MINI - 5 YEARS AND UNDER
PETITE – 6 TO 8 YEARS OLD
JUNIOR – 9 TO 11 YEARS OLD
TEEN – 12 TO 14 YEARS OLD
SENIOR – 15 TO 18 YEARS OLD
ADULT – 19 TO 21
PARENT - Any parent of a registered participant
The age category shall be determined by using the age of the dancer as of January 1, 2019. The age category for groups is determined by using the average age of all performers in the group as of January 1, 2019. All ages will be rounded down with exception to solo categories, at the studio’s discretion, a request can be made to round the age up if the dancer is past .7 at the January 1st calculation.
All participants are required to have proof of age on hand at each regional and national competition. A central file either in hard copy of flash drive from each studio lead is an acceptable.
Determining age division for Duet/Trios, Groups, and Lines will be the average age of all members of the group as of January 1, 2018. Age will not be rounded up (exception is solo category and approval of studio request)
In small group category, the oldest competitor may compete no more than 1 age division below their age. Any competitor competing 2 age divisions up must complete a significant amount of the routine.
Any substitute competitors at Nationals must have group age re-calculated.
A highest score award will be given for each age division of Mini, Petite, Junior, Teen and Senior divisions.