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2024 RULES & REGS

PERFORMANCE TYPES AND TIME LIMITS

TYPE

TIME LIMIT

# OF DANCERS

SOLO

3 MIN

1 DANCER

*MINIMUM 3 SOLOS PER DANCER
*EACH SOLO MUST BE REGISTERED IN A   DIFFERENT PERFORMANCE CATEGORY
*ONLY HIGHEST SCORING SOLO WILL     APPEAR IN OVERALLS

 

DUO/TRIO

3 MIN

2-3 DANCERS

SMALL GROUP

3 MIN

4-8 DANCERS

LARGE GROUP

4 MIN

9-15 DANCERS

LINE

5 MIN

16+ DANCERS

PRODUCTION

8 MIN

16+ DANCERS

*IF ADDITIONAL TIME IS REQUIRED, THE COST IS $5/MINUTE/ENTRY

AGE DIVISIONS

DIVISION

MINI

PETITE

JUNIOR

TEEN

SENIOR

ADULT

AGE

5 & UNDER

6-8

9-12

13-15

16-19

20+ MAY COMPETE AS RECREATIONAL, INTERMEDIATE OR SPECTACULAR S.T.A.R.

*AGE IS CALCULATED AS OF THE FIRST OF THE CURRENT CALENDAR YEAR

PERFORMANCE CATEGORIES

CATEGORY

BALLET

POINTE

LYRICAL

CONTEMPORARY

MODERN

JAZZ

TAP

CLOGGING

PARENT

HIP HOP

OPEN

MUSICAL THEATRE

ACRO-DANCE

POM POM

PRODUCTION

STYLE

Includes classical or contemporary ballet technique. Ballet slippers only.

Includes classical or contemporary pointe technique and steps. Pointe shoes only.

Routine should demonstrate balance, extension, isolations and control using contemporary lyrical moves set to the mood or lyrics of the music.

Routine incorporates lyrical or jazz movement fused with modern elements.

Includes modern technique movements.

Routine consists of traditional jazz movements and technique.

Routine must contain tap technique.

Routine utilizes either traditional or contemporary clogging technique and style.

Recreational parent category.

Includes street or jazz funk technique. No suggestive moves or inappropriate music allowed.

Routine consisting of any of our listed categories or combinations of listed category styles.

A routine interpreting a song from a Broadway or Movie Musical.

Routine combining gymnastics and dance choreography. Must contain at least 50% dance choreography.

Routine is performed with pom pons for at least 75% of the routine.

A routine that consists of 16 or more dancers utilizing props, sets and a main theme.

SCORING CRITERIA

CRITERIA

TECHNIQUE

EXECUTION

STAGE PRESENCE

CHOREOGRAPHY/STAGING

OVEALL IMPRESSION

POINTS

35

25

25

10

5

SCORING SCALE

ELITE

SHOOTING STAR

PLATINUM STAR

PLATINUM

HIGH GOLD

GOLD

294 - 300

288 – 293.9

273 – 287.9

258 – 272.9

257. 9 & Below

INTERMEDIATE

290 - 300

285 – 289.9

269 – 284.9

253 – 268.9

252.9 & Below

RECREATIONAL

N/A

280 – 300

264 – 279.9

247 – 263.9

246.9 & Below

SPECTACULAR S.T.A.R.

N/A

275 - 300

260 – 274.9

244 – 259.9

243.9 & Below

DIVISION LEVELS

*It is up to the discretion of the Studio Director to determine the division placement of their dancers. Routines that are

  obviously under-placed may be elevated by the Judges or Management. All decisions are final.

*In a mixed Recreational/Intermediate/Elite/Spectacular S.T.A.R. duo/trio group routine, at least 50% of the dancers

  must be from the division they are competing in. Routines that are moved to the Elite Division by Judges or Management

  will be exempt from this rule.

DIVISION LEVEL

RECREATIONAL

INTERMEDIATE

ELITE

SPECTACULAR S.T.A.R.

PROAM

SUGGESTED GUIDANCE

For dancers with little or no competition experience who take 1-3 hours per week. There will be no redeemable gift certificates or cash awards in this division. There will be a presentation of top scores.

For dancers who take 4-6 hours of class per week and have participated in competitions for 3-4 years

For dancers who take 7+ hours of class per week and have 5+ years of competition experience.

For dancers with special needs and/or development disabilities who want to share in the joy of dance in a welcoming environment. All Spectacular S.T.A.R. routines will receive an adjudication award and overall awards. These routines are also eligible for all Specialty Awards and Judge’s Choice Awards. Please email us at Alyssa@FusionNDC.com with any needed accommodations to help foster confidence in the performance of these dancers.

For teachers and professional dancers. A professional or teacher is defined as any individual that is being compensated for classes or choreography that is over the age of 18. If a professional dancer or teacher competes in a routine, their routine must be in the Pro/Am division. The Pro/Am division will be adjudicated only. If there are 5 or more Pro/Am entries, a high score will be presented. There will be no redeemable gift certificates in this division. This division will be scored on the Elite Level Scoring system.

A FEW QUICK NOTES....

*All dancers must be registered under a studio. We do not accept independent dancers. Each studio must     have a minimum of (3) routines registered for each event.

*To guarantee registration, a non-refundable $250 deposit is required which will be applied to your

  registration fees. Should a deposit not be made please note the registration is not guaranteed.

*Please be prepared to compete Friday/Saturday/Sunday. We are unable to take time/day requests. If you

  have extenuating circumstances with a dancer(s) being able to compete during their “like” session, please

  note that the routine will only be adjudicated and not considered for overall awards.

*We award several overall and outstanding awards during the last session of the event. We do NOT ship

  awards and a studio representative must be available at the end of the event in order to obtain awards.

*Based upon conditions at the time of your event, we may require masks, temperature checks and/or

  limited attendance. We will provide the policies in advance of the event.

*The media package is optional and available for parents to purchase after the event.

*Recording or taking pictures during the competition is strictly prohibited. Recording and pictures are

  allowed to be taken during the improvisation session and each awards session. Failure to comply with this

  policy will result in the removal of said person from the event.

*Livestream will NOT be available during our Regional events. Livestream will be made available during our

  National event. *A waiver is required from each studio for each dancer acknowledging our policies and is

  accessible via your DCG account.

*If a routine is choreographed by a scheduled judge, that judge will sit out during said routine and another

  qualified Fusion Team member will judge that routine.

*Courtesy block hotels may NOT be available for every city. For cities with a courtesy block, we advise to

  book early as rooms will be limited.

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