MUST QUALIFY AS COMPETITIVE

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DANCE  STYLES

• SONG AND DANCE

• ACRO
• HIP-HOP
• MODERN/CONTEMPORARY

• MUSICAL THEATRE
• LYRICAL

• JAZZ
• TAP
• OPEN
• BALLET
• POINTE


 

AGE CATEGORIES

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AGE  DIVISON

MINI 9 AND UNDER
JUNIOR 10-12 YEARS OF AGE
TEEN 13-15 YEARS OF AGE
SENIOR 16-21 YEARS OF AGE

5 AND UNDER,  6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 ADULT
 

• SOLO - BASED ON THE AGE OF THE DANCER AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2023
• DUET/TRIO, SMALL GROUP, LARGE GROUP, LINE, EXTENDED LINE AND
PRODUCTION - BASED ON THE AVERAGE AGE OF DANCERS AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2023
• DROP THE DECIMAL POINT E.G., 11.8 =11)

CATEGORIES

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• SOLO - 1 DANCER - 3 MINS MAX
• DUET/TRIO - 2-3 DANCERS - 3 MINS MAX
• SMALL GROUP - 4-9 DANCERS - 3 MINS MAX
• LARGE GROUP - 10-15 DANCERS - 4 MINS MAX
• LINE - 16-24 DANCERS - 4 MINS MAX
• EXTENDED LINE - 25 OR MORE DANCERS - 6 MINS MAX
• PRODUCTION - 20 OR MORE DANCERS - 8 MINS MAX
• IMPROV - 1 DANCER

**IF ANY ROUTINE EXCEEDS TIME LIMIT IT MAY BE SUBJECT TO AN ADDITIONAL FEE**

RULES

• EACH SOLOIST MUST BE ENTERED IN A GROUP ROUTINE

TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN A SOLO OVERALL
• A SOLOIST IS ONLY ELIGIBLE TO WIN ONE OVERALL
• NO SOLOIST MAY COMPETE AGAINST THEMSELVES
• MAXIMUM OF 3 ACRO TRICKS ALLOWED IN JAZZ CATEGORY

(A TUMBLING PASS IN CONSIDERED 1 TRICK)
• NO INDEPENDENT ENTRIES ALLOWED

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SCORING

SYSTEM

SILVER                                                         75 - 79.99
HIGH SILVER                             80 -  84.99
GOLD                                                                  85 - 89.99
HIGH GOLD                                    90 - 92.99
KNOCKOUT                                  93 - 94.99
TKO                                                                          95+

*FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD ANNOUNCED IN EACH CATEGORY
* FIRST TO FIFTH ANNOUNCED WHEN 8 OR MORE IN CATEGORY
* MEDAL PLACEMENT ANNOUNCED FOR ENTIRE CATEGORY

OVERALL AWARDS

NOVICE

SOLO
TOP 3 HIGHEST SCORING SOLOS ANNOUNCED IN EACH AGE DIVISION

SMALL GROUP / LARGE GROUP / LINE / EXTENDED LINE
TOP 3 HIGHEST SCORING ROUTINES ANNOUNCED FOR 12& UNDER AND 13& OVER

DUET/TRIO
TOP 3 HIGHEST SCORING DUET/TRIOS ANNOUNCED IN EACH AGE DIVISION

PRODUCTION


TOP SCORING PRODUCTION ANNOUNCED

PRE-COMPETITIVE

SOLO
TOP 3 HIGHEST SCORING SOLOS ANNOUNCED IN EACH AGE DIVISION

SMALL GROUP / LARGE GROUP / LINE / EXTENDED LINE
TOP 3 HIGHEST SCORING ROUTINES ANNOUNCED IN EACH AGE DIVISION

DUET/TRIO
TOP 3 HIGHEST SCORING DUET/TRIOS ANNOUNCED IN EACH AGE DIVISION

PRODUCTION


TOP SCORING PRODUCTION ANNOUNCED

COMPETITIVE

SOLO
TOP 10 HIGHEST SCORING SOLOS ANNOUNCED IN EACH AGE DIVISION

SMALL GROUP 
TOP 3 HIGHEST SCORING ROUTINES ANNOUNCED IN EACH AGE DIVISION

LINE
TOP 3 HIGHEST SCORING ROUTINES ANNOUNCED IN EACH AGE DIVISION

PRODUCTION
TOP SCORING PRODUCTION ANNOUNCED

DUET/TRIO
TOP 3 HIGHEST SCORING DUET/TRIOS ANNOUNCED IN EACH AGE DIVISION

LARGE GROUP 
TOP 3 HIGHEST SCORING ROUTINES ANNOUNCED IN EACH AGE DIVISION

EXTENDED LINE
TOP 3 HIGHEST SCORING ROUTINES ANNOUNCED IN EACH AGE DIVISION

IMPROV
TOP SCORING DANCER ANNOUNCED FOR 12& UNDER AND 13& OVER

** Overall awards are subject to change based on registration 

TKO

SPECIAL AWARDS

SPECIAL AWARDS GIVEN OUT BY THE JUDGES AT EACH AWARDS
CEREMONY TO STANDOUT PERFORMANCES

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TOP   DANCE   STYLE   AWARDS

HIGHEST MARK IN EACH DANCE STYLE, IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING
CATEGORIES (EXCLUDING PRODUCTION): SOLO, DUET/TRIO, SMALL
GROUP, LARGE GROUP, LINE AND EXTENDED LINE.


TOP   PRE-COMPETITIVE   SCORE
HIGHEST MARK IN 12& UNDER AND 13& OVER PRE-COMPEITIVE
CATEGORIES (EXCLUDING PRODUCTION)


TOP   NOVICE   SCORE
HIGHEST MARK IN ANY OF THE NOVICE CATEGORIES

(EXCLUDING PRODUCTION)
 

CHOREOGRAPHY  AWARDS
12& UNDER - JUDGES SELECTION
13& OVER - JUDGES SELECTION


JUDGES   CHOICE   AWARDS
12& UNDER - JUDGES SELECTION
13& OVER - JUDGES SELECTION


ENTERTAINMENT   AWARDS
12& UNDER - JUDGES SELECTION
13& OVER - JUDGES SELECTION


TOTAL   KNOCKOUT  DANCERS
SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO INDIVIDUAL DANCERS

HAND PICKED BY OUR JUDGES

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