Categories & Levels

Please select the categories that are offered on the entry form. Any routines that do not specifically fit into any of the listed categories can be entered as a Variety routine. eg. clogging, multi disciplines etc. If you check off Variety, you may specify in writing beside your selection what the routine is. The Festival may combine disciplines within the program depending on the number of entries within a discipline. Any routine with a teacher participating or any adult routine (20+years) must be entered in the Open Category. Any teacher routines will not be qualified for top awards but will receive a medal placement and adjudication.

Categories:

Tap: No pre-recorded tap sounds. Routine must be 95% Tap technique.

Jazz: A routine incorporating a majority of jazz technique. Any routine with more than five gymnastic/acrobatic moves (where the hips are higher than the head) will need to be entered in an Acrobatic Category.

Hip Hop: Routine consisting primarily of hip-hop and street dance technique. To determine Novice classification, use either hip-hop or jazz training (whichever is greatest).

Classical Ballet: Routine incorporating classical ballet technique.

Character Ballet: Routine utilizing a majority of ballet technique to portray a character. Demi-character routines are to be entered in this category.

Lyrical: Routine utilizing primarily jazz technique to express emotion. Balance, control and extension should be demonstrated. To determine Novice classification, use either lyrical, ballet or jazz training (whichever is greatest).

Modern/Contemporary: Routine incorporating primarily ballet, contemporary or modern technique. To determine Novice classification, use either contemporary, modern, jazz or ballet training (whichever is greatest)

Variety: Do NOT use this category for Song & Dance (Song & dance music with or without lyrics and lip sync should all be in the musical theatre category) This category is for routines that do not fit into other performance categories. To determine Novice classification use the completed years of training in the dance discipline performed. Note: A routine that should be entered in one of the other performance categories should not be entered in this category. Please do not enter “extra” tap, jazz, lyrical, etc., routines in this category.

Musical Theatre: In the Musical category it is a "catch all" category to include, Song & Dance music with or without lyrics, lip-syncing and musical theatre genre. To determine Novice classification, use the completed years of training in the dance discipline performed.

National: Routine of national origin, eg. Highland, Polynesian, Ukrainian, East Indian, Bollywood.

Open: This category is for any routine that does not seem appropriate in any of the above listed categories. This is also to incorporate student/teacher routines, student choreography etc. Please make a side note as to which discipline the routine is.

Pointe: A routine where 50% or more of the dancers are on pointe or 50% or more of the routine is performed on pointe. To determine Novice classification, use overall years of ballet training, not just pointe training. This is to include classical, character & modern/contemporary pointe routines.

Acrobatic: Routine incorporating a majority of acrobatic technique and tricks.To determine Novice classification, use either contemporary, modern, jazz or ballet training (whichever is greatest)

There Is No Student Choreography Category: Please enter any student choreography in the appropriate discipline, but remember that a student cannot compete against themselves in a category (same age, level and discipline)

Levels

Competitive: is any dancer taking less than 6 hours of dance in a week that do not fit into the Novice category.
**Most dancers will fit into this category.
**Must include stretch and strength classes and additional rehearsal time in calculation.

Accelerated: is any dancer taking 6 hours and more of dance per week. If the average within a group is below 6 years, then this does not apply. If the hours/week are 6 hours+ then please check off the Accelerated Category.
**Must include stretch and strength classes and additional rehearsal time in calculation.

Novice: dancers are encouraged to perform and will have their own criteria.
Novice dancers will be defined as:
Dancers 8-12 years of age in their first year of training
Dancers 13+ years of age with 2 or less years of training
Determining Years Of Experience For Novice: Any training including and after the age of 6 shall be considered a year of training. Any training before the age of 6 does not need to be counted. Please see specific discipline descriptions for details on calculating.
**NOVICE Does not Apply to dancers under the age of 8.
*This is not a category for experienced dancers doing their first solo*

Entry Deadline: Must be received by January 9, 2018.
Must be received through ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY.o entries are officially entered until Payment and Summary Of Entries Form has been completed and received.**

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