6 & Under
7-9 Yr Old
10-12 Yr Old
13-15 Yr Old
16-19 Yr Old
SOLOS- Dancer's age is determined by their birthdate and age as of January 1st.
ALL DUET/TRIOS and GROUPS - Each dancer's age is determined by their birthdate and age as of January 1st and averaged. Drop the decimal.
TYPES OF ENTRIES & TIME LIMITS
2:45 minute maximum
DUET / TRIO
2 or 3 Dancers
2:45 minute maximum
3:15 minute maximum
10-19 dancers 4:00 minute maximum
20+ dancers 4:30 minute maximum
15+ dancers 8:00 minute maximum
CONTEMPORARY: Combination of lyrical, modern and jazz styles with a focus on technical elements, unexpected movements and expressions.
LYRICAL: Performance that demonstrates balance, extension, fluidity and control, while showing strong emotions.
JAZZ: Routine consisting of primarily jazz technique.
MUSICAL THEATER: Performance featuring any style of dance from a Broadway show, movie or television show.
HIP HOP: Routine consisting of street style or hip hop technique.
TAP: Performance featuring syncopated rhythms while using tap shoes.
CLOGGING: Routine consisting of traditional or contemporary clogging technique.
LITURGICAL: Routine that includes music and movement as a form of worship.
BALLET: Ballet technique that includes formal classical movements.
POINTE: Classical ballet technique with the use of pointe shoes.
MODERN: A free, expressive style of dance using true modern dance techniques.
CHARACTER: Routine that portrays a recognizable character throughout.
OPEN: Any category or combination of categories listed.
ACRO: Routine consisting of controlled acrobatic tricks.
**No limit to number of acro tricks as long as the majority of the routine is made up of dance technique.
DANCERS WHO TAKE LESS THAN 3 HOURS PER WEEK OF DANCE CLASSES
DANCERS WHO TAKE 3-6 HOURS PER WEEK OF DANCE CLASSES
DANCERS WHO TAKE 6+ HOURS PER WEEK OF DANCE CLASSES. THIS IS THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF COMPETITION
SHOOTING STARS IS A LEVEL FOR DANCERS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS OR DISABILITIES
*DANCERS LEVELS ARE LEFT TO THE DISCRETION OF EACH DANCE STUDIO, COMPETITION DIRECTOR AND OWNER.
*PERFORMANCE LEVEL CAN HAVE A MAXIMUM OF 6 ENTRIES PER DANCER.